CONFERENCES

PACIFIC 2017 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

The following is a list of conferences, seminars and symposia to be held in conjunction with PACIFIC 2017, 3-5 October, ICC Sydney. These will all be held within the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Darling Harbour, Sydney and will have direct access to the PACIFIC 2017 exhibition.

Updates on dates, locations and timings will be ongoing and agendas/programs uploaded closer to the event.

CORRECT AS AT 1 AUGUST 2017

Royal Australian Navy Sea Power Conference 2017

Date: Tuesday 3 - Thursday 5 October 2017

Time: 0900 - 1700

Registration: This event is open to all PACIFIC 2017 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates however, pre-registration is required.

Hosted By: The Royal Australian Navy

Location: PACIFIC 2017, ICC, Sydney

The 2017 Sea Power Conference will explore the broad theme of The Navy and the Nation, focusing on maritime identity, the significance of maritime economics and use of the oceans; and the critical importance of defence industry to developing and maintaining naval capability. Navies do not exist for their own sake, nor do they exist in isolation. While navies are an expression of government resolve in managing and protecting the oceans, they are also a national enterprise drawing heavily upon civil infrastructure and society. It is this aspect that is oft neglected in discussions about defence in general and navies in particular.

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PACIFIC 2017 International Maritime Conference

Date: Tuesday 3 - Thursday 5 October 2017

Time: 0830 - 1700

Registration: This event is open to all PACIFIC 2017 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates however, registration fees apply.

Hosted By: The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology and Engineers Australia

Location: PACIFIC 2017, ICC, Sydney

Collectively, the conference and exposition will offer a rewarding program for all those with a professional interest in maritime affairs. The conference program will be designed to permit all delegates to visit the many industry displays in the exposition itself, and to conduct informal professional discussions with exhibitors and fellow delegates. Registration for the International Maritime Conference includes free access to the exposition.

An impressive list of Keynote Speakers has been assembled for the conference program:

  • Dr David Kershaw
    Chief of Maritime Division, Defence Science and Technology Group - Department of Defence
  • Dr Margaret Law
    Submarine Capability and Strategy Manager, ASC Pty Ltd
  • Mr Paddy Fitzpatrick
    Director General Future Frigates, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group - Department of Defence.


The conference program will again be conducted in two streams of parallel sessions and will cover the following topics:

  • Commercial Ship Technology
  • Naval Ship Technology
  • Submarine Technology
  • Commercial Ship Operations
  • Maritime Safety
  • Maritime Environment Protection
  • Offshore Resource Industry.

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2nd Navy Aviation Symposium

Date: Thursday 5 October

Time: 0900 - 1220

Registration: This event is open to all PACIFIC 2017 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates however, pre-registration is required.

  • Step 1 - Register as a PACIFIC 2017 trade visitor here. Exhibitors can also attend this event, but will be required to have an exhibitor badge.
  • Step 2 - Register your attendance for the 2nd Navy Aviation Symposium by contacting Dr Arvind Sinha here.

Hosted By: Helicopters, Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems and Guided Weapons Division of Defence’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) and AHS International (Australian Chapter).

Location: PACIFIC 2017, ICC, Sydney

The Navy Aviation Symposium was established in 2015 as an ongoing Symposium of the Pacific International Maritime Exposition event. The second of the series symposium will be held at Pacific 2017, providing delegates an opportunity to participate in briefings on current and future navy aviation developments.

The event is being organised by CASG's Helicopter Systems Division, in conjunction with Maritime Australia Limited. The program is endorsed by RAN’s Capability Program Steering Group and supported by AHS International (Australian Chapter). The Symposium will cover presentations on tactical aviation platform systems (manned and unmanned), through updates from the domains of capability & technology developments, programs/projects, research & innovations and industry.

For further information:
Dr Arvind Sinha (Symposium Chair)
Director Engineering, Helicopters, Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems & Guided Weapons Division
CASG
Email: arvind.sinha1@defence.gov.au
Tel: +61 429 455 028

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Building Australia’s Defence and Naval Shipbuilding Skills

Date: Wednesday 4 October

Time: 1030 - 1200

Registration: This event is open to all PACIFIC 2017 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates however, pre-registration is required.

  • Step 1 - Register as a PACIFIC 2017 trade visitor here. Exhibitors can also attend this event, but will be required to have an exhibitor badge.
  • Step 2 - Register your attendance for Building Australia’s Defence and Naval Shipbuilding Skills by contacting Mathilda Grist here.

Hosted By: The Defence Industry Education and Skills Consortium (DIESC)

Location: PACIFIC 2017, ICC, Sydney

The Defence Industry Education and Skills Consortium (DIESC) is an initiative of a cross-state group of universities, vocational education providers and industry bodies to provide a practical solution to building Australia’s Defence and naval shipbuilding skills.

  • The Defence Teaming Centre
  • The University of South Australia
  • The University of Adelaide
  • Flinders University
  • RMIT University
  • Edith Cowan University
  • TAFE SA
  • South Metropolitan TAFE
  • The Indigenous Defence Consortium.


The event will officially launch the DIESC and provide an overview of its purpose and objective in the context of Australia's naval shipbuilding endeavour.

For further information:
Mathilda Grist
Events and Partnerships Coordinator
Defence Teaming Centre
DIESC Coordinating Organisation
mathilda.grist@dtc.org.au
(08) 7320 1007

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Defence Industry and Innovation - Perspectives of the CDIC Advisory Board

Date: Wednesday 4 October 2017

Time: 1000 - 1200

Registration: This event is open to all PACIFIC 2017 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates.To register:

  • Step 1 - Register as a PACIFIC 2017 trade visitor here. Exhibitors can also attend this event, but will be required to have an exhibitor badge.
  • Step 2 - Register your attendance for the CDIC Panel Session via Eventbrite here.

Hosted By: Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC)

Location: PACIFIC 2017, ICC, Sydney

A panel session of presentation followed by Q&A. Members of the Centre for Defence Industry Capability Advisory Board will give their perspectives of the changes and developments of defence industry and innovation in the first year of operations of the CDIC and Defence Innovation Hub.

For further information:
Lois Wake
Strategic Engagements and Communications Manager
Dept. of Industry, Innovation and Science
Email: lois.wake@industry.gov.au
www.business.gov.au/cdic

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FFG Sustainment: From Availability Comes Knowledge; from Knowledge Comes Lethality

Date: Tuesday 3 October

Time: 1400 - 1500

Registration: This event is open to all PACIFIC 2017 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates however, pre-registration is required.

  • Step 1 - Register as a PACIFIC 2017 trade visitor here. Exhibitors can also attend this event, but will be required to have an exhibitor badge.
  • Step 2 - Register your attendance for the FFG Sustainment briefing by contacting CAPT Brad Smith here.

Hosted By: FFG SPO, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment group

Location: PACIFIC 2017, ICC, Sydney

Managing a combat capability from an Asset Management perspective can be a difficult and complex endeavour. To deliver the maximum effect requires a large amount of training and experience operating a ship at sea to understand its full capabilities. The underlying fundamental requirement for a sustainment organisation then is to provide maximum availability and high levels of reliability of the system. It is only once this is achieved that full capability and lethality can be sought. The FFG is a case study in the value of delivering available and reliable platforms which has led to the delivery of the most capable frigate in service, a claim that was not considered achievable only 3 years earlier.

The FFG Enterprise embarked on a journey to focus on the outcomes to the customer, remove all barriers to success and do business differently. Through a focused change in management principles and cultural reform, the operational effect of the platforms has increased substantially and is in large part due to the efforts of Industry and CASG to deliver increased confidence in the platform, enabling operators to focus on improving their knowledge of the system and unlock its full capability.

The presentation will focus on the changes in the Support and Sustainment organisations utilising both contracting and relational levers to drive change, the results delivered from this and the subsequent acceleration in performance of the FFG capability.

For further information:
CAPT Brad Smith
Director, FFGSPO
Tel: (02) 9359 6285
Email: bradley.smith2@defence.gov.au

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Future Submarine Industry Briefing

Date: Wednesday 4 October 2017

Time: 1400 - 1600

Registration: This event is open to all PACIFIC 2017 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates. To register:

  • Step 1 - Register as a PACIFIC 2017 trade visitor here. Exhibitors can also attend this event, but will be required to have an exhibitor badge.
  • Step 2 - Register your attendance for the Future Submarine Industry Briefing via Eventbrite here.

Hosted By: Department of Defence (DoD), Naval Group and Lockheed Martin Australia

Location: PACIFIC 2017, ICC, Sydney

As part of a national program, a Future Submarine Industry Briefing will take place in Sydney at Pacific 2017 on Wednesday, 4 October June.

Australian companies, R&D and educational institutions are invited to attend and hear from the future submarine enterprise (CASG, Naval Group and Lockheed Martin) in regards to opportunities available in the program and how we can work collaboratively to deliver a sovereign and regionally superior submarine capability for Australia.

Seats are limited.

For further information:
Jessica Thomas
Head of Communications
Naval Group
Email: jessica.thomas@au.naval-group.com
Tel: +61 (8) 7099 2115


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Higher Education for Development of the Maritime Industry

Date: Wednesday 4 October 2017

Time: 1000 - 1100

Registration: This event is open to all PACIFIC 2017 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates and no registration is required.

Hosted By: The Australian Maritime College, a specialist institute of the University of Tasmania

Location: Innovation Theatrette, Exhibition Halls, PACIFIC 2017, ICC, Sydney

For further information:
Ms Carley Williams
Institute Marketing Officer
Australian Maritime College 
Email: carley.williams@utas.edu.au
Tel: +61 409 389 132

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IndPac 2017

Date: Thursday 5 October 2017

Time: 0900 - 1200

Registration: This event is open to all PACIFIC 2017 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates however, pre-registration is required.

  • Step 1 - Register as a PACIFIC 2017 trade visitor here. Exhibitors can also attend this event, but will be required to have an exhibitor badge.
  • Step 2 - Register your attendance for the IndPac 2017 by contacting Dr Alexey Muraviev here.

Hosted By: Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia and Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited

Location: PACIFIC 2017, ICC, Sydney

Chatham House rules will apply.

The inaugural IndPac seminar, organised by Curtin University’s Strategic Flashlight forum on National Security and Strategy, in partnership with Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited, was held at Pacific 2013.

The theme for IndPac 2017 will  be Up Periscope: RAN’s SEA 1000 and SEA 5000 and the evolving threat landscape in the Indo Asia Pacific.

For further information:
Dr Alexey Muraviev
Head of Department of Social Sciences and Security Studies
Curtin University
Email: a.muraviev@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 08 9266 2234


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Japan-Australia Multi-Function Technology Symposium

Date: Wednesday 4 October

Time: 0900 - 1700 followed by a conference network function 1700 - 1830

Registration: This event is by invitation only.

Hosted By: DST Group

Location: PACIFIC 2017, ICC, Sydney

This Invitation-only Symposium will address Australia-Japan Science & technology engagement, Defence themes with technology opportunities, e.g. anti-submarine warfare, oceanography, environmental modelling, surveillance, and emerging technology areas such as underwater communications, robotics, and advanced sensors and materials.

For further information:
Mr Jimmy Hafesjee
Head of Defence Science Communications
DST Group
Email: jimmy.hafesjee@dst.defence.gov.au

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Maritime Australia Industry Innovation Awards

Date: Wednesday 4 October

Time: 1620 - 1700

Registration: This event is open to all PACIFIC 2017 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates and no registration is required.

Hosted By: Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited (the organisers of PACIFIC 2017)

Location: Innovation Theatrette, Exhibition Halls, PACIFIC 2017, ICC, Sydney

The Chairman of Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited will present the 2017 Maritime Australia Industry Innovation Awards, SME Grants and Young Innovator Scholarships to the six smartest and most innovative companies and individuals in Australia’s naval and maritime industries.

Admission to the awards presentation ceremony is free to registered trade visitors, exhibitors and award entrants.

For further information:
Dr Gregor Ferguson
Executive Manager Industry Development
PACIFIC 2017
Email: gferguson@amda.com.au
Tel: 0414 803 717

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NSW Government SME Workshop

Date: Thursday 5 October

Time: 0900 - 1300

Registration:This event is open to all PACIFIC 2017 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates. No registration required.

Hosted By: NSW Government

Location: PACIFIC 2017, ICC, Sydney

NSW Government will host a series of information sessions to assist Australian companies to grow and succeed in the Defence & Security environment. Sessions will include CDIC, Austrade and Hunternet.

For further information:
Chris Macfarlane
Head of Exhibitor Relations
Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited
Email: cmacfarlane@amda.com.au

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PACIFIC 2017 Innovation PitchFest

Date: Tuesday 3 October and Wednesday 4 October 2017

Time: 1400 - 1600 on both days

Registration: This event is open to all PACIFIC 2017 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates and no registration is required.

Hosted By: Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited (the organisers of PACIFIC 2017)

Location: Innovation Theatrette, Exhibition Halls, PACIFIC 2017, ICC, Sydney

At the PACIFIC 2017 Innovation Pitchfest scientists and researchers from DST Group and Australian universities, research agencies, maritime and defence companies will get the opportunity to pitch their work to potential partners and customers.

On Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 October at Pacific 2017 some 30 innovators from DST, Australia’s universities and Australian maritime and defence companies will deliver a 3-minute 'pitch' in rapid succession to an audience of potential industry and research partners.

At the conclusion of the Pitchfest on Wednesday 4 October a panel of judges will present prizes to the winners of the Best Pitch and Best Idea awards.

Organised by Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited, which runs the Pacific 2017 International Maritime Exposition, DST Group and the Defence Science Institute (DSI) the Pitchfest will be held in the Innovation Theatrette situated in the Exhibition Hall.

The Innovation Theatrette will also host a showcase of the shortlisted finalists for the Maritime Australia Industry Innovation Awards, which will be presented there by the Chairman of IDSAL, Vice Admiral Chris Ritchie AO (retired), during Pacific 2017.

For further information:
Mr Craig Butler
Defence Science Institute
Email: craig.butler@defencescienceinstitute.com
Tel: 03 8344 3513

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PACIFIC 2017 Maritime Unmanned Systems Conference

Date: Wednesday 4th October

Time: 0900 - 1700

Registration: This event is open to all PACIFIC 2017 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates however, registration fees apply.

Hosted By: The Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (AAUS)

Location: PACIFIC 2017, ICC, Sydney

The AAUS Maritime Unmanned Systems conference at PACIFIC 2017 will attract Defence, Industry & Academia from around the world to present, promote and discuss unmanned technologies.

The AAUS unmanned systems conference is held in conjunction with PACIFIC 2017.   PACIFIC 2017 will be staged in the new International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) on the shores of Sydney Harbour and runs from October 3-5, 2017.  Our event will be held in a conference room at this venue.

The 2017 conference will focus on unmanned technologies relevant to future defence programs and maritime applications and has been well supported by the Australian Defence Force who use our conferences to engage with industry on unmanned systems programs. We expect key presentations from Navy, Air Force, Army and CAS-G.

For further information and to pre-register:
Mr Greg Tyrell
Executive Director
The Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (AAUS)
Email: greg.tyrrell@aaus.org.au

To pre-register and to pay registration fees:
www.aaus.org.au

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