2024 Hunter Defence Conference

The Hunter Defence Conference attracts over 200 delegates and keynote speakers from the defence sector nationally. It is unique within regional Australia and key to promoting regional defence industry capability – presenting a strong and unified voice that is heard throughout NSW industry, the NSW Government, nationally, and importantly, by Federal Government representatives.



The Hunter Defence Conference has become Australia’s premier regional Defence event, offering excellent program quality and value for money, attracting over 220 delegates and keynote speakers from the defence sector nationally.

The Hunter Defence Taskforce is excited to have expanded and enhanced the HDC2024 agenda, with new speakers and session formats which will:

  • Provide more opportunities to hear directly from SMEs working with Defence and Primes, with increased SME presentations and panel discussions across the two-day event
  • Include additional Q&A sessions and new small-scale roundtable discussions enabling delegates to interact directly with our speakers from Government, Defence Leaders and Primes
  • Incorporate sessions on technology trends impacting the Defence sector
  • Share the latest on Defence funding options, with updates from both CASG and ODIS
  • Expand networking opportunities with extended conference breaks, welcome drinks, and our very popular Conference Gala Dinner.

All Defence Forces (Army, Navy, Airforce, and Joint Capabilities) and major Defence Primes will be in attendance providing current information on relevant Defence projects and opportunities for the Hunter region.

The Hon Pat Conroy, Minister for Defence Industry, will be providing the keynote address at the Conference Gala Dinner.

View the full agenda.

Ticket Link



Wednesday August 21

Contact Name

Merran Wiggans




0414 599 636

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