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.
MC – David Speers
Host of Insiders,
Charity Dinner Speaker:
ADM CONGRESS CHARITY DINNER
When: Wednesday 22 June 2022 | 7:00pm – 10:30pm, pre-dinner drinks from 6:30pm
Where: Great Hall, Australian Parliament House, Canberra
Dress: Business Attire
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.
The Hon Matt Thistlethwaite MP
Assistant Minister for Defence & Assistant Minister for Veterans’ Affairs
BRIG Ian Langford
Acting Head of Land Capability
RADM Chris Smith
Deputy Chief of Navy
RADM Wendy Malcolm
Head Maritime Systems, Royal Australian Navy
Group Chief Executive Officer – Nova Systems
Hon Nicole Manison
Deputy Chief Minister of the Northern Territory
Andrew Dudgeon AM
Partner – Defence, Aerospace and Infrastructure, McKinsey & Company
Director of Business Development and Strategy, Hanwha Defence Australia
Chairman, Cobham Aviation
Senior Analyst, ASPI
Dr Ben Greene
Chief Executive Officer, EOS
Chief Executive Officer – Defence Systems, Eos
Chief Executive Officer, AeroPM
Dr Rebecca Jackson
Director, The Jackson Company
RADM Steve Gilmore AM
CSC, Tasmanian Defence Advocate, Defence Tasmania
Senior Space Systems Engineer, Shoal Group
Prof Russell Boyce
Director – UNSW Canberra Space, UNSW Canberra
Managing Director, Av-Comm
Director, Capability Branch – Defence Space Command, Department of Defence
Dr Samantha Hoffman
Senior Analyst, ASPI
Campaign Manager – Lockheed Martin Space, Lockheed Martin Australia
Tuesday 21st June 2022
19:00 – 21:00
Federation Ballroom, Hyatt Hotel Canberra
The Australian Defence Magazine will be hosting welcome drinks for all delegates attending ADM Congress 2022. 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.
WELCOME RECEPTION ADDRESS |
Katherine Ziesing, Strategic Communications Manager, Hanwha Defense Australia
Kim Gillis, Chairman, Cobham Aviation
Wednesday 22nd June 2022
Welcome from ADM
Ewen Levick, Group Editor, ADM
Introduction from the chair
Dr Rebecca Jackson, Director, The Jackson Company
MINISTERIAL ADDRESS |
The Hon Matt Thistlethwaite MP, Assistant Minister for Defence & Assistant Minister for Veterans’ Affairs
A Future Ready Land Force
- Considering the terrain of future military combat
- Army deployments in a post-COVID world
Brigadier Ian Langford, Acting Head of Land Capability
Moving beyond Industry as a Fundamental Input to Capability
- Lessons learned from innovative defence approaches internationally
- Building capacity and capabilities that are ready, reliable, and responsive
- Structuring a sustainable partnership with Defence and Industry as part of a wider national mobilisation landscape
Tim Pickford, Director of Business Development and Strategy, Hanwha Defence Australia
PANEL | Transitioning from SME to PRIME
- What does it take to go from a local SME to a major play in Defence Industry?
- How can local businesses best access supply chains in order to grow?
- What opportunities does the future present?
Jim McDowell, Group Chief Executive Officer, Nova Systems
Grant Sanderson, Chief Executive Officer – Defence Systems, Eos
Luke Gosling OAM, Member for Solomon, Australian Labor Party
Moderator: Emily Frizell, Chief Executive Officer, AeroPM
Welcome to Morning Tea
Kelly Elphinstone, Executive Director, Elphinstone Group
RADM Steve Gilmore AM, CSC, Tasmanian Defence Advocate, Defence Tasmania
- Future submarines and the role of nuclear submarines
- Collaboration with allies (UK & US)
- Current operations in the Indo-Pacific
RADM Chris Smith, Deputy Chief of Navy
Win-win in military procurement and rapid capability development
Andrew Dudgeon AM, Partner – Defence, Aerospace and Infrastructure, McKinsey & Company
What a progressive Defence industry means for government, employees and suppliers
Andrew Gresham, Managing Director of Defence Delivery, BAE Systems Australia
The Northern Territory: A destination for defence
The Hon Nicole Manison, Deputy Chief Minister, Northern Territory Government
Address from ADM
Kylie Leonard, Associate Publisher, Australian Defence Magazine
Opportunities for Indigenous businesses to grow within Defence
- Increasing Indigenous involvement in Defence
- Outlining the value that Indigenous enterprises bring to Defence
- Accessing supply chains and major contracts
Naomi Anstess, General Manager – Indigenous Business Growth, Northern Territory Indigenous Business Network
PANEL | Building Australia’s Defence Space Ecosystems
Shena Howell, Senior Space Systems Engineer, Shoal Group
Professor Russell Boyce, Director, UNSW Canberra Space, UNSW Canberra
Michael Cratt, Managing Director, Av-Comm
Victoria Scott, Director, Capability Branch – Defence Space Command, Department of Defence
Moderator: Noel Borgas, Campaign Manager – Lockheed Martin Space, Lockheed Martin Australia
Plan Galileo: Improving and Streamlining Sustainment Capability
RADM Wendy Malcolm, Head Maritime Systems, Royal Australian Navy
Australia-China relations and security in the Indo-Pacific
- What impact will the change of government have?
- Countering China’s growing influence in the region
- Australia’s role in the pacific
Dr Samantha Hoffman, Senior Analyst, ASPI
The Defence Budget in the Age of Strategic Competition
- What are the key defence budget challenges issues facing the new government?
- Which parts of the previous plan should it change?
- What can be done to deliver faster?
Marcus Hellyer, Senior Analyst, ASPI
Closing Remarks from the Chair
End of Conference & Networking Drinks
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
|Conference pass – Standard Industry Rate||$2,195 + GST|
|Conference pass – Defence/ SME Rate||$1,595 + GST|
|Conference pass – Micro SME Rate||$1,195 + GST|
|Virtual pass||$795 + GST|
|Dinner||$315 + GST|
|Dinner – Table of 10||$2,985 + GST|
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