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.
10 – 11 October 2018 | 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.

2018 Speakers


The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

Minister for Defence Industry

The Honourable Michael Gunner MLA

The Honourable Michael Gunner MLA

Chief Minister, Northern Territory Government

BRIG Mark Brewer

BRIG Mark Brewer

Director-General US Force Posture Initiative, Department of Defence

Colonel John Papalitsas, CSC

Colonel John Papalitsas, CSC

Commander Regional Force Surveillance Group, Department of Defence

Air Chief Marshal (Retd) Sir Angus Houston

Air Chief Marshal (Retd) Sir Angus Houston

Former Chief of Air Force and Chief of the Defence Force

Air Vice-Marshal Margaret Staib AM, CSC (Ret'd)

Air Vice-Marshal Margaret Staib AM, CSC (Ret'd)

Northern Territory Government Defence and National Security Advocate

Maj Gen Timothy Byers

Maj Gen Timothy Byers

F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), Past President, Society of American Military Engineers

 

Bob Baird AM

Bob Baird AM

Department of Defence, Director Program Assurance, Capital Facilities and Infrastructure Branch

Prof John Blaxland

Prof John Blaxland

Head, Strategic and Defence Studies

The Hon David Johnston

The Hon David Johnston

Australian Defence Export Advocate

Rear Admiral (Ret’d) Mark Purcell

Rear Admiral (Ret’d) Mark Purcell

William Savarino

William Savarino

Partner, Cordatis LLP

Stephen Hayes

Stephen Hayes

Defence Industry Workforce & Skills Facilitator, Department of Defence

Dr Malcolm Davis

Dr Malcolm Davis

Senior Analyst, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Simon Maddocks

Simon Maddocks

President and Vice-Chancellor, Charles Darwin University

 

Mark Potter

Mark Potter

Managing Director Marine (Australia), Babcock Australasia

A/Professor Alexey Muraviev

A/Professor Alexey Muraviev

Head of the Department of Social Studies and Security Studies, Curtin University

Kerryn Smith

Kerryn Smith

CEO, AIDN NT

Sarah Brown

Sarah Brown

Department of Defence, Director, USFPI Infrastructure

Graham Read

Graham Read

Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright


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