Super Earlybird Registration closes 31 January 2023

Deadlines and Key Dates



4- 7 September 2023


Cairns Convention Centre
Cairns, Queensland, Australia



Call for papers 4 August 2022
Super early bird registrations open 4 August 2022
Super early bird closes
31 January 2023
Registrations open 29 August 2022
Synopsis submission closes 4 November 2022
Synopsis notification 2 December 2022
Draft programme available 27 January 2023
Paper submission closes 3 April 2023
Initial review & revisions 26 May 2023
Final acceptance 16 June 2023
Presentations due 7 August 2023
Final programme available 7 August 2023
Symposium commences 4 September 2023

CIGRE Australia is proud to announce that it will be hosting the Global CIGRE Symposium
at the Cairns Convention Centre 4-7 September  2023.

Hosted by the Study Committees C2 and C5 the theme of the Symposium is
"The End to End electricity System: transition, development, operation and integration"

On behalf of the Australian National Committee, we are very pleased to welcome you to the 2023 CIGRE Symposium, which will be held between September 4 and 7 in Cairns, Australia.

The theme of the Symposium is the end-to-end electricity system: transition, development operation and integration.  The Symposium will focus on the integrated power system and the transformation into the power system of the future.  It looks to identify what can be learned from experience and current developments in the power system and the changes that are necessary to move towards a sustainable power system.

These themes are particularly relevant as the world moves to transition the electricity industry to a lower carbon future.  The transition is affecting all aspects of the power system from the end customer load through transmission and distribution networks to the largest generators.  Solutions will require new technologies, complemented by innovative ideas to optimise load and generation balance.  The timing of this global Symposium is therefore very opportune and will allow attendees to discuss how various countries are tackling these issues from both technical and economic perspectives.

The four-day international event will involve ten of CIGRE’s sixteen Study Committees, B1, B3, B5, C1, C2, C4, C5, C6, D1 and D2. and in excess of forty working group meetings.  There will therefore be many opportunities to engage with experts involved in these technical challenges.

A call for papers will be published in August.

The event will be held in the multi-award-winning Convention Centre in Cairns on the north east coast of Australia.  This is on the doorstep of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and the foot of the Daintree rain forest. The coral reef is the world's largest and is composed of more than 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres.

A technical tour and a range of activities have been organised to ensure there is an opportunity for all to enjoy the outstanding location.

We look forward to welcoming you to Cairns and our CIGRE 2023 Symposium,

Kind Regards

Dr Sean McGoldrick

Dr Sean McGoldrick

Chairman CIGRE Australia

Phil Southwell

Phil Southwell

Chair of local organising committee

Global Study Committees

Ten of the Sixteen global Study Committees have already indicated support and more interest is expected to be confirmed later in 2022.

B1 Insulated cables
B3 Substations and electrical installations
B5 Protection and automation
C1 Power system development and economics
C2 Power system operation and control
C4 Power system technical performance
C5 Electricity markets and regulation
C6 Active distribution systems and distributed energy resources
D1 Materials and emerging test techniques
D2 Information systems and telecommunication

Details and programs are being worked on and will be made available on the website as they become available.