Workshop — Sydney, Australia

Energy Management Action Network (EMAK) workshop 5


Workshop on increasing energy efficiency in manufacturing SMEs

The Australian Department of Industry, in association with the Energy Management Action Network (EMAK) is holding a workshop to highlight the role industry associations can play in accelerating energy efficiency among SMEs, and to investigate some of the key opportunities and challenges for increasing energy efficiency in the sector. The workshop will focus on implementation of best practice energy efficiency information and training materials, SME experiences, and international energy efficiency capacity building for SMEs.

EMAK workshop report

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Session 1: National and state government programs in Australia that target manufacturing SMEs.

Workshop introduction by Mr. Patrick Crittenden.


Welcome and overview of Australian government  policies and programs

Ms. Angela Dinos, Manager, Manufacturing Technology Programs Branch, AusIndustry


NSW State Government policies and programs

Mr. David Malicki, Senior Team Leader, Energy Efficient Business and Ms. Karinne Taylor Project Officer -

NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH). 


Session 2: Industry association initiatives that drive energy efficiency improvement with their members

Representatives from Australian industry associations will examine successes, challenges and future opportunities associated with energy efficiency programs for their members.

Australian Industry Group (AIG)

Mr. Tennant Reed, Principal National Advisor Public Policy

Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA)

Mr. Mark Skipper, CEO

South Australian Wine Association

Mr. Mark Gishen, Project Manager - Environment & Technical

Panel discussion

Facilitated by Mr. Patrick Crittenden, Sustainable Business


Morning Tea


Session 3: International perspectives on energy efficiency policy for SMEs

Members of the International Partnership on Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC's) Energy Management Action Network will describe existing energy efficiency policies and programs, key lessons learned and the issues associated with future policy and program development.

Why promote energy efficiency in manufacturing SMEs?

Ms. Vida Rozite, Energy Efficiency Unit, International Energy Agency

Policy and programs in India

Mr. Sameer Pandita, Assistant Energy Economist, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, Government of India

Policy and programs in Japan

Mr. Niro Kitagawa, Energy Conservation Center, Japan (ECCJ)

Policy and programs in Guangdong Province, China

Ms. Anna Zhang, Deputy Director, Guangdong Provincial Economic and Information Technology Commission

Panel discussion

Facilitated by Mr. Patrick Crittenden, Sustainable Business


Session 4: Interactive dialogue and discussion session

Participants will discuss issues and solutions in table groups. This will be followed by a plenary discussion in which participants will be encouraged to share their perspectives on energy efficiency policy and program development for manufacturing SMEs.


Closing comments

Ms. Yukari Yamashita, Director, the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)