Thursday, 15 October 2020 21:21

Airbus Defence and Space Industry Forum


Thursday 5th November 2020


The Victorian Government is pleased to present the second Airbus Defence and Space Industry Forum. Following from the first forum in March this year, this briefing will provide further updates including more information and detail around JP9102 - Australian Defence Satcom System (ASDSS).  The Commonwealth’s Request for Tender (RFT) is due to be released later this year, with responses due in April 2021.


Airbus is seeking to identify suitable Australian partnerships for its Australian projects as well as for its wider Airbus global supply chain. You will be introduced to key Airbus representatives and given a high-level overview of the project and industrial capability areas in which Airbus is seeking expressions of interest. These include manufacturing, electronics/electrical engineering, software development, payload development, infrastructure and services. The event will consist of half an hour of presentations plus Q&A.


Forum Agenda



·       Dr Amanda Caples, Lead Scientist, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Victorian Government




Airbus Briefings from the UK and Australia:

·       Cathy Luck, Commercial Manager, Strategy, Sales and Marketing, Airbus Australia Pacific (Brisbane)

·       Martin Rowse, JP9102 Campaign Lead and Key Account Manager for Space (Australia), Airbus Defence and Space


·       Scott White, Industry and Innovation Manager - Strategy, Sales and Marketing, Airbus Australia Pacific (Brisbane)

·       Anne Combes, Procurement Manager, Airbus Defence and Space (UK)





Wrap Up/Close


Current projects of interest include:

  • JP9102 - Australian Defence Satcom System;
  • Def 799 - Enhanced Satellite ISR Capability;
  • FMSC - Future Maritime Surveillance Capability;
  • Zephyr - High Altitude Pseudo Satellite;
  • EMAC - Enhanced Maritime Awareness Capability NZ.


Register Here


Airbus - Space project details are on the ICN Gateway webpage.


Further information on how to join the virtual meeting will be provided closer to the date of the event.

1pm, Thursday 22 October 2020

The Hon David Johnston (the Australian Defence Export Advocate) invites you to a webinar briefing on defence export support initiatives.


The Australian Defence Export Office (ADEO), and the Victorian Defence Industry Advocate are pleased to host a 30-minute webinar briefing plus Q&A for the Victorian defence industry.


The webinar will provide:

  • an update on Government export support - what initiatives are currently in place to support you achieving export success, and what we are currently focused on delivering for defence industry.
  • an update on international defence trade shows - what virtual or physical shows or trade missions are scheduled to go ahead for the remainder of 2020 and 2021, how to get involved in these activities, and what additional support we can provide to you.
  • answers to questions related to Defence industry exporting and overcoming export challenges.

The webinar is suitable for all Victorian companies, whether you are currently exporting, seeking to broaden your international markets, or considering exporting for the first time.

There is no cost to attend this event.





Australian Defence Export Office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Victorian Government Defence Capture Team: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Much Anticipated D + I conference is Back


While it’s been a challenging year to date, we’re excited to announce that the D+I Conference 2020 is going ahead in an online format due to COVID-19 travel and gathering restrictions, with all sessions streamed nationwide on 15 October 2020 including on the Defence Protected Network (DPN).


In line with previous events, we‘ve kept the winning formula for the Conference connecting delegates with Senior Defence decision makers via live questioning during our Q&A sessions.


Following on from your 2019 feedback, the D+I Conference program (attached) has been designed to incorporate Ministerial updates, Senior Defence and Service Chief presentations along with thought provoking topics as we navigate through the challenges of 2020 and beyond. 


Streaming of the D+I Conference for this year is complimentary.


If you’d like to register to access the nationwide stream please email "This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view" to confirm your registration.


Please note due to capacity limitations on the DPN, registrations for Defence delegates (APS and ADF) are limited to 900, so please submit your expression of interest via the email above.  Unsuccessful applicants will be notified.


Registrations will close on Friday 9 October 2020, so get in quick so you don’t miss out!


The D+I Conference live stream login details will be sent on Monday 12 October 2020 and will come from Chime Live (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). If you haven’t received your login details by Tuesday 13 October 2020, please check your junk/spam folder.


For those who aren’t available on the day of the conference, don’t worry we’ll be posting videos of all sessions online post event so you don’t miss out.


We hope you enjoy this alternate format of the D+I Conference for 2020, and look forward to seeing you online at this year’s event.


Thales, in partnership with ADA-Vic, is presenting a series of webinars to support SMEs and the Thales SME partners by demystifying cyber security and digital threat readiness to build a future we can all trust.

Protecting physical and digital assets from cyber-attack is critical to the future of Australian supply chains. 


About the event

This event will provide you with practical and actionable information on securing your digital assets and cloud based technology; unpacking what it means to be Cyber resilient.

You will hear from leaders in cyber security about the current threat environment for Australian businesses and what you can do to help ensure your business is more cyber resilient.
  • Michelle Richard, Director, Purchasing
  • Ben Doyle, Chief information Security Officer
  • Jeremy Hulse, General Manager - Cyber Security
  • Graeme Pyper, Business Development Manager - Cyber Security

Register HERE now... to secure your place at the event!

Starts: 10:00am
Finishes: 11:30am
Date: 16th September
Download the Flyer... at the bottom
Want to increase your confidence and conversions when pitching your business? 

In partnership with Marketing Entourage, the Australian Defence Export Office (ADEO) has developed a five week online pitch training course to support Australian defence industry companies looking to better promote their capabilities.


Download the brochure at the bottom of this post.


The program is specifically designed to improve the chances of export success for Australian defence industry companies engaging with foreign military and supply chain companies such as international primes. The training is delivered through a series of webinars, online modules and one-to-one pitch practice sessions.

Companies will be provided with the opportunity to have their pitch reviewed by people in highly experienced Defence and prime acquisition.

The online pitch training course is fully subsidised by the ADEO.

We hope to help all companies in the Australian defence industry, although companies who have who have recently participated in an industry delegation with TDA will receive priority for the first cohorts.

There will be several cohorts across the financial year, commencing 7 September 2020, with around 20-30 companies in each.

We anticipate that it will take around 2-4 hours per week to complete the course, and businesses can have as many people as they see fit complete it together under one registration.



Monday, 01 October 2018 05:00

Golf Day 2019

Given the recent Commonwealth Cabinet reshuffle, coupled with the impending State Government elections, we have determined that the best way to provide Members with the most fulsome program for Golf Day is to reschedule it for 19 February 2019. This will enable both Government and Industry key speakers to fully support the event without a number of competing pressures.

So mark your calendars now for AIDN-VIC Golf Day – 19 February 2019!

For those of you who wish to participate as a sponsor, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will provide you with details on the sponsorship packages.


Thursday, 27 September 2018 04:13

AGM and Holiday Drinks – 14 November 2018

Mark your Diaries – It’s Time to Celebrate!