• 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
    Hyatt Hotel Canberra

    REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

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 17th 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

Lanyard Sponsor

Water Bottle Sponsor

Coffee Cart Sponsor

Exhibitors

Speakers


Lieutenant General Richard Burr
Chief of the Army


Vice Admiral Michael Noonan
Chief of the Navy


Heino Klinck
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for East Asia, Department of Defence USA


RADM Sarah Sharkey
Commander Joint Health, Department of Defence


Prof Tanya Monro
Chief Defence Scientist, Department of Defence and Technology


Chris Jenkins
Chief Executive Officer, Thales Australia


Dr Marcus Hellyer
Senior Analyst, ASPI


Malcolm Davies
Senior Analyst, ASPI


Darren Schuback
Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Whiskey Project


John E Wissler (Retd) USMC
Member of the NT Strategic Defence Advisory Board, Northern Territory Government


Sheridan Kearnan
First Assistant Secretary – Defence Industry Policy, Department of Defence

Agenda

The Australian Defence Magazine will be hosting welcome drinks for all delegates attending ADM Congress 2020.

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

WELCOME RECEPTION ADDRESS

Lavender Courtyard & Terrace
Hyatt Hotel Canberra

8:50

Opening Remarks from the Chair

Katherine Ziesing, Managing Editor, Australian Defence Magazine

9:00

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS

Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds, CSC, Minister for Defence (Invited)

9:30

Current and future capability of the Australian Army

  • Defence Force modernisation; how is the Army equipping itself for the future?
  • The Army’s role in regional security and multinational training exercises

Lieutenant General Richard Burr, Chief of the Army

10:00

Naval modernisation: Looking at the role the Navy plays in keeping the nation safe

  • Future frigate and submarine program
  • Outlining the improvement in capability and the opportunities this offers the Navy
  • Active and ongoing offshore operations and exercises

Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, Chief of the Navy

10:30

Morning Tea and Networking Break

11:00

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE

Heino Klinck, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for East Asia, Department of Defence USA

11:25

INDUSTRY KEYNOTE

Developing next-generation soldier weapon system

Chris Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer, Thales Australia

11:50

Current Defence spending by the Australian Government

  • Continued investment in Defence, can more be spent?
  • How does Australia’s current defence spending compare globally?
  • Is Nato’s 2% spend target sufficient to counter growing threats?

Dr Marcus Hellyer, Senior Analyst, ASPI

12:15

Smarter sustainment of military capability

Senior Representative, McKinsey & Co

12:35

Lunch

13:40

PANEL

How does Australia’s investment in Defence capability compare to the military modernisation of global super powers and growing nations?

Malcolm Davies, Senior Analyst, ASPI
Joe North, Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin Australia

14:00

The Whiskey Project

Darren Schuback, Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Whiskey Project

14:20

Service personnel wellbeing

RADM Sarah Sharkey, Commander Joint Health, Department of Defence

17:00

Closing Remarks from the Chair

Katherine Ziesing, Managing Editor, Australian Defence Magazine

14:40

Address from the NT Government

AVM (Ret’d) Margaret Staib AM, CSC, Northern Territory Defence and National Security Advocate, Northern Territory Government

15:00

Afternoon Tea and Networking Break

15:30

Address from Defence Science and Technology Group

Prof Tanya Monro, Chief Defence Scientist, Department of Defence and Technology

16:00

PANEL | Skilling the workforce: The future of STEM in Defence

  • Current policy and programs in to play to attract STEM skilled graduates to a career in Defence
  • Defence’s reliance on STEM in a rapidly evolving world

Sheridan Kearnan, First Assistant Secretary Defence Industry Policy, Department of Defence
Prof Tanya Monro, Chief Defence Scientist, Department of Defence and Technology

Pricing

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$1,695 + GST

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$1,295 + GST

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When & Where

3 February 2021

Hyatt Hotel Canberra
120 Commonwealth Ave,
Canberra ACT 2600
(02) 6270 1234