​Defence + Industry Conference

​Defence + Industry Conference

The Defence + Industry Conference and Gala Awards will become a highlight on the Department’s events calendar every year.

Defence + Industry Conference 2017

For the second year in a row, the Defence +Industry Conference was held at the National Convention Centre Canberra (NCCC), attracting over 1,000 delegates from all corners of the Defence and Industry sector for this one day event.

The Royal Theatre was the venue for the back to back program of plenary sessions and key note speakers. The foyer had a continuous upbeat feel and buzz as the delegates networked over coffee and refreshments, enjoying the new Italian designed furniture.

Keynote speakers attracted interest and engaged the audience as they discussed the upcoming trends and issues in this highly expanding and fast passed industry.

The debut VIP Defence & Industry Gala Awards dinner preceding the conference was a highlight. The evening was held in the Exhibition Hall and included speeches by key political members; Senator the Hon Marise Payne Minister for Defence and The Hon Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Defence Industry. The awards night was complimented by the humour and quick wit of the dual MC’s Vince Sorrenti and Erin Molan.

The service was streamlined and the food was delicious with great feedback from the guests. The NCCC team were professional and courteous throughout the entire conference and it is clear they have a great relationship with their in-house audio visual providers, Encore Event Technologies, who ensured an outstanding job on the night. Arranging the very impressive 26.5 metre curved widescreen to be flown in especially for the event, this huge screen acted as the backdrop for the event displaying awards, graphics and video during the evening.

Just wanted to again thank you for all your and the teams help with this conference, everything went to plan and we have had nothing but great feedback regarding the venue and facilities.

Defence + Industry Conference - 14 & 15 June 2017 

Mr Aaron Shearing (Assistant Director, CASG Domestic Events)

Encore Event Technologies were also entrusted with the essential gala styling, AV and multimedia for the inaugural event, all to meet the brief ‘Hollywood Oscars’. Over 700 attendees entered via the Red Carpet with VIP's ushered for photos in front of the media wall, which was simultaneously live-streamed for other attendees to view.

Feedback from the delegates was hugely positive, and no doubt the Conference and Gala Awards will become a highlight on the Department’s events calendar every year. The only question left is how are we going to top this fantastic event next year?




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