The attendees were briefed by Tony Carolan, Marand, on the possibilities for a robust future aerospace industry and the need for a strategic plan to realise the opportunities.
We then looked overseas with a fascinating overview of the history and current state of Sweden's defence aerospace industry from Mika Ihalainen, Defence Attache Australia and New Zealand, Embassy of Sweden. Michael Zimmer, Managing Director, Cablex provided a great case study on Cablex's experiences in establishing operations in Poland. Below you will also find copies of the presentation provided by Ms Bozena Swierbutowicz from Austrade at the Roundtable held 16 June 2019. Bozena gave an excellent insight into the policy environment of the defence industry in Poland and the opportunities for Australian companies in the region.
Following these detailed and insightful presentations, the Meet the Member session began. For three minutes each, representatives of ACS Australia, Altair and Pathtech offered succinct overviews to attendees of what their businesses could offer. This was a fantastic opportunity for members to learn more about each other's capabilities.
We would like to thank all attendees for coming and for participating. Furthermore, we would like to extend our thanks to all presenters for offering their insightful views.
Copies of the presentations available can be found via the links below:
The next VDA-Aerospace Member Briefing will focus on opportunities in the Space Sector and will be held 9.00am-11.00am Thursday 5 September 2019. An invitation will be circulated shortly.