Last day to register for MAST Asia 2015 “earlybird” discount

Thu 12 Feb 2015 @ 11:00

Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force

Today is the last work day to book your delegate place in the MAST Asia 2015 conference sessions at the heavily discounted “earlybird” fee. (From 1st March the rate will increase to the “pre-show” registration rate.)

With five parallel streams of conference sessions, this year’s programme is as comprehensive as you would expect from MAST, with top level presenters from 20 countries’ navies, marines, government agencies, R&D organisations and industry.

The Japanese authorities will extend every possible courtesy to delegates at Japan’s first ever international defence conference and exhibition:

  • V.VIPs will be invited on an exclusive dinner cruise on board a ship formerly owned by Japan’s Emperor, and now used only for the most senior-level state visitors
  • The Ministry of Defence will host two tours of its Naval Systems Research Centre at Technical Research and Development Institute exclusively for MAST delegates and exhibitor
  • The Japanese Defence Minister himself is expected to address a select gathering of VIPs during one lunch and will be one of several guests of honour at the Annual MAST Party
  • Japan Maritime Self Defence Force in coordination with US Navy 7th Fleet will host two ship tours at the ‘shared’ naval base in nearby Yokosuka
  • The Ministries of Defence; Economy, Trade, and Industry; and Foreign Affairs will co-host a unique Government briefing on how exhibitors, delegates and visitors alike can now work closer with Japan thanks to evolving defence R&D/trade policies and bilateral agreements
  • Special feature sessions include one to unite Dr. Watanabe, Head of Technical Research and Development Institute, Ministry of Defence, Japan, Dr. Alex Zelinsky, Chief Defence Scientist, DSTO, Department of Defence, Australia and Dr. Patricia Gruber, Technical Director, Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global, USA to discuss International Naval R&D Programmes
  • An integrated Future Submarine Forum will draw thoughts from leading operators and technologists from UK, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, USA, and (poignantly) Australia.

NB: Places on the ship tours and MOD facility visits will be offered to delegates on a first-come, first-served basis, and (for security reasons) need to be reserved by the end of April 2015.