Chiba too far from Tokyo (for defence show)

Tue 2 Jul 2019 @ 10:43

MAST Asia 2019’s committee wash-up meeting has concluded that Makuhari Messe in Chiba is too far from government and defence HQs in Tokyo to give participants sufficient visiting time. The venue’s remoteness is a disincentive for key attendees.

Over three days, nearly 4,000 participants from over 40 countries took part in MAST Asia 2019 (including some 300+ VVIPs).

With 60–90 minutes travel each way between central Tokyo and Chiba, compounded with unexpected duties recalling some officials back to Tokyo and numerous bilateral talks taking place downtown, at times the exhibition seemed quieter than in 2017.

Next year’s Japan Defense/MAST Asia is scheduled for Metropolitan Tokyo (Shinagawa, 2–4 November 2020), just 10 minutes from most Japanese military/government offices, and fast direct train access to/from Japanese and US naval bases in Yokosuka.

Closer coordination with domestic and international VIPs’ itineraries will keep all networking/meetings close/onsite, meaning a more effective event for all. Event sponsors will – for the first time – be offered confirmed 15/20 minute meetings with VIPs in their own B2B/B2G meeting rooms (included in sponsorship).


MAST NOCO to present feedback on exhibitors’ systems – direct from the systems operators themselves

Tue 2 Jul 2019 @ 9:40

Ahead of the NOCO training operations – that will truly test platforms/systems and naval cooperation – systems operators from the 50+ units have been offered the opportunity to present their experiences in the MAST NOCO conference sessions.

For the first time in any MAST event, exhibitors will be able to gather feedback from the largest collective of naval operators under one roof.


Disruptive Technologies: Discover, develop, deploy

Mon 1 Jul 2019 @ 13:51

Christiansborg Palace

The Danish Parliament (Christiansborg Palace) will host the second MAST Advanced Workshop on Disruptive Technologies.

“Following Disruptive Technologies – Northern Coasts” will take place on Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd September 2019 (the two days preceding MAST Northern Coasts).

Working in (or simply observing) syndicates (military, academia, industry) you will contribute to thought processes which identify and consider technologies which will present operational advantage over military opponents, with particular reference to the Arctic, Baltic, and North Atlantic theatres.

Once again the event will result in a ratified white paper of best practices, circulated through various corridors of power and, of course, to workshop participants.

Registration fees are £595 (commercial organisations) and £495 for government/military.

Syndicate places are extremely limited.


Northern Coast conference call for papers – “special” authors extension

Wed 26 Jun 2019 @ 8:16

The MAST Northern Coasts conference committee has extended the deadline for authors proposing papers in the following areas key to the programme:

  • Maritime operations in North Atlantic and Arctic Exclusive Economic Zones;
  • Mine Counter Measure Warfare
  • Surveillance and Reconnaissance
  • Anti/Submarine Warfare;
  • Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD);
  • Unmanned Systems.

Abstracts will now be accepted up to 9th July 2019 (paper selection meeting).

Submit your abstract now.


Download the MAST Event app for MAST Asia 2019

Thu 13 Jun 2019 @ 10:31

We are pleased to announce that the official MAST Event app is now available for iOS and Android devices.

The app contains full details of all conference sessions, papers, exhibitors and more, and is an essential download if you’re attending MAST Asia 2019.

The app will be updated during MAST Asia 2019, so check in with it regularly to keep up to date.

You will find the MAST Event app in your device’s app store by searching for “MAST Event” or by following the links on our app information page: