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 Canada-Australia-UK-U.S. Quadrilateral Conference 

Canada-Australia-UK-U.S. Quadrilateral Conference

The Canadian, Australian, British 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 this Quadrilateral Defence & Security Conference to be held in Ottawa, Canada on 27 May 2014.   The conference is being hosted by the Canadian Association of Defence & Security Industries (CADSI), in collaboration with the Australian Industry & Defence Network (AIDN), ADS (UK) and National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) of the USA.  It is timed to coincide with CANSEC, Canada's foremost defence technology showcase taking place on 28-29 May 2014 at the Ernst & Young Centre (formerly the CE Centre) in Ottawa, Canada. This showcase attracts a wide audience of customers that includes Canadian Government agencies and departments with an interest in the defence sector.

CANSEC is a closed show reserved for CADSI affiliated companies and government officials. In 2014 all Quadrilateral conference delegates affiliated with ADS, AIDN or NDIA as member companies will have a unique opportunity to attend CANSEC 2014 with registration included in the Quadrilateral conference fee.

For more information or to register, please visit www.ndia.org/meetings/4570.

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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. Perspective
Mr. Frank Finelli, Managing Director, The Carlyle Group

Canadian Perspective
Ms. Janet Thorsteinson, Vice President, Government Relations, CADSI

U.K. Perspective
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
     U.S. Perspective
          Mr. John Kenkel, Managing Partner, Renaissance Strategic Partners

     Canadian Perspective
          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 
     Process
          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 
of Defence
 

     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 
          Corporation

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 
          Materiel Organisation

GENERAL SESSION FOUR: ETHICS
     Bribery Act 2010 – Pushing the Ethical Envelope
          Mr. Michael Dufton, Principal Legal Adviser, Co Sec & Legal, QinetiQ Group, PLC

 

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