Delegate Registrations are now open. Click on the 'Register here' button to open the Registration Form, complete and you are done. We look forward to seeing you again this year for a vibrant and informative Forum. Kind regards, Scott Arrell, Chairman
In my capacity as the Chairman of the NZ DIA, it is my pleasure to introduce you to the 20th Defence Industry Association Forum to be held at the: Westpac Stadium in Wellington on the 10-11 October 2017.
Our theme for the 2017 Forum is: “Emerging Technologies & Cybersecurity Capabilities Supporting National Security Agencies”.
We have chosen this theme to showcase the scope of the technologies that are being designed and delivered to modern defence forces.
Advances in simulation, unmanned aerial vehicles, and next generation platforms to name a few, will be under discussion. Cyber is the new
warfare domain across the full spectrum of National Security Agencies and as a result Industry has a huge part to play in delivering solutions to a
wider range of agencies.
We have decided to integrate the trade display area with the traditional presentation space, this year in a new Wellington venue, at the Westpac
Stadium. The Westpac Stadium offers us a range of new and exciting options for delivering a successful forum. As in previous years we want to
retain high impact presentations balanced with opportunities to network and experience industry capabilities, and to create a focus for the all important networking and social objectives.
We are continuing with our planning to focus on Key Note speeches from Government and the Ministry, alongside Defence Executives, as well as
Industry and Academic experts. We are expecting attendance to exceed 500 delegates from a global audience and we are looking forward to welcoming international delegates who will leverage their travelling time by attending both the NZDIA Forum and Pacific 2017, the week before in Sydney.
The NZDIA Forum continues to be the critical event that brings Government, Defence and Industry both International and local together
in New Zealand. In addition, we plan to attract other Government Ministries and Agencies to attend who have a common interest in National
Security. This will be the Forum where past relationships are reinvigorated and new ones begin. Plan now to attend.
The security and safety of our attendees is of paramount importance to the NZDIA Board and we are confident that the participants’ experience
will not be unduly impacted by others.
Finally, I would like to thank the Secretary of Defence and the Chief of Defence Force for their joint support which makes this the premier event
for our industry in 2017.