All stakeholders in the Future Submarine program are being encouraged to attend this week’s Sub Summit in Adelaide, where they will hear from a host of key figures involved the debate.
The three-day event will kick off tomorrow night (March 24) with a VIP cocktail reception, followed by a ‘State of Play’ session on Wednesday morning (March 25), which will provide a platform for powerful political statements and briefs on the Future Submarine program.
National and international industry experts will take to the stage on Wednesday afternoon to give their insights, while the final day of the summit (Thursday March 26) will see a number of plenary sessions be held. These will provide networking opportunities with influencers, industry decision makers, government officials, and supply chain experts.
Speakers at the Sub Summit include Defence Minister Kevin Andrews (representing Prime Minister Tony Abbott), Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, South Australian senators Sean Edwards and Nick Xenophon, Shadow Assistant Minister for Defence Senator David Feeney, and South Australian Minister for Defence Industries and Veterans Affairs Martin Hamilton-Smith.
Senior defence speakers include Harry Dunstall (acting CEO of the Defence Materiel Organisation), Rear Admiral Gregory Sammut (head of the Future Submarine program), Peter Scott (Director General Submarines at Navy Strategic Command), and the DSTO’s Dr David Kershaw.
Event organiser Mark Ryan, the Hargraves Institute advocate for SA and a retired Wing Commander with a 25-year involvement with the submarine force, said the Sub Summit is the last opportunity for the public to be involved before the procurement process goes behind closed doors.
“Together, we will inform the public of the key issues of the debate by the various stakeholders, leading to the acceptance of the government’s decision,” he said.
Got to www.subsummit.com.au to find out more and to register your details.
For more information:
Mark Ryan 0411 060 632 / [email protected]
Brent Espeland 0411 863 226 / [email protected]
Dr John Bruni 0448 581 890 / [email protected]