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Hunter Defence Conference 2019

Date: August 2019 - Friday 23 August 2019
Location: Crown Plaza Hunter Valley ,

The 2019 10th anniversary Hunter Defence Conference will focus on driving collaboration between Defence Primes, NSW regional SME’s, Academia and the Department of Defence.

Date: Tuesday 3 - Tuesday 3 December 2019
Location: Portside Conference Centre, Sydney
Textron Systems, Bell Helicopters and BAE are looking at a number of UAS Defence Projects, and have prepared a roadshow across Australia in search of potential partners in the supply chain. The programs they are bidding for are: LAND 129 Phase 3 – Shadow 200 TUAS replacement LAND 4503 – ARH replacement SEA 129 Phase 5 – Maritime TUAS The event will consist of an hour of presentations by Textron, BAE and Bell, followed by an hour of networking.
Date: Wednesday 13 - Wednesday 13 November 2019
Location: Department of State Growth, Tasmania
Thales Australia recognises the essential role that close collaborative relationships with our local and global suppliers play in the future success of our business and in the development of innovative Defence capability for our customers. Strong engagement with customers, SME suppliers and research institutions combined with technology transfer from our global business enables Thales to tailor high quality solutions for Australian and export markets. In collaboration with the Department of State Growth, Tasmania, Thales Australia invite you to attend an Industry Engagement Seminar to learn about and hear from our business Leaders on forthcoming engagement opportunities.
Date: Monday 4 - Monday 4 November 2019
Location: The Hills Shire Council, NSW
  Register to attend and hear about the programs, grants, opportunities and services the NSW Defence Innovation Network (DIN) provides to the small business community across NSW. In addition, hear about: DIN’s Seed Project Grant for small businesses, now open for applications.DIN-APR Intern Vouchers - funding of PhD students’ expert in relevant fields for small business's projects) You will also hear from the Australian Industry & Defence Network (AIDN) and how they assist small business engage with Defence’s Australian Industry Capability (AIC) and Global Supply Chain (GSC) programs to support members in securing long-term sustainable work in the domestic and global defence markets.
Date: Wednesday 19 - Wednesday 19 February 2020
Location: QT Hotel, Canberra
Guests will enjoy an evening of networking and socialising which will include a VIP guest speaker and the presentation of the 2019 AIDN National Young Achiever Award. Senior Defence parliamentarians and officials will join us to celebrate the annual dinner and guests have the opportunity to support Legacy Australia in a silent auction.
Date: Thursday 21 - Friday 22 November 2019
Location: ADFA, Canberra
The Office of the Defence Seaworthiness Regulator is hosting the inaugural Defence Seaworthiness Symposium in Canberra 21-22 November 2019. The theme of the symposium is ‘Reforming to Transform - Seaworthiness as a Defence wide priority’. Day 1 will consist of an address from the Defence Seaworthiness Authority VADM Michael Noonan and presentations from Capability Managers and their representatives as well as an informative panel discussion. Day 2 will consist of 2 concurrent workshops facilitated by staff from the Office of the Defence Seaworthiness Regulator. Workshop 1 will focus on Defence Flag Administration requirements, Workshop 2 will focus on evolving a compliance strategy. Places are strictly limited.

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