Momentum Media

A new awards program backed by Momentum Media’s platform for the defence sector, Defence Connect, has been revealed, ushering in a new era of recognition and acknowledgement for Australia’s rapidly growing defence industry.

To be held in September at the Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra, the Australian Defence Industry awards will showcase the depth of talent in Australia’s defence industry while affirming its essential role in supporting national security and driving innovation, economic growth and workforce development.

Recognising leading professionals and organisations, the awards cover 30+ categories focusing on all facets of the defence industry.

Categories cover primes, SMEs, academic institutions and associations through to high-performing individuals such as defence executives, Indigenous and female leaders, students, scientists, technicians and academics.

According to Phillip Tarrant, Momentum Media director, the program has been created to reflect the comprehensive role of defence industry as a fundamental input to capability.

“Defence businesses and professionals play a critical role in equipping Australia’s ADF with the platforms, capabilities and services required to ensure battlefield superiority and underpin Australia’s sovereignty,” Tarrant said.

“The awards program will highlight the businesses and individuals who lead their fields. Our objective in creating the awards is to back defence industry and the great work it’s doing to deepen the capabilities of the ADF and better equip our service men and women – now and in the future.”

Momentum Media produces a range of awards programs, including the Australian Law Awards, Australian Accounting Awards, Australian Broking Awards, REB Awards, My Business Awards and the IFA Excellence Awards.

The launch of the Australian Defence Industry Awards will draw on years’ of experience delivering these awards programs and create a unique experience for the nation’s defence sector, Tarrant said.

“The speed the program has gathered pace since launch reaffirms the opportunity to create a nationwide awards program that universally recognises defence industry. The awards are open to all businesses operating in Australia supporting the defence supply chain irrespective of location, alliances, ownership or association membership,” Tarrant said.

For more information, including details about the 30+ categories, visit the Australian Defence Industry Awards website by clicking here.