Following the successful Queensland Defence Summit: Ipswich 2018, Ipswich City Council proudly hosted the inaugural annual Defence Ipswich 2019 Supply Chain Opportunities Symposium on Friday 8 November 2019.
The highly successful event was supported by Australian Industry and Defence Network Queensland Inc (QLD) and brought together defence and industry participants from government, industry and academia to exchange information and connect with key decision makers over networking and B2B sessions.
This presented participants with a unique opportunity to:
- Promote defence and industry
- Gain insights into project opportunities
- Attend formal B2B meetings
- Build business networks.
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.