UK-Canada-U.S.-Australia Quadrilateral Conference
Australian, American, British and Canadian defense industries have a shared history of business cooperation and investment that dates back decades and continues today. All sides have prospered from their past and ongoing business relationships and the industries of all four countries have played an important role in support of their armed forces in Afghanistan where co-operation between the four nations has been vital for success.
We have canceled The Quadrilateral Conference scheduled March 1, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kari King, CMP, Associate Director, Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 247-2588.
The next Quadrilateral Conference will likely be held in 2014 in Canada.
Presentations from 2012
GENERAL SESSION ONE: DEFENSE BUDGET AUSTERITY AND INDUSTRY RESPONSE
U.S. PerspectiveMr. Frank Finelli, Managing Director, The Carlyle Group
Ms. Janet Thorsteinson, Vice President, Government Relations, CADSI
Rear Admiral (Rtd.) Rees Ward, Chief Executive, ADS; Secretary, Defence Industries Council
GENERAL SESSION TWO: NATO SMART DEFENSE - IMPLICATIONS FROM THE CHICAGO SUMMIT FOR BUSINESS
Mr. Wayne Fujito, President, International Division, Decisive Analytics Corporation; Chairman, NDIA International Divisoin; Chairman, NATO Industry Advisory Group
Mr. Mike Greenley, Vice President International, General Dynamics C4 Systems: Board of Directors Chair, CADSI
MAJGEN Mick Fairweather, Military Specialist Adviser, Defence Export Unit
GENERAL SESSION THREE: PANEL DISCUSSION EXPORT CONTROLS AND THE AUSTRALIA/U.S. & UK/U.S. DEFENCE TRADE TREATIES
Mr. Greg Hill, Senior Director, Export Operations, DRS Technologies, Inc., Vice Chair, NDIA International Division
Mr. Rob Eason, Counsellor Defence Acquisition & Technology, British Embassy, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Jennifer Stewart, Director General, Industrial Security Sector, Public Works and Government Services Canada
Mr. Brett Schuppan, Counsellor (Defence Strategic Policy), Embassy of Australia in the U.S.
GENERAL SESSION FOUR: GLOBAL INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT COLLABORATION: NEW HORIZONS AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
Mr. James McAleese, Jr., Principal, McAleese & Assocations, P.C.
Mr. Brad Kay, President, C4i, Inc.
Presentations from 2011
Global Economic Conditions – Effects On the Defence & Security Industries
Mr. Grant Rogan, Chairman & CEO, Blenheim Capital Partners
GENERAL SESSION ONE: DEFENCE AND SECURITY MARKET DEVELOPMENTS
Mr. John Kenkel, Managing Partner, Renaissance Strategic Partners
RAdm Ian Mack, (Retired), Director, General, Major Project Delivery (Land and
Sea), Canadian Department of National Defence
UK Perspective - UK Defence and Security Review - Budget and Policy Developments
Mr. Paul Beaver, Executive Director, Beaver Westminster, Ltd.
Australian Perspective - Australia’s Defence Environment and Outlook
Mr. Terry Whelan, Head, Export Programs & Industry Engagement, Defence Materiel Organisation
GENERAL SESSION TWO: The Special Defence Trading Relationships
UK/U.S. Defence Trade Cooperation Treaty - Implementing Arrangements and Pathfinder
Ms. Beth McCormick, Deputy Assistant, Secretary for Defense Trade and Regional
Security, U.S. Department of State
-Mr. Simon Cholerton, Chief of Staff, Defence Equipment and Support, UK Ministry
Reaching Across the Globe - An Australian Case Study
Mr Andrew Heath, International Business Manager, C4i Pty Ltd
Building Collaboration with Canada’s Allies
Mr. Stan Jacobson, Director, Global Defence and Sales, Canadian Commercial
GENERAL SESSION THREE: PANEL DISCUSSION ON EXPORT CONTROLS
Moderator: Mr. David Hayes, Chairman, Export Group for Aerospace & Defence
Review of U.S. Export Controls
Mr. Peter Lichtenbaum, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
Please click here for a supporting article summarizing legal considerations
for foreign defense companies interested in investing in the U.S.
market, mentioned in Mr. Lichtenbaums remarks.
Trade Implications for Allied Nations
Mr. Pierre Lagueux, Senior Partner, CFN Consultants
Export Control and Releasability - an Australian Perspective
Mr. Keith Alexander, Director Export Control Systems, Commercial Group, Defence
GENERAL SESSION FOUR: ETHICS
Bribery Act 2010 – Pushing the Ethical Envelope
Mr. Michael Dufton, Principal Legal Adviser, Co Sec & Legal, QinetiQ Group, PLC