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The inaugural Australia–France Defence Industry Symposium, to be held in Adelaide on 24‑25 September, will be co-hosted by Australian Minister for Defence Christopher Pyne and French Minister for the Armed Forces Florence Parly.

The symposium will bring together government ministers and representatives from France and Australia, defence industry players and peak industry bodies. In addition to Minister Pyne and Minister Parly, speakers and panellists will include Pierre Jaffre of Airbus, Herve Guillou of Naval Group, Chris Jenkins of Thales Australia, and senior Australian Department of Defence representatives including Rear Admiral Gregory Sammut, Head Future Submarine Program.

The symposium is an opportunity for Australian and French businesses to share their experiences and identify complementary capabilities, engage with government officials, network with defence primes and other industry players, and participate in Austrade and Team Defence Australia workshops.

Registrations close on 19 September.