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Defence Connect Budget Summit 2024

Date: Friday 17 May 2024

2025 dates to be announced

Since the inaugural event in 2020, the Defence Connect Budget Summit has brought together key policymakers, decision makers and defence industry professionals to assess the impact of the federal budget on Australia’s defence and national security.

A year on from the launch of the government’s release of the Defence Strategic Review and following the recent release of the Independent Analysis into Navy's Surface Combatant Fleet, our 2024 event offered attendees the opportunity to engage directly with the decision makers and thought leaders charged with delivering the government’s transformational defence programs and shaping our national security.

Hosted by veteran journalist and political commentator David Speers, attendees heard from Defence Industry Minister Pat Conroy in person as he outlined the government's plan for enhancing lethality in the Australian Defence Force, the opposition's response from Shadow Minister for Defence Andrew Hastie, as well as other leading national security thought leaders.

The speakers detailed and responded to the government’s plans for the nation’s defence industry, delivering unique, critical insights and analyses of the budget while addressing key issues.

Keen to attend in 2025? Register your interest today to be among the first to know when tickets go on sale.