AUKUS: Regional Opportunities Within The Trilateral Security Partnership Between Australia, U.K. and U.S.
San Diego is home to the largest concentration of military assets in the world and the largest federal military workforce in the country. As the region’s defense cluster catalyzes and inspires local entrepreneurs, emerging industries are flourishing in San Diego and expanding into international markets. Local expertise in these fields provides strategic advantages for product development, job growth, and the commercialization of defense technology.
In September 2021, leaders of Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States announced the creation of an enhanced trilateral security partnership called “AUKUS.” AUKUS is intended to strengthen the ability of each government to support security and defense interests, building on longstanding and ongoing bilateral ties. It will promote deeper information sharing and technology sharing; and foster deeper integration of security and defense-related science, technology, industrial bases and supply chains.
On March 13, 2023, AUKUS partners visited our region to announce an optimal pathway to produce a nuclear-powered submarine capability in Australia while ensuring all three partners continue to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology. At the Point Loma Naval Base, President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak elaborated on the three-phase program for Australia to acquire a conventionally armed, nuclear-powered submarine capability that will ultimately ensure stability and security in the Indo-Pacific region.
Join us on Thursday, May 25, for a conversation about the first time the US has shared nuclear propulsion technology with an ally apart from the UK. Speakers will also share their insight on the economic impact this alliance will have in our region and efforts to strengthen our workforce to address the defense cluster’s needs.
ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AFFAIRS FORUMS
Through the International Business Affairs Forums, the Chamber provides business leaders with the essential knowledge and resources needed to thrive within the binational marketplace. Attendees also have the opportunity to build and strengthen new relationships, exchange ideas, and debate policies that are relevant to the Cali-Baja business community. Meetings are held quarterly in a virtual setting.
Registration is open to the public, especially Chamber members. If you are not a Chamber member, please contact Joshua Peters, Membership Benefits Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss membership opportunities and attending as a guest.
Date: May 25, 2022
Time: 10:00am – 11:00 am