The AUKUS pact is set to radically reshape Australia’s Defence industry. Much has been made of our plans to acquire nuclear submarines. But what of the second pillar of AUKUS?

The NSW Defence Summit will address the strategic importance to Australia and the region of the future submarine program and look at the staffing and skilling challenges it will bring. The Summit will also assess the opportunities for Australian contractors to engage in the delivery of transformative defence capability in areas such as hypersonics, AI, Quantum technologies, electronic warfare, and undersea capabilities. Finally, there will be a discussion on the future of Defence financing and look at what greater role financial institutions, venture capitalists, and superannuation funds can play in the delivery of tomorrow’s capability.



Ben Sandow
General Manager,



Opening Remarks from the Chair

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

The ADM NSW Defence Summit presents a unique opportunity to showcase your organisation’s capabilities to an engaged high-level audience. To enquire about the sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available at this event in Hobart, please contact:

Andrew Sinkovich
Sponsorship & Exhibition Sales Manager
e: Andrew.Sinkovich@informa.com.au
t: 02 9080 4308


*Departement of Defence and ADF: please note eligibility for discount rates will be verified after registration (must have @defence.gov.au email address)
*SME is defined as organisation with fewer than 200 employees worldwide, including parent company, regardless of structure.
*Micro SME is defined as organisation with fewer than 50 employees worldwide, including parent company, regardless of structure.

  • Early Bird until 15 September 2023
Packages Early Bird Standard
Department of Defence and ADF FREE FREE
Industry $1,295 + GST $1,495 + GST
SME Rate $795 + GST $995 + GST
Micro SME $350 + GST $450 + GST


The Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre (ICC Sydney)
14 Darling Dr,
Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9215 7100


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