Our thanks go to the following generous sponsors and supporters of the 34BEMS Conference
Supported by – Brisbane Marketing
Brisbane Marketing – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brisbane City Council – is the city’s economic development agency. We promote Brisbane as Australia’s new world city and create economic value for local residents and businesses through various business sectors including, CBD retail, convention bureau, export, investment attraction, leisure tourism and major events. Our Convention Bureau offers a one-stop-shop of services to help meeting planners create the perfect event.
Workshop Supporter – US Air Force
The Radio Frequency Radiation Branch began at Brooks Air Force Base in 1968 under the leadership of John C. Mitchell. In 2011, the group moved into new facilities, called the Tri-Service Research Laboratory (TSRL), at Fort Sam Houston, just a few miles Northeast of downtown San Antonio, Texas. It is one of the largest research centers for the study of the effects of RFR and terahertz on humans and the environment.
Original research is conducted on the science of RFR dosimetry and bioeffects.
International RFR standards development and harmonization are promoted by working the IEEE International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety, NATO, the World Health Organization, and BEMS.
Ms. Stephanie A. Miller is the Chief of the Radio Frequency Radiation Branch, Human Effectiveness Directorate, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory.
Gold Sponsor – Telstra
We are Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company, with one of the best known brands in the country. We offer a full range of services and compete in all telecommunications markets throughout Australia, providing more than 8.3 million Australian fixed line and 12.2 million mobile services.
Our main activities include the provision of:
- basic access services to most homes and businesses in Australia
- local and long distance telephone calls in Australia and international calls to and from Australia
- mobile telecommunications services
- broadband access and content
- a comprehensive range of data and Internet services (including through Telstra BigPond®, Australia’s leading Internet service provider)
- management of business customers’ IT and/or telecommunications services
- wholesale services to other carriers, carriage service providers and ISPs
- advertising, search and information services (through Sensis, Australia’s leading directory and search company)
- cable distribution services for FOXTEL’s® cable subscription television services.
One of our major strengths in providing integrated telecommunications services is our vast geographical coverage through both our fixed and mobile network infrastructure. This network and systems infrastructure underpins the carriage and termination of the majority of Australia’s domestic and international voice and data telephony traffic.
Gold Sponsor – Mobile Manufacturers Forum
The Mobile Manufacturers Forum is an international association of mobile and wireless communications equipment manufacturers that was established to facilitate research and cooperation on standards, regulatory issues and communications concerning the safety of wireless technology, accessibility and environmental issues.
Silver Sponsor – Electric Power Research Institute
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), with major locations in Palo Alto, California; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Knoxville, Tennessee, was established in 1973 as an independent, nonprofit center for public interest energy and environmental research. EPRI brings together members, participants, the Institute’s scientists and engineers, and other leading experts to work collaboratively on solutions to the challenges of electric power. These solutions span nearly every area of electricity generation, delivery, and use, including health, safety, and environment. EPRI’s members represent over 90% of the electricity generated in the United States. International participation represents nearly 15% of EPRI’s total research, development, and demonstration program. Gabor Mezei, MD, Ph.D. is the Program Manager responsible for the research programs in EMF and RF Health Assessment and Safety.
Silver Sponsor – ENA Electric & Magnetic Fields Committee
The Energy Networks Association (ENA) is the peak national body for Australia’s energy networks which provide the vital link between gas and electricity producers and consumers. The ENA represents gas distribution and electricity transmission and distribution network businesses on economic, technical and safety regulation and national energy policy issues.
Energy network businesses deliver electricity and gas to over 13.5 million customers, employ more than 40 000 people and contribute approximately 1.25 percent to Australia’s gross domestic product. Energy is delivered across Australia through approximately 48 000 kilometres of transmission lines, 800 000 kilometres of electricity distribution lines and 81 000 kilometres of gas distribution pipelines. Energy network businesses are valued at approximately $60 billion and annually undertake an average investment of approximately $6 billion in network operations, reinforcement, expansions and green-field extensions
Silver Sponsor – Powerlink
Powerlink owns, operates, develops and maintains Queensland’s world-class $6 billion high voltage electricity transmission network, which transports electricity in bulk from power generators to the regional distribution networks (owned by ENERGEX, Ergon Energy, and Essential Energy) which then supply around two million electricity customers.
As a Transmission Network Service Provider (TNSP) in the National Electricity Market, we don’t buy or sell electricity, just transport it between the power generators, the retail network and some large industrial users (such as aluminium smelters). We also transport electricity to New South Wales via the Queensland/New South Wales Interconnector (QNI).
Powerlink is recognised by benchmark authorities as a world leader in cost efficiency and reliability, and we are committed to responsible environmental management, open communication and consultation on projects, and empowering our people to make Powerlink a great place to work.
Bronze Sponsor – Energex Limited
Energex is one of Australia’s largest and fastest-growing corporations with almost 4,000 staff working in a range of roles to supply electricity to a population of around 3.1 million people in South East Queensland.
A government owned corporation, Energex owns assets worth more than $9.8 billion including almost 58,000km of underground and overhead electricity lines and cables, more than 650,000 power poles, and some 48,000 transformers.
Energex’s primary focus is to provide a safe and reliable electricity supply to homes and businesses in their distribution area with a vision to set new standards of excellence in this delivery of customer’s energy needs.
Bronze Sponsor – GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies, and media and entertainment organisations. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as the Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia Expo.
For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com or Mobile World Live, the online portal for the mobile communications industry, at www.mobileworldlive.com’
Bronze Sponsor – AMTA
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) is the peak national body representing Australia’s $20 billion mobile telecommunications industry.
AMTA works with governments, regulators and the community to achieve regulatory settings, policy outcomes and programs that promote an industry that is:
• Environmentally sustainable
• Economically successful
• Socially responsible and in step with community needs and expectations
The mobile telecommunications industry complies with strict science-based safety standards and informs the public of health information related to electromagnetic energy (EME) and the use of mobile phones and the deployment of mobile network infrastructure. Accurate science-based information assists people to make informed choices about mobile technology and health.
Bronze Sponsor - SP AusNet
SP AusNet is a diversified energy infrastructure business that owns and operates Victoria’s primary regulated electricity transmission network, as well as an electricity distribution network in eastern Victoria and a gas distribution network in western Victoria. SP AusNet has also established “Select Solutions”, which provides a number of commercial services to help customers manage their energy, water and environmental needs.
Conference Supporter – Lawson Health Research Institute
Conference Supporter – Wiley Publications
Conference Supporter – University of Queensland