Northern Australian Defence Summit

 

 

 

 

7th Annual 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.
23-24 October 2019 | Darwin Convention Centre

 

 

 

 

7th Annual Northern Australia Defence Summit will be a high level policy-driven summit with a theme and focus on ‘Mobilising defence capability and force posture in Northern Australia’ that will examine key issues including: defence economics, strategic policy, implications from the white paper and first principles review, border protection and surveillance, US force posture initiatives, USMC bilateral exercises, engagement with regional partners, defence infrastructure and estate maintenance. The event will hear from ministers, defence officials, military commanders, industry leaders, prime contractors, defence SMEs, strategic analysts, academics and consultants.




2019 Speakers


The Hon Michael Gunner

The Hon Michael Gunner

Chief Minister of the Northern Territory

USMC Col (Ret'd) Grant Newsham

USMC Col (Ret'd) Grant Newsham

Japan Forum for Strategic Studies

Colonel Richard Watson

Colonel Richard Watson

Defence Attache - Timor-Leste

COL John Papalitsas

COL John Papalitsas

Commander Regional Force Surveillance Group, Australian Army

David Johnston

David Johnston

Australian Defence Export Advocate

David Glass

David Glass

Assistant Secretary – Major Powers, Department of Defence

Colonel Leonard Rouwhorst

Colonel Leonard Rouwhorst

Director North – Capital Facilities & Infrastructure – Estate and Infrastructure Group (E&IG), Department of Defence

Scott Wallis

Scott Wallis

Founder & Chief of Space, Equatorial Launch Australia

Dr Rebecca Murray

Dr Rebecca Murray

Director – Advanced Manufacturing Alliance, Charles Darwin University

Captain Christopher Eggleton

Captain Christopher Eggleton

Director Patrol Boat System Program Office, Royal Australian Navy

Allan Schmidt

Allan Schmidt

Sector Leader Defence, Sitzler

Stephen Goodall

Stephen Goodall

Industry Engagement Officer, Industry Skills Advisory Council NT

Naomi Anstess

Naomi Anstess

Chief Operating Officer, Intract

Paul Burton

Paul Burton

Managing Director, Aviation Week Asia-Pacific

John Coyne

John Coyne

Head of Border Security, ASPI


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