Supporting the valuable contributions of industry from NZ and across the world
‘… the preeminent body representing the commercial interests of Defence industry and its individual members. It is industry’s main conduit into Defence and vice versa.’
At the NZDIA Forum on 1 November 2018 Ron Mark, Minister for Defence said:
“Indeed, to deliver value to the Community, Nation and the World into the future, the importance of fostering strong and enduring relationships with Defence industry suppliers cannot be overstated. However, it would be a mistake to define defence industry too narrowly. The value it provides to the Defence Force, and to New Zealand communities, is greater than the delivery of platforms and equipment alone.
Trends such as climate change, transnational crime, irregular migration and terrorism will see the diversity and frequency of events we need to respond to grow. We will require strong strategic partnerships for in-service support to enable our capabilities to maintain high availability and be ready to respond to these changes.”
Loop Technologies is an SME offering a range of electronics services, and as part of our company strategy we decided to pursue Defence opportunities within NZ. When we looked at the industry, there was no easy way for us to directly establish a profile. Our first decision was to join the NZDIA, to provide us with a single point of entry. Since then the NZDIA has given us many and varied opportunities to engage – introductions,
Kuehne + Nagel Ltd
Just wanted to say a thanks from K+N, we had a really fruitful day and great for me to enlarge my network as well and connect with so many people.
Turner & Townsend
This event was my first ‘In Person’ meeting with the NZDIA since joining. I found the information and agenda helped decide whether or not to travel and attend in person. The speakers and presentations were very open and clear. I got what I wanted and expected out of topics. I particularly like the video recordings to allow my report to be correct and not from scribbled notes completely. All in all I found the event was