CONFERENCES

PACIFIC 2017 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

The following is a list of conferences, seminars and symposia to be held in conjunction with PACIFIC 2017, 3-5 October, ICC Sydney. These will all be held within the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Darling Harbour, Sydney and will have direct access to the PACIFIC 2017 exhibition.

Updates on dates, locations and timings will be ongoing and agendas/programs uploaded closer to the event.

CORRECT AS AT 8 JUNE 2017

Royal Australian Navy Sea Power Conference 2017

Date: Tuesday 3 - Thursday 5 October 2017

Time: 0900 - 1700

Registration: This event is open to all PACIFIC 2017 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates however, pre-registration is required.

Hosted By: The Royal Australian Navy

Location: PACIFIC 2017, ICC, Sydney

The 2017 Sea Power Conference will explore the broad theme of The Navy and the Nation, focusing on maritime identity, the significance of maritime economics and use of the oceans; and the critical importance of defence industry to developing and maintaining naval capability. Navies do not exist for their own sake, nor do they exist in isolation. While navies are an expression of government resolve in managing and protecting the oceans, they are also a national enterprise drawing heavily upon civil infrastructure and society. It is this aspect that is oft neglected in discussions about defence in general and navies in particular.

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PACIFIC 2017 International Maritime Conference

Date: Tuesday 3 - Thursday 5 October 2017

Time: 0830 - 1700

Registration: This event is open to all PACIFIC 2017 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates however, registration fees apply.

Hosted By: The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology and Engineers Australia

Location: PACIFIC 2017, ICC, Sydney

Collectively, the conference and exposition will offer a rewarding program for all those with a professional interest in maritime affairs. The conference program will be designed to permit all delegates to visit the many industry displays in the exposition itself, and to conduct informal professional discussions with exhibitors and fellow delegates. Registration for the International Maritime Conference includes free access to the exposition.

An impressive list of Keynote Speakers has been assembled for the conference program:

  • Dr David Kershaw
    Chief of Maritime Division, Defence Science and Technology Group - Department of Defence
  • Dr Margaret Law
    Submarine Capability and Strategy Manager, ASC Pty Ltd
  • Mr Paddy Fitzpatrick
    Director General Future Frigates, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group - Department of Defence.


The conference program will again be conducted in two streams of parallel sessions and will cover the following topics:

  • Commercial Ship Technology
  • Naval Ship Technology
  • Submarine Technology
  • Commercial Ship Operations
  • Maritime Safety
  • Maritime Environment Protection
  • Offshore Resource Industry.

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2nd Navy Aviation Symposium

Date: Thursday 5 October

Time: 0900 - 1700

Registration: This event is open to all PACIFIC 2017 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates however, pre-registration is required.

Hosted By: Helicopters, Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems and Guided Weapons Division of Defence’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) and AHS International (Australian Chapter).

Location: PACIFIC 2017, ICC, Sydney

Organised by the Helicopters, Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems and Guided Weapons Division of Defence’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) in conjunction with Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited, this event will include invited presentations on acquisition and sustainment of Naval Air Platform and Guided Weapon Systems; an update to delegates on programs, aviation regulations, research and technology, including engineering and support issues.

For further information and to register:
Dr Arvind Sinha (Symposium Chair)
Director Engineering, Helicopters, Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems & Guided Weapons Division
CASG
Email: arvind.sinha1@defence.gov.au
Tel: +61 429 455 028

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Defence Industry and Innovation - Perspectives of the CDIC Advisory Board

Date: Wednesday 4 October 2017

Time: 1000 - 1200

Registration: This event is open to all PACIFIC 2017 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates. Registration is required and will be available here shortly.

Hosted By: Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC)

Location: PACIFIC 2017, ICC, Sydney

A panel session of presentation followed by Q&A. Members of the Centre for Defence Industry Capability Advisory Board will give their perspectives of the changes and developments of defence industry and innovation in the first year of operations of the CDIC and Defence Innovation Hub.

For further information:
Lois Wake
Strategic Engagements and Communications Manager
Dept. of Industry, Innovation and Science
Email: lois.wake@industry.gov.au
www.business.gov.au/cdic

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Future Submarine Industry Briefing

Date: Wednesday 4 October 2017

Time: 1400 - 1600

Registration: This event is open to all PACIFIC 2017 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates. To register:

  • Step 1 - Register as a PACIFIC 2017 trade visitor here. Exhibitors can also attend this event, but will be required to have an exhibitor badge.
  • Step 2 - Register your attendance for the Future Submarine Industry Briefing via Eventbrite here.

Hosted By: Department of Defence (DoD), Naval Group and Lockheed Martin Australia

Location: PACIFIC 2017, ICC, Sydney

As part of a national program, a Future Submarine Industry Briefing will take place in Sydney at Pacific 2017 on Wednesday, 4 October June.

Australian companies, R&D and educational institutions are invited to attend and hear from the future submarine enterprise (CASG, Naval Group and Lockheed Martin) in regards to opportunities available in the program and how we can work collaboratively to deliver a sovereign and regionally superior submarine capability for Australia.

Seats are limited.

For further information:
Jessica Thomas
Head of Communications
Naval Group
Email: jessica.thomas@au.naval-group.com
Tel: +61 (8) 7099 2115


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Higher Education for Development of the Maritime Industry

Date: Wednesday 4 October 2017

Time: 1000 - 1100

Registration: This event is open to all PACIFIC 2017 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates and no registration is required.

Hosted By: The Australian Maritime College, a specialist institute of the University of Tasmania

Location: Innovation Theatrette, Exhibition Halls, PACIFIC 2017, ICC, Sydney

For further information:
Ms Carley Williams
Institute Marketing Officer
Australian Maritime College 
Email: carley.williams@utas.edu.au
Tel: +61 409 389 132

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IndPac 2017

Date: Thursday 5 October 2017

Time: 0900 - 1200

Registration: This event is open to all PACIFIC 2017 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates however, pre-registration is required.

Hosted By: Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia and Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited

Location: PACIFIC 2017, ICC, Sydney

Chatham House rules will apply.

The inaugural IndPac seminar, organised by Curtin University’s Strategic Flashlight forum on National Security and Strategy, in partnership with Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited, was held at Pacific 2013.

The theme for IndPac 2017 will  be Up Periscope: RAN’s SEA 1000 and SEA 5000 and the evolving threat landscape in the Indo Asia Pacific.

For further information:
Dr Alexey Muraviev
Curtin University
Email: a.muraviev@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 08 9266 2234


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Japan-Australia Multi-Function Technology Symposium

Date: Wednesday 4 October

Time: 0900 - 1700 followed by a conference network function 1700 - 1830

Registration: This event is by invitation only.

Hosted By: DST Group

Location: PACIFIC 2017, ICC, Sydney

This Invitation-only Symposium will address Australia-Japan Science & technology engagement, Defence themes with technology opportunities, e.g. anti-submarine warfare, oceanography, environmental modelling, surveillance, and emerging technology areas such as underwater communications, robotics, and advanced sensors and materials.

For further information:
Mr Jimmy Hafesjee
Head of Defence Science Communications
DST Group
Email: jimmy.hafesjee@dst.defence.gov.au

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Maritime Australia Industry Innovation Awards

Date: Wednesday 4 October

Time: 1620 - 1700

Registration: This event is open to all PACIFIC 2017 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates and no registration is required.

Hosted By: Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited (the organisers of PACIFIC 2017)

Location: Innovation Theatrette, Exhibition Halls, PACIFIC 2017, ICC, Sydney

The Chairman of Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited will present the 2017 Maritime Australia Industry Innovation Awards, SME Grants and Young Innovator Scholarships to the six smartest and most innovative companies and individuals in Australia’s naval and maritime industries.

Admission to the awards presentation ceremony is free to registered trade visitors, exhibitors and award entrants.

For further information:
Dr Gregor Ferguson
Executive Manager Industry Development
PACIFIC 2017
Email: gferguson@amda.com.au
Tel: 0414 803 717

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PACIFIC 2017 Innovation PitchFest

Date: Tuesday 3 October and Wednesday 4 October 2017

Time: 1400 - 1600 on both days

Registration: This event is open to all PACIFIC 2017 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates and no registration is required.

Hosted By: Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited (the organisers of PACIFIC 2017)

Location: Innovation Theatrette, Exhibition Halls, PACIFIC 2017, ICC, Sydney

At the PACIFIC 2017 Innovation Pitchfest scientists and researchers from DST Group and Australian universities, research agencies, maritime and defence companies will get the opportunity to pitch their work to potential partners and customers.

On Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 October at Pacific 2017 some 30 innovators from DST, Australia’s universities and Australian maritime and defence companies will deliver a 3-minute 'pitch' in rapid succession to an audience of potential industry and research partners.

At the conclusion of the Pitchfest on Wednesday 4 October a panel of judges will present prizes to the winners of the Best Pitch and Best Idea awards.

Organised by Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited, which runs the Pacific 2017 International Maritime Exposition, DST Group and the Defence Science Institute (DSI) the Pitchfest will be held in the Innovation Theatrette situated in the Exhibition Hall.

The Innovation Theatrette will also host a showcase of the shortlisted finalists for the Maritime Australia Industry Innovation Awards, which will be presented there by the Chairman of IDSAL, Vice Admiral Chris Ritchie AO (retired), during Pacific 2017.

For further information:
Mr Craig Butler
Defence Science Institute
Email: craig.butler@defencescienceinstitute.com
Tel: 03 8344 3513

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PACIFIC 2017 Maritime Unmanned Systems Conference

Date: Wednesday 4th October

Time: 0900 - 1700

Registration: This event is open to all PACIFIC 2017 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates however, registration fees apply.

Hosted By: The Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (AAUS)

Location: PACIFIC 2017, ICC, Sydney

The Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (AAUS) conference at PACIFIC 2017 will attract Defence, industry & academia from around the world to present, promote and discuss unmanned technologies. The 2017 conference will be held over 1.5 days and will focus on unmanned technologies relevant to future defence programs and maritime applications.

The themes will cover unmanned technologies relevant to SEA 1778, SEA 1180, NMP 1942, SEA 129 Phase 5 and AIR 7000 Phase 1b in addition to leading edge research and development.

Program: The Program is currently being developed and will include key Defence, Industry and Academic presentations. If your company is interested in presenting on a relevant unmanned system capability, please contact greg.tyrrell@aaus.org.au

For further information and to pre-register:
Mr Greg Tyrell
Executive Director
The Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (AAUS)
Email: greg.tyrrell@aaus.org.au

To pre-register and to pay registration fees:
www.aaus.org.au

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