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NZDIA at Pacific 2019 introduces the “Concentrated Lunch” An update on the NZ Defence DCP - Planned investments in Maritime Capability

Tuesday 8 October

This event is open to all PACIFIC 2019 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates however,
registration fees apply. Register here.

Level 3, ICC Sydney

The New Zealand Defence Industry Association Inc. (NZDIA) is delighted to be hosting its first event at Pacific 2019. While this is clearly not of the scale of our NZDIA Forum, it will have some of the features this sector has come to welcome and appreciate, and this time held in Australia.

Jon Finderup and Murray Tuffin of the New Zealand Ministry of Defence (MOD) will be our special guest speakers. In June 2019 the Minister Ron Mark and MOD, launched the New Zealand Defence Capability Plan 2019. This DCP is the most exciting we have seen for years, and presents substantial opportunities for industry, both local and global to participate in these projects.

This DCP was launched at a time when the New Zealand Government announced new procurement rules with more focus on involving local businesses, and the Australian Government is continuing to refine its support systems and processes to support SMEs in Australia (and New Zealand).

This lunch event is designed to:

  • Give easy access to meet and hear from the New Zealand maritime decision makers;
  • To provide a different environment within Pacific 2019 for Primes interested in these projects, to meet SMEs from both NZ, Australia and further afield;
  • To provide a place for SMEs to meet each other, for supply chain and business development around these projects; and
  • Provide an opportunity for businesses interested in all the DCP projects to meet the team from NZDIA to explore what we can do to help.

Regardless of how busy your schedule is looking, clear the diary and make this a priority. This concentrated lunch is a one-off unique opportunity for business to hear an up to date briefing on the New Zealand DCP Maritime projects and to meet others looking to be in, or build, supply chains.

After the NZDIA Forum 2018 we funded the planting of 600 native trees in a sensitive ecological area at Linton Army Camp. This time, taking a maritime perspective, we will be making a donation to the NZ No Duff Charity, to support transition services and mentoring for service people leaving the NZ Navy.

Further enquiries: 
Michelle Denholm
Operations & Event Director 
New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA) 
0421 421 900