Northern Australian Defence Summit

 

 

 

 

Northern Australia Defence Summit

Hosted by the NT Government, this policy-driven event will look at the opportunities for Australia’s Defence industry in Northern Australia.
25-26 October 2017 | Darwin Convention Centre

 

 

 

 

As Northern Australia continues to establish itself as a key military and strategic region for the ADF and its partners, further investment is needed to support the multitude of major defence projects and the necessary infrastructure, maintenance and sustainment required for their operation. With defence industry contributing almost 7% of economic growth of the top end, the region continues to maximise the benefits as the ADF’s gateway to Asia and as a strategic base for long term defence collaboration and force posture.

The conference will be a high level policy-driven summit with a theme and focus on ‘Sustainable growth and disruptive innovation for the Northern Territory’ that will examine key issues including: Northern Australia’s relationship with Asia, collaboration with the indigenous defence and infrastructure industry, ramifications from the white paper – 12 months on, innovation of defence infrastructure, cyber-terrorism and Australia-American relations and collaboration.

Featured Speakers:

Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono GCB AC DUT

Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono GCB AC DUT

Prior Minister for Defence and President of Indonesia and Chairman, Democratic Party of Indonesia

 

Major General Fergus McLachlan AM

Major General Fergus McLachlan AM

Commander Forces Command, Department of Defence

 

Air Vice-Marshall (Ret.) Margaret Staib

Air Vice-Marshall (Ret.) Margaret Staib

Northern Territory Goverment Defence and National Security Advocate

Navy Captain (Ret.) Sukjoon Yoon

Navy Captain (Ret.) Sukjoon Yoon

Senior Research Fellow, Korea Institute for Maritime Strategy, South Korea

Brigadier Tim Bayliss

Brigadier Tim Bayliss

Director-General US Force Posture Initiatives, Department of Defence

Lieutenant Colonel John Papalitsas CSC

Lieutenant Colonel John Papalitsas CSC

CO, North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE)

Prof John Blaxland

Prof John Blaxland

Head, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre

Malcolm Davis

Malcolm Davis

Senior Analyst, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Emeritus Professor Carlyle Thayer

Emeritus Professor Carlyle Thayer

Director, Australian Defence Force Academy

Sam Roggeveen

Sam Roggeveen

Director of Digital and Senior Fellow, Lowy Institute

Bob Baird AM

Bob Baird AM

Executive Director - Capital Facilities and Infrastructure Branch, Department of Defence

 

Alan Schmidt

Alan Schmidt

Defence Lead, Sitzler

Prof Jill Slay

Prof Jill Slay

Director, Australian Centre for Cyber-Security

Ian Irving

Ian Irving

Chief Executive - Australia, Northrup Grumman

Jolanta Skawinski

Jolanta Skawinski

Deputy Director – Capital Facilities and Infrastructure Branch, Department of Defence

Merridan Varral

Merridan Varral

Director – East Asia Program, Lowy Institute for International Policy

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