Bruce Rutherford, International Director at JLL,
2017 AACC Energy & Technology Conference Co-Chair
I joined AACC because I wanted to network with Australians doing business in the US and US business people who want to do business in Australia. As the leader of JLL’s Global Energy Practice, I am very interested in helping clients and others “connect the dots” across borders and oceans. (JLL is the largest commercial real estate company in Australia and the second largest in the world and in the US.) Finally, during my time in Australia I came to love the people and really enjoyed their company. AACC answers that need as well.
My vision for the 2017 Energy & Technology Conference is to provide a vehicle to perfect the nexus between the technology and the energy industries. After the US Department of Defense, no other collection of companies or organizations consumes more technology than the energy industry. This is especially true in North America. The AACC conference will give interested parties the opportunity to hear about the latest advances in the use of technology by the energy industry and to network with people knowledgeable in those advances and issues. The conference will also touch on many other issues valuable to those in the energy industry in Australia and North America. Those who attend will find knowledge and help to make their business and activities more successful.