Sponsorship Opportunities

CIGRE Australia is delighted to be able to host the CIGRE International Symposium in Cairns 4th - 7th September 2023


The Symposium has eleven of the sixteen CIGRE global Study Committees committed to attend which will result in over forty working group meetings and make the Cairns Symposium one of the biggest Symposia of recent times.

This is a true four day international event and is expected to attract in excess of 400 delegates. There will be a number of associated social events including a tropical North Queensland Dinner.

There will be forums for Young Professionals and Women in Energy during the Symposium. The Symposium has been designed to provide delegates multiple opportunities to further develop their professional contacts and give exhibitors significant exposure to existing and new clients.

A focused technical international event of this nature and size does not take place in Australia very often and will provide a unique and rare opportunity for exhibitors and sponsors.

This event provides an excellent opportunity to participate in an international four day event in a renowned world heritage listed area.

Take this opportunity to join and support CIGRE and realise the benefits of being a sponsor or exhibitor at this significant international technical event.

  • Four (4) day international technical focused event
  • Eleven (11) Global CIGRE Study committees
  • 400+ international and local delegates expected
  • In excess of forty (40+) Working Group Meetings
  • Multiple presentation streams over the 4 days
  • Held in the multi award winning Cairns Convention Centre
  • Opening Networking Function
  • Tropical North Queensland Symposium Soirée
  • Technical Tours
  • Young Engineer Networking Forum
  • Women in Power Breakfast Forum
  • Tourist and social activities for companions


If you would like to discuss any of the opportunities in this prospectus, please contact:

Debbie Haddock

Debbie Haddock

Symposium Organiser

p: 0418 740 333
e: sponsorshipcairns23@cigreaustralia.org.au

Diamond Sponsors

Powerlink Queensland 

Powerlink Queensland is a Government Owned Corporation that owns, develops, operates and maintains the transmission network in Queensland. We connect Queenslanders to a world-class energy future, providing electricity to five million Queenslanders and 238,000 businesses. We are also responsible for connecting large-scale renewable energy developments, including wind and solar, and providing electricity to large industrial customers in the rail, mining and LNG sectors.


Ergon Energy Network & Energex

Ergon Energy Network and Energex are part of Energy Queensland, Australia’s largest electricity distribution company, servicing 2.3 million customer connections with more than 207,000 km of electricity network.  

The distribution businesses are 100% owned by Queensland and are committed to delivering better outcomes for customers, employees and all Queenslanders as part of a vision to energise communities right across the state. 



We provide the spark for a bright future. Stanwell is a major provider of electricity and energy solutions to Queensland, the National Electricity Market and large energy users throughout Australia. We own and operate two of the most efficient coal-fired power stations in Australia - the Tarong power stations near Kingaroy, and Stanwell Power Station west of Rockhampton – which are helping to keep the lights on as the State’s energy industry transforms. For tomorrow, we’re creating a new, lower carbon generation portfolio that’s complemented by energy storage, and we’re driving the development of a renewable hydrogen export industry in Central Queensland.



CleanCo Queensland is a state-owned energy generator, developer and retailer, harnessing Queensland’s abundant natural resources to offer reliable, globally competitive energy services.

Developing tailored renewable and low-emissions energy solutions for customers, CleanCo is helping to build a sustainable and prosperous future for all Queenslanders, while contributing to Queensland’s ‘50% renewable energy by 2030’ target.

CleanCo is helping to power Queensland’s clean energy future.


CS Energy

CS Energy is a Queensland-owned and based energy company that provides reliable and competitively priced electricity. We generate and sell electricity in the National Electricity Market, we are an energy retailer to commercial and industrial businesses, and we are investing in new energy assets, including solar and wind farms, renewable hydrogen and batteries.


Platinum Sponsor


With an established presence in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, Amplitude Consultants provides specialist consulting services to the electricity transmission, distribution, renewable generation and energy storage industries across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. With a strong focus on quality and on presenting the best team for the task, Amplitude has a proven track record of delivering successful outcomes across a broad range of consulting engagements associated with AC power transmission and distribution, HVDC power transmission, high voltage land and submarine cables, power electronics and Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) and grid connection of conventional and renewable energy generation projects.


GE Vernova 

GE brings to market innovative solutions that deliver essential energy, healthcare and transportation infrastructure. We work with the highest integrity, compliance culture and respect for human rights while also reducing the impact of our technology and environmental footprint.​


Smarter Power Solutions

Smarter Power Solutions is a power system engineering consultancy based in Australia that places a strong emphasis on delivering high-quality solutions and value for its clients. The company specialises in power system modelling, simulation, and analysis, and has a deep understanding of the National Electricity Market's regulations, rules, and requirements.

Smarter Power Solutions provides support to some of the world's largest renewable generators and battery energy storage projects, from early-stage pre-feasibility studies to connection applications, commissioning, testing, and ongoing compliance and plant upgrades. Additionally, the company assists transmission and distribution companies in operating high-renewable power systems and designing future grids through network planning. Smarter Power Solutions also collaborates with regulatory and market bodies to shape technical requirements for rule and regulation changes.


Gold Sponsor

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) works to make electric power safer, more reliable, and more economical. We provide products, solutions, and services for the protection, monitoring, control, automation, security, communications, and metering of electric power systems worldwide.


Wilson Transformer Company

Established in 1933 with a proud history, Wilson Transformer Company is Australia’s largest manufacturer of power and distribution transformer solutions operating two state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Melbourne and regional Victoria and service facilities across Australia and in the UK. We support all the major electricity infrastructure providers and heavy electricity users and have a proven track record of supplying a wide range of transformer solutions across Australia and in targeted overseas markets.


DigSILENT Pacific P/L

DIgSILENT Pacific is a power systems engineering consultancy offering services in the areas of power system modelling, simulation and analysis. This supports analysis and advisory services in power system operation, network planning studies and optimisation, and generator connections. DIgSILENT Pacific is the pacific region agent and provides support for the world-renowned PowerFactory power systems analysis software, StationWare protection settings database and management system, and the PowerFactory Monitor advanced data acquisition system.



GHD is in the business of making energy, water and urbanisation sustainable for generations to come. Future Energy is our commitment to supporting clients and communities in the urgent quest to decarbonise. As strategic advisors and technical experts, we offer capabilities across the value chain - from origination to project delivery - to provide affordable, reliable, secure and low-carbon energy solutions. Future Energy operates as a globally connected network, harnessing ideas and experience across five continents to tackle the world's energy transition challenges. Find out more at ghd.com/futureenergy



ONE provides the full spectrum of in-depth harmonic assessments and harmonic filter design, primary and secondary system design, supply of reactive power solutions and power quality mitigation, up to site installation and commissioning. Intimate knowledge of component design and manufacture over more than 30 years ensure our designs are practical, optimised and reliable. We assist our clients throughout the whole process of grid connection agreement, negotiation, and finally on-site compliance assessment.



CommTel Network Solutions (‘CommTel’) is a leading international provider of advanced and engineered solutions for mission and business critical networks.



Siemens is a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, mobility, and healthcare. From more resource-efficient factories, resilient supply chains, and smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner and more comfortable transportation as well as advanced healthcare, the company creates technology with purpose adding real value for customers. By combining the real and the digital worlds, Siemens empowers its customers to transform their industries and markets, helping them to transform the everyday for billions of people.



PSCADTM/EMTDC™ (PSCAD) is the world's most advanced tool for power systems EMT simulations and has earned the trust of power system leaders around the world in more than 80 countries. Clients have depended on our expertise for over 40 years, making PSCAD simulation software the longest standing, industry leading transient study tool today.


EPEC Group

EPEC is an electrical engineering contractor, providing high voltage power engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) project delivery to the renewable power generation industry. We manage connections to the national electricity market from pre-enquiry to connection and registration including testing and commissioning. Combined with our EPC project delivery we provide an integrated grid connection service.


Silver Sponsor

Symposium Soiree Sponsor

Breakfast Event – Women in Energy Sponsor

Welcome Reception Sponsor

Happy Hour Networking Sponsor

Lanyard Sponsor 

Charge Station Sponsor

Water Bottle Sponsor

Event App Sponsor

Media Sponsor

Destination Sponsor

Sponsor & Exhibititon Information Hub

The CIGRE International Symposioum Cairns 2023 Exhibition will be held in the  “Arena” situated on ground level of the Cairns Convention Centre, Cnr Wharf & Sheridan Streets, Cairns, Qld, Australia

The exhibiton will be open to delegates over 4 days Monday 4 – Thursday 7 September 2023.

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