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ADM Congress 2017

This major Defence/Industry Conference has evolved into a pivotal event in the Defence calendar, attracting over 350 delegates each year.
Tuesday, 7 February 2016 | Hyatt Hotel, Canberra

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ADM Events is pleased to announce the 14th Annual ADM Congress that will convene on Tuesday 7th February 2016 at the Hyatt Hotel, Canberra. This major Defence/Industry Conference has evolved into a pivotal event in the Defence calendar, attracting over 450 delegates each year. The theme for 2017 will be ‘Innovation in One Defence’ with key topics to include:

  • Fundamental Input to Capability
  • Increased use of electronic warfare
  • Coalition Environments
  • First Principles Review Implementation

ADM2017 will hear from government ministers, defence chiefs, the leadership of the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, prime contractors and SMEs; which tethered with forthcoming policy dialogue will ensure Australia has a sustainable and viable defence industry.

For more information visit the ADM Congress website.

Welcome Reception

Monday 6 February 2017

The Australian Defence Magazine will be hosting welcome drinks for all delegates attending the ADM Congress. The reception will feature a Keynote Address from The Hon. Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Defence Industry. Come and liaise with your colleagues and peers at the Hyatt Hotel, Canberra.

6:30pm – 7:30pm
Federation Ballroom
Hyatt Hotel, Canberra

Keynote Address | The Hon. Christopher Pyne MP
Welcome Reception Sponsor Address | Francisco Baron, Managing Director, Navantia

When & Where

Hyatt Hotel Canberra
120 Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla ACT 2600
Phone: 02 6270 1234

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The Hon. Christopher Pyne


Francisco Baron

Managing Director, Navantia

Katherine Ziesing

Editor, Australian Defence Magazine

Senator The Hon. Marise Payne

Minister for Defence

Kim Gillis

Deputy Secretary, Capability and Acquisition Group, Department of Defence

Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin

Chief of the Defence Force, Department of Defence

Greg Combet

Victorian Defence Industry Advocate

Ben Hudson

Member of the Management Defence Board, Global Head of Vehicle Systems Division, Rheinmetall

Dr Andrew Davies

Director Defence & Strategy Program, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Kate Louis

First Assistant Secretary, Defence Industry Policy Division, Strategic Policy & Intelligence Group, Department of Defence

Richard Snow

Head of Property, Canberra Airport

Lieutenant General Angus Campbell DSC

AM, Chief of Army, Australian Army


Dr Alex Zelinsky

Chief Defence Scientist, Department of Defence

Dario Deste

Chief of Australian Operations, Fincantieri

Ken Shaw

Managing Director, Boeing Defence Australia

Mr Angel Recaman

Innovation Senior Vice -President, Navantia

Glynn Phillips

Chief Executive, BAE Systems Australia


Luke Bowen

General Manager, Northern Australia Development and Trade

Derek Osborn

Chief Executive, Government Services and Outsourcing, Broadspectrum

Christine Zeitz

Managing Director, Leidos Australia

John Bale

CEO & Co-Founder, Soldier On

Simon Sauer AM

CSC, Chief Executive Officer, Mates4Mates

Craig Orme

Deputy President, Department of Veteran’s Affairs

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