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.
BAE Systems Australia has had some ups and down over the last few years, with losses more noted than wins in many business areas. Under new management, the company is looking to acknowledge what it was in Australia and restructure to meet the evolving needs of the Defence customer. ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke to chief executive Glynn Phillips about his plans for the biggest defence company in the land.