Cities Power Partnership Summit, October 18-19 2018


Australia’s leading council climate forum

The Cities Power Partnership National Summit, 18-19 October in Kiama, NSW, is the leading forum for councils working at the cutting edge of Australia’s climate solution.

The Summit will draw together trailblazing councils, community energy groups, climate experts and industry leaders from across the country, to connect and be inspired to tackle climate change together.

This year’s Summit theme is ‘Accelerating local action’, highlighting the crucial role of local leadership in developing practical, effective climate solutions.

Check out the inspiring speaker and workshop lineup, including a keynote address from US renewable energy visionary Mayor R.Rex Parris of Lancaster, California.

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Climate Councillor Professor Tim Flannery invites you to join us in Kiama and be part of the next wave of local climate action.

Program highlights

The diverse Summit program features exciting presentations from Australian and international climate and local government experts, panel discussions, case studies, media training workshops run by the Climate Media Centre as well as plenty of lively debate.

Don’t miss workshops on:

  • Setting and delivering on carbon reduction targets.
  • The power of council and community partnerships to deliver renewable energy projects
  • Councils becoming medium scale renewable energy project developers
  • Low carbon project financing options
  • Electric vehicle fleet and fast charging infrastructure rollouts
  • What are the climate risks and potential liabilities that councils face?
  • International case studies and learning for Australian councils


Who is the Summit for?

Mayors, councillors, sustainability policy and project staff, energy managers, community energy groups, industry representatives and climate policy experts are invited to join this landmark forum on renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable transport and community engagement.

Cities Power Partnership Awards

The prestigious Cities Power Partnership Awards recognise Australia’s most progressive, forward-thinking councils for their work on renewable energy, sustainable transport, community building and leadership around climate change.

The Awards will be presented at the Cities Power Partnership National Summit at a glittering gala dinner. Entries for the Awards have now closed.

Take your place amongst Australia’s climate leaders.

The Cities Power Partnership Awards recognise outstanding achievement by local governments in the following categories:

  • Renewable Energy Award
  • Energy Efficiency Award
  • Sustainable Transport Awards
  • Community Engagement Award
  • Knowledge Sharing Award
  • Cities Power Partnership Ambassador Award

For further information on selection criteria, eligibility and the judging panel, visit the Cities Power Partnership Awards

Summit Awards Sponsor

Registering for the Cities Power Partnership Summit

Places for the Cities Power Partnership Summit are filling up fast.

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Registration fees (incl GST)

Full registration  – includes 2 day conference, networking drinks and  gala awards dinner.

  • Cities Power Partnership member council delegate –  $750
  • Corporate and council (not Cities Power Partnership members) – $1,000
  • Community, not for profit – $500
  • Gala awards dinner – $195 (included in full registration)

Group discounts – register a group of three or more from the same organisation and receive a 20% discount per ticket.

Day registrations are also available.

Venue and accommodation

The Pavilion, Kiama is located within the Illawarra’s South Coast. Perched on the headland overlooking the famous Kiama Lighthouse, Norfolk Pines and Surf Beach, the stunning coastal location makes it a unique conference venue. The Pavilion Kiama is a 1.5 hour drive south of Sydney or accessible via direct train from Sydney airport.

There are local hotel, motel and holiday park accommodation options to suit all budgets. Summit delegates are offered a 20% discount at any of the 5 holiday parks for  a 2 night stay . View accommodation offerings at the registration site

We’re going carbon neutral with NCOS

The Cities Power Partnership Summit is committed to certifying as a carbon neutral event under the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS),  the only government recognised carbon neutral standard in Australia.

The National Carbon Offset Standard for Events is a best-practice guide to measuring, reducing, offsetting and reporting emissions for events. The Cities Power Partnership National Summit will be only the second event certified under this scheme.

We’re proud to be working with supporting partner Pangolin Associates and Kiama Council’s Pavilion venue team on our NCOS certification.

To get us there, we need your help. We want to accurately understand the Summit’s carbon footprint, including emissions from attendees and partners travelling to the event, so we can offset them appropriately. When you are registering for the Summit, please take the time to complete details about your travel as accurately as possible, to help us to minimise our climate impact.

Carbon Neutral Supporting Partner


Exhibition and sponsorship

The Cities Power Partnership Summit is your chance to engage with over 100 local government authorities who have committed to take action on climate change.

Whether you’re looking to showcase a new product, debate a big idea or connect with decision makers, we have a range of sponsorship and exhibition packages to meet your objectives, whatever your budget.

The Conference includes an exclusive industry exhibition which will be capped at 10 stalls in addition to stalls included in sponsorship packages.

Download the sponsorship & exhibition prospectus

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