Keynote Speakers Announced

Registration is open for the 2018 New Zealand Petroleum Conference, to be held in Wellington 26-28 March. Don’t miss out on the early benefits available, particularly the accommodation in Wellington as this will book out early.

Now is a good time to:

  • Visit the registration page for pricing
  • Book accommodation directly with the hotels, view the hotels and rates here – book soon to avoid disappointment!

Remember you don’t need to have finalised all your plans before registering. You will receive a confirmation email with a login so you can return to the site to make any changes, although we certainly encourage delegates to register early and secure accommodation if required.

For any registration queries, please reach the team at or +64 9 309 2440


The full conference programme will be announced on 20th November and two of the high profile speakers include:

Kylie Cochrane

Global Lead, Communication and Stakeholder Engagement at Aurecon + Chairperson for the International Association for Public Participation
Kylie has extensive experience in managing challenging stakeholder and community engagement for key railroad and water infrastructure projects including Northern Sydney Freight Corridor, Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade, Sydney’s Desalination Project and the National Broadband Network pilot.
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Brian Sullivan

Executive Director, IPIECA
Brian joined IPIECA as the Executive Director in 2011 from the biofuels industry and following a 23 year career in BP. IPIECA is the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues. They have been championing good practice in environmental and social performance for over 40 years.
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Dennis Barnes

Chief Executive Officer, Contact Energy
Dennis Barnes was appointed Chief Executive Officer in April 2011. Prior to joining Contact, he was General Manager Energy Risk Management at Origin, based in Sydney.
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Announcing the first three confirmed panelists for an engaging panel:


While sponsorship and exhibition opportunities at the New Zealand Petroleum Conference are selling fast, there are still a number available, but you will have to move fast.

The conference has already attracted a large number of high profile sponsors who have recognised the benefits of partnering with us to deliver New Zealand’s premier upstream petroleum conference.

Sponsorship at the conference provides an unparalleled opportunity to promote your brand to the over 500 delegates in attendance.

There are a range of packages available, designed for all budgets, each with a range of benefits. However, there are limited numbers available, so it is important that you move quickly to secure a sponsorship opportunity. You can view theSponsorship Opportunity document here.

For more information, please visit the sponsorship and exhibition web pages. Please also feel free to contact our Sponsorship Manager, Rebecca Clements.

We look forward to your participation at the 2018 New Zealand Petroleum Conference.

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