The Gala Dinner will be held at the Hilton Sydney on the conclusion of Day One on Wednesday 27 July 2016.

The 2016 Gala Dinner is proudly sponsored by NAB.

The dinner is an opportunity to relax and enjoy a night of networking, entertainment, drinks and a three-course meal with peers of your industry. The night is also an opportunity to celebrate the best in the business as we present the Clean Energy Council Industry Awards

Gala Dinner host

We are very excited that Annabel Crabb will be the host for the Gala Dinner.

Annabel is a renowned journalist, political correspondent, sketchwriter and author. She won a Walkley Award in 2009 for her Quarterly Essay 'Stop At Nothing: The Life And Adventures of Malcolm Turnbull', and has published two political books, 'Losing It' and 'Rise Of The Ruddbot'.

As host of the ABC's enormously popular series Kitchen Cabinet, Annabel has broken bread with Australia's most influential political leaders and shared her magnificent desserts in kitchens around the country which has led to the release of her new book co-written with Wendy Sharpe “Special Delivery - Favourite Food to Make and Take”.

Keynote speaker

Don't miss the opportunity to hear from Environment Minister Greg Hunt, who will be the keynote speaker at the Gala Dinner.

The dinner will take place several weeks after the Federal Election at the dawn of a new political term, providing a great platform to discuss the future of the political landscape for the sector. 


To purchase a ticket to the Gala Dinner and conference visit the ticket registration page.

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The Clean Energy Council Awards

The Clean Energy Council Awards, Australia's peak awards for the renewable energy and energy efficiency industry, will be announced at the Gala Dinner.

The awards recognise the industry's brightest leaders in innovation and community engagement.

Find out more about the awards on the awards page.

The 2015 Clean Energy Council Awards were presented to Windlab, taking out the Community Engagement Award and Carnegie Wave Energy presented with the Innovation Award. Read more in our media release.