The future of the Australian CleanTech industry depends on the sector’s ability to connect with decision makers and investors, have a measurable impact and drive it’s own growth.
The National Clean Technologies Conference (also known by some as Cleantech) is a new nationally focussed two day clean technologies conference plus workshop program and exhibition that will encompass all clean technology growth areas including energy, waste, water, built environment and transport
This important clean technologies event will bring together stakeholders across the entire cleantech industry to drive growth, innovation and investment.
This inaugural cleantech event will also be a vehicle for the development of a National Regional Cleantech Network, inviting participation from various regional centres who have a cleantech emphasis.
The aim of this Network is to generate new business opportunities, enhance competitive advantages and create added value for companies, higher educational institutions and local authorities within the target regions.
As the Principal Event Partner, Sunshine Coast Council are hosting the first event and will be actively showcasing their regions capability and the benefits offered by the Clean Technologies industry.
The National Clean Technologies Conference & Exhibition will be held at the Events Centre, Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland between Wednesday 29 - Friday 31 May 2019.
The Sunshine Coast aims to be Australia’s most sustainable region – healthy, smart, creative. We already have one of the highest concentrations of clean technology businesses in the country and, as a council, are driving sustainability in our region and beyond. The Sunshine Coast is brimming with opportunity, which makes our region the perfect location for the National Clean Technologies Conference & Exhibition.
I invite people from across the cleantech industry – innovators, entrepreneurs, researchers, investors and industry-leading businesses – to visit our region and to experience the opportunities for themselves.
Mayor Mark Jamieson - Sunshine Coast Council
Why Sunshine Coast?
The Sunshine Coast has become the natural choice for businesses that provide innovative products and services that measure, reduce or rectify negative environmental impacts. World-leading Sunshine Coast green technology companies provide environmental management services, sustainable building design, renewable energy, energy efficient manufacturing, LED lighting innovation, and water management.
On the back of this innovation, the Sunshine Coast Council has built a 24-hectare solar farm – a first for an Australian local government organisation. Completed in early 2017, the farm generates sufficient power to offset all of Sunshine Coast Council’s electricity demand - that’s enough to power 15,000 homes for a year. This is already helping attract business people with one eye on their wallet and the other on the environment.
With a corporate goal to be Australia’s Most Sustainable Region, and with the region invested in a clear 20 year economic plan, there is significant capital investment underway on the Sunshine Coast including:
- The development of Australia’s only greenfield city centre for the 21st century within an existing urban area at Maroochydore (underway)
- The expansion of the Sunshine Coast Airport to deliver direct access to the region from more Australian and international destinations a 17 hectare health, medical and mixed use precinct adjacent to the region’s new
- A$1.8 billion tertiary teaching hospital campus and health precinct connecting
- Major new residential and commercial developments and precincts across the region including the Caloundra South Priority Development Area, known as Aura, which will house around 50,000 people
- Harmony being $3b master planned community estate under development which will be home for 17,000 people
a business, technology and retail precinct adjacent to one of Australia’s top-ranking universities, the University of the Sunshine Coast.
- The delivery of international broadband cable infrastructure to provide the eastern seaboard of Australia with an alternative entry point for its international data connectivity
Attracting over $10 billion in private investment fuelling growth in a number of high-value industries across the region it has experienced 4% annual growth from 2001-2016 - outperforming most modern major economies in the world.
For these reasons and more, the Sunshine Coast was the perfect choice to host the first National Clean Technologies Conference & Exhibition.