• 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

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Overview

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,
ABC TV


Charity Dinner Speaker:
Kim Gillis
Chairman,
Cobham Aviation

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.

Sponsors

Platinum and Welcome Reception Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

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VIP Breakfast Sponsor

Lanyard Sponsor

Morning Tea Sponsor

Charity Dinner Sponsor

Water Bottle Sponsor

Streaming Sponsor

Partners

Thought Leadership Partner

Charity Dinner Partner

Speakers


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


Jim McDowell
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


Tim Pickford
Director of Business Development and Strategy, Hanwha Defence Australia


Kim Gillis
Chairman, Cobham Aviation


Marcus Hellyer
Senior Analyst, ASPI


Dr Ben Greene
Chief Executive Officer, EOS


Grant Sanderson
Chief Executive Officer – Defence Systems, Eos


Emily Frizell
Chief Executive Officer, AeroPM


Dr Rebecca Jackson
Director, The Jackson Company


RADM Steve Gilmore AM
CSC, Tasmanian Defence Advocate, Defence Tasmania


Shena Howell
Senior Space Systems Engineer, Shoal Group


Prof 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


Dr Samantha Hoffman
Senior Analyst, ASPI


Noel Borgas
Campaign Manager – Lockheed Martin Space, Lockheed Martin Australia

WELCOME RECEPTION

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

AGENDA

Wednesday 22nd June 2022

8:50

Welcome from ADM
Ewen Levick, Group Editor, ADM

8:55

Introduction from the chair
Dr Rebecca Jackson, Director, The Jackson Company

9:00

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS |

The Hon Matt Thistlethwaite MP, Assistant Minister for Defence & Assistant Minister for Veterans’ Affairs

9:30

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

10:00

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

10:30

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

11:00

Welcome to Morning Tea

Kelly Elphinstone, Executive Director, Elphinstone Group
RADM Steve Gilmore AM, CSC, Tasmanian Defence Advocate, Defence Tasmania

11:05

Morning Tea

11:40

Naval Modernisation

  • 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

12:10

Win-win in military procurement and rapid capability development

Andrew Dudgeon AM, Partner – Defence, Aerospace and Infrastructure, McKinsey & Company

12:30

What a progressive Defence industry means for government, employees and suppliers

Andrew Gresham, Managing Director of Defence Delivery, BAE Systems Australia

12:50

The Northern Territory: A destination for defence

The Hon Nicole Manison, Deputy Chief Minister, Northern Territory Government

13:10

Address from ADM

Kylie Leonard, Associate Publisher, Australian Defence Magazine

13:15

Lunch

14:15

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

14:45

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

15:20

Afternoon Tea

15:50

Plan Galileo: Improving and Streamlining Sustainment Capability

RADM Wendy Malcolm, Head Maritime Systems, Royal Australian Navy

16:20

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

16:20

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

17:00

Closing Remarks from the Chair

17:10

End of Conference & Networking Drinks

Pricing

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
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

Venue

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.

Sustainability

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.