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The primary objective for the conference this year will be to provide an educational forum centred on the changes outlined in both the 2016 Defence Industry Policy Statement and Integrated Investment Program created to support the direction provided by the 2016 Defence White Paper. The programmed presentations will be delivered by a selection of leaders and expert representatives from Government, Defence and Industry.

The conference will also focus on the development of regional innovation and collaborative commercial opportunities relevant to Land, Sea and Air Defence. This year the conference facilities will be configured so that there will be made provision for attendees to engage dedicated break-out areas for which the aim will be to drive collaboration and engagement between Defence Primes and the regions SME’s in order to further develop their understanding of their respective roles and requirements in delivering optimal Defence outcomes.

A specific highlight for the abundant conference networking opportunities will be the gala dinner held on the evening of the 19th. Special guest speakers for the event will include the RAAF’s Commander Air Combat Group and VC awardee Mark Donaldson.

Again this year HunterNet Defence will be proudly supporting two very important Defence related charities, both Legacy & Soldier On with a donation from the proceeds generated by the conference and encourage all our members and conference attendees to also give their support.

Please note your Conference Delegate ticket is all Inclusive of:

  • 1 1/2 Day Conference
  • Delegate satchel & lanyard
  • Morning & Afternoon Teas
  • Daily lunch
  • Networking drinks & canapes 19th Sep
  • Gala Dinner 3 course meal & beverages ( Dress Code Business Suit/Lounge Suit)
  • Entertainment & Guest Speakers

Conference Showcase Delegate Package:

  • Two Full Conference delegate tickets including Networking Drinks & Gala Dinner
  • Exclusive logo and self branded area to display goods & services, or to hold one on ones with potential customers/clients.
  • Logo displayed on electronic screens throughout the conference.
  • Logo printed on all printed and web material
  • Promotional material in conference delegate satchels.

Conference Schedule - For further detail see schedule attached.

Monday 19th September:

9:15am:  Delegate Registration

9:45am: 2016 Conference Welcome

10:00am:  Presentations Begin

4:00pm: Day Conference Ends

6:00pm:  Networking Drinks & Canapes

7.00pm-11.00pm: HunterNet Defence Gala Dinner with Special Guest Speaker Mark Donaldson VC 

Tuesday 20th September:

8.30am: Welcome

8:45am: Presentations

1:45pm: Conference End.

Sponsorship Packages now available for the 2016 HunterNet Defence Conference. For more information please contact Merran@hunternet.com.au or Amy@hunternet.com.au.

For all accommodation enquiries please contact Crowne Plaza Newcastle for the HunterNet Defence Conference rates. (02) 4907 5000.

Newcastle NSW 2300


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Merran Wiggins
HunterNet Co-operative
02 4925 4482

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