Young Professionals Workshop

Learning from Our Leaders – Developing Your Career as a Young Professional

Tuesday, 25 October • 0900-1830 • The Astral, Level 1 and The Studio, Level 2

This workshop will provide young professionals in the energy industry the opportunity to meet and learn from industry leaders in an intimate setting. Workshop attendees are able to participate in key conference highlights of Day One, i.e. the opening, keynote, and executive plenary sessions; followed by an exclusive “Lunch with Industry Leaders” session where attendees are able to engage and network with regional leaders over a casual lunch.

Andrew Horabin’s “Bullshift” programme kick-starts the second part of the workshop as attendees explore “how to get more honesty and straight talk at work” and enhance their soft skills through practical, fun and interactive learning sessions. Following this is an exclusive panel session with invited industry leaders who will share career development insights and engage with workshop attendees through stimulating Q&A discussions. A networking session caps the programme as workshop attendees come together with fellow industry professionals at the APOGCE Welcome Reception.

Preliminary Programme

0900-0945 | Opening Session

The Hon. Bill Marmion MLA, Minister for State Development; Finance; Innnovation, Western Australia
Janeen Judah, 2017 SPE President and General Manager, South Africa Business Unit, Chevron
Gerry Flaherty, 2016 APOGCE Conference Chairman and General Manager, Asset Development, Chevron Australia

0945-1015 | Opening Keynote Session

Peter Coleman, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Woodside Energy

1015-1045 | Coffee Break

1045-1230 | Executive Plenary Session: Catching the Next Wave – Delivering Affordable Energy


Gerry Flaherty, General Manager, Asset Development, Chevron Australia
Michael Scott, WA Oil Operations Manager, Chevron Australia


Nigel Hearne, Managing Director, Chevron Australia
Tetsuro Tochikawa, Executive Officer, Vice President of Technical Headquarters, INPEX
Dzafri Sham Ahmad, Vice President, LNG Assets, PETRONAS
Rod Duke, Vice President, Downstream GLNG, Santos Ltd.
Aparna Raman, Managing Director, Schlumberger Australia
Michael Utsler, Chief Operations Officer, Woodside Energy

1230-1330 | Lunch With Industry Leaders

1330-1530 | Andrew Horabin “Bullshift”

Andrew Horabin is a professional speaker, facilitator, author, comedian and award-winning singer/songwriter. Over 22 years, he has worked with big and small businesses, government departments, local councils, professional associations and NGOs across Australia and overseas – with groups and audiences totaling hundreds of thousands of people.

How to get more honesty and straight talk at work

How much more effective could we be if our team members, colleagues and managers were all able to be open and honest and talk straight to each other? Imagine if we could give and receive feedback? Imagine the increased energy and the saving of time and money. This hilarious, interactive session explains the practical things we can do to shift the bull.

1530-1730 | YPW Executive Panel Session

1730-1830 | Networking Reception

Registration Fee

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