FORMER defence minister Christopher Pyne has been confirmed as a speaker for the Modern Maritime conference in Sydney on 8-10 October.

The event is being organised by Maritime Industry Australia.

MIAL chief executive Teresa Lloyd said the presence of Mr Pyne would boost the conference.

“This is a unique opportunity where we can learn about the experiences of the former Defence Minister in a candid environment,” Ms Lloyd said.


“The session will cover topics such as his greatest achievements and his vision for the country, the region and the industry in 2050.”

Some other topics and events at Modern Maritime include:

•             Planning for the future with a digital mindset; The CMA CGM Group Experience: Xavier Eiglier, CEO, ANL Container Line.

•             GPS Spoofing on the High Seas; Andrew Aston, Senior Intelligence Analyst – FireEye

•             Transformation in the maritime industry: Francois Mathieu, Marine & Offshore Industry Consulting and Services Director Asia, Dassault Systems.

•             Why a commercial port is a great home for defence business: Craig Carmody, Port of Newcastle.

The event will also feature the Australia 2050 Gala Dinner: The industry’s night of nights.

MIAL can be contacted for more information.