ADM Northern Australia Defence Summit

As Northern Australia continues to establish itself as a key military and strategic region for the ADF and its partners, further investment is needed to support the multitude of major defence projects and the necessary infrastructure required for their operation. The north has proven to be an attractive and resourceful location for defence/industry with close links to the Asia Pacific, a strong economy, existing military presence & capabilities, and accessible land which together provide many opportunities for growth and development in the region.


Now in its second year, the 2014 summit will have a theme and focus on ‘Building sustainable and productive Defence Industry in Northern Australia’ and will examine major projects, joint initiatives, the 2015 defence white paper, opportunities, issues and challenges facing defence and industry. The event will hear from senior military officers, government officials, defence suppliers, think tanks, industry experts, associations/agencies, consultants and academics.

Speaker and Presenter Information

  • The Hon. David Tollner MP, Minister for Defence Industries, Northern Territory Government
  • Major General Jeff Sengelman, Head of Modernisation and Strategic Planning, Australian Army
  • Major General Fergus McLachlan, Head Joint Capability Co-ordination, Department of Defence
  • Rear Admiral Mark Purcell, Head Maritime Systems, Defence Materiel Organisation
  • Commodore Brenton Smyth, Commander Northern Command, Department of Defence
  • Brigadier John Frewen, Commander of Darwin's 1st Brigade, Australian Defence Force
  • Group Captain Bill Kourelakos, Chief of Staff, Royal Australian Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Paul Rosenberger, Commanding Officer - Joint Logistics Unit (North), Department of Defence
  • Frank Colley, Chief Security Officer, Defence Security Authority
  • Andrew Davies, Director of Research, Senior Analyst - Defence Capability, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
  • Graeme Dunk, Manager, Australian Business Defence Industry Unit
  • Senior Representative, AIDN
  • Michael Rinaudo, Sector Leader Defence, Sitzler

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Wed-Thu, Oct 15-16, 2014, 9:00am - 3:30am


Two day conference:  A$1424.50

Darwin Convention Centre
Stokes Hill Road
Darwin NT AU
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