• ADM Congress

    This major Defence/Industry Conference has evolved into a pivotal event in the Defence calendar, attracting over 600 delegates each year.

    3 February 2021
    National Convention Centre, Canberra

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Overview

ADM Congress is the pivotal event in the defence calendar, attracting more than 600 senior-level delegates each year; including Ministers, defence chiefs, the leadership of the Capability Acquisition & Sustainment Group, prime contractors and SMEs.

Now in its 18th installment, the ADM Congress has firmly established itself as the leading procurement conference within the sector, consistently drawing in a superior delegate audience and assisting to win major contracts, year upon year.

Policy dialogue, high level debate, and extensive media coverage will once again ensure an unmissable event.

Sponsors

Platinum and Networking Drinks Sponsor

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Lanyard Sponsor

Morning Tea Sponsor

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Exhibitors

Speakers


The Hon Melissa Price MP
Minister for Defence Industry


Tony Dalton
Deputy Secretary – National Naval Shipbuilding, Department of Defence


MAJGEN Simon Stuart
Head Land Capability, Department of Defence


Prof Tanya Monro
Chief Defence Scientist, Department of Defence


CDRE Michael Turner
Director General – Force Exploration, Department of Defence


Marcus Hellyer
Senior Analyst, ASPI


Dr Ben Greene
Group Chief Executive, EOS


Grant Sanderson
Chief Executive Officer – Defence Systems, EOS


Gareth Molnar
Chief Executive Officer, J3Seven


Matthew Wilson
Chief Executive Officer, Penten


Karen Stanton
Director – Corporate & Strategy, HTA Group of Companies


Gary Stewart
Managing Director, Rheinmetall Defence Australia


Andrew Foster
Executive General Manager, Downer Defence Systems


Ms Katherine Ziesing
Managing Editor, ADM


Dr John Coyne
Head of Strategic Policing & Law Enforcement & Head of the North and Australia’s Security, ASPI


Mr Richard Cho
Managing Director & Vice President, Hanwha Defense Australia


Mr Jim McDowell
Group Chief Executive Officer, Nova Systems


Mr Robert Nioa
Chief Executive Officer, Nioa


Mr Tim Pickford
Director – Business Development & Strategy, Hanwha Defense Australia

Agenda

WELCOME RECEPTION

Tuesday 2nd February 2021

The Australian Defence Magazine will be hosting welcome drinks for all delegates attending ADM Congress 2021. The reception will feature a welcome speech 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.

19:00 – 21:00
Lavender Courtyard & Terrace
Hyatt Hotel Canberra
WELCOME RECEPTION ADDRESS | The Hon Brendan O’Connor MP, Shadow Minister for Defence

AGENDA

Wednesday 3rd February 2021

8:25

Introduction from the chair

Katherine Ziesing, Managing Editor, Australian Defence Magazine

8:30

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS | Defence Industry as a driver for economic recovery and growth post COVID

The Hon. Melissa Price, Minister for Defence Industry

8:45

KEYNOTE | Address from the Army

MAJGEN Simon Stuart, Head Land Capability, Australian Army

09:10

KEYNOTE |

Tony Dalton, Deputy Secretary – National Naval Shipbuilding, Department of Defence

09:35

An insight into next generation technology and Defence Capability Innovation

Professor Tanya Monro, Chief Defence Scientist

10:00

Address from Morning Tea Sponsor

Rear Admiral (Rtd) Steve Gilmore AM, CSC, Tasmanian Defence Advocate, Department of State Growth, Tasmanian Government

10:10

Morning Tea

10:40

Hanwha working with industry in Australia’s best interests

Richard Cho, Managing Director – Vice-President, Hanwha Defense Australia

11:00

Australian Resilience and National Capability

Gary Stewart, Managing Director, Rheinmetall Defence

11:20

The Defence Budget in the Age of Coronavirus

  • What are the projections for Defence spending over the next decade?
  • What is it being spent on?
  • Can Australian industry actually absorb that money?

Marcus Hellyer, Senior Analyst, ASPI

11:40

Sovereign defence industry as a fundamental input to capability

• How innovative local businesses will address Australia’s strategic and economic challenges
• Defining ‘sovereignty’ and understanding where it is needed
• Leveraging Australian industry strengths and experiences to meet future capability
requirements

Dr Ben Greene, Group Chief Executive Officer, EOS

12:00

Australian Industry Capability

Andrew Foster, Executive General Manager, Downer Defence Systems

12:20

Lunch

13:20

Defence programs happening in the Northern Territory and the involvement of Defence Industry

Dr John Coyne, Head of Strategic Policing & Law Enforcement – Head of the North and Australia’s Security, ASPI

13:40

Delivering sovereign cyber capability

  • Developing the tactical use of AI
  • Next generation military technology
  • Improved communications

Matthew Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, Penten

14:00

Equipping the defence force of the future

  • Collaboration between the Force Exploration Hub and the Defence Science and Technology Group
  • New ideas and design to improve future defence capability

Commodore Michael Turner, Director-General – Defence Exploration Force, Department of Defence

14:20

Afternoon Tea

14:50

A look at how HTA set up a US Operation

  • What were the ups and downs?
  • Overview of some of the lessons learned
  • What has this meant for the Australian Business?

Karen Stanton, Director – Corporate & Strategy, HTA Group of Companies

15:10

J3Seven – From set up to success

  • Insight into the evolution of J3Seven from the beginning to partnering with Primes

Gareth Molnar, Chief Executive Officer, J3Seven

15:30

PANEL | Emerging Australian owned and run prime

Jim McDowell, Chief Executive Officer, Nova Systems
Grant Sanderson, Chief Executive Officer – Defence Systems, EOS
Robert Nioa, Chief Executive Officer, Nioa

16:10

Closing Remarks from the Chair & Networking Drinks

Katherine Ziesing, Managing Editor, Australian Defence Magazine

Pricing

SME is defined as organisation with fewer than 200 employees worldwide
Micro SME is defined as organisation with fewer than 50 employees worldwide

Virtual Pass includes:
– Dedicated live stream page
– Unique stream login pass
– Full access to live Q&A
– On-Demand access for up to 3-months

STANDARD
$1,995 + GST

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From 27 January 2021

Defence/SME Rate
$1,295 + GST

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Micro SME Rate
$995 + GST

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Virtual Pass
$595 + GST

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When & Where

3 February 2021

National Convention Centre, Canberra
31 Constitution Ave,
Canberra ACT 2601