Canada-Australia-UK-U.S. Quadrilateral Conference
The British, Australian, Canadian and American defence 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.
With defence budgets in North America and Europe under severe pressure, there is ever greater need for closer collaboration between the defence and security industries of the four allied nations, as well as for lowering the barriers to trade between them. The four nations are not only exporters of equipment and components, but also significant importers and users. What is the outlook for the four national defence budgets? Are export reforms and defence trade treaties making a difference? How can the defence & security businesses deliver more through greater collaboration?
These questions will be addressed by senior industry and government officials of the four nations at the upcoming Quadrilateral Defence & Security Conference to be held in Ottawa, date TBD. The conference is being hosted by the ADS (UK), in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Defence & Security Industries (CADSI), the Australian Industry & Defence Network (AIDN), and National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) of the USA. It is timed to coincide with CANSEC, Canada's foremost defence technology showcase. This showcase attracts a wide audience of customers that includes Canadian Government agencies and departments with an interest in the defence sector.
Details will be available soon for the 2015 Quadrilateral Conference.
Presentations from 2014
Mr. Jeff Owen, Director, Capability & Future Business - Technology, Babcock International Group
Shaping the market: U.S. Export Control Reforms and UK/Australia/U.S. Trade Treaties
- Mr. Peter Lichtenbaum, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP, Washington, DC; Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration
- Dr. Jennifer Stewart, Director General, Industrial Security Sector, Public Works and Government Services Canada
- Dr. Michael Lankowski, First Secretary, Defence Strategic Policy, Australian Embassy, Washington, DC
- Ms. Valerie Evans, Head of International Relations Group, Defence Equipment and Support, UK Ministry of Defence
- Mr. Ed Peartree, Director, Office of Defense Trade Controls - Policy, U.S. Department of State
Maritime Market in Transition: Shipbuilding Programs and Developments
- Mr. Ronald O’Rourke, Specialist in Naval Affairs, Congressional Research Service
- Mr. Giles Whitefield, Director, Maritime Naval Ships International Business Development, BAE Systems
- Mr. Peter Behrendt, Global Head of Business Development - Naval, Saab Australia
Defence Procurement Strategies, Policies and Practices
- Mr. Tom Ring, Assistant Deputy Minister, Acquisitions Branch, Public Works and Government Services Canada
Opportunities for Defence Business Collaboration in Growing Asia-Pacific Markets
- Ms. Susan Maraghy, Vice President of International Business Development, Lockheed Martin Corporation
- Ms. Tracy Buckingham, Deputy Regional Director, UK Trade & Investment, Defence & Security Organisation
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