AIDN NATIONAL GALA DINNER
Queensland winner of the 2020 National YAA!!!
AIDN National hosted their Annual Dinner at the QT in Canberra on the 19th of February 2020. The event with more than 300 attendees from Defence and Industry enjoyed a great evening of Networking and celebrating 25 years of AIDN. The evening was coordinated by MC Graham Priestnall, and included presentations from Platinum Sponsor Lockheed Martin, Deputy Country Executive – Scott Thompson, AIDN SME Success Story Products for Industry (PFI) – Nick Green (aka Rocket Man), and Guest speaker Chief of Navy – Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN. The National Young Achiever Award celebrated 4 young finalists who have all made significant contributions to Defence Industry and have the opportunity to provide plenty more for the future. Alexander Bowen-Rotsaert, the Queensland YAA winner from Boeing Defence Australia was presented his award by Chief of the Defence Force General Angus Campbell AO, CSC, and Deputy Secretary, CASG Tony Fraser, AO, CSC.
To assist members in maximising their profitability through networking advanced advice on business opportunities with Defence and Defence Prime contractors and promoting initiatives which improve management skills and expertise.
AIDN provides the focal point for Defence's interaction with Australia's dynamic base of smaller defence companies.
AIDN functions through a National Secretariat and facilitates effective and efficient communications between State bodies and Federal Government Departments, in particular the Department of Defence and the Department of Industry, Science and Resources. AIDN also represents member bodies on Department of Defence fora and at relevant seminars. Importantly, AIDN represents the SME perspective in the development of Defence Industry Policy and can mediate or assist in resolving Industry/Government misunderstandings.
AIDN-QLD is focused on assisting QLD SMEs to gain greater access to information, resources and key decision makers in the public and private sectors of the Australian and international Defence industries.
We assist AIDN-QLD members through networking and information sharing to enhance business opportunities with Defence and Defence prime contractors, and initiatives which improve management skills and expertise. Our organisation maintains a regular dialogue with the QLD Government and other ‘like-minded’ industry organisations in the region.
On behalf of our Committee, members and affiliates, welcome to the AIDN-QLD website. AIDN-QLD is the principle representative organisation for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) working in the Defence and Security sectors, located in Brisbane, Queensland. AIDN-QLD seeks to assist members through networking and information sharing to enhance business opportunities with Defence and Defence prime contractors, and initiatives which improve management skills and expertise. Our organisation maintains a regular dialogue with the QLD Government and other ‘like-minded’ industry organisations in the region.
If you are already a member I invite you to use this website as a resource, if you are a visitor please consider joining AIDN-QLD through the application page on the website. If you have any questions regarding this website or AIDN-QLD please contact our Executive Officer or me directly.
AIDN QLD President