• 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


Thought Leadership Partner


The Hon Brendan O’Connor MP
Shadow Minister for Defence

General Angus Campbell AO, DSC
Chief of the Defence Force

Air Vice-Marshal Catherine Roberts
Head of Air Force Capability (Incoming Head of Space Division/Command), Royal Australian Air Force

Major General Simon Stuart
Head Land Capability, Australian Army

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

Jim McDowell
Group Chief Executive Officer – Nova 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

Early Bird (Until 31 Dec 2021) Standard (Until 29 April 2022) Late Fee
Standard Industry Rate $1,795 + GST $1,995 + GST $2,195 + GST
Defence/ SME Rate $1,195 + GST $1,395 + GST $1,595 + GST
Micro SME Rate $895 + GST $1,095 + GST $1,195 + GST
Charity Dinner Only $225 + GST $250 + GST $275 + GST


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