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Goldrick Seminar – The Future Navy and the Defence White Paper 2015

QinetiQ_BlueTHIS year’s ANI Goldrick Seminar, sponsored by QinetiQ, will look at Australia’s recently announced policy of continuous shipbuilding. The Goldrick Seminar will be held on 03 December 2015 at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra (please note the change of date due to the delayed release of the Defence White Paper).

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; Marc Ablong – FAS (Defence White Paper, Defence); CDRE Rob Elliott CSC RAN – DG Maritime Development Capability Systems Division, Defence; Euan Graham – Lowy Institute; George McGuire CSC – GM Land & Maritime, QinetiQ; Professor Benjamin Schreer D.Phil – Macquarie University. Additional speakers will be advised when confirmed.

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