8 May 2023
Australian businesses have been turning up in record numbers to learn more about becoming a Defence supplier since the Office of Defence Industry (ODIS) hit the road with its ODIS Forums.
More than 360 people took part in the Perth and Melbourne ODIS Forums, designed to help small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) connect with prime contractors and Defence industry personnel to find out how they can equip or sustain the ADF.
Francesca Rush, First Assistant Secretary Australian Industry Capability and Chief Counsel Commercial for the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, said the forums are filled with invaluable information for industry representatives, particularly with the emphasis on opportunities and security being a timely focal point for industry.
“The next two forums in Hobart and Brisbane will have an expert panel of speakers and a range of activities, designed to inform businesses on overcoming challenges and understanding the opportunities in growing their Defence footprint,” Ms Rush said.
“We are pleased to see a record number of attendees across the ODIS Forums and are looking forward to establishing and strengthening our partnership with Australian businesses.”