Ipswich City Council, proudly supported by the City of Ipswich Defence Industry Development & Attraction Committee, will host its second consecutive defence industry event after a highly successful Queensland Defence Summit held within the city last November.
The Defence Ipswich Supply Chain Opportunities Symposium 2019 is scheduled for 8 November 2019 and will continue to position the city as one of the hotspots for defence within not only Queensland, but Australia.
The Symposium will attract 150 to 180 industry participants including defence contractors, policy, academia and SMEs to participate and exchange information on project opportunities and attend formal B2B sessions in the heart of Ipswich.
In 2018, council endorsed the Defence Ipswich Action Plan 2018 to 2023, which was developed in consultation with the City of Ipswich Defence Industry Development and Attraction Committee (CIDIDAC). Ipswich is the only local government in Australia to have a dedicated and adopted the Defence Industry action plan. Link: Defence Ipswich Action Plan.
In November 2018, council delivered the Queensland Defence Summit: Ipswich, which brought together over 300 delegates from defence, all levels of government, defence industry, academia and manufacturers.
As a result of the Defence Ipswich Action Plan, council is planning to deliver the Defence Ipswich Supply Chain Opportunities Symposium 2019 to provide opportunities for SMEs to understand and access defence opportunities.
AIDN QLD is the official event coordinator of the Symposium.
Follow the updates on the Defence Ipswich Supply Chain Opportunities Symposium 2019 on our official LinkedIn page here.
Register for the Symposium here.
We look forward to seeing you at the Defence Ipswich Supply Chain Opportunities Symposium 2019!