Technical Committee


We are very pleased to have the following people on our conference advisory Technical Committee:

Peter George, Bayswater, NSW, AGL
Brett Connor, Stanwell, QLD, Stanwell Corp
Duncan McAllister, Loy Yang B, VIC, Alinta Energy
Andrea Coulthard, Yallourn, VIC, Energy Australia

Committee Co-Chairs
Bruce Leitch, Consultant, NSW
Geoff Grellman, Mt Piper, NSW, Energy Australia

Call for Papers

In addition to invited speakers, a number of papers are sought from members of the international and Australian power industry. Share your case-studies; research and/or personal experiences. No product promotions accepted. Submit your abstract for consideration now. Unlike previous years, a formal written paper will not be required for publication - just your abstract, then a 20 minute presentation + 5 minutes for questions, in May (if successful).
The theme for 2021 is "Power Station Chemistry for a Transitioning Power Industry".

To submit an abstract on one of the topics below, email to Kirsten ( by Tuesday 30 June 2020 

  • one page abstracts (no more than 500 words indicating in which category you wish to present, see below) 
  • a 200 word biography 
  • headshot 
  • acknowledge you will pay the required registration fee if successful (see below) 

All abstracts will be reviewed by the Steering Committee chaired by Bruce Leitch and Geoff Grellman. Successful applicants will be notified in early July. Abstracts cannot be sales promotions for your product. Please be aware that upon acceptance of your paper all speakers are expected to pay and register to attend; speakers are offered the member ‘earlybird conference only’ rate. If you are interested in presenting a half-day training course on Wednesday afternoon, please get in touch. 

We are looking for papers on any of the following topics: 

  1. Cycle Chemistry (including HRSG)
  2. High Purity Water
  3. Load Cycling & Plant Storage
  4. Safety
  5. Water Management and treatment
  6. Non Base-Load Operations
  7. Current and Future Challenges for Chemists
  8. In the Uncertain Future what does the new Workforce look like?
  9. Opportunity and Challenges from Alternative Fuels.


Keynote Speakers

Brad D. Burns, P.E.

Program Manager | Asset Management & Optimization Generation

Electric Power Research Institute


 "Application of Film Forming Products and their Impact on Corrosion and Deposition"

Glenn Schumacher

Head of Engineering



 “Where is the Fossil Fuelled Power Industry in Australia Headed”

Social Functions

Welcome Reception


The Welcome Reception will be held on the Sunday evening from 6.30pm at the Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport Hotel in the La Boca Restaurant.  Join your colleagues for fun and great Argentinian Food.  The Welcome Reception is included in all full-paying registration costs, but is additional for guests and Booth Only passes at $100 (inc GST).


The Welcome Reception is kindly sponsored by:

Conference Dinner


This year's Conference Dinner will be held in the lush environs of The Grounds.  A bus will depart the hotel at 6.30pm on Monday. 

The Conference Dinner is included in all full-paying registration costs, but is additional for guests and Booth Only passes at $150 (inc GST).


Sponsorship of the Conference Dinner is still available.


Venue and Accommodation

Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport

Located in the heart of Mascot, the Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport will host API PowerChem Asia Pacific Conference 2021.

Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport Hotel is your best luxury accommodation in Sydney Airport - voted "Sydney's Best Airport Hotel" for seven consecutive years.

Located 1 km from the domestic and 3 km from the International Airport, it’s the ideal business base for you to meet or discover all that Sydney has to offer - just 20 minutes drive from the Central Business District, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

The local train station, Mascot, is a 5 minute walk away.

Visit the hotel's website by clicking here



Please book your accommodation directly with the hotel [+61 (0)2 9317 2200], and quote POW09022020 to receive the Conference rate for a Superior Room with Buffet Breakfast for one at $210 per night.


These 34 m2, elegantly appointed Sydney Airport Hotel rooms feature 8mm double-glazed toughened safety glass windows making it quieter than other Sydney airport hotels.

Each room also offers

  • individual controlled air conditioning
  • Direct STD/IDS dialling
  • Flat screeen LCD televisions featuring international news channels
  • In-house videos
  • Well stocked minibar
  • High speed internet connection ports
  • Check in: 2 pm
  • Check out: 11 am
  • Access to our fitness centre
  • High-speed Internet access (FREE when accommodation is booked directly with the hotel)
  • Executive Desk
  • In-room safe
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • 24-hour reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour concierge
  • Late checkout on request (based on availability)
  • Express checkout
  • Accessible facilities available
  • Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport has a non-smoking policy in all its rooms and public areas