National Sustainability Conference 2019

The annual National Sustainability Conference was held at Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane on Monday 1 – Tuesday 2 April 2019.

Attracting a wide reach from corporations to small business and all levels of government, this year’s conference highlighted current challenges, successes and what the future holds in regard to sustainability practices within business

Attendees gained insight into what impacts successful integration, why sustainability planning is important and how to be a positive influencer in regard to the financial benefits to the business.


ACCESS future thinking and expert guidance with a 2 day educational program

LEARN new frameworks and skills that can be implemented in your organisation

EXPERIENCE incredible networking opportunities and make those important connections

ASK questions, challenge thinking and help your business grow

JOIN a community of change makers working to build a better world

Featured Speakers 2019

  • Professor Jennifer Burn, Professor of Law & Director, Anti-Slavery Australia, University of Technology Sydney
  • Mr John O’Brien, Partner, Energy Transition, Deloitte Financial Advisory Pty Ltd
  • Ms Elke Lindner, Manager – Sustainability & Environment, Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Ltd
  • Mr Richard Smith, Director Safety, Quality & Sustainability, Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific – ANZ
  • Dr Jemma Green, Chair, Power Ledger
  • Mr Jackson Gerard, Director – Biofuel & Hydrogen Investment, Manufacturing and Industry Development, Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, Queensland Government
  • Mr Jon Dee, Energy Transition Leader, Arup

Plenary Panel 2019

  • Mr Matt Arthur, Sustainable Futures Team Manager, Department of Environment and Science
  • Mr Andrew Chamberlin, ecoBiz Coach
  • Ms Alice Dahlberg, Sustainability officer, Spicers Retreats’
  • Mr Andrew Masci, Environment and Sustainability Advisor, Brisbane Airport Corporation
  • Mr Gabriel O’Keeffe, Assistant Program Manager, ecoBiz

Conference Program Committee

  • Mr David Malicki, Senior Team Leader, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage – Conference Chair
  • Mr Damien Giurco, Professor Resource Futures, University of Technology Sydney
  • Ms Natalia McGregor, Environment & Sustainability Specialist, NSW Ports
  • Mr Phil Link, Managing Director, EnergyLink Services
  • Mr Alistair Coulstock, Director, Action Sustainability
  • Dr Rob Hales, Director, Griffith Centre for Sustainable, Griffith Business School, Griffith University

Important Dates

  • Abstracts Close: Monday 19 November 2018
  • Notification to Authors: Friday 30 November 2018
  • Author Acceptances Due: Friday 7 December 2018
  • Draft Program Available: Tuesday 11 December 2018
  • Early Bird Registration Closes: Friday 15 February 2019


Who Should Attend

Local and State Government: Mayor, Councillors, Sustainability Project Officer, Sustainability Initiatives Manager, Economy and Sustainability Coordinator, Sustainability Program Leader, Building Services, Regional Development Officer
Federal Government: Sustainable Futures Manager, Economic Development Officer, Sustainability and Public Policy General Manager, Environmental Policy and Planning, Principal Sustainability Manager, Senior Policy Officer
Corporate: CEO, Director, Principal, Consultant, Environment and Sustainability Manager, Senior Sustainability Advisor, Environmental Advisor, Head of Sustainability, Business Development Manager, Building Technology Director, Strategist
Community: Project Manager, Environmental Sustainability Manager, Program Engagement Consultant, Sustainable Business Manager
Academic: Adjunct Professor, Researcher, Business Studies Leader, Environmental Consultant, Sustainability Project Officer, Sustainability Officer

The Association for Sustainability in Business

Our ambition is to develop a vision of designing and planning Urban, Regional and Remote Australia while being aware of one planet living, one world resources and ongoing community and business sustainability.