Event reporting

The opening day of ADM's 6th Northern Australia Defence Summit featured a very strong line-up of high profile speakers including host NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner and former President of the Republic of Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

Over 90 Australian and international companies, research and development and educational institutions have gathered in Darwin to be updated by key Future Submarine Program representatives on the program’s progress to date.

The South Australian Government has launched a job expo to attract school students to these and other emerging industries.

Chosen from hundreds of applicants, the 10 Adelaide Techstars companies were selected as proposing ideas or products with possible defence applications.

The inaugural Force Design conference took place in Canberra recently.

The Hunter's defence industry and innovation sector is set to get a major boost with the impending establishment of a Defence Innovation Hub at Williamtown.

The third in DST Group’s annual Partnerships Week events was held in Adelaide in August, attracting record numbers of delegates from across industry, academia and Defence.

The annual ADM Defence Estate and Base Services Summit was held in Canberra this week, attracting over 300 delegates and a range of local and international speakers from across Defence and industry.

Mature exporters and businesses new to exporting are being exhibited on the Australian stand to showcase their products to foreign defence forces and defence companies from around the world.

DSEI 2017 is expected to attract over 34,000 people including private sector companies, key industry players and international military and armed forces from around the world.

With a speakers list that encompasses uniforms, politics and industry, the HunterNet Defence conference provides an excellent forum for collaboration and information sharing outside the usual capital city environment.

STELaRLab director Dr Tony Lindsay believes the combination of Lockheed Martin’s global resources and Australian talent will produce systems that help defend Australia’s interests.

The organisation has been overwhelmed with applications this year.

The NSW Standing Committee on State Development conducted the 'Defence Industry in NSW' hearing on Thursday, with representatives from defence advocacy groups, SMEs and primes all giving evidence.

It was standing room only at the 14th ADM Congress in Canberra on 7 February.