Synergies with the Defence and Resources Sectors

Date: Tuesday 24 Oct 2017
Venue: Parmelia Hilton, Perth, Western Australia
Summary: Prospects for Collaboration

A unique event focusing on the potential that exists for collaboration between two well-established industries in WA: The Defence and resources sectors.  ATA participated in this event as a gold sponsor.

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The Commonwealth Government has entered into a period of reinvigorated Defence spending on new acquisitions, and investment into the development of game-changing capabilities. This may provide a catalyst for resources sector companies to enter the Defence supply chain, given the obvious industrial, technical and workforce synergies that are germane to both sectors. An outstanding case in point is the Civmec subsidiary, Forgacs Marine and Defence.

Guest speakers:

  • John Meldrum, Engineering Manager – Sustainment Maritime, BAE Systems Australia
  • Erich Hofmann, Managing Director, Hofmann Engineering
  • Darshi Ganesan-Oats, Strategic Partnerships, South Metro TAFE
  • Professor Erika Techera, Director, Oceans Institute, UWA


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