The Queensland Defence Futures Forum on Friday 17 September was well received with around 400 attendees from business, industry, academia, government and community.
Supported by the Queensland Government, the Forum raised awareness of the current and emerging opportunities for Queensland. With a sharper focus on our sovereign capability and the importance of working closely with our Pacific neighbours and key strategic partners, the growth opportunities for Queensland across this sector are fast emerging.
The Forum supported the long-term expansion and economic contribution of the Defence Industry to a prosperous Queensland.
Welcome by Steve Greenwood, Chief Executive, Queensland Futures Institute Video
Overview of Queensland’s Future Role – Mike Kalms, Lead Partner Defence Industry and Space, KPMG Australia – Video
Regional Geopolitical Impacts and Opportunities – Dr. Malcolm Davis, Senior Analyst Defence Strategy and Capability, ASPI – Video
The importance of Queensland and Northern Australia in Defence – Air Vice-Marshal Steven Roberton DSC, AM – Head Force Design, Department of Defence – Video
Queensland Capability and Positioning – Rear Admiral Simon Cullen AM CSC (Ret’d), Strategic Defence Advisor, Maritime – Video
Regional Capability Mayoral Panel – Video
Introduction – Brigadier Alison Creagh AM CSC (Ret’d), Strategic Defence Advisor, Land
Moderator – Michael Hiller, Queensland Chairman, KPMG Australia
Cr Bob Manning OAM, Mayor, Cairns Regional Council
Cr Jenny Hill, Mayor, City of Townsville
Cr Tony Williams, Mayor, Rockhampton Regional Council
Cr Andy Ireland, Mayor, Livingstone Shire Council
Cr Nicole Jonic, Deputy Mayor, Ipswich City Council
State Government on the future of Queensland Defence – Hon Dr Steven Miles MP, Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning – Video
Summary – Air Vice-Marshal Neil Hart AM (Ret’d), Strategic Defence Advisor, Aerospace – Video
Close – Steve Greenwood, Chief Executive, Queensland Futures Institute – Video
Click here to watch Queensland: Australia’s next-generation defence supplier