Ride the defence wave to Sydney

07 September, 2017

WA businesses can ride the wave of new defence opportunities all the way to Sydney next month by registering for the Pacific 2017 International Maritime Exposition.

Following the Federal Government’s commitment to the $89 billion naval shipbuilding program, and the imminent announcement of the Offshore Patrol Vessel contract winner, interest in maritime defence is running high, says WA Defence Industry Facilitator Paul Hosie.

“Many WA businesses both large and small will be attending,” Hosie says, adding that they are welcome to contact him for support ahead of the event on October 3-5 event.

The Federal Government’s Centre for Defence Industry Capability will be facilitating the B2B meeting rooms at Pacific 2017, while all delegates are invited to attend a panel session on Defence industry and innovation.

Members of the CDIC Advisory Board will also give their perspectives of the changes and developments of defence industry and innovation during the first year of operations of the CDIC and the Defence Innovation Hub. 

The session on Wednesday, October 4 will commence with an opening address by Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne, followed by a panel presentation and Q&A session.

Registrations can be made here, or here for trade visitor tickets.

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