Ipswich City Council is proud to present a 6-Part Industry Webinar Series, commencing in June and concluding in October 2020.

This is an industry development initiative, bringing together a panel of industry experts to share their insights into supply chain opportunities and lessons learnt during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Attendees have the opportunity to submit their questions prior to each webinar for the moderated Q&A session.


Defence Sector | Jobs, Capability and Collaboration

Held on Wednesday 10 June 2020

Advanced Manufacturing Resilience

Wednesday 8 July 2020
11.00 am – 12.30 pm

Gain first-hand insights from manufacturing industry leaders.

The Panel of distinguished speakers from industry and government will discuss how the industry can support each other

during COVID-19 and will share insights on:

  • COVID-19 impact on businesses and supply chains
  • Contingency to remain competitive in changing environment
  • Collaboration and supply chain opportunities
  • Lessons learned and practical advice for SMEs to build resilience.

The discussion will include a moderated Q&A session from participants.

An opportunity not to be missed.

Limited places available!

Education, Research and Training

Thursday 23 July 2020
11.00 am – 12.30 pm

Registrations open soon

Defence Sector | Sovereign Industrial Capability and Collaboration

Wednesday 19 August 2020
11.00 am – 12.30 pm

Registrations open soon

Defence Sector | Innovation, Technology, R&D Collaboration

Wednesday 30 September 2020
11.00 am – 12.30 pm

Registrations open soon

Resilient Industries Beyond COVID-19

Thursday 22 October 2020
1.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Registrations open soon


Defence is a leading industry in the Ipswich region and Ipswich City Council is proactively facilitating the support and growth of this industry. Ipswich is home to RAAF Base Amberley, Australia’s largest military airbase, as well as Rheinmetall Defence Australia’s Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE). With a youthful, skilled population and innovative defence suppliers, Ipswich is also the first local government in Australia to have a dedicated defence industry action plan, the City of Ipswich Defence Ipswich Action Plan 2018-2023, which was presented at the successful Queensland Defence Summit Ipswich 2018.

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