Indian Ocean Defence Security
24-26 JULY 2024,
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC)
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PROGRAM

THEATRETTE PROGRAM

Theatrette Program 1
Theatrette Program 2
Theatrette Program 3

Wednesday 24 JULY | Thursday 25 July | FRIDAY 26 July

Free to attend and open to all attendees.

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Located on the exhibition floor, the Indian Ocean Defence & Security (IODS) 2024 Theatrette Program will host presentations from IODS 2024 sponsors as subject matter experts, to an engaged audience of industry attendees.

The program will become a platform for vision, insights and solutions to the questions currently being posed by relevant decision makers, surrounding AUKUS and the Quad.

A full program of speakers will be released in due course.

Speaker presentations will take place in the Theatrette at IODS 2024 from 1100 – 1400 on Wednesday 24 July and Thursday 25 July.

On Friday 26 July, the Theatrette will play host to the Indian Ocean Defence & Security 2024 Innovation Awards.

Program

WEDNESDAY 24 JULY

TIME
ACTIVITY | PRESENTATION
PRESENTER | PANELISTS
1110–1145
Cyber, space and the contested environment
1210–1245
Keeping AUKUS Submariners Safe – Western Australia as an Indian Ocean Submarine Rescue Hub
1310–1345
Multinational collaboration; Expansion of AUKUS and the Quad

THURSDAY 25 JULY

TIME
ACTIVITY | PRESENTATION
PRESENTER | PANELISTS
1110–1145
What does safety-led nuclear stewardship really mean?
1210–1245
Air Defense Overmatch and Long-Range Precision-Strike Capabilities

SPEAKERS

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Izaak Gurney
Izaak Gurney

Senior Program Manager, Space Cyber and Information Systems
KBR

Izaak Gurney is KBR’s Senior Program Manager, Space Cyber and Information Systems. He joined KBR in 2023 after more than six years of service in the Royal Australian Navy and four years with Defence Australia.

Career highlights include – Graduated from the Australian Defence Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science with Distinction, receiving the RAN Dux of Science and the Megan Anne Pelly Award.


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Dr Allan du Toit AM
Dr Allan du Toit AM

Chairman
JFD Australia

Dr Allan du Toit AM, Chair of JFD Australia, retired from full time naval service as a Rear Admiral in 2016. 

He commanded HMAS Tobruk during peacekeeping operations in Bougainville, the Australian Amphibious Task Group, the multi-national maritime interception force enforcing UN sanctions against Iraq, Combined Task Force 158 in the Persian Gulf, and Border Protection Command.


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Dr Joanne Lackenby
Dr Joanne Lackenby

Consultant
KBR, as part of the Frazer-Nash Consultancy

Dr Joanne Lackenby (Jo) has 15 years’ experience in the Australian nuclear sector, the majority at the OPAL research reactor at ANSTO. Here she specialised in nuclear safety, licensing and regulation, and was also involved in the repatriation of radioactive waste from reprocessing. She recently joined Frazer-Nash Consultancy where she continues to provide nuclear expertise, including in radioactive waste management.


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Gideon Weiss
Gideon Weiss

Corporate Vice President International Business Development
RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems Ltd

Gideon Weiss Corporate Vice President International Business Development RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. 

In October 2021, Mr. Gideon Weiss was appointed as Corporate Vice President for International Business Development, after completing over four years as Vice President for business development, marketing and strategy, at Rafael’s Air & C4 ISR Systems Division (2017-2021). In this new role, Mr. Weiss is responsible for leading, directing and coordinating marketing, business development and sales activities across Rafael’s international markets, working with Rafael’s three business divisions, country managers and international representations.


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Michael Formosa
Michael Formosa

Managing Partner
Renaissance Strategic Advisors

Michael Formosa is in charge of global business operations of Renaissance Strategic Advisors, an aerospace, defence and security consultancy specialising in assisting clients address their most complex and critical issues. 

With 30 years of experience in international business planning and expansion, Michael’s expertise covers M&A industry due diligence, R&D pipeline prioritisation and development, regulatory risk analysis, and market prioritisation and capture. He has led over 350 consulting engagements on behalf of government departments and companies throughout the value chain, from component manufacturers to prime contractors. Michael advises clients on internationalisation and ‘home market’ strategies, industrial collaboration, transfer of technology/local participation, and foreign direct (capital) investment.



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