This inaugural conference strived to bring together the higher education sector with important energy stakeholders to present, discuss and share ideas to drive a currently lacking commodity that is an important economic and social driver for PNG.

The conference provided an excellent opportunity for the academic and research institutions to establish partnerships with government agencies, donors, private sector and NGOs. Furthermore, Government agencies and partners to present proposed energy-related research, plans, policies and bills; and more importantly allows for further scrutiny.

Lastly, the conference offered academic and research institutions, the private sector, government agencies, donors and NGOs to showcase on-going projects, proposed projects, products and services.