Businesses looking to expand their footprint in the defence industry will be provided with the tools to bolster engagement with government and key stakeholders at the newly-launched Defence Connect AIC Summit.
Defence industry stakeholders are now invited to register for the Defence Connect AIC Summit 2021, scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 25 August at Gandel Hall, NGA in Canberra.
The inaugural summit aims to support the Commonwealth government’s ongoing efforts to build the nation’s sovereign production, defence capability and resilience by equipping businesses with the knowledge and tools to tap into $270 billion in Defence contracts over the next decade.
The AIC Summit 2021 will feature presentations from a host of industry leaders, designed to help interested stakeholders manage the costs and complexities associated with participating in the supply chain.
Sponsored by platinum partners archTIS and Downer Group, the summit also aims to foster collaboration between the Commonwealth, primes and SMEs, in a bid to offer insight into technical challenges and nuances across the supply chain.
Ultimately, the AIC Summit 2021 endeavours to provide businesses with a cutting-edge in the highly-competitive tender process.
The agenda includes networking sessions, expert panel and Q&A presentations, and complementary lunch and drinks.
Speakers include Martin Halleran, head of AIC at the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), Dr Peter Sawczak, first assistant secretary, Defence Industry Policy Division at the Australian Department of Defence, and archTIS CEO and managing director Daniel Lei.
Numbers for the summit are limited in line with COVID restrictions. Those hoping to secure a seat at the summit are urged to move quickly – with a waitlist created on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, please visit the Defence Connect AIC Summit 2021 website.