The Queensland Government, in partnership with the City of Ipswich, hosted the inaugural Queensland Defence Summit on Tuesday, 20 November 2018. The first summit was held in Ipswich, with the theme Manufacturing, Integrated Logistics and Sustainment.
The summit brought together high calibre speakers from the defence and related industries to discuss topics around manufacturing, sustainment, integrated logistics, supply chain, exports, innovative technologies, research and partnerships. This premier event is now the must-attend defence industry business conference in Queensland.
The aim of the Queensland Defence Summit: Ipswich 2018 was to drive collaboration and engagement between defence primes, research organisations and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to further develop an understanding of their respective roles and requirements in the delivery of optimal defence outcomes.
The one-day summit was a key initiative as outlined in the City of Ipswich Defence Industry Strategy, supported by the City of Ipswich Defence Industry Advisory Committee (CIDIAC).
The members of CIDIAC are Ipswich City Council, Rheinmetall Defence Australia, TAE Aerospace, Boeing Australia, Northrop Grumman, the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, the University of Southern Queensland, Springfield City Group, the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning and the Australian Defence Force (RAAF Amberley).
The summit was proudly supported by Platinum Event Partner Australian Industry & Defence Network Incorporated (AIDN).
This inaugural summit also saw the launch of the City of Ipswich Defence Industry Strategy 2018-2023, which recognises the importance of defence to the region’s economic and community prosperity. The strategy is endorsed by Ipswich City Council and cooperatively developed with the defence industry, Queensland Government and the Australian Defence Force to ensure its relevance and success.
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Queensland Defence Summit: Ipswich 2018 will be attended by 250 to 300 delegates from all levels of government and regional, national and international Defence sector corporates. This Summit provides a prime platform for networking between key decision makers in Defence industry, the sharing of strategies, project opportunities and interactive supply chain sessions.
Morning sessions include the official opening of the Summit and discussions on procurement processes, sustainment practices and building the regional Defence industry, as well as presentations from Gold sponsors.
Afternoon sessions include discussions on manufacturing, innovation and technology in Defence, SME interactions with Primes and Major Service Providers and strategic insights on Defence exports.
The Queensland Defence Summit: Ipswich 2018 concludes with the official closing of the Summit, followed by a business networking opportunity.
|1||Summit Registration & Networking||8.30-8.50 am||Block D, Auditorium|
|2||Summit Open||Darren Isenberg, Master of Ceremonies||9.00-9.10 am||Block D, Auditorium|
|3||Welcome from Host City||9.10-9.20 am||Block D, Auditorium|
|4||Ministerial Address: Queensland Government||9.20-9.30 am||Block D, Auditorium|
|5||Ministerial Address: Federal Government||Senator the Hon David Fawcett, Assistant Minister for Defence – Department of Defence||9.30-9.45 am||Block D, Auditorium|
|6||Australian Defence Force: Strategic Perspective on Joint Logistics||9.45-10.05 am||Block D, Auditorium|
|7||Strategic Policy Keynote: Defence Industry Growth, Industry Priorities and The Role of Innovation to Improve Integrated Logistics and Sustainment Capabilities||Dr Sheridan Kearnan, First Assistant Secretary, Defence Industry Policy – Department of Defence||10.05-10.20 am||Block D, Auditorium|
|8||Gold Sponsor Presentation||10.20-10.28 am||Block D, Auditorium|
|9||- Morning Tea and Networking -||10.30-11.00 am||Marquee|
|10||Session 1: Building Regional Defence Economy and Collaboration with Industry and Government|
|11||Introduction: Building Regional Defence Economy and Collaboration with Industry and Government||Mike Kalms, Lead Partner, Defence – KPMG||11.00-11.05 am||Block D, Auditorium|
|12||Queensland Government: Defence Industry Roadmap and SME Participation in Integrated Logistics and Sustainment Projects||11.05-11.15 am||Block D, Auditorium|
|13||Contribution of RAAF in Ipswich economy||Group Captain Richard Alberts Director, Supply Capability – Air Force, RAAF||11.15-11.25 am||Block D, Auditorium|
|14||SME Success Story||Andrew Sanderson, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director – TAE Aerospace||11.25-11.40 am||Block D, Auditorium|
|15||Defence Ipswich Strategy Launch||Ipswich City Council||11.40-11.55 am||Block D, Auditorium|
|16||Session 2: Primes Working With SME’s to Deliver Integrated Logistics and Sustainment|
|17||Land Projects and Local Supply Chain Development||John Turner, Director of Supply Chain and Logistics – Rheinmetall Defence Australia||11.55-12.05 pm||Block D, Auditorium|
|18||Logistical and Sustainment Issues in Delivering Air Projects||Scott Reeman, Sector Lead Executive – Northrop Grumman Australia||12.05-12.15 pm||Block D, Auditorium|
|19||Panel Discussion: Meet the Primes – How Do SME’s Work With Primes to Enter Their Supply Chain||Raelene Caulley, Services Lead, Land and Air Systems/Vehicle and Tactical Systems – Thales Chris Gray, Program Manager, F/A-18F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler Sustainment Program – Boeing Defence Australia Mike Gallagher, Strategy Director – Northrop Grumman Australia||12.15-12.40 pm||Block D, Auditorium|
|20||- Buffet Lunch and Networking -||12.40-1.30 pm||Marquee|
|21||Session 3: The Future of Innovation and Technology in Defence|
|22||Introduction: The Future of Innovation and Technology in Defence||Mike Kalms, Lead Partner, Defence – KPMG||1.30-1.35 pm||Block D, Auditorium|
|23||Collaboration With Industry, Government and Academia to Provide Innovative Solutions to Build US Defense||Lieutenant Colonel Daniel P. Henzie, Director – US Army RDECOM, ITC – Southern Pacific Region||1.35-1.50 pm||Block D, Auditorium|
|24||Defence science, technology and innovation: Engaging industry and academia to enhance Defence capability.||Dr Mike Davies, A/Chief of Defence Strategy and Program, Defence Science and Technology (DST) – Department of Defence||1.50-2.05 pm||Block D, Auditorium|
|25||Panel Discussion: How Academia Supports the Defence Innovation Agenda||Professor Peter Schubel, Director, Centre of Future Materials – University of Southern Queensland Professor Arun Sharma, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and Commercialisation – QUT Professor Richard Morgan Director, Centre for Hypersonics – University of Queensland Mike Kalms, Lead Partner, Defence – KPMG||2.05-2.25 pm||Block D, Auditorium|
|26||- Afternoon Tea -||2.30-2.50 pm||Marquee|
|27||Session 4: Growing Your Capability and Export Opportunities Into The Global Market|
|28||DEFENCE EXPORT STRATEGY: SUPPORTING AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE INDUSTRY TO ACHIEVE GREATER EXPORT SUCCESS||The Hon David Johnston, Australian Defence Export Advocate – Department of Defence||2.50-3.05 pm||Block D, Auditorium|
|29||SME Success Story||Dr Karen Stanton, Managing Director – Heat Treatment Australia and Board Member of Centre of Defence Industry Capability||3.05-3.20 pm||Block D, Auditorium|
|30||Session 5: Services to Support The Development of SME Capabilities and Supply Chain Networks|
|31||Panel Discussion: Role of Industry Groups to Assist in Capability Development for SME’s||Carl Quarterman, President – AIDN Queensland Mike Kalms, Lead Partner, Defence – KPMG Shane Rogers, State Director – AiG Jana Walker, Business Development Manager – Efic QLD & NT Paul Cooper Director, Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre||3.20-4.00 pm||Block D, Auditorium|
|32||Concluding Remarks and Vote of Thanks||Darren Isenberg, Master of Ceremonies||4.00-4.05 pm||Block D, Auditorium|
|33||- Networking and Refreshments -||4.05-5.30 pm||Marquee|
|34||Summit Close||5.30 pm||Auditorium|
*Please note the program schedule & event speakers may be subject to change. We reserve the right to amend and/or cancel any event, timing, dates and venue and/or substitute the speaker. We may notify you in writing of the changes made and you may not be entitled to any claim for a refund/transfer or for any costs, expenses, losses, damages or liabilities which may be incurred or suffered by you as a result of such cancellation or amendment or changes.
The Australian Industry & Defence Network Incorporated (AIDN) is a proud Queensland Defence Summit: Ipswich 2018 Platinum Event Partner.
AIDN is the peak industry association serving around 600 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) wishing to do business in the Defence and security sectors. Established in 1995, AIDN represents the interests of Australian SMEs in the Defence and security industry sectors by advocacy, representation and member services.
Industry support and partnerships are crucial to the success of the Summit. Sponsors are allocated exhibition space to position and showcase their products.