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CONFERENCE PROGRAM

AVALON 2015, the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition, will feature a comprehensive program of international conferences, seminars and symposia, including the prestigious Air Chiefs Symposium and the Australian International Aerospace Congress.

The 2015 Australian International Airshow is a major and significant aviation event for Australia, Asia and the Indo-Pacific region. Exhibitors, participants and attendees from across the world represent the very best of commercial, civil and military aviation.

In recognition of the impact of the Airshow on the more general aviation community, there are numerous specialist conferences, meetings and symposia convened in conjunction with the 2015 Airshow, on-site at Avalon Airport in the purpose-built Conference Centre.

What follows is a day by day schedule of the program of activities that will take place during the Airshow in the Airshow Conference Centre.

PLEASE NOTE: We suggest that, to keep informed of any additional conferences/meetings that may be of interest, a regular visit to this website for updated information.

 

TUESDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2015

AUSTRALIAN AIRPORTS ASSOCIATION (AAA) VICTORIA/TASMANIA DIVISION MEETING
Time 0830-1600

This is a full day AAA meeting convened by the Victorian Division. The AAA is a non-profit organisation founded in 1982 and represents the interests of over 255 airports Australia-wide from the local country community landing strips to the major international gateway airports. The Charter of the AAA is to facilitate cooperation among all member airports and their many and varied partners in Australian aviation, whilst maintaining an air transport system that is safe, environmentally responsible and efficient for the benefit of all Australians.

The AAA has more than 100 Corporate member partners providing goods and services to the aviation industry and airport sector. AAA is affiliated with Airports Council International (ACI), the umbrella organisation representing all airports throughout the world. It is anticipated that a delegation of ACI members from the Asia/Pacific Region will attend the Avalon Airshow and they are invited to attend this meeting of AAA members by pre-registering with the organiser.

Attendance - to register and for more information contact AAA Director/Victorian Divisional Chair - Ms Sarah Renner.
Email sarah.renner@melair.com.au

AIRSERVICES INTERNATIONAL SUSTAINABLE AVIATION FORUM
Time 0900-1600

This one day Forum, addresses the challenges presented to all ATM service providers, as they confront global environmental issues and community concerns. The program features presentations from world experts on ATM issues such as flightpaths, noise abatement procedures, flextracks and user-preferred routes, aircraft emissions and reducing fuel burn, noise monitoring and reporting and community consultation and engagement.

The Forum, Chaired by Dr Rob Weaver, Executive General Manager Safety, Environment and Assurance, Airservices Australia, features prominent Australian aviation luminaries as well as Mr Haldane Dodd, Head of Communications for ATAG, Mr Richard Deakin, CEO, NATS, UK, and Mr Mike Rikard-Bell, Director of Strategic Accounts, Bruel & Kjaen (B+K) and Professor Susan Pond.

Participation at this Forum is open to all exhibitors, trade day visitors, industry stakeholders, media and invited guests.
To download the program and register your attendance:-

Email: events@airservicesaustralia.com

AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION FOR UNMANNED SYSTEMS (AAUS) CONFERENCE
Time 0900-1600

"A Gathering Storm: Unmanned Systems Outlook in Australasia"

The Australian Association for Unmanned Systems is proud to be operating its conference in conjunction with the Australian International Airshow (Avalon 2015).

Key Military / Government speakers include:

  • Mark Skidmore (Director of Aviation Safety, CASA)
  • General Sengelman (Australian Army)
  • RADM Campbell (Royal Australian Navy)
  • WGCDR Bowers (Royal Australian Air Force)
  • Assistant Commissioner Dawson (Queensland Police)
  • Commander Glenn (Metropolitan Fire Brigade)
  • Key representatives from Defence Capability Group and CASA giving forward looking presentations for unmanned systems in Australia


Key Industry speakers from Northrop Grumman, General Atomics, Insitu Pacific, Aerosonde, Flight Data Systems, Nova Systems, Select Systems, SGS Hart Aviation and others will explore opportunities and challenges in the region in the military and civilian domains. In addition we will hear from academic institutions such as the University of Sydney, QUT, and RMIT on the latest development work leading to commercialization of unmanned systems.

The 2015 conference will be held over three days at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (February 22 & 23) and on the first industry day of the Australian International Aerospace & Defence Exposition (February 24) at Avalon Airport.

The AAUS is Australia’s largest industry advocacy group for unmanned aviation systems. The AAUS represents unmanned systems across all three domains: land, sea and air. AAUS’s Objective is to promote a professional, safe and commercially viable unmanned systems industry.

Note that Early Bird pricing ends on 31/12/14 and conference registration includes access to the Australian International Aerospace & Defence Exposition held at Avalon.

  Members Non-Members Retired/Senior Student
Until 31/12/14 $1000 $1100 $500 $150
From 1/1/15 $1100 $1200 $500 $150

 

Attendance is strictly by pre-registration with the AAUS.
AAUS Contact: Executive Director Mr Greg Tyrrell
Email: greg.tyrrell@aaus.org.au

ICN VICTORIA DEFENCE SECTOR BRIEFING
Time 0900-1600

The Industry Capability Network (ICN) is a business network that introduces Victorian companies to the supply chains of projects, and matches suppliers and service providers who are best equipped to meet the needs of hundreds of projects across Australia and New Zealand. ICN has helped secure billions of dollars in contracts for Victorian businesses that may otherwise have been placed with overseas competitors.

On the 24th of February, ICN Victoria will be hosting a Defence industry event bringing together peers from all roles interested in expanding their business into the Defence sector.

The theme of the event is "Connections" and throughout the 2 hour session, guests will hear from a variety of speakers and learn from their experiences as well as hear about current project opportunities.

By Invitation Only.

US COMPARATIVE TEST ORGANIZATION (CTO) INDUSTRY BRIEFING
Time 1100-1200

Officials from the US Department of Defense’s Comparative Technology Office (CTO) will hold an industry briefing at Avalon 2015. The CTO’s Foreign Comparative Test Program aims to test equipment and technologies developed by allies such as Australia that have a high Technology Readiness Level (TRL) in order to satisfy Pentagon defense requirements more quickly and economically. After the briefing CTO officials will hold a series of one on one meetings with Australian companies, particularly SMEs, at Avalon 2015.

Attendance - open to all Avalon 2015 exhibitors and Trade Visitors.

For more information contact Ms Virginia Francken, Deputy Director International Engagement Branch, Defence Materiel Organisation
Telephone: 02 6144 2780 Mobile: 0422 614 309 Email: virginia.francken@defence.gov.au

INTRODUCTION TO THE DMO GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN PROGRAM
Time 1430-1630

The Australian Department of Defence through the Defence Materiel Organisation is assisting Australian industry, and particularly SMEs, to pursue export opportunities in the global supply chains of multinational defence companies.

Global Supply Chain (GSC) Agreements have been signed with a number of prime contractors to identify bid opportunities for Australian industry across their defence and commercial business units. These bids are then matched to suitable Australian companies and are won on merit, requiring the company to be globally competitive.

This session will provide companies new to the GSC Program the opportunity to hear from the primes on the capabilities being sought and the requirements of SMEs wishing to become involved.

There will also be the opportunity to meet with staff from the following GSC Primes: Boeing, Raytheon, Thales, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems and Finmeccanica.

Although attendance is free to Avalon 2015 Exhibitors and Trade Visitors, potential attendees are advised to pre-register as space will be limited.

Attendance - is free to Avalon 2015 Exhibitors and Trade Visitors, potential attendees are advised to pre-register as space will be limited.

For More Information and to Pre-register contact Ms Julie O'Dor, Program Manager, Global Supply Chain Program, Defence Materiel Organisation
Email: gsc.info@defence.gov.au

AVALON 2015 innovation showcase
Time 1030-1600

Smart Australian companies and research centres exhibiting at Avalon 2015 have a chance to sell their new ideas, technologies and products to the world. At the Avalon 2015 Innovation Showcase scientists and researchers from DSTO and Australian Universities, research agencies, aerospace and defence companies will pitch their work to potential partners and customers.

Organised by Aerospace Australia Limited and the Defence Science Institute (DSI), the Showcase will be centred on a 60-seat Innovation Theatrette located at the southern end of Exhibition Hall 3. During each of the three Trade Days at Avalon 2015 DSTO, Australia’s Universities and Australian aerospace and defence companies will hold 30-minute ‘Pitchfests’ in the Theatrette . Each session will see ten innovators deliver a 3-minute ‘pitch’ in rapid succession to an audience of potential industry, research and investment partners. This program was pioneered by DSTO at Avalon 2015’s sister event, the Land Forces 2014 Exposition, held in Brisbane last September.

1030-1200 Interactive displays
1400-1430 DSTO (10 x 3 min pitches)
1435-1530 Universities and Industry (18 x 3 min pitches)
1530-1600 Aerospace Australia Limited Industry Innovation Awards presentation

 

Attendance - open to all Avalon 2015 exhibitors and Trade Visitors

For More Information: contact Mr Craig Butler, Engagement Manager, Defence Science Institute (DSI)
Tel: 0417 350 359
Email: craig.butler@unimelb.edu.au

WEDNESDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2015

16TH AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL AEROSPACE CONGRESS
Time 0900-1200

The Australian Division of the Royal Aeronautical Society is co-hosting the 16th Australian International Aerospace Congress (AIAC16), 24-26 February 2015. Australia’s premier aerospace forum will take place at the Melbourne Convention Centre, with two half day meetings on site at the Avalon Airshow.

AIAC16 will facilitate three technical conferences under the one umbrella

  • 16th Australian Aeronautical Conference
  • 8th DSTO International Conference on Health and Usage Monitoring (HUMS 2013)
  • 2nd International Conference on Near Net Shape Manufacturing.

The AIAC16 will be re-convening on-site at the Airshow on the mornings only of Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 February 2015.

Attendance - pre-registration is absolutely essential to participate in any of this Conference program.
For more information and to register go to http://www.aiac16.com/

AUSTRALIA-USA DEFENCE TRADE COOPERATION TREATY INFORMATION SESSION AND WORKSHOP
Time 1000-1200

The Treaty between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America concerning Defence Trade Cooperation came into force on 16 May 2013. This session will provide information and a discussion forum on the benefits of the Treaty for Australian companies who become members of the ‘Approved Community’, providing the ability to trade in certain defence goods, services and technology controlled under the United States International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), without the need for export licences.

Companies that currently access ITAR controlled goods and technologies are encouraged to attend this session to explore whether membership to the Approved Community and use of the Treaty would benefit their business. Members of the Approved Community are also very welcome to attend, and may contribute their experiences to the discussion.

Attendance - No pre-registration is required.
For more information telephone 1800 00 57 57, or email ustradetreaty@defence.gov.au

THE ONESKY AUSTRALIA PROGRAM - A NEW DIRECTION IN ATM
Time 1000-1600

The OneSKY Australia Program is one of the most significant and important aviation initiatives ever undertaken in Australia. A once-in-ageneration opportunity to create one national harmonised civil-military air traffic management system ensuring Australia remains a global leader in air traffic management service delivery into the future. Airservices Australia will conduct two specific OneSKY Australia information sessions at the 2015 Avalon Airshow. The first, on the morning of Wednesday 25 February 2015, will be targeted at the executive and senior military management level, and the second, during the afternoon of the same day, will be a more technical session. Both sessions will address the specifics of the OneSKY Australia Program to date, what Airservices are planning for the future, and the benefits for the civil and military aviation sectors they are seeking to achieve. Civil and military aviation stakeholders from around the world, with any interest whatsoever in air traffic management systems and/or civil-military harmonisation efforts, are invited to attend either or both sessions if they so wish.

Attendance - no pre-registration required.

THE AUSTRALIAN AVIATION ASSOCIATIONS FORUM (TAAAF) MEMBERS GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Time 1400-1600

TAAAF is the umbrella organisation providing a forum for all of Australia’s aviation industry associations to meet regularly on an informal basis to identify and discuss common issues of an operational and regulatory nature. Almost every significant aviation-related association is a member and TAAAF functions on a non-partisan, apolitical basis to advance and promote all Australian aviation interests without in any way impinging on their sectorial independence. It is not the role of TAAAF to advance in the public domain any issues of contention, unless all members are in unanimous agreement that the interests of the industry would be best served by a formal over-arching statement. This is the first time a General Assembly has been convened and all individual members of all TAAAF member associations are invited to attend. No preregistration is necessary, TAAAF looks forward to welcoming its broader membership base.

The Assembly will be Chaired by Mr Chris Manning.

Attendance - pre-registration/any further queries should, in the first instance, be directed to each association/organisation member of TAAAF representing the aviation industry sector from which each individual intending participant is a member.

AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS AVIATION ASSOCIATION (ABAA) QUARTERLY MEETING
Time 1400-1600

The ABAA is a non-profit organisation, originally established some years ago as the Australian Business Aircraft Association, to act as a collective voice for the business aviation community in Australia, and to assist its members in all aviation-related matters.

The ABAA is a member of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), headquartered in Montreal, Canada and the ABAA enjoys close ties with other business aircraft associations, such as the National Business Aviation Association Inc. located in Washington, DC.

One of the ABAA’s main aims is to promote the aviation interests of persons, firms and corporations in Australia operating aircraft in connection with their businesses and to attain wider recognition of the fact that aviation activities of the ABAA membership are of primary importance to the domestic economy of Australia.

Attendance - all ABAA members and other interested parties by invitation.
Contact ABAA CEO, Mr David Bell
Email abaadbell@optusnet.com.au

AVALON 2015 innovation showcase
Time 1030-1600

Smart Australian companies and research centres exhibiting at Avalon 2015 have a chance to sell their new ideas, technologies and products to the world. At the Avalon 2015 Innovation Showcase scientists and researchers from DSTO and Australian Universities, research agencies, aerospace and defence companies will pitch their work to potential partners and customers.

Organised by Aerospace Australia Limited and the Defence Science Institute (DSI), the Showcase will be centred on a 60-seat Innovation Theatrette located at the southern end of Exhibition Hall 3. During each of the three Trade Days at Avalon 2015 DSTO, Australia’s Universities and Australian aerospace and defence companies will hold 30-minute ‘Pitchfests’ in the Theatrette . Each session will see ten innovators deliver a 3-minute ‘pitch’ in rapid succession to an audience of potential industry, research and investment partners. This program was pioneered by DSTO at Avalon 2015’s sister event, the Land Forces 2014 Exposition, held in Brisbane last September.

1030-1200

Defence Innovation Workshop - An opportunity to explore the defence R&D eco-system in Australia
Innovation Theatrette, Hall 3, Australian International Airshow, 25 February 2015

A panel of representatives from key R&D agencies in Australia will present information on programs and strategies to support industry to develop and commercialise their defence-relevant technology, use innovation to improve their business and access the defence R&D eco-system. This interactive session will provide companies with an opportunity to discover new information on funding and partnership opportunities in the defence R&D community.


MC - Dr Len Sciacca, (Chief, Partnerships and Engagement), DSTO

Panel Members:

  • Defence Science and Technology Organisation (inc. CTD Program)
  • Defence Materials Technology Centre
  • Rapid Prototyping, Development and Evaluation (RPDE)
  • Defence Science Institute
  • CSIRO
  • Australian Industry Group (Entrepreneur Development)
1400-1425 Photonis Technical Presentation
1430-1500 DSTO (10 x 3 min pitches)
1505-1600 Universities and Industry (18 x 3 min pitches)

 

Attendance - open to all Avalon 2015 exhibitors and Trade Visitors

For More Information: contact Mr Craig Butler, Engagement Manager, Defence Science Institute (DSI)
Tel: 0417 350 359
Email: craig.butler@unimelb.edu.au

THURSDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2015

SAFESKIES AUSTRALIA - INDUSTRY SEMINAR
Time 0900-1200

Although best known for the convening of a biennial Safeskies Conference and dinner, Safeskies has an on-going role as an informal safety facilitator for all stakeholders and sectors of the Australian aviation industry. As a non-partisan, independent not-for-profit body, Safeskies fulfils an important role in facilitating the exchange of information and opinions between agencies and organisations in all matters to do with aviation safety.

Safeskies can also provide independent commentary and advice on all aviation safety matters. This seminar is an important opportunity for Safeskies to provide all interested aviation stakeholders with an overview of current safety issues confronting the industry.

0915 Welcome and Introduction: Mr Doug Nancarrow, Executive Chairman Safeskies Australia
0925-1000 Aviation Safety Management in 2015 – time for major changes?
Dr Rob Lee AO, (GPCAPT RAAFSR)
International Consultant in human factors, systems safety and accident investigation.
Download Overview >
1000-1035 "The Australian Defence Force Aviation Safety Management System (ASMS) – turning safety into capability".
SQNLDR Steve Ferguson RAAF
Executive Officer 36 Squadron (C-17A Globemaster) and Unit Aviation Safety Officer.
Download Overview >
1045-1120 Flying the F22
Captain Marconi Cabatbat USAF
1120-1155 The search for the missing Malaysian Airlines B 777, Flight MH 370
Mr Cameron Heathwood, AMSA
1155 Concluding comments
1200 Seminar Concludes

 

Attendance Open to all exhibitors and trade day visitors - no pre-registration required.
For more information contact Sue Perakovic
Email office@safeskiesaustralia.org

16TH AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL AEROSPACE CONGRESS
Time 0900-1200

The Australian Division of the Royal Aeronautical Society is co-hosting the 16th Australian International Aerospace Congress (AIAC16), 24-26 February 2015. Australia's premier aerospace forum will take place at the Melbourne Convention Centre, with two half day meetings on site at the Avalon Airshow.

AIAC16 will facilitate three technical conferences under the one umbrella

  • 16th Australian Aeronautical Conference
  • 8th DSTO International Conference on Health and Usage Monitoring (HUMS 2013)
  • 2nd International Conference on Near Net Shape Manufacturing.

The AIAC16 will be re-convening on-site at the Airshow on the mornings only of Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 February 2015.

Attendance - pre-registration is absolutely essential to participate in any of this Conference program.
For more information and to register go to http://www.aiac16.com/

Defence Aviation Regulation Industry Consultative Committee Meeting
Time 0900-1200

Convened by the Australian defence Force's Director-General of Technical Airworthiness (DGTA), this is a closed event.
Attendance - By Invitation Only

AUSTRALIAN HELICOPTER INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (AHIA) TECHNICAL WORKSHOP
Time 0930-1600

The AHIA is a non-profit organisation representing all Australian aviation industry participants and stakeholders involved in any way with helicopter operations, sales and service. The main aim of the AHIA is to promote the Australian helicopter industry by working with governments', regulatory authorities, and the community to ensure it is a safe, efficient and viable industry, readily able to adapt to the continuing needs of their customers, with the pursuit of global helicopter industry best practice.

The AHIA places great emphasis on the promotion of safe helicopter operations and the development of new helicopter services to the public.

Over recent times there has been phenomenal growth in Australian helicopter registrations and operations, the AHIA is providing sound, practicable and achievable guidance to its members as they confront the challenges such growth presents.

This Technical Workshop addresses some of the industry and regulatory issues currently confronting the helicopter industry sector in Australia. It is a must attend for anyone involved in the Australian helicopter industry.

Attendance - No pre-registration required.
For program details AHIA Convenor/Secretary, Mr Rob Rich
Mobile 0415 641 774
Email secretary@austhia.com

Aerospace ENVIRONMENT Working Group (AEWG) Symposium
Time 0930-1600

The Aerospace Environment Working Group (AEWG) is a symposium hosted by the Director General Aerospace Development Branch, Capability Development Group (CDG) and an Industry Co-Chair. The aim of the AEWG is to provide a forum for CDG to update industry on projects, and the opportunity for Australian and international aerospace industry members to provide industry considerations on future capability. Mutual discussions allow Aerospace Development Branch to test the strength of its capability proposals with industry without prejudice. The AEWG provides updates on major projects, discusses emerging trends in the Aerospace Environment and provides an opportunity for industry to meet with Aerospace Development directors to discuss the status of current projects.

The AEWG is open to all interested representatives of small-to-medium enterprises and large corporations, both within Australia and abroad. The AEWG secretariat maintains a virtual community hosted on Govdex (http://www.govdex.gov.au). The Govdex site is the primary source of information for upcoming events and aims to facilitate increased communication between representatives from Aerospace Development and industry.

Attendance - by pre-registration. Click here to register >
Contact CDG.AEWG@defence.gov.au to request access to the AEWG Govdex community.

Agenda

Time Item Who
1000-1030 Registration - Coffee - Morning Tea  
1030-1035

Welcome to Aerospace Environmental Working Group

Air Commodore Craig Heap
Director-General Aerospace Development
1035-1045 Opening Address Air Vice - Marshal Mel Hupfeld
Head Capability Systems
1045-1130 Aerospace Development Branch Perspective Air Commodore Craig Heap
Director-General Aerospace Development
1130-1200 The Next 12 Months - Defence Capability Plan Project Focus - Aerospace Development

Group Captain Alan Lawrence
Director Surveillance and Response

Group Captain Ted Schneider
Director Air Combat

Group Captain Craig White
Director Aerospace Systems

1200-1245 Lunch Break  
1245-1315 Information Communications Technology Trends in Aerospace Mr Doug Stapleton
IBM Australia - Executive IT Architect
(Defence and National Security)
1315-1345 Panel Discussion and Questions Air Commodore Craig Heap
Director-General Aerospace Development
1345-1430 Opportunity for Industry Co-Chair nominees introductions to the AEWG Industry Co-Chair Nominees
1430-1445 Closing Remarks Air Commodore Craig Heap
Director-General Aerospace Development
AVALON 2015 innovation showcase
Time 1400-1600

Smart Australian companies and research centres exhibiting at Avalon 2015 have a chance to sell their new ideas, technologies and products to the world. At the Avalon 2015 Innovation Showcase scientists and researchers from DSTO and Australian Universities, research agencies, aerospace and defence companies will pitch their work to potential partners and customers.

Organised by Aerospace Australia Limited and the Defence Science Institute (DSI), the Showcase will be centred on a 60-seat Innovation Theatrette located at the southern end of Exhibition Hall 3. During each of the three Trade Days at Avalon 2015 DSTO, Australia’s Universities and Australian aerospace and defence companies will hold 30-minute ‘Pitchfests’ in the Theatrette . Each session will see ten innovators deliver a 3-minute ‘pitch’ in rapid succession to an audience of potential industry, research and investment partners. This program was pioneered by DSTO at Avalon 2015’s sister event, the Land Forces 2014 Exposition, held in Brisbane last September.

1400-1430 DSTO (10 x 3 min pitches)
1435-1530 Universities and Industry (18 x 3 min pitches)
1530 Pitchfest judging and prizes

 

Attendance - open to all Avalon 2015 exhibitors and Trade Visitors

For More Information: contact Mr Craig Butler, Engagement Manager, Defence Science Institute (DSI)
Tel: 0417 350 359
Email: craig.butler@unimelb.edu.au

FLIGHT TEST SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA (FTSA) SYMPOSIUM
Time 1400-1600

The Society was founded in 1987 to support and celebrate the achievements of the Australian flight test community.

The Society holds an annual symposium that serves as a forum for Australia flight test personnel to discuss recent activities and engage in the promotion of a professional, technically relevent and safe Australian flight test community.

The Society has affiliations with the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP), the Society of Flight Test Engineers (SFTE) and the Royal Aeronautical Society. The membership is broad including past and present personnel from Australian military flight test organisations as well members from Australia's leading universities and aerospace companies.

This year marks the return of the FTSA symposium to the Avalon Aishow after an absence of 6 years.

Attendance - this symposium is strictly by pre-registration or by invitation only.
Contact FTSA Convenor, Richard Woodward
Email richard.woodward@bigpond.com
Mobile 0416 030529

Emerging European Aerospace Markets Workshop
Time 1400-1600

European aerospace industry is a mature and flourishing environment. Three regions have carved out outstanding reputations in design, manufacturing quality & reliability; and logistics. Avalon will host four presentations from these three key nations.

The agenda is:

  1. Mr. A.Lyon, Wallonia Trade and Investment Office, "The Opportunities of the Wallonia Region Aerospace Sector".
  2. Mr. T.Mertl, Czech Aircraft Industries, "Regional turboprop commuter L 410 UVP-E20 for Australia".
  3. Mr. A.Kolosowski, WCBKT S.A., "Ground Support Equipment for military and civilian aviation – WCBKT S.A. offering".
  4. Mr. D.Rataj, ITWL, "Air Force Institute of Technology activity on the field of R&D – the capabilities for cooperation".

This workshop presents a unique opportunity in a more general presentation forum for the creation of an international exchange and business dialogue.

Chair - Mr Greg Fordham, Managing Director, Airbiz Aviation Strategies.

Airbiz is a worldwide renowned, Melbourne based aviation industry consultive company with offices across Australia and around the world. Airbiz have offices in Europe and is well-placed to provide constructive current industry comment on business opportunities.

Attendance - No pre-registration required.

Contact One-on-One meetings can be pre-booked through Chris Macfarlane Email cmacfarlane@amda.com.au

FRIDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2015

FLIGHT TEST SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA (FTSA) SYMPOSIUM
Time 0900-1500

The Society was founded in 1987 to support and celebrate the achievements of the Australian flight test community.

The Society holds an annual symposium that serves as a forum for Australia flight test personnel to discuss recent activities and engage in the promotion of a professional, technically relevent and safe Australian flight test community.

The Society has affiliations with the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP), the Society of Flight Test Engineers (SFTE) and the Royal Aeronautical Society. The membership is broad including past and present personnel from Australian military flight test organisations as well members from Australia's leading universities and aerospace companies.

This year marks the return of the FTSA symposium to the Avalon Aishow after an absence of 6 years.

Attendance - this symposium is strictly by pre-registration or by invitation only.
Contact FTSA Convenor, Richard Woodward
Email richard.woodward@bigpond.com
Mobile 0416 030529

MANUFACTURING SKILLS AUSTRALIA (MSA) FUTURE DIRECTIONS
Time 0930-1130

Manufacturing Skills Australia ( MSA ), is one of 11 Industry Skills Councils funded by the Australian Government. MSA is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee and governed by an independent board of 11 Directors, drawn from across industry. Currently manufacturing in Australia is under great pressure, particularly in the aerospace and aviation-related industries.

The continuing need for a fully-trained, skilled and competent manufacturing workforce cannot be understated - it is in the national interest. This session addresses some of the manufacturing skills training confronting the industry, future initiatives and directions, and what identified skills might we need to access the opportunities of the future.

This is a must attend session for all manufacturing industry stakeholders with a real interest in skills training for their workforce.

Attendance - no pre-registration required.
Chair/Facilitator Mr Cameron Baker Deputy CEO, MSA.
Email cameron.baker@mskills.org.au

3RD BIENNIAL CARBON FIBRE - FUTURE DIRECTIONS (CF-FD) CONFERENCE 2015
Time 1200-1700

The Carbon Fibre - Future Directions Conference 2015 will be held at the Novotel Geelong (previously known as the Four Points Sheraton Geelong), transferring on the final day to Avalon 2015.

With Carbon Nexus now in operation and fast becoming a worldwide renowned research facility, its services to the engineering/advanced materials profession is fast becoming of high importance to local and international industry as well as other research institutions.

Attendance - Strictly by pre-registration. To register please go to https://www.vcamm.com.au/events/cf-fd-conference-2015
For more information - contact the conference convenor, Ms Jenny Bungur
Telephone +61 3 8709 9923
Email jenny.bungur@vcamm.com.au

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