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AIDN (Australian Industry & Defence Network)

is proud to announce we are the winner for the

Defence Connect Awards for

Industry Association of the Year 2020!

Our Mission

The AIDN National Mission is to maximise opportunities for Australian defence industry in the Defence and National Security Sectors.

AIDN provides the focal point for Defence's interaction with Australia's dynamic base of smaller defence companies.

AIDN functions through a National Secretariat and facilitates effective and efficient communications between State bodies and Federal Government Departments, in particular the Department of Defence and the Department of Industry, Science and Resources. AIDN also represents member bodies on Department of Defence fora and at relevant seminars. Importantly, AIDN represents the SME perspective in the development of Defence Industry Policy and can mediate or assist in resolving Industry/Government misunderstandings.

Core Strategies

Advocacy: AIDN National, through understanding the National industry’s view, will represent SMEs by providing a “Voice” for their issues and concerns and promoting members capabilities.

Representation: AIDN National will provide leadership and build and maintain key partnerships at local, national and international level, through influencing national policy and strategy and maintaining key relationships with political and Government decision makers.

Member Services: AIDN National, acting as a central point of coordination, will service its chapters and their members through providing relevant information and awareness on the defence and security environments, opportunities for collaboration and engagement and Governance oversight.

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, May 06, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • The Fullerton Hotel

    AIDN NSW 27th Anniversary Dinner

    The Australian Industry & Defence Network – NSW Inc (AIDN NSW) invites you to attend their 27th Anniversary Dinner. 

    The dinner is to be held at The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Martin Place, Sydney on Thursday 6th May 2021.

    The dinner is an excellent opportunity to network with Defence Industry and will be MC'd by Katherine Zeising of ADM.

    Speakers for the evening are:

    • Federal Government Speaker to be announced
    • The Hon. Stuart Ayres MP, Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney
    • Chris Jenkins, CEO, Thales Australia
    • Sarah Pavillard, CEO & Founder, Adroita

    Those invited to attend the AIDN NSW 27th Anniversary Dinner include:

    • AIDN NSW members
    • Chiefs of Defence
    • Minister for Defence
    • Minister for Defence Industry
    • CASG and Defence Industry Policy personnel
    • CDIC personnel
    • Defence NSW personnel
    • AIDN National Chair
    • Defence Primes

    For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Past events

Thursday, March 25, 2021 AIDN NSW March Function
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Battleplan to Landforces
Wednesday, February 03, 2021 AIDN National Gala Dinner 2021
Wednesday, February 03, 2021 ADM Congress
Monday, October 26, 2020 The Road To Land Forces
Tuesday, October 06, 2020 Effective Quad Chart Design
Thursday, October 01, 2020 Defence Industry Essentials
Thursday, September 03, 2020 Women in Manufacturing Breakfast - Cairns
Tuesday, September 01, 2020 Women in Manufacturing Breakfast - Ipswich
Thursday, August 27, 2020 Women in Manufacturing Breakfast - Sunshine Coast
Thursday, August 20, 2020 Women in Manufacturing Breakfasts - Bundaberg
Thursday, July 09, 2020 WEBINAR: ASEAN e-commerce – Accessing 650 million consumers
Wednesday, July 08, 2020 NAVAL SHIPBUILDING COLLEGE WEBINAR SERIES: Trades – A world of Opportunity
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Singapore Airshow 2020
Friday, November 08, 2019 Defence Ipswich Supply Chain Opportunities Symposium 2019
Friday, October 25, 2019 Capricorn Major Projects Forum
Wednesday, October 09, 2019 Navigating the Evaluation Process to Build Better Tender Responses
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 AIDN/Thales Networking Function
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 Are you Defence Ready
Thursday, September 26, 2019 Defence Connect Australian Defence Industry Awards

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