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Goldrick Seminar – The Future Navy: Implications of the Defence White Paper 2015

THIS year’s ANI Goldrick Seminar will look at Australia’s recently announced policy of continuous shipbuilding.

The 2015 seminar will include speakers from Defence, Academia and Industry from Australia and overseas. The event will consist of Navy and Academic discussion on the Defence White Paper in the morning session followed by a light lunch, with the afternoon session comprising discussion of the US experience and the Naval Capability and Industry perspectives. There will be interactive panel discussions at the conclusion of each session. Professionals interested in strategy, policy and in the future of naval procurement and materiel systems should attend.

Speakers include: VADM Peter Jones AO, DSC (RAN Rtd) – President ANI; RADM Jonathan Mead AM, RAN – Head Navy Capability; Professor Michael Wesley – Australian National University; Adjunct Associate Professor James Brown – University of Sydney. Additional speakers to be advised when confirmed.

Details and how to book securely online or via post are HERE.

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