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NSW premier, Microsoft ANZ boss added to Beyond 1% line-up

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A further round of speakers has been announced for Siemens’ Beyond 1% Summit, to run on July 3 and 4, including NSW premier Chris Minns, MD of Microsoft ANZ Steven Worrall, and Chief Sustainability Officer of Solar Recovery Corporation Rob Gell.

Beyond 1% will take place at the Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park, with the newly-announced speakers to join speakers such as CSIRO Chief Scientist Bronwyn Fox; Stephan May, global CEO of Electrification and Automation, Siemens; and Florence Lindhaus, head of the Hydrogen Cluster at German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

According to a statement from the event organiser on Wednesday, the summit will discuss “how Australia can embrace key technologies and innovate to do more for long-term sustainability than just address reducing the 1% of global emissions the country is responsible for.”

David Chuter, Executive Director, Industry Growth AusIndustry, Department of Industry Science and Resources, added: “Digitalisation is a key driver for innovation and therefore critical in addressing our ambitious sustainability targets. We have the opportunity to create impact both in Australia and also to help benefit the world.”

Some of the summit’s sessions will be:

-Accelerating industrial innovation for global sustainability impact 

With the right net zero lens, many innovations have broad sustainability benefits across entire sectors and supply chains. Reducing raw materials. Eliminating waste. Designing decarbonisation from the start. Product life cycle and its relation to circular economy. Digital twins though to AI and more. This session will look at the potential role of Australian industry on decarbonising the world and share real examples of what good looks like today.

Circular economy avoiding environmental disasters by turning waste streams into resource streams 

This plenary session will look at real examples and innovations to turn pending environmental and embedded carbon disasters into high-value opportunities in sectors such as healthcare, building and construction and even the renewables industry itself.

Workshop – Practical Guide to SustainabilityTransforming your business for success  

This workshop is designed to help individuals and organisations understand their sustainability objectives and will outline practical sustainability steps that businesses can take to reduce their operating costs and improve their bottom line. Doyen of practical sustainability and change, Jon Dee, will share the key tools, steps and secrets to making big changes happen.

There’s more to hydrogen than electrolysers

This session will explore opportunities for hydrogen applications in Australia and provide a summary update and progress report from the latest global hydrogen summits.  

Also announced were event sponsors APS Industrial, Swinburne University of Technology, SAGE Group, Ampcontrol, Australian Industry Group, Energy Efficiency Council, European Australian Business Council, and the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce. 

More information is available here.

Picture: credit Siemens

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