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 347K - U.S.-UK-Canada-Australia Quadrilateral Conference 

347K - U.S.-UK-Canada-Australia Quadrilateral Conference 

Theme

Special Relationships in Defense Trade

Event Number
347K

Event Date

10/25/2012
 to 10/25/2012

Event Location
The Boeing Company

Event Contact
Ms. Alexis Schwartz at aschwartz@ndia.org or (703)247-9463

Introduction

This event is currently sold out. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email aschwartz@ndia.org.

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.

The rebalancing of national defense budgets is leading the four nations to seek better value for money for their security. Will NATO’s “Smart Defense” proposal for greater prioritization, specialization and cooperation provide a long-term capability strategy?  Has the UK-U.S. Defence Trade Cooperation assisted the trade in defense articles and will it, and the Australia-U.S. Defense Trade Co-operation Treaty, bring about the much hoped for benefits to collaborate with the United States? What is the future for Canada’s own long-standing special defense trade arrangements with the U.S. and where is the U.S. going with its ITAR reforms? What business opportunities might arise from closer national collaboration?

These questions will be addressed by senior industry and government officials of the four nations at this Quadrilateral Defense Trade Conference to be held in Washington DC on 25 October, 2012. It follows the annual trilateral and quadrilateral conferences held since 2009. In 2012, the NDIA will host the event, in partnership with ADS (UK), AIDN (Australia) and CADSI (Canada).

The objective of this conference is to look at these developments, to assess their impact on the defense markets of the four countries and to explore opportunities for the national industries to work even closer together.

Our Sponsors

Platinum Sposor:

Blenheim Capital

Gold Sponsor:

Supreme

Contributing Sponsor:

Renaissance Strategic Advisors

Sponsor:

Robert Allen Evers Law Offices

 

Agenda

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
17:00 - 18:30
  OPENING NETWORKING RECEPTION
  Canadian Embassy

Thursday, October 25, 2012
08:00 - 08:30 
  REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS
08:30 - 08:40 
  Welcome Remarks - MG Barry Bates, USA, (Ret), Vice President Operations, NDIA
08:40 - 09:10 
  Keynote Address 
09:10 - 10:30 
  GENERAL SESSION ONE: DEFENSE BUDGET AUSTERITY AND INDUSTRY RESPONSE
09:10 - 09:30 
  U.S. Perspective - Mr. Frank Finelli, Managing Director, The Carlyle Group (Invited)
09:30 - 09:50 
  Canadian Perspective - Ms. Janet Thorsteinson, Vice President, Government Relations,
  CADSI
09:50 - 10:10 
  UK Perspective - Rear Admiral (Rtd.) Rees Ward, Chief Executive, ADS
10:10 - 10:30 
  Mr. Jim Grasso, U.S. Manager, Australia Global Access Program, BAE Systems - USA
10:30 - 11:00 
  NETWORKING BREAK
11:00 - 12:30 
  GENERAL SESSION TWO: NATO Smart Defence - Implications from the Chicago Summit 
  for Business
  * Ms. Valerie Evans, Head of International Relations Group, Defence Equipment & 
    Support, UK Ministry of Defence
  * Mr. Wayne Fujito, President, International Division, Decisive Analytics Corporation; 
    Chairman, NDIA International Division; 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
12:30 - 13:30 
  NETWORKING LUNCH
13:30 - 15:00 
  GENERAL SESSION THREE: Panel Discussion: Export Controls and the Australia/U.S. & 
  UK /U.S. Defence Trade Treaties
    Moderator: Mr. Robert Evers, Senior Partner, Robert Allen Evers Law Offices
 * Mr. Greg Hill, Senior Director, Export Operations, DRS Technologies, Inc.
 * Ms. Valerie Evans, Head of International Relations Group, Defence Equipment &
        Support, UK Ministry of Defence 

 * 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.
15:00 - 16:30 
    GENERAL SESSION FOUR: Global Industry and Government Collaboration: New Horizons and Business Opportunities
    Moderator: Lead Speaker and Moderator: Mr. Brett Lambert, Deputy Assistant
    Secretary of Defense, Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy, U.S. Department of
    Defense

 * Mr. James McAleese, Jr., Principal, McAleese & Associates, P.C.
 * Mr. John Kenkel, Managing Partner, Renaissance Strategic Advisors, LLC
 * Mr. Michael Slack, Director, National Defence, Director Continental Materiel Cooperation
 *
Mr. Brad Kay, President, C4i, Inc.
16:30 - 16:40 
    CLOSING REMARKS- MG Barry Bates, USA, (Ret), Vice President Operations, NDIA  

Location

The Boeing Company
1200 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209
Tel: (703) 465-3500

Registration

This event is currently sold out.  If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email aschwartz@ndia.org

There are three ways to register:

  1. Online Registration is now CLOSED!

  2. Register by Fax: Fax your completed registration form with payment to:
    (703) 522-1885

  3. Register by Mail: Mail your completed registration form with payment to:
    National Defense Industrial Association
    Event #347K
    2111 Wilson Blvd., Suite 400
    Arlington, VA 22201

    Download/Print/View the Registration Form.

Registration Fees

 

Early

Regular

Late

 

(Before 09/14/12)

(09/14/12 - 10/12/12)

(After 10/12/12)

Government/Academia*

$150

$175

$200

Industry/Individual

$225

$250

$275

Cancellations received before October 12, 2012 will receive a refund minus a $75 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after October 12, 2012. Substitutions are welcome in lieu of cancellations. Cancellations and substitutions must be made in writing to Alexis Schwartz at aschwartz@ndia.org.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

The sponsorship opportunities offer your company the chance to promote your brand and product awareness to a focused audience. These opportunities will ensure your organization has a strong presence at this event.

NOTE: Sponsors must be a member of ADS, NDIA, CADSI, or AIDN.

If you are interested in sponsorship contact:
Alexis Schwartz
Director, International Division
703-247-9463 (direct)
aschwartz@ndia.org


Our Sponsors

Platinum Sposor:

Blenheim Capital

Gold Sponsor:        

  Supreme

 

Contributing Sponsor:

Renaissance Strategic Advisors

 

Sponsor: 

Robert Allen Evers Law Offices

 

 

 


Platinum Level Sponsor - $10,000 (U.S. Dollars)
The platinum level sponsorship package includes:

  • 2 complimentary conference registrations
  • Company logo on front cover of conference program guide
  • Podium recognition
  • Company logo on all conference signage
  • Hot link to company website from conference page of ADS, NDIA, CADSI, and AIDN websites
  • Opportunity to distribute a one-page pre-approved 8.5X11 promotional marketing piece to all conference participants
  • Recognition as platinum sponsor in all pre and post conference email marketing

Reception Sponsor - $5,000 (U.S. Dollars)
*Reception to be held at the Canadian Embassy
The reception sponsorship package includes:

  • 1 complimentary conference registration
  • Company logo on back cover of conference program guide
  • Podium recognition
  • Company logo on conference signage at opening night reception
  • Hot link to company website from conference page of ADS, NDIA, CADSI, and AIDN websites
  • Opportunity to distribute a one-page pre-approved 8.5X11 promotional marketing piece to all conference participants at opening night reception

Gold Level Sponsor - $5,000 (U.S. Dollars)
The gold level sponsorship package includes:

  • 1 complimentary conference registration
  • Company logo on back cover of conference program guide
  • Podium recognition
  • Company logo on conference signage
  • Hot link to company website from conference page of ADS, NDIA, CADSI, and AIDN websites
  • Opportunity to distribute a one-page pre-approved 8.5X11 promotional marketing piece to all conference participants
  • Recognition as gold sponsor in all pre and post conference email marketing

Silver Level Sponsor - $2,000 (U.S. Dollars)
The silver level sponsorship package includes:

  • Nutrition break sponsor
  • Company logo on sponsor page of conference program guide
  • Podium recognition
  • Company logo on conference signage
  • Hot link to company website from conference page of ADS, NDIA, CADSI, and AIDN websites
  • Recognition as silver sponsor in all pre and post conference email marketing

Contributing Level Sponsor - $1,000 (U.S. Dollars)
The contributing level sponsorship package includes:

  • Company logo on sponsor page of conference program guide
  • Podium recognition
  • Company logo on conference signage
  • Hot link to company website from conference page of ADS, NDIA, CADSI, and AIDN websites
  • Recognition as contributing sponsor in all pre and post conference email marketing

Sponsor - $500 (U.S. Dollars)
The sponsor level package includes:

  • Company logo on sponsor page of conference program guide
  • Podium recognition
  • Company logo on conference signage
  • Hot link to company website from conference page of ADS, NDIA, CADSI, and AIDN websites

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

NDIA POC: Alexis Schwartz, aschwartz@ndia.org or (703) 247-9463.

 

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