• ADM Congress

    This major Defence/Industry Conference has evolved into a pivotal event in the Defence calendar, attracting over 600 delegates each year.

    22 June 2022
    Hyatt Hotel, Canberra



ADM Congress is the pivotal event in the defence calendar, attracting more than 600 senior-level delegates each year; including Ministers, defence chiefs, the leadership of the Capability Acquisition & Sustainment Group, prime contractors and SMEs.

Now in its 19th installment, the ADM Congress has firmly established itself as the leading procurement conference within the sector, consistently drawing in a superior delegate audience and assisting to win major contracts, year upon year.

Policy dialogue, high level debate, and extensive media coverage will once again ensure an unmissable event.

Charity Dinner Speaker:
Kim Gillis
Cobham Aviation


Australian Defence Magazine will be hosting a Charity Dinner at this year’s ADM Congress 2022. Dinner tickets are included in each registration for the conference.

The after dinner entertainment will feature a Q&A session with Former Deputy Secretary – Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group – Kim Gillis answering a variety of audience questions.

The dinner is an excellent opportunity to come and liaise with your colleagues following the Conference at the Hyatt Hotel, Canberra.


Platinum and Welcome Reception Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

VIP Breakfast Sponsor

Lanyard Sponsor

Morning Tea Sponsor

Charity Dinner Sponsor

Water Bottle Sponsor

Streaming Sponsor


Thought Leadership Partner

Charity Dinner Partner


The Hon Brendan O’Connor MP
Shadow Minister for Defence

LTGEN Richard Burr
Chief of Army

Major General Simon Stuart
Head Land Capability, Australian Army

Jim McDowell
Group Chief Executive Officer – Nova Systems

Dr. Malcolm Davis
Senior Analyst, ASPI

Andrew Dudgeon AM
Partner and Leader of Defence Practice, McKinsey & Company

Dr. Ben Greene
Chief Executive Officer,
Electro Optic Systems



Tuesday 2nd February 2021

The Australian Defence Magazine will be hosting welcome drinks for all delegates attending ADM Congress 2021. The reception will feature a welcome speech and is an excellent opportunity to come and liaise with your colleagues, at the Hyatt Hotel, Canberra. This function is included in your delegate registration.

19:00 – 21:00
Lavender Courtyard & Terrace
Hyatt Hotel Canberra
WELCOME RECEPTION ADDRESS | The Hon Brendan O’Connor MP, Shadow Minister for Defence


Wednesday 3rd February 2021


Introduction from the chair

Katherine Ziesing, Managing Editor, Australian Defence Magazine


MINISTERIAL ADDRESS | Defence Industry as a driver for economic recovery and growth post COVID

The Hon. Melissa Price, Minister for Defence Industry


SME is defined as organisation with fewer than 200 employees worldwide
Micro SME is defined as organisation with fewer than 50 employees worldwide

All Conference passes include access to the Welcome Reception, Post Conference Networking Drinks and the Charity Dinner

Standard Industry Rate $2,195 + GST
Defence/ SME Rate $1,595 + GST
Micro SME Rate $1,195 + GST


Hyatt Hotel, Canberra
120 Commonwealth Ave
Canberra ACT 2600
(02) 6270 1234

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Health & Safety Commitments

When you join our event, you can expect to see that health and safety is a priority, and that a range of measures are in place to ensure everyone involved is able to enjoy a safe, hygienic, productive and high-quality organised event experience.

All Informa events will be run according to official government and local authority guidance in the first instance, as well as any venue or location-specific regulations. In addition, Informa Australia will follow some key health and safety priority commitments as part of “Informa AllSecure“.

Full vaccination against Covid-19 is required for all in-person attendees.

IMPORTANT: For more information on Informa’s Vaccination requirement for all in-person attendees, our Event Health & Safety measures in place and Conditions of entry, click here.


Our Commitment to Sustainability

In Australia, we are committed to running our events in an environmentally and socially responsible way. Across Informa Connect we are focusing on the short and long-term sustainability impacts we have on customers and colleagues alongside the communities we work in.

We recognise that it’s not just about the way we produce our events and products but recognising that we have a role to play in providing a space to work in partnership together with our markets to inspire the sustainable development of the industries we serve.

To read more on our latest sustainability reports and Faster Forward initiatives – click here.