Submissions for Defence Connect’s 2020 Australian Defence Industry Awards are flowing in, so get your nominations in ahead of entry nominations closing in a month.
To be held in November, the Australian Defence Industry Awards – supported by principal partner KBR – will again showcase the depth of talent in Australia’s defence industry while affirming its essential role in supporting national security, resilience and driving innovation, economic growth and workforce development.
Recognising leading professionals and organisations, the awards will cover 30+ categories focusing on all facets of the defence industry.
Categories cover primes, SMEs, academic institutions and associations through to high-performing individuals such as defence executives, Indigenous and female leaders, students, scientists, technicians and academics.
Steve Kuper, editor and analyst at Defence Connect, said that the 2020 awards program would be bigger and better than the inaugural awards, while taking into consideration the reality of the post-COVID-19 world.
"We have seen a flood of nominations coming in, with strong competition firming in Land Business of the Year, System Integrator of the Year, Technician of the Year, Industry Association of the Year, and Cyber Business of the Year," Kuper said.
All businesses operating in this sector of the defence industry are encouraged to make a submission irrespective of size, geographic location or revenue. The category is open to primes, large defence firms and SMEs irrespective of whether they contract direct to the Department of Defence or support through sub-contracting arrangements with other defence industry participants.
Kuper added, "I encourage all defence businesses and professionals to nominate for the awards. Recognition will not only help you stand out in a competitive field and highlight your experience delivering high-level defence programs, you’ll also gain acknowledgement for your contribution to strengthening Australia’s national security."
Submitting businesses could include facilities management companies; civil construction organisations building or expanding defence bases; security; repair and maintenance businesses; financial, property and travel services companies; or catering and cleaning businesses.
"We are looking forward to building on the success of the inaugural awards in 2019, and helping Australia's defence industry champions be recognised for the outstanding work they do serving the ADF and national economy as a fundamental input to capability," Kuper said.
Defence Connect's Australian Defence Industry Awards turns the focus to the leading professionals and businesses, rather than products and platforms. The Australian Defence Industry Awards universally acknowledges all defence industry stakeholders – from our primes, SMEs, academic institutions and associations, through to high-performing individuals such as defence executives, Indigenous and female leaders, students, scientists, technicians and academics.
Don't miss the opportunity to have your organisation and team members recognised in what will quickly become the leading defence industry awards in the country. Make your submission for the 2020 Australian Defence Industry Awards here.
To nominate an outstanding defence industry candidate, click here.
For more information, including details about the 30+ categories and to make your nominations, visit the Australian Defence Industry Awards website by clicking here. Alternatively, you can contact the team on +61 2 9922 3300.
*Please Note: Neither the Australian Defence Industry Awards nor Defence Connect are sponsored, approved by, affiliated with or endorsed in any way by the Commonwealth of Australia or the Department of Defence.