NCTCE launches free webinar series for cleantech industry

Tuesday, 26 May, 2020

NCTCE launches free webinar series for cleantech industry

National Cleantech Conference & Exhibition (NCTCE) has curated a program of live, interactive virtual events — Cleantech Conversations — to highlight the innovation and ‘pivoting’ happening in the cleantech industry as a result of the ongoing global pandemic.

Despite the devastation wrought by the novel coronavirus, a post-COVID world offers a huge opportunity for the cleantech industry.

As the world collectively realises that we can’t return to ‘normal’, many are seeing this as a magic moment in time to reshape economies and societies, and improve the way we work and live. New technology, sustainability and collaboration will most certainly be part of this new landscape.

The first in the webinar series — How are local government sustainability leaders preparing for the ‘next normal’? — will investigate the role of SDG projects in local government following the COVID-19 pandemic and the catastrophic bushfires resulting from climate change.

This webinar will address questions such as:

  • Are these crises presenting an opportunity to rebuild or reboot in a sustainable way and prioritise sustainable development within local governments?
  • With local government resources being stretched across two significant crises, how has this altered future planning?
  • Has the disruption enabled councils to undertake projects they wouldn’t normally do and/or bring shovel-ready projects forward?
  • As the health crisis disrupts and takes precedence, how are local government sustainability leaders grappling with the prospect of SDG projects losing momentum and taking a backseat to the COVID-19 response?
  • What are local communities asking for right now?

Tracie Armstrong — Senior Program Manager of Climate Response at Knox City Council — will facilitate the webinar, with the following panellists:

Tina Perfrement: Business and Industry Engagement, Economic Development and Events, City of Greater Geelong.
Cr Declan Clausen: Deputy Lord Mayor, City of Newcastle.
Troy McGrath: Senior Manager, Market Development, CitySmart Brisbane.
Scott Breust: Industry Advancement Lead – Clean Technologies and Advanced Manufacturing, Sunshine Coast Council.

Commencing from 28 May 2020, the webinar series will tap into the expertise of NCTCE’s speaker alumni, industry innovators and thought leaders. Some sessions will ponder the ‘big questions’, while others will drill down on innovations and case studies from each of the various cleantech sectors.

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, network (virtually), learn and be inspired.

To learn more and to register, click here.

Image credit: © Haertle

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