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Reflecting the number of major programs underway, LAND FORCES will include an expanded program of free-to-attend conferences, presented by a cross-section of the land defence community including Industry, Army, Defence and Government. The conference and symposia program will be centred around three major pillars of Industry Capability, Innovation and Civil Defence.
Are you Defence Ready? A guide for SME's on working in the Defence Industry.

AIDN is proud to host another panel session ‘Are you Defence Ready?’.

Attendees will hear from a below the line SME and a above the line SME on their journey to becoming Defence Ready and their advice for SME’s.

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Boeing Industry Briefing

Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) is an integral part of the region's defence industry and brings the ‘Best of Boeing’ products and services to support the Australian Defence Force. What sets us apart is our expertise across broad capabilities throughout the lifecycle of defence programs combined with an enduring commitment to a strong Australian defence industry.

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CDIC & Small Business Connect Lunch

Entering and emerging defence industry businesses are invited to connect with the CDIC team for a networking lunch to learn more about the services and opportunities available to your business through the CDIC and Australian Industry Capability programs. 

Use this valuable opportunity to discuss your current business positioning, challenges and needs in the defence marketplace.

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CDIC On-Stand Presentations

These short and informal on stand presentation will provide high level introduction to the programs and support available to help you do business with Defence. No bookings required - but places are strictly limited, so we advise you arrive early.

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Industry Capability – Equipping Defence

LAND FORCES will be a platform for engagement between Defence agencies responsible for acquiring the Australian Army’s new capability and the industry that will deliver the technologies, products and support.

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Industry Engagement Event

Australia’s Defence industry plays a critical role in supporting and sustaining Australia’s defence capability. Nova Systems is a strategic partner to the Capability and Acquisition Sustainment Group’s Land Systems Division, trusted to support the delivery of over $20B worth of complex land projects. If you are a Small to Medium Enterprise delivering professional or consulting services then please join us to learn more about becoming part of our team and supporting these critical projects.

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CIVDEF Civil Defence - Preparing for Community Crisis

Recent natural disasters have seen ever closer cooperation between the Australian Defence Force, and particularly the Australian Army, with civil agencies and industry in helping communities to endure and recover.

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Defence Global Supply Chain Program – Meet the Primes

For businesses new in the defence marketplace and keen to understand the supply chain opportunities through multinational defence suppliers.

Eight multinational defence companies (known as ‘primes’), participate in the Global Supply Chain (GSC) Program. Boeing, BAE, Leidos, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Rheinmetall, Raytheon & Thales each provide opportunities for Australian companies within their international supply chains.

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Defence Global Supply Chain Program – Prime Updates and Networking

The Global Supply Chain primes will provide updates on their capability areas of interest for businesses who are export ready.

The defence GSC primes include BAE, Boeing, Leidos, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Rheinmetall, and Thales - each will be in attendance to speak directly with SMEs.

This session is designed for businesses who are export ready and experienced within the defence marketplace.

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Deployable Power

Milspec have been manufacturing portable power solution to Army for decades.

As demands on Army change so have the challenges around availability of power. A discussion around the challenges faced in developing product to meet shock vibration needs on vehicles and in man portable systems.

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Innovation and Technology for the Future Force

As a nation that values Sovereign Capability, Australia has reinforced its ability to identify and nurture innovation that may one day enter service as key capability.

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New Dimensions in Training

With the rapid uptake of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence and other wearables, is it time to redefine the approach?

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Sovereign Industry Opportunities with Babcock Australasia

Babcock Australasia is a 21st Century Prime with a unique Prime Vendor model across Defence, Aviation and Critical Services sectors. We maximise value for money for our Defence Customers and lead development of Australian Sovereign Industry Capability by implementing innovative procurement strategies and protecting the Intellectual Property of our suppliers.

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Technical Demonstrations of Geospatial and Situational Awareness Capability

In a battle or emergency situation. communication and situational awareness can mean the difference between life or death. The delivery of real-time communications, position, navigation and timing information is essential for operations in the Defence and Essential services domains.

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Unmanned Systems in Defence

Organised in association with AMDA Foundation, the Australian Association for Unmanned Systems conference at Land Forces will attract Defence, Industry & Academia from around the world to present, promote and discuss unmanned technologies.

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A Whole Government Approach to Defence Exports

Provides defence industry SME’s with information on government initiatives and support available for them to access export markets; including market advice, financial assistance, and advocacy. This event includes presentations and discussion from relevant government agencies including the Australian Defence Export Office, Austrade, and Export Finance Australia.

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Workforce Future

The Australian Government’s historic investment of $200 billion to grow Australia’s defence capability requires a world-class, fit for purpose defence industry workforce to ensure it can deliver on current and future defence projects.

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