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2024 Defence Industry Dinner & Awards Ceremony

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Event description

Join the Defence Teaming Centre on Wednesday 4 December, for the annual Defence Industry Dinner & Awards Ceremony at the Adelaide Convention Centre. This is an event that companies in the Defence sector will not want to miss!

The keynote speaker for the evening is Derrick McManus, who operated in the SA Police elite Special Task And Rescue (STAR) Group when he was shot 14 times in less than 5 seconds and was lying on the ground for 3 hours before rescue. This year, All About Her Music Band will provide the entertainment for the night, so bring along your best dancing shoes!

This is considered to be our most prestigious event of the year, with over 650 guests from across Australia attending, including senior representatives from the Department of Defence, representatives from State and Federal Government, Defence Primes, and Australian industry.

This year our awards will be celebrating DTC members who have successfully designed a service or product that has benefited Defence or Defence industry in the following categories:

  • Innovation
  • Skilling
  • Teaming

We look forward to seeing you and your team/clients/stakeholders on the night. DTC members can purchase a Branded Table of 10 at a discounted rate.
 
Dress code: Black tie and Defence Medal Miniatures may be worn.


About Derrick McManus

Derrick McManus is an ex-sniper, recovery diver and was trained by the SAS in counter-terrorist tactics. He operated in the SA Police elite Special Task And Rescue (STAR) Group when he was shot 14 times in less than 5 seconds and was lying on the ground for 3 hours before rescue. After surviving the shooting against all odds, Derrick founded The Australian Centre for Human Durability. Derrick works with high-performance individuals and teams so they believe they too can go beyond resilience to sustaining optimal performance; build mental fitness, agility and strength; amplify their ability to manage stress and challenges. He has overcome more than the average person even before the shooting but that just made him tougher and more determined to succeed. He wants others to be determined to succeed too.


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Ticket sales close on 20 November unless sold out prior.


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PLEASE NOTE: Often, we photograph or film events. Please inform a member of staff if you do not wish to be included. DTC EVENT CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations must be made in writing to events@dtc.org.au with the following conditions: 1. Cancellations made five (5) or more full working days before the day of the event will receive a full refund of purchased event fee. 2. Cancellations made less than five (5) full working days before the day of the event will NOT receive a refund. 3. Failure to notify of non-attendance will result in no refund. The Defence Teaming Centre will endeavour to conduct every event it advertises. However, we reserve the right to postpone an event to an alternative date or to cancel an event. Postponed: When an event is postponed, attendees will be transferred to the new date. If this makes them unable to attend, then a full refund will be made provided Defence Teaming Centre is notified within seven (7) full working days of the announcement of the new date. After that, normal Cancellation Policy will apply. Cancelled - If the event is cancelled a full refund will be made.