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Event Details

The 2017 Defence Conference will focus on the development of regional innovation and collaborative commercial opportunities relevant to Land, Sea and Air Defence. The conference facilities will be configured so attendees can engage dedicated break-out areas. The aim is 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.

Tuesday 22nd August
5:00pm Networking Canapes
7:00pm MC Welcome - Guests seated
7:15pm Entree
7:15pm Pre Dinner presentation - ADF Operations Update - GPCAPT T Alsop
7:30pm Main Course
8:15pm Keynote - Dr Kirstin Ferguson
9:15pm Networking
Wednesday 23rd August
8:15am Registration and Networking
8:50am MC Welcome - Katherine Ziesing
9:00am Ministers Keynote - Mr Scot MacDonald
9:20am Defence Keynote - Head of Force Design - AVM M. Hupfeld AO, DSC
9:50am Defence NSW - Peter Scott
10:20am Morning Tea
10:50am DST Group - Dr Mark Petrusma
11:20am CDIC/CASG Update - AVM Leigh Gordon
11:45am NSW Defence Innovation Network - D Beins
12:05pm Lunch
1:15pm F-35 Next Generation Workforce - Nathan Draper
1:45pm Mike Kalms - KPMG
2:20pm RapidContext -Alexia John
2:30pm Afternoon Tea
2:50pm Case study - Project Jericho ADS-B for Hawk Project - WGCDR Alison MacCarthy, Mr Chris Chock, Mr Matt Hall
3:30pm Provision of Innovative Support Services to the Defence Sector - Veolia
3:45pm Federal Minister - TBC
4:00pm Networking

Crowne Plaza Newcastle

Wharf Road Newcastle Newcastle 2300, Australia

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Merran Wiggins
HunterNet Co-operative

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