Agenda

 

 

 

ADM Congress 2018

This major Defence/Industry Conference has evolved into a pivotal event
in the Defence calendar, attracting over 350 delegates each year.
14th February 2018 | Hyatt Hotel, Canberra

 

 

 

Agenda

WELCOME RECEPTION | Tuesday 13 February 2018

The Australian Defence Magazine will be hosting welcome drinks for all delegates attending ADM Congress 2018. The reception will feature a welcome speech from The Hon Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Defence Industry, and is an excellent opportunity to come and liaise with your colleagues, at the Hyatt Hotel, Canberra. This function is included in your delegate registration.

18:00 – 19:30 | Hyatt Hotel, Canberra

INTRODUCTION

Warren King, Chairman – Australia, Navantia Australia

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

The Hon Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Defence Industry

 

 

CONGRESS | Wednesday 14 February 2018

8:20 OPENING | Opening remarks from the ADM Editor

Katherine Ziesing, Managing Editor, Australian Defence Magazine

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS

8:30 MINISTERIAL ADDRESS

Sen the Hon. Marise Payne, Minister for Defence

CAPABILITY

8:50 Address from Chief of Defence Force

Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin AC, Chief of Defence Force, Department of Defence

9:10 Australia’s land capability and future projects

Army perspective on;

  • Project Land 400
  • Plan BEERSHEBA
  • Project Land 121

Lieutenant General Angus Campbell AO, DSC, Chief of Army, Department of Defence

9:30 Australia’s air capability and future projects

RAAF perspective on;

  • Amberley Base as a major economic asset
  • F-35 Project
  • Air Power Development Centre

Air Marshal Leo Davies AO, CSC, Chief of Air Force, Department of Defence

9:50 Address from Capability Acquisition & Sustainment Group

Kim Gillis, Deputy-Secretary – Capability Acquisition & Sustainment Group, Department of Defence

10:10 Address from Morning Break Sponsor – Victorian Government

Greg Combet AM, Victorian Defence Industry Advocate, Victoria State Government

10:20 Networking and refreshment break

GLOBAL DEFENCE ENVIRONMENT

10:40 Australia’s geostrategic position

Professor John Blaxland, Head, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University

11:00 The defence budget and the Integrated Investment Program – status and outlook

  • What are the prospects for defence spending?
  • What should we look for in this year’s budget?
  • Where are the biggest risks in the current defence plans?

Dr Andrew Davies, Director Defence & Strategy Program, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

11:30 Achieving Australia’s sovereign naval shipbuilding capability – Navantia’s proposal for SEA5000

Dominic MacNamara, Business Development Manager, Navantia Australia

11:50 BAE Systems Australia; Solutions in the air, solutions on the ground, solutions at sea

12:10 Building a globally competitive industry: Innovation to products to exports

Gary Stewart, Managing Director, Rheinmetall Defence Australia

12:30 Ship Intelligence – a new era for naval vessel acquisition and sustainment

Edward Wright, Senior Marine Engineer, Rolls-Royce Naval

12:50 Address from Lunch Sponsor – Canberra Airport

Richard Snow, Head of Property, Canberra Airport

13:00 Lunch and networking break

14:00 Address from Supporting Sponsor; Defence SA

14:05 INDUSTRY ADDRESS |

BEST PRACTICE CASE STUDIES

14:25 NT Government: Developing the Northern Territory

Senior Representative, NT Government

14:40 CASE STUDY | Effective response to PFAS Contamination across Australia

Jim Nikolareas, General Manager of Australia, Kleinfelder

15:00 Network and refreshment break

15:20 CASE STUDY | Mobilising an indigenous workforce – why it makes good business sense for all

Adam Goodes, CEO, Indigenous Defence Consortium

TECHNOLOGY IN DEFENCE

15:50 The power of science and technology to deliver world-class outcomes for Defence

Dr Alex Zelinsky, Chief Defence Scientist – DST Group, Department of Defence

16.05 PANEL | Defence utilising innovation and how this will look in the future

  • Funding
  • Case studies
  • International examples
  • Australia as a world-leader in both innovation and defence

Kim Gillis, Deputy-Secretary – Capability Acquisition & Sustainment Group, Department of Defence
Dr Alex Zelinsky, Chief Defence Scientist – DST Group, Department of Defence
Karen Stanton, Board Member, CDIC
Dr Mark Hodge, CEO Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC)

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS

16:45 MINISTERIAL ADDRESS | Industry and Defence collaboration

The Hon Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Defence Industry

17:15 CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

Katherine Ziesing, Managing Editor, Australian Defence Magazine

17:30 End of conference and Networking Drinks