The Queensland Defence Futures Forum on Friday 17 September was well received with around 400 attendees from business, industry, academia, government, 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.
We thank our speakers.
Hon. Dr. Steven Miles MP, Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning
Air Vice-Marshal Steven Roberton DSC AM, Head Force Design, Department of Defence/Acting Vice Chief of the Defence Force
Dr. Malcolm Davis, Senior Analyst – Defence Strategy and Capability, ASPI
Rear Admiral Simon Cullen AM CSC (Ret’d), Strategic Defence Advisor, Maritime
Brigadier Alison Creagh AM CSC (Ret’d), Strategic Defence Advisor, Land
Air Vice-Marshal Neil Hart AM (Ret’d), Strategic Defence Advisor, Aerospace
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
Michael Hiller, Queensland Chairman, KPMG Australia
Mike Kalms, Partner in Charge, Customer & Operations I Lead Partner, Defence & Space, KPMG Australia
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