Quadrilateral Conference

“DEFENCE TRADE COLLABORATION IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION”

With defence budgets in North America and Europe under severe pressure, the focus of defence business opportunities are pivoting to the Asia-Pacific region.

Regional economic growth, territorial tensions, competition for resources and regional influence, are driving opportunities for defence trade and industrial collaboration in the region. What are these opportunities and how can our defence industries best support stability and trade in the region?

These questions will be addressed by senior industry and government officials of the four nations at the annual Quadrilateral Defence Trade Conference. In 2013, the Australian Industry & Defence Network (AIDN) will host the conference, in partnership with ADS (UK), Canadian Association of Defence & Security Industries (CADSI) and National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) of the USA.

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From The Source: DCNS Australia CEO Sean Costello

Credit: DCNS Australia

DCNS Australia is in the unique position of having won the largest Defence program Australia has ever undertaken with the Future Submarine contract. The company will have to manage not only the largest program the nation has ever run but all the expectations that come with it. ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke to local CEO Sean Costello the week before the election was called about how it’s all coming together.