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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. 

Queensland Winner of the 2020 National YAA


Our Mission

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.

Member Benefits

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.



 

President's Welcome

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.

 Carl Quarterman

AIDN QLD President


Upcoming events

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Past events

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Quad Chart Workshop
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Quad Chart Workshop
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Quad Chart Workshop
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Quad Chart Workshop
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 AIDN National Gala Dinner 2020
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Meet North Queensland's Major Contractors TOWNSVILLE
Wednesday, December 04, 2019 Road to Landforces 2020
Monday, December 02, 2019 Textron Systems/Bell Helicopters/BAE Systems Industry Engagement 2019
Thursday, November 21, 2019 AIDN QLD November Monthly Members Meeting and AGM
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Rheinmetall Industry Briefing - Cairns
Friday, November 08, 2019 Defence Ipswich Supply Chain Opportunities Symposium 2019
Friday, November 08, 2019 Defence Ipswich Supply Chain Opportunities Symposium 2019
Friday, October 25, 2019 Capricorn Major Projects Forum
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Aerospace Defence Advancing Manufacturing Gateway Network Meeting
Thursday, October 17, 2019 AIDN QLD October Monthly Members Meeting
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 National Suppliers – Are you Defence Ready?
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 PACIFIC 2019
Thursday, September 26, 2019 Defence Connect Australian Defence Industry Awards
Thursday, September 19, 2019 AIDN QLD September Monthly Members Meeting
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 AIDN QLD/DEFNQ Present ASC Shipbuilding & CASG Briefing CAIRNS
Monday, September 16, 2019 Defence Industry Trade Show Preparation Workshop
Friday, September 13, 2019 Defence, Space & Security Business Luncheon AmCham
Monday, September 02, 2019 AIDN QLD/DEFNQ Lockheed Martin/CDIC Briefing CAIRNS
Thursday, August 15, 2019 AIDN QLD August Monthly Members Meeting - Thales
Thursday, August 01, 2019 D+I Conference
Thursday, July 18, 2019 AIDN Qld Annual Gala Dinner
Thursday, June 20, 2019 Monthly Member meeting
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