POST DSR – Demonstrating the importance of Australia’s sovereign defence industry
On behalf of the Australian Industry & Defence Network (AIDN), we are delighted to invite all current members to partner with AIDN National to deliver the 2nd Annual AIDN Policy Symposium and Australian Sovereign Capability Showcase, to be held in at Parliament House Canberra, on Monday, 27 November 2023.
All Members of Parliament and Senators, as well as key Defence stakeholders, will be invited to attend the Showcase.
Following on from the enormous success of the Inaugural event in 2022 and critically, in the post DSR environment, the purpose of the Showcase is to highlight the critical role our Australian defence industry plays in contributing to Australia’s sovereignty, security and safety.
It will also demonstrate the integral role our industry plays in Australia’s economy through our sovereign supply chains; modern manufacturing practices; professional services, research and innovation; skills development; and regional employment.
Australia is facing unprecedented challenges, where urgent examination of our national resilience and sovereign industrial and manufacturing capability is required. The Defence Strategic Review (DSR) and forthcoming Defence Industry Development Strategy (DIDS) and $270 billion dollar commitment to defence over the next 10 years marks a considerable departure from our past, and serves as an extraordinary accelerant towards generating credible sovereign capability.
In announcing the DSR and the DIDS, the Prime Minister, the Minister for Defence and the Minister for Defence Industry, committed to speed to capability and strengthened sovereign industrial capabilities. These important commitments to enhance the ADF’s self-reliance solidifies the critical role AIDN and our Australian defence industry members will play in implementing the Australian Government’s time-sensitive initiatives.
Now, more than ever, is the time for the Australian Government, together with AIDN and our local domestic industry, to closely assess how we can better collaborate and innovate to support our strategically important sovereign industrial and manufacturing capabilities at a grassroots level in this accelerating period of uncertainty.
On Monday 27 November 2023, we are inviting AIDN members to our nation’s capital, Canberra, to discuss Australian defence industry policy settings, and showcase their capabilities directly to key government decision-makers at Parliament House.
We are delighted to offer AIDN members this unique opportunity to partner with us for such an exciting federal government event via a range of sponsorship options, outlined in the attached sponsorship prospectus.
This sponsorship prospectus aims to allow current financial AIDN Members to choose a sponsorship level that aligns with your business objectives. Together, we can showcase the range of business success stories within our local Australian defence industry from the most specialised SMEs to the largest Primes.
It is our aim to work efficiently with AIDN Member sponsors to maximise your budget as well as your connectivity with key Australian Government stakeholders in the Parliament and within the Department of Defence. We look forward to working with you on the 2nd Annual AIDN Policy Symposium & Sovereign Capability Showcase, and joining select industry colleagues and key decision-makers in Canberra on 27 November 2023 for this exclusive government engagement opportunity.