ASMEX Conference 2018
Date: May 2018 - Wednesday 23 May 2018
Location: Sanctuary Cove, QLD ,

The Australian Superyacht, Marine Export and Commercial Marine Industry Conference (ASMEX) will boost the Australian marine industry with a renewed energy and will focus on growing the industry to its full potential.

The 8th edition of ASMEX, partnered by the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) and Pantaenius will be held at the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort in the days leading into the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. The conference will feature high profile national and international guest speakers who will be addressing the conference theme “Changing the game down under. Australia has it all!”

As the only annual superyacht, marine export and commercial industry Conference in Australia, the ASMEX Conference attracts and connects key industry stakeholders, delegates and speakers from across Australia and around the world. ASMEX holds a reputation for its provision of quality information, valuable networking and providing the industry with opportunities, solutions and outcomes. The 2018 programme will have an even greater presence of international speakers and delegates.  

Date: Tuesday 16 - Tuesday 16 October 2018
Location: SMC Conference Centre, Sydney
Contracting directly with Defence is the domain of major primes. For a majority of industry, its pipeline to Defence work is through major programs and major primes. While much of the focus is rightly spent on future work, there are immediate requirements in local industry that can be addressed through continuous engagement. The small to medium enterprise (SMEs) have tremendous capability and innovative techniques for solving problems. In combination with each other, and through collaboration, the SMEs have the potential to solve the immediate challenges. The “Immediate Challenges Series” aims to bring these elements together. The primes experience the problems that the SME community has the potential to solve. The SME community can network with each other in shadows of the challenges presented, and in combination may able to grasp an opportunity that they couldn’t do alone. Register by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak3a7da2f7ba118a1013106b067ccc96db').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy3a7da2f7ba118a1013106b067ccc96db = 'Jennypitt' + '@'; addy3a7da2f7ba118a1013106b067ccc96db = addy3a7da2f7ba118a1013106b067ccc96db + 'aidn' + '.' + 'org' + '.' + 'au'; var addy_text3a7da2f7ba118a1013106b067ccc96db = 'Jennypitt' + '@' + 'aidn' + '.' + 'org' + '.' + 'au';document.getElementById('cloak3a7da2f7ba118a1013106b067ccc96db').innerHTML += ''+addy_text3a7da2f7ba118a1013106b067ccc96db+'';
Date: Tuesday 27 - Tuesday 27 November 2018
Location: Crowne Plaza, Canberra
Today, much public sector performance is achieved with programs delivered through commercial contract relationships with private sector organisations. The Defence First Principles Review (2015) strongly recommended that Defence should implement a “Smart Buyer” function, a concept introduced by Professor Donald Kettl in his book “Sharing Power” (1993). However, FPR offered no contract governance model to guide Defence on how to implement “Smart Buyer’. Still, both public and private sector organisations are leaking value and have higher than necessary transaction costs in these contracts. Globally, leading academics (Kettl, Kelman, Greve, Sturgess etc ) and expert practitioners have identified a glaring weakness in contract governance/management after the contract is signed. Both parties in the exchange need to become “Smarter” through a clearly understood and shared contract governance model. CGIG is offering a one day program to address these critical gaps. The program is designed for all those, (including senior executives), involved in public sector contracts from the public and private sectors.
Date: Friday 26 - Friday 26 October 2018
Location: Kedron-Wavell Services Club, QLD
AIDN QLD (Australian Industry & Defence Network) is proud to host an industry breakfast, Meet the Minister. With the latest federal cabinet reshuffle, the Defence Industry now has a new Minister for the Defence Industry, Minister Steven Ciobo. This industry breakfast will feature Minister Ciobo as our key speaker and give attendees an insight into our new Minister for the Defence Industry and Minister Ciobo’s future plans for the industry. Attendees will also have the ability to submit questions to the Minister via their Eventbrite ticket order for the Q&A segment of the industry breakfast. Join us on the 26th of October 2018 at the Kedron Wavell Services Club at 7am to participate in this fantastic opportunity.
Date: Thursday 29 - Thursday 29 November 2018
Location: Holiday Inn Potts Point, Sydney
Today, much public sector performance is achieved with programs delivered through commercial contract relationships with private sector organisations. The Defence First Principles Review (2015) strongly recommended that Defence should implement a “Smart Buyer” function, a concept introduced by Professor Donald Kettl in his book “Sharing Power” (1993). However, FPR offered no contract governance model to guide Defence on how to implement “Smart Buyer’. Still, both public and private sector organisations are leaking value and have higher than necessary transaction costs in these contracts. Globally, leading academics (Kettl, Kelman, Greve, Sturgess etc ) and expert practitioners have identified a glaring weakness in contract governance/management after the contract is signed. Both parties in the exchange need to become “Smarter” through a clearly understood and shared contract governance model. CGIG is offering a one day program to address these critical gaps. The program is designed for all those, (including senior executives), involved in public sector contracts from the public and private sectors.
Date: Tuesday 8 - Thursday 10 October 2019
Location: Sydney Convention Centre
PACIFIC 2019, the biennial Pacific International Maritime Exposition, will be held in Sydney from Tuesday 8 to Thursday 10 October 2019. As the only comprehensive international exhibition of its kind in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, PACIFIC 2019 will again provide the essential showcase for commercial maritime and naval defence industries to promote their capabilities to decision-makers from around the world. Held in the heart of Sydney and on the shores of one of the world’s most beautiful harbours, PACIFIC 2019 will be the tenth in the series and builds on the highly successful biennial events since 2000. Specifically developed to satisfy the needs of industry, government and defence professionals across the broad spectrum of maritime affairs, PACIFIC 2019 is not open to the general public.

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