AES 2020 returns to South Australia

The Adelaide Convention Centre is a large convention centre on North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia. It was the first purpose-built convention centre to be built in Australia.

The Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition (AES 2020) will be returning to Adelaide next May, two years after having hosted the 2018 edition.

Held from May 20-21 at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the conference is expected to bring 1,200 local and global energy-storage innovators together. It will also contribute A$2.5 million (US$1.7 million) to Adelaide’s economy.

The Adelaide Convention Centre (pictured) was the first purpose-built convention centre to be built in the country

The year 2020 will also mark the seventh anniversary of the annual event.

Conference content will centre on modernising clean energy systems and the progress towards 100 per cent renewable energy, with storage a key component in achieving the target.

Aside from the conference, the exhibition component of the event will showcase energy storage solutions at the residential, commercial and grid levels by some of the world’s leading companies. Sectors covered include agriculture, construction, corporate asset management, design and economic consultants, education and government, facility and building management, finance, heating and cooling, housing and remote communities, manufacturing, mining, power management, recycling, energy storage solution and renewable-energy system providers, R&D, telecommunications, transport and utilities.

Damien Kitto, CEO, Adelaide Convention Bureau, said in a statement: “The bureau is pleased to partner with the state government to secure this business event. The event is strongly aligned to the state’s widely recognised world-class innovation toward clean energy and storage.”

South Australia’s minister for energy and mining, Dan van Holst Pellekaan, added: “Energy storage is a critical component of our government’s overall plan to shift the state’s energy mix towards renewables and bringing all of these experts here will ensure there is constructive discussion and collaboration on the future direction of our energy endeavours.”

“We welcome the chance to showcase our achievements and more importantly, provide local industry with the priceless opportunities hosting these business events affords the state by way of their legacies including knowledge exchange, investment, research and development, partnerships and future employment,” Kitto said.

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