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Agenda - 14 May

11.30am – 12.15pm

Welcome drinks & networking

12.15pm – 12.20pm

Welcome from the MC, Stan Grant

12.20pm – 12.30pm

Welcome from Defence Connect and Principal Partner, Northrop Grumman

12.30pm – 1.15pm

Defence strategy and budget prioritisation to support a stronger, more capable ADF and defence establishment


Gain exclusive insights into the release of the federal budget and balancing budget priorities to support the ongoing development of Australia’s defence capabilities, direction and focus. Followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

Air Vice-Marshal John Blackburn AO (Rtd)

Air Vice-Marshal John Blackburn AO (Rtd)

Chairman of the Institute for Integrated Economic Research - Australia

Dr Malcolm Davis

Dr Malcolm Davis

Senior Analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Major General (Rtd) Marcus Thompson, AM, PhD

Major General (Rtd) Marcus Thompson, AM, PhD

Founder, Cyber Compass

Dr Kathleen Zyga

Dr Kathleen Zyga

Technology Outreach Manager, Northrop Grumman Australia

1.15pm – 2.00pm

Lunch and networking

2.00pm – 2.45pm

Strengthening defence industry through driving support and growth of Australian capability


Assessing and interpreting the federal budget, our panellists will share their outlook and focus for supporting the growth of the industry to deliver Australian capabilities and content. Each of our panellists will share a five-minute overview and budget wrap-up followed by a Q&A with the audience.

The Hon Melissa Price MP

The Hon Melissa Price MP

Minister for Defence Industry

Matt Keogh MP

Matt Keogh MP

Shadow Minister for Defence Industry

2.45pm – 3.30pm

Networking drinks and close

For enquiries, don’t hesitate to get in touch!


Level 13, 132 Arthur Street
North Sydney
NSW 2060

02 9922 3300