We have planned to have the 3 session day full of Defence Briefings and Networking opportunities on Friday the 25th of June.
Defence Networking Events are critical to your progress in the Defence Industry.
This event brings people together from all around Australia for a fantastic day of networking set amongst an amazing backdrop with morning tea and lunch briefings, as well as a golf competition and then a dinner networking session as well.
You can book in for the full day or join for a half day... but it is an event not to be missed!
Speakers have not been locked in concrete yet, however we are in discussions with some very senior stakeholders in Government, Defence and Industry Primes who will provide updates for the year ahead.
We understand that Golf is not everyone's "cup of tea", however the focus is not on golf - but on the networking that happens in the other 6 hours and also the 2.5 hours on the golf course.
The golf competition is an Ambrose competition, which is played in such a way that all skill levels are catered for and everyone has fun (even if you really can't hit a golf ball!).
Medway Golf Club, 57 Omar Street, Maidstone VIC 3012
Friday 25th June 2021
Event with CDIC
Come and hear how SMEs can best position for success in the Australian Space Industry on Thursday, 3rd December from the 10.00am-12.00pm.
In this webinar, the Australian Space Agency will deliver updates on pathways into the space industry.
The Australian Space Agency exists to:
- coordinate civil space matters across government
- support the growth and transformation of Australia’s space industry
The session will be introduced by ADA-Vic CEO Sean Farrell and Victoria's Chief Scientist, Dr Amanda Caples.
10.00 - 10.10 Welcome and Introduction CEO ADA-Vic Sean Farrell and Dr Amanda Caples (Victoria’s Lead Scientist)
10.10 - 10.40 Australian Space Agency Moon To Mars - Supply Chain
10.50 - 11.10 Australian Space Agency Demonstrator Program
11.10 - 11.35 Meet the member(s)
11.35 - 11.50 Q&A session and discussion
11.50 - 12.00 Concluding remarks
12.00 - Event concludes
Please Register here
Tuesday 8th of December @ 9am
Deakin University is hosting this year’s Defence and Security Symposium!
Due to the continuing Covid-19 situation, it’s now virtual meaning anyone can attend... and it’s free of charge.
The half day symposium theme is Sovereign capability and threats in a dynamically changing world.
There is an impressive line-up of speakers.
Background to the event and registrations details HERE
The Defence White Paper recognises that a close collaboration between Defence, Industry and Academia is vital to the security of Australia. In the process this collaboration also works to foster game changing innovation and commercialisation opportunities.
The Defence and Security Symposium (DSS) is an annual event which brings together participants from defence, industry and academia to exchange ideas and information and to connect with decision makers from Defence, academic researchers and industry capability developers.
This symposium aims to bring together subject matter experts from government, industry, and academic to discuss challenges and opportunities in establishing sovereign capabilities pertaining to Defence and Security for Australia.
The symposium topics encompass strategic and operational issues related to government priority, industrial complexity, and research intricacy on sovereign defence and security capabilities in the land, sea, air, space and cyber domains. With rapid advances in smart technologies, the emerging and disruptive cyber-physical threats toward the established sovereign capabilities stand as one of the critical problems to be addressed.
During the symposium, subject matter experts will share expertise and experience, and shed light on policies, strategies, and technologies to undertake the near-, medium-, and long-term challenges in ensuring sustainability of sovereign defence and security capabilities of Australia as well as in defying the ongoing and imminent threats in today’s dynamically changing world.
Please register in advance for this webinar.
The UK-Australia Cyber Security in Space Workshop series, presented by the Satellite Applications Catapult and the British High Commission to Australia, will run from Monday 30 November to Wednesday 2 December, with one-hour online sessions each day and a virtual networking event to close.
These workshops are intended to encourage Australian – UK business engagement and awareness in Cybersecurity and to highlight the opportunities that this area presents in the International Space Sector. Through facilitated discussions with experts in the field, companies will gain knowledge of the current Space-Cybersecurity nexus and the associated cross-sector opportunities (collaborative and commercial) in, and between, the UK and Australia.
Participants will hear from Space and Cybersecurity advisors, Industry primes, and end users. With three speakers from both Australia and UK followed by facilitated group discussions in separate breakout rooms, attendees will be able to have meaningful discussions around the speakers’ experiences and perceptions and identify possible opportunities.
Supporting increased bi-lateral business to business engagements and guided by sector leaders, these workshops facilitate international collaborative partnerships and projects between the UK and Australia.
Sign up HERE
Day 1: Space and Cybersecurity - The current Picture
Monday 30 November 2020 (0800 BST; 1900 AEDT; 1830 ACDT; 1700 AWDT)
This session will provide context to the workshop series by describing the current global space-cybersecurity conjunction, the types of threats that the space sector faces and the implications of a ‘do nothing’ approach.
- Steph Lysaght - Consul General for Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania
- Patricia Lewis – Director, International Security Department, Chatham House
- Rajiv Shah – Fellow, Australian Strategic Policy Institute & Managing Director, MDR Security
Day 2: Space and Cybersecurity - What Needs to be Done
Tuesday 1 December 2020 (0800 BST; 1900 AEDT; 1830 ACDT; 1700 AWDT)
Following on from the scene setting in the previous session, this segment will explore national and international strategies to mitigate cyber related risks and create an understanding of the respective roles of government and industry in developing space-cybersecurity capacity.
- David Livingstone – Director, Napier Meridian
Day 3: UK and Australia - Joint Capacity Building
Wednesday 2 December 2020 (0800 BST; 1900 AEDT; 1830 ACDT; 1700 AWDT)
The final session in the series will seek to identify joint UK - AUS pathways that can be exploited to build cybersecurity capacity in respective space infrastructures. A networking session will help join the right people to the right people from both countries.
- Kevin McLoughlin – Head of Space Security, UKSA
- Daniel O’Toole – Senior Advisor – Space Industry, Austrade / ASA
- Steph Lysaght - Consul General for Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania
Sign up HERE
Daniel O’Toole – Senior Advisor – Space Industry, Austrade / ASA
In addition to his role at Austrade, Daniel has also served as a partial secondee at the Australian Space Agency since 2018. In this capacity, he works on joint Austrade-Space Agency initiatives that help promote the growth of the Australian space industry through international market programs and opportunities.
Over the past three years in this role, Daniel has worked closely with both the Australian space industry to build international partnerships, and also helped international space investors understand the opportunities Australia presents.
Our Next Event = 23rd of November @10am
VDA is a Victorian Government sponsored program managed by ADA-Vic. This is a VDA event, which ADA-Vic, members are invited to attend.
Hear from CASG, DST & RUAG, register here
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.