Defence sustainment and maintenance

Defence sustainment and maintenance

Jul 13
CEDA welcomes industry heavy weights, research leaders and policy experts to discuss the latest research, issues, opportunities and policy settings for the defence sector in Western Australia and Australia.


The Hon. Paul Papalia CSC, WA Minister for Defence Issues; Minister for Tourism; Racing and Gaming; Small Business; Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs
Serge DeSilva-Ranasinghe, Defence Analyst and Consultant
Senator the Hon. Linda Reynolds, Senator for Western Australia
Kristian Constantinides, General Manager, Airflite

Event overview

CEDA’s Defence sustainment and maintenance event will see a keynote address provided by the Hon. Paul Papalia, WA Minister for Defence Issues, followed by a facilitated panel discussion with industry experts as they examine the current and future national implications and opportunities for WA to generate business and opportunity in the defence sector.
Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with key thought leaders and decision makers as they examine a sector on the cusp of a once-in-a-generation cycle of modernisation and revenue generation for the State of Western Australia. 

Meet the keynote speaker

The Hon. Paul Papalia CSC
WA Minister for Defence Issues; Minister for Tourism; Racing and Gaming; Small Business; Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs

Meet the speakers

Serge DeSilva-Ranasinghe
Defence Analyst and Consultant

Senator the Hon. Linda Reynolds
Senator for Western Australia

Kristian Constantinides
General Manager, Airflite

Colleen Yates
Chief Executive Officer, Regional Development of Australia - Perth

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