Our Monthly Dinners

Taking SA to the World (esp Asia)

At each of our dinners we encourage people to arrive early before formalities start @ 7.15 and leave late after the proceedings conclude @ 9.30 pm - taking the opportunity to meet others and explore opportunities to collaborate in some way around our stated purpose of driving SA forward..

To stumilate that we we have a regular format which allows us to give people doing big bold things a chance to talk about what they do and for our regulars to take part in panels and to present their story and the benefits they are getting from attending in the past

Our theme for 2019 - Taking SA  to the World (esp Asia) 

Our Events are ALL about
The People you Meet
The Conversations you start
The Connections you make
Accordingly our program is comprised of Conversations - Interviews with plenty of time for Q&A so you can get to know our special guests and our panellists.
We will chat with our guests and panellists about specific topics for a few minutes to get the conversation started and then its over to the Audience to Engage and Connect

Dr. Patrick ‘Paddy’ Neumann

Chief Scientist and Head of R&D 


Paddy founded Neumann Space in 2015 to develop and commercialise his research in pulsed cathodic arc spacecraft propulsion systems at the University of Sydney. 

Paddy holds Bachelor’s degrees in Science (physics major) and Engineering (with honours in aerospace engineering), a Master’s degree in Science and is a Doctor of Philosophy. He is an active senior member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and member of the AIAA Electric Propulsion Technical Committee.

Lloyd Damp

Founder and CEO - Southern Launch


After moving with his family from South Africa, studying space engineering at Sydney University and working for Defence in the Woomera Prohibited Area – the vast military testing site 450km north of Adelaide – Lloyd Damp moved to apply his skills to private enterprise.

He and his colleagues chose Whalers Way, about 35km southwest of Port Lincoln, as the site to kickstart a nascent industry with huge promise.

He beleves South Australia can be a “global gateway to space” over the next decade, rather than just a footnote to the international narrative on space.

Conversations in The City

Doors Open at 6.00pm and proceedings Kickoff at 7.00. There is plenty of action and plenty of time to catch up with others during breaks and we always leave an hour or so after dinner to foster Collaboration.

Of course you can come straight from work and catch up with others over a drink in the Bar at The Rob Roy Hotel in Halifax St in the City.


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