Australia - France - Win-Win
Presentation and networking, providing Australian and French companies with guidance to identify opportunities and establishing relationships to win work in maritime projects.
Mr. Roland Stephens
Roland Stephens is the Senior Industry Expert for Advanced Manufacturing and Space at Austrade (Australian Trade and Investment Commission). Stephen has over 2 years experience at Austrade leading a team of skilled professionals to promote trade and investment in Australia's advanced manufacturing and defence industry sectors. He also has over 15 years of experience in financial advisory and asset management.
Dr Stephanie Fahey
Dr Stephanie Fahey is the Chief Executive Officer of Austrade, the Australian Government agency responsible for promoting trade, investment and international education, and tourism policy, programs and research. Stephanie has over 30 years experience both as an academic and executive working in Australia and overseas.
Mr. Jean-Baptiste Nithart
Jean-Baptiste Nithart is the Investment Commissioner (Europe) at Austrade based in Paris, France. Jean -Baptiste has over 10 years of experience at Austrade and has been instrumental in attracting key foreign direct investment to Australia and promoting Australia as a prime investment destination to European companies.
Mr. Didier Rafidiarmanda
Didier Rafidiarmanda is the Paris, France based newly appointed Business Development Manager by Austrade. Didier has over 10+years of Defence and Security industry experience and has also worked with the French Ministry of Defence as a top strategy consultant.
Mr. Fernando Alves is the Head of French Embassy Trade Commission for Australia and New Zealand/Business France. Business France is responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, facilitating international investment in France. It promotes Frances companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location.
Mr. Andy Thompson
Andy Thompson is the newly appointed Defence and Security Director based in London, England at Austrade. Andy has been with Austrade for over 6+ years and has been responsible for attracting and developing UK ICT investment (FDI) into Australia.
Mr. Peter Huis in ‘t Veld
Peter Huis in ‘t Veld is the Business Development Manager at the Netherlands Industries for Defence and Security (NIDV). Peter Huis in ‘t Veld was also a former Lt. Col for the Royal Netherlands Air force. The NIDV Foundation facilitates the sustainable positioning of the Dutch Defence and Security-related Industry (NL-DVI) in national and international orders (from the government and elsewhere) and in national and international supplier chains.
Ms. Lisette Groot
Lisette Groot is the Jakarta, Indonesia based newly appointed Senior Business Development Manager by Austrade. Lisette has been with Austrade for the past 5 years and her expertise span over research, project management, planning and strategy, marketing and communications.
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