Pacific 2019 – Post Activity Report

Pacific 2019 – Post Activity Report

Brendan Dumbrell (Managing Director JLB-Yaran), Vice Admiral Russ Crane AO CSM RAN (Retired) & Alfonso Garcia-Valdes (Managing Director Navantia Australia) sign an MOU at Pacific 2019 to increase Indigenous participation in the Defence Industry.

JLB-Yaran at Pacific 2019 International Maritime Exposition

Pacific 2019 – International Maritime Exposition in Sydney 8-10 October, was an overwhelming success. Over 622 exhibitors provided our Industry the opportunity to present solutions, collaborate with current and future partners and understand what our war fighters will require to effectively operate current and future capabilities.

JLB-Yaran was very proud to exhibit our company at Pacific 2019 and would like to thank all the visitors and companies who took in interest in our growing business. We were blown away with the support and encouragement we received from the Industry and Government and look forward to building on the hard work, presented in Sydney last week.

No doubt the highlight of our week was signing an MOU with Navantia Australia, who have championed our Indigenous Development & Employment Program, to create and build long-term careers for Indigenous talent in our Industry. JLB-Yaran is thrilled to have the support of Navantia Australia, a company with hundreds of years of experience and a key Shipbuilding partner with Australia since 2006. Having recently designed the Hobart Class guided missile destroyers (DDG) and designing and co-manufacturing the Canberra Class amphibious assault ships (LHD), Navantia is now building and preparing to maintain two Replenishment Ships (AOR) for the Australian Navy. JLB-Yaran is not only looking forward to working with Navantia to increase Indigenous employment opportunities, but also strengthening their capability to deliver sustainment requirements to the Australian Department of Defence.

Nostalgically, it was Vice Admiral Russell Crane AO CSM RAN (Ret’ d), who witnessed the MOU signing as a representative of Defence SA. Vice Admiral Crane was the Chief of Navy in 2008-2011, when four of our management team were building their Military careers with the Royal Australian Navy. Our Managing Director Brendan Dumbrell did reflect on this stating “it’s incredible to think 10 years ago I was an Assistant Supply Officer at sea when Russ was the CN (Chief of Navy) and now we have him endorsing and supporting our growing company”. A special thanks to our good friend Jeremy Satchell, Principal Supply Consultant at ICN who facilitated the signing ceremony with Navantia.

After a successful and busy week in Sydney, our management team is now looking forward to working with all our current and future partners and clients, to build our workforce and support the Defence Industry requirements. The hard work starts now!