On 24 October, Mayor Mark Jamieson officially launched the National Clean Technologies Conference & Exhibition at the Innovation Centre. The conference will take place from 29 – 31 May 2019 at The Events Centre in Caloundra, with the Sunshine Coast Council as Principal Event Partner.
Conference director Peta Moore of Nectar Creative Communications says the conference and adjoining exhibition will encompass all clean technology growth areas including energy, waste, water, built environment and transport, and provide a forum for the Australian cleantech community to focus on ‘national’ issues and latest developments as well as the opportunity to come together to network, learn and do business.
“The cleantech industry has become much more mature, robust and effective in recent years, and we’re excited to partner with the Sunshine Coast Council and the existing and very strong Cleantech industry on the Sunshine Coast to hold this event. Together we’re empowering more people and businesses, by giving them the latest information and cleantech solutions, so they save energy, water, waste and money,” says Moore.
Mayor Mark Jamieson says that the Sunshine Coast is leading the way nationally when it comes to clean technology.
“We already have one of the highest concentrations of clean technology businesses in the country and the Sunshine Coast is fast becoming known as the ‘Cleantech Capital of Australia’.
“The Sunshine Coast’s cleantech industry employs nearly 1,770 people and contributes an estimated A$212 million to our local economy annually. We have the only dedicated and active cleantech association and the industry is set to grow.
“We’re taking a nation-leading position by installing Australia’s first high-tech, underground automated waste collection system in the new Maroochydore City Centre. We are the first local government in Australia to offset its entire electricity consumption, across all its facilities and operations, from renewable energy generated at the Sunshine Coast Solar Farm, and we have a target to become a zero-net emissions organisation by 2041.”
Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast President Megyn Carpenter says the Sunshine Coast is leading the way and there are massive opportunities in clean technologies for business.
“Cleantech and sustainability are starting to go mainstream. This is exciting news for business. People want to know where products come from and how they are produced. They’re not only choosing these clean and green products and services, but they’re demanding them. And this trend is only going to continue.
Media Launch with thanks to View News.
For businesses with cleantech success stories and innovations, you are invited to submit an abstract to present at the National Clean Technologies Conference 29-31 May 2019. Abstract submissions close Friday 30 November 2018.
We are an eco business hub promoting local clean technology and sustainability businesses. An independent, not-for-profit organisation providing the latest cleantech news, information and professional development opportunities for cleantech business owners and supporters.