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Tuesday 26 & Wednesday 27 February
Tuesday 26 February: 0900 - 1345
Wednesday 27 February: 0900 - 1300

This event is open and complimentary to AVALON 2019 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates.
Click here to register and make your expression of interest to attend (please note that your expression of interest does not guarantee you a place; Numbers at the AVALON 2019 complimentary conferences are limited and spaces are not guaranteed. Attendance is subject to availability and is on a first come, first served basis).

Theatrette, Exhibition Hall 1, Australian International Aerospace & Defence Exposition, Avalon Airport

AVALON will again host an Australian small business development program in the Exhibitor’s Theatrette, in Hall 1.

In 2019, the program will host speakers on Integrated Logistics Support (ILS), Augmented Reality (AR), Supply Chain and Export.

Attendance is free of charge, and delegates are free to come and go between sessions.  Please be seated five minutes before the scheduled time.



  • 930am - Supply Chain Capability Collaboration - Anywise/
  • 1015am - Supply Chain Security
       • 1015am - Counterfeit Parts – Mark Shanley, Astute/UK Government Counterfeit Avoidance Working Group
       • 1035am - Cyber Security in the Supply Chain – Adam Neale, CYBERGYM
  • 11am - Defence Exports
    Exploring new export markets and Supply Chain opportunities? Don’t do it alone
    The Centre for Defence Industry Capability, the Australian Defence Export Office, Australian Industry Capability team and Austrade provide an integrated suite of assistance programs specifically designed to help defence companies grow through exports. If you are looking to become a part of prime contractor global supply chains or sell directly to overseas militaries and commercial customers, we can help.


Adam Evans
Managing Director, Anywise Consulting

Adam Evans has worked in Defence Industry for 20 years and specialises in leading small , high performing teams and generative highly collaborative working environments.

2019 marks the 5th year of Anywise Consulting which has established itself as an innovative consultancy, working with Australian SME and Industry Associations to integrate Internet 4.0 digital tools to enable successful collaboration.

Recognised as an early adopter of digital platforms, Anywise has been working with a number of Primes, Aligned Service Providers and Peak Industry bodies since 2016 to bring a suite of supply chain mapping, analysis and collaboration tools to Australian Defence Industry and has recently provided support to the Australian Victorian Defence Alliances delegation at Euronaval.

The session will focus on lessons learned, good and bad, over the past few years as well as highlighting a simple framework to integrate people, process and tools for successful collaboration for SME. Doing so provides Australian SME a competitive advantage when working together to win and deliver a greater share of work.

Ian Mortimer
Senior ILS Practitioner, Logistic Engineering Services (LES)

Ian Mortimer, Senior ILS Practitioner for Australian consulting and professional service provider Logistic Engineering Services (LES), will detail issues in building Integrated Logistics Systems, as part of his ILS In The Defence Environment presentation on Tuesday 26 February at AVALON 2019.

Adam Neale
Asia Pacific Director and Sales Manager, CyberGym

CyberGym is a global leader of cybersecurity state-of-the-art defense solutions that assist critical Infrastructure, Government, large enterprise and utilities organizations to protect against diverse cyber threats.
Prior to taking up the role with CyberGym in 2017, Adam Neale has worked in senior roles with many of the largest IT and Security vendors, including Cisco, Citrix, Quest Software and Novell. Major projects include major Security and Identity Management projects with Dept of Defence, Victorian Government, Telstra, St George Bank, Western Power, Griffith University, and a number of area Health Services.

CyberGym is a joint venture of Israel Electric Corporation, a 7.7 billion USD company, which faces countless cyber-attacks on a daily basis, and Cyber Control, Israel’s leading cyber security consultancy established by ex- NISA operatives and security experts. We’ve developed an unmatched training and technologies arena, and we offer a wide range of complementary bespoke services led by our in-house elite security experts.

Alexander Robinson

Alexander has been with Seeing Machines for two years, working in the Fleet business as well as more recently in the aviation business.

Alexander has been passionate about aviation since his childhood, with his first paying job in a local aircraft maintenance hangar, and having spent six years in the Royal Australian Air Force training to be a pilot.
With his aviation background, as well as corporate and entrepreneurical experience, Alexander is excited about addressing and solving a global aviation problem, through technology and human factors.

Dwayne Rosie

Dwayne Rosie is responsible for providing technical expertise to Trimble’s Consulting Services practice within the ANZ region. Dwayne has 18 years of experience in developing conceptual architecture and solution delivery to projects across a wide range of construction activities. His practical solution design experience spans a broad range of technology enabling productivity benefits and efficiency gains. Dwayne’s expertise lies in the ability to quickly resolve complex business and technology challenges in collaboration with key stakeholders.

Mark Shanley
Sales & Marketing Director, Astute

Mark Shanley, has worked in the Electronics industry for 25 years and specialises in risk mitigation for Aerospace and Defence supply-chains.

Mark’s objective is to build working partnerships focused on remaining cognizant with constantly evolving counterfeiting efforts to alleviate the threat of such components entering the supply chain and delivering Quality Driven Distribution.
Mark works alongside industry and government executives as part of the award-winning UK Governments Counterfeit Avoidance Working Group (CAWG) to create processes to tackle the threat of counterfeit components, creating transparency trading models and delivering supply chain solutions to meet the demanding Defence industry requirements. Now embedded into the AS9100 standards, counterfeit awareness training is mandatory for key personnel to achieve a better understanding of the threat posed by un-regulated procurement activities.

The session will focus on discussions around best practice and quality standards, reviewing examples of suspect / counterfeit parts and what your organisation can do to prevent them entering your supply chain. If you are tasked with addressing Quality, de-risking the program, a procurement officer or component Engineer, these sessions are vital to your continued professional development.

In 2019, Astute celebrates 30 years of supporting the electronics industry with a High-Rel Franchised Distribution division, a Global sourcing arm that is complimented by in house Test Laboratories and a 3PL team which delivers total supply chain solutions. Supporting customers with their requirements in Australia, mainland Europe, India, the Middle East, North and South America, by offering local support with a Global Sourcing platform to De-risk the supply chain.

Jimmy Sum

Jimmy graduated with a bachelor degree in English Culture and Communication from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in 2009 and has engaged in leisure/tourism/aviation business for over 10 years. He is a keen learner of Chinese economic/transportation/aviation policies. He now serves as an exhibition project manager for the largest aviation exhibition Airshow China, and as a Secretary General of Guangdong General Aviation Association.