MAST Australia 2024


Australia 19–21 November 2024

Welcoming you to Australia’s defence capital

MAST is excited to join a new “all service” defence event initiative, sponsored by the Government of South Australia: to unite domain-distinct but objective-common component event, under one roof.

MAST, covering Surface, Undersea, Air, Space, Cyber

YES – I am interested in attending

“Australia’s Defence State”, South Australia boasts a uniquely diverse, yet intimate defence ecosystem. Its capital is dubbed “the 20-minute city” for good reason: from any point in Adelaide, you are only minutes aways from (and accessible to) government, military (land, sea, air, space, and cyber), industry (primes, OEMs, MSMEs), and innovation hubs.

"With around 25 percent of Australia’s defence industry capability, South Australia is, for good reason, dubbed the Defence State of Australia.”

Warren EdgeDirector, MAST

Long-invested in defence and space sector growth, state and federal funding will also support the success of this first-in-class event, and – with Adelaide’s multitude of next generation defence/security programmes, enthusiasm for partnerships, and active recruitment drives – will showcase the city’s/state’s/country’s excellence in cooperation: technologies, policies and operations in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

For this reason the event is subtitled “Talent, Technology, Transfer”.

Event highlights will include:

  1. STEAM programme update (presentations from undergraduates e.g. from Adelaide University, Flinders University, and University of South Australia)
  2. “Talent Scout” skills-matching meetings between prospects and industry/military employees.
  3. B2B Speed-dating meetings
  4. Conference plenary and technical sessions supported by:
    • MAST (Maritime/Air/Space Technologies) conference
    • All sessions will be organised in close coordination and collaboration with various government, military, and industry supporters.
  1. The adjacent international trade-show will elaborate on conference discussions with exhibits of future sea, air, space, and cyber technologies by prime contractors, OEMs, and MSMEs
  2. An Innovation hub will host displays (and briefings)
  3. A Cyber Hackathon (TBC) to be streamed live and pitting the wits of experts taking part, towards a climax event at the Adelaide Conference Centre.
  4. Ship building and ship tours (TBC) so that delegates and VIPs have opportunities to see current and future builds and capabilities.

Maritime, Air, and Space Technologies Australia: “Talent, Technologies, Transfer” will take place at the stunning water-front Adelaide Convention Centre, 19th–21st November 2024.

YES – I am interested in attending

Adelaide Convention Centre