ABOUT THE EVENT

NECA's Electrical and Communications Virtual Conference & Tradeshow brings together electrical manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, electrical contractors and electricians from across Victoria and Australia. All you need to attend is a web browser and an internet connection — so it's eminently accessible!

We are excited by the opportunity it provides our industry to network, build connections, and access educational material. You will be able to participate in interactive seminars, chat with the NECA Vic team, and visit our virtual exhibition to meet our exhibitors and collect product material in your very own virtual showbag. Yes, even in the cloud, there's a showbag! The event platform allows you to gather all the materials you want to keep and either download or email them to yourself mdash; much easier (and greener!) than collecting paper collateral from a traditional tradeshow!

How often do you get a chance to be part of something genuinely new? Or to communicate with several key suppliers effectively and economically, without even being in the same room?

2020 has taken a lot from us, especially those in Victoria — but it's also giving us ways to do business that didn't exist before. At the start of this year, we weren't planning for a virtual event. But now that we are, we plan for it to be THE event of 2020! We hope you join us to be part of this special event.

SESSIONS

NECA Exhibition

Explore the exhibition area to meet exhibitors and collect product information

Introduction and Welcome

Conference opening and NECA update

Pawel Podolski
Executive Director — NECA Victoria

Technical

A regulator's perspective on industry compliance

Michael Miskulin
Head of Electrical Installation Safety — Energy Safe Victoria

Technical

Internet of Things

Philip Green
Chief Executive Officer — NECA Education & Careers

Business & Industry

Sector Address from the Victorian Government

The Hon. Lily D'Ambrosio
Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Minister for Solar Homes — Victoria State Government

Technical

Amendment 2 of the Wiring Rules

Gary Busbridge
Standardisation Manager — Clipsal by Schneider Electric

Technical

Home automation explained

Nick Baker
Integrated Solutions Manager — Middys

Business & Industry

Technical

RCCB & RCBOs – types and installation considerations

Jeff Davis
Business Development Consultant — NHP Electrical Engineering Products

Technical

Emergency lighting

Mahmoud Kebbi
Category Manager, Commercial & Emergency Lighting — Legrand

Technical

Selectivity, circuit breakers and the effects on cables

Jeff Davis
Business Development Consultant — NHP Electrical Engineering Products

OSH | WR | Health

Silica in the workplace

Peter Tsoubos
HSEQ Manager — NECA Victoria

Technical

Make your residential IOT project a success

Guillaume Gimaret
Category Manager, Wiring Devices & Home Systems — Legrand

OSH | WR | Health

Security of payment

Janine Drennan
National Manager, Building Code — Australian Building and Construction Commission

Business & Industry

NECA at the forefront of the Australian economic rebuild post COVID-19

Sumit Oberoi
Industry Strategy Manager, APAC — Autodesk Constructions Solutions

OSH | WR | Health

2020 snapshot of workplace relations

Saraswathy Varatharajullu
Workplace Relations Manager — NECA Victoria

Business & Industry

Technical

Solar earthing requirements and installation safety

Louis Knoops
Technical Manager — NECA Victoria
Glen Lehner
Member Engagement Manager — NECA Victoria

OSH | WR | Health

"Casual double dipping" and casual conversion clauses

Deborah Parisella
Workplace Relations Advisor — NECA Victoria

Business & Industry

OSH | WR | Health

Underpayment claims

Natalie Mill
Workplace Relations Advisor — NECA Victoria

Business & Industry

What do you need to know about managing cyber risk?

Ben DiMarco
Cyber Specialist, ANZ FINEX — Willis Towers Watson

Technical

Solar Homes Program update

Paul Corkill
Director, Risk, Assurance and Standards — Solar Victoria

OSH | WR | Health

Mental health and wellbeing

Jenelle Connors
Operations Manager — Hunterlink

Business & Industry

Regaining momentum

Paul Farina
Educator and Author

SPEAKERS

Nick Baker

Integrated Solutions Manager
Middys

Gary Busbridge

Standardisation Manager
Clipsal by Schneider Electric

Rebecca Casson

Chief Executive Officer
Master Builders' Association

Michael Connolly

Chief Executive Officer
Protect Redundancy Fund

Jenelle Connors

Operations Manager
Hunterlink

Paul Corkill

Director, Risk Assurance and Standards
Solar Victoria

Taylor Cutler

Director of Marketing, ANZ
Podium

The Hon. Lily D'Ambrosio

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change
Minister for Solar Homes
Victorian Government

Jeff Davis

Business Development Consultant
NHP Electrical Engineering Products

Ben DiMarco

Cyber Specialist, Australia and NZ
Willis Towers Watson

Janine Drennan

National Manager, Building Code
Australian Building and Construction Commission

Paul Farina

Educator and Author

Justin Gardner

General Manager
Workbench International

Guillaume Gimaret

Category Manager, Wiring Devices & Home Systems
Legrand

Philip Green

Chief Executive Officer
NECA Education & Careers

Mahmoud Kebbi

Category Manager, Commercial & Emergency Lighting
Legrand

Louis Knoops

Technical Manager
NECA Victoria

Glen Lehner

Member Engagement Manager
NECA Victoria

Jon Mailer

Chief Executive Officer
PROTRADE United

Natalie Mill

Workplace Relations Advisor
NECA Victoria

Michael Miskulin

Head of Electrical Installation Safety
Energy Safe Victoria

Sumit Oberoi

Industry Strategy Manager, APAC
Autodesk Constructions Solutions

Deborah Parisella

Workplace Relations Advisor
NECA Victoria

Pawel Podolski

Executive Director
NECA Victoria

Peter Tsoubos

HSEQ Manager
NECA Victoria

Saraswathy Varatharajullu

Workplace Relations Manager
NECA Victoria

Tim Washington

Chief Executive Officer
JET Charge

Michael Weekes

Technical Manager
NECA Victoria

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Yes, you will need to register in order to attend this event. You will then log into the event on the day using your email address and the password you created in registration.
No, the event is free to all attendees.
Given the challenges of COVID-19, NECA has decided to make this a FREE event for everyone associated in with the Electrical and Communication Industry. Our whole industry has been doing it tough — not just Members. So, if you are connected to the industry, feel free to participate.
Abolutely! Help us spread the word. You can simply share the link to this page and they can register at their convenience.
You will be able to engage with NECA and a range of leading industry partners. Please visit the live sessions as exhibition area to maximise your opportunities to connect.
No, you do not need to download or install any software to participate. You only need to have access to the Internet.
No. Some exhibitors may have the ability to request a video chat, however this is not required in order to participate.
Your login credentials will be your email address and password you created when you registered for the event.
Send an email to neca@getvfairs.io or visit the virtual Info Desk in the Lobby to chat with our technical support team. If you have event related queries, please contact our event team.
This is an online only event. You can join from your PC, phone or tablet, using either Chrome or Firefox browsers. You do not have to have a webcam to participate.
The broadcast will commence at 10:00am Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT), on Thursday, 26th November 2020.
Yes, absolutely. We encourage you to attend the live event so you can fully participate in interactive seminars, but content from the NECA Virtual Conference and Trade Show will be available online for 30 days after the live event. You can watch the presentations at your convenience, visit the exhibitor booths and download their resources, or revisit things you may have missed on the day.
Please contact our membership team via email or on 1300 300 031 for further information about NECA and our member benefits.