Agenda

Monday, September 17
Location: Mystic Hilton


1:00-5:00PM                                Registration

2:00-5:00PM                                Meet The Reps
                                                      Informal one-on-one meetings for USA small to medium sized businesses to meet sales
                                                      representatives from Australia and for Australian firms to meet USA sales reps


5:30-7:30PM                                Welcome Reception
                                                       Location: Mystic Aquarium

Tuesday, September 18
Location: Main Ballroom—Mystic Hilton


7:30-8:30AM                                Registration
                                                       For companies who have not registered on Monday afternoon.

8:30-8:40AM                               Welcome
                                                      Congressman Joe Courtney (CT2)

8:40-9:00AM                                Keynote

                                                       James F. Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development & Acquisition

9:00-9:45AM                                Panel Session: Why The Supply Chain Is Important To The Defense Industry
                                                       Electric Boat, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, UTC/Pratt & Whitney
                                                       Moderated by Congressman Joe Courtney


 9:45-10:15AM                             What Australia Is Buying
                                                       Roger Grose, Counsellor Defence Materiel | Australian Government |
                                                       Department of Defence | Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group


 
10:15-10:45AM                            What The US Is Buying
                                                       US Defense Contract Management Agency | Small Business Contract Manager

10:45-11:15AM                            Break

11:15-12:00PM                            Breakout Sessions #1
                                                        Australian Government—How the Procurement Process Works
                                                       US Defense Contract Management Agency—How the Procurement Process Works
                                                        Lockheed Martin
                                                        Pratt & Whitney
                                                        Northrop Grumman


12:00-1:15PM                              Lunch
                                                       Keynote by John Berry, former US Ambassador to Australia  (2013-2016)

1:15-2:00PM                                Breakout Sessions #2

2:10-2:55PM                                Breakout Sessions #3

3:05-3:50PM                                Breakout Sessions #4


                                                       Please note: breakout sessions with the following companies and on the following topics will be available: 

                                                       Austal
                                                       BAE
                                                       Boeing
                                                       Electric Boat
                                                       Kaman

                                                       Breakout Sessions with:             
                                                       Lockheed Martin
                                                       Northrop Grumman

                                                       Pratt & Whitney

                                                       Sikorsky

                                                       Industry Sessions on:
                                                       Funding (Lockheed Martin, SBA, World Business Capital)
                                                       Australia-US Trade Compliance Briefing
                                                       Cybersecurity Briefing: How to Protect Your Company’s Critical Information
                                                       Partnering for Success: Joint Ventures and IP Concerns


4:00PM                                          Event Concludes