MAST Communications – recruiting now!

Mon 16 Jul 2018 @ 11:23

MAST’s organisers have started expansion plans to increase the international reach and service standards of all its events.

Interviews are currently underway for staff in MAST’s Tokyo offices and international sales executives based in Europe.

Since MAST Asia – Japan’s only international defence trade-show and conference – is alone expected to double in size (again) for 2019, there is an immediate need for staff with a range of skills.

Additionally, the staff in Tokyo will be able to provide new and exclusive added-value services to MAST’s international sponsors/exhibitors, including business information services e.g. a planned daily defence news review service to cover the breadth of Japanese press/media, and Defence B2B connectivity services in/out of Japan.

If you are interested in these positions, please email


Last chance to present in MAST Indo-Asia 2018

Mon 16 Jul 2018 @ 10:04

The call for papers for November's MAST Indo-Asia conference and exhibition closes this Friday – 20th July!

MAST Indo-Asia is the first international defence event to take place in Delhi (HQ to Indian Navy, DRDO, and Ministry of Defence) in many years, and the only one dedicated to maritime subjects.

All authors wishing to present to India’s (and wider Indo-Asia-Pacific region’s) Naval and Defence operators and technologists, should upload abstracts ASAP.


Third biennial MAST Asia to get tri-service support

Tue 3 Jul 2018 @ 12:21

MAST Asia 2019, Chiba, Tokyo, 2 Halls, Maritime, Air Forces, Ground-based Missile Defence

There was standing room only at the 25 June 2018 “launch event” for the third biennial MAST Asia – Japan’s only international defence trade-show and conference – saw previous MAST Asia exhibitors quadrupling the size of their booths for the 2019 edition!

Announcements from MAST Asia chairman, Professor Satoshi Morimoto (Policy Adviser to Japan’s Defense Minister, and a former Defense Minister himself) and MAST Asia CEO, Warren Edge included the addition (under special request) for MAST Asia to now include air forces (and some ground-based missile defence systems) in future editions – including 2019.

The resulting 2019 event will therefore take place in two halls at Makuhari Messe: one maritime, one aerospace. Exhibitors promoting platforms in both domains will straddle the two halls.

The new static display area – a free-of-charge(!) space for exhibitors – is expected to be a key attraction, featuring fixed wing, rotor wing and fast combat boat platforms, ground-based missile defence systems, and unmanned systems/drones.

As anyone attending either of the previous biennial MAST Asias will testify, the support of Japan’s authorities has been clear at each MAST Asia, with many of the 4,500 participants representing:

  • Ministry of Defense;
  • Acquisition Technology and Logistics Agency (ATLA);
  • Ministry of Trade, Economy Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
  • Japan Maritime Self Defense Force;
  • Japan Air Self Defence Forse;
  • Japan Ground Self Defence Force

The number of country pavilions is projected to increase (again) in 2019 to showcase the leading platforms, systems and technologies from Australia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK, and USA.

Two MSME Zones (one maritime, one aerospace) will give start-ups and innovators the opportunity to explain their developing/disruptive technologies to both visitors and established defence contractors alike.

Following requests from numerous MAST Asia supporters, new B2B meeting facilities will be provided free-of-charge for exhibitors to promote closer industry partnerships in and out of the region.

The addition of air-force chiefs to the existing VIP/hosted buyer list (chiefs of navy, defence ministers, and procurement officials) that take part in MAST Asia, means that 2019’s VIP/hosted buyers programme will double to approx. 250+ invited VIPs, from thirty countries (not least MAST’s unmatched, comprehensive profile of the top defence authorities from Japan).

If meeting the key defence operators, technologists, and industry in Japan and the Indo-Asia-Pacific region is essential, MAST Asia is a MUST!


Reminder to register – Defence Equipment briefing/MAST Asia announcements

Mon 18 Jun 2018 @ 12:06

Anyone planning to join Japanese/international industry executives and embassy officials at next Monday’s MAST Asia 2019 defence equipment briefing/third biennial MAST Asia launch statements, is urged to register now!

  • Time/date: 1500–1600hrs, Monday 25th June 2018
  • Tokyo Convention Hall (near Tokyo station)

Professor Satoshi Morimoto, Policy Adviser to Japan’s Defense Minister (former Defense Minister himself), MAST Asia Chairman will lead the announcements and be joined by MAST CEO Warren Edge and members of MAST’s in-country Japanese support team.

Participants will additionally receive details of the 100+ VIPs confirmed and invited to take part from 33 countries in MAST Asia 2019 (including international Chiefs of Navy and Airforce, defence procurement leaders, and senior-level government officials), and be extended preferential rates to reserve space (considerable space at the MAST trade-show is already optioned and confirmed).

RSVP now to:


MAST Asia 2019 (JAPAN) exhibition plan released

Thu 14 Jun 2018 @ 12:41

MAST Asia 2019, Chiba, Tokyo

Visitors and exhibitors can get a feel for the “new look” MAST Asia trade-show, with major additional features of:

  • Static display area
  • MSME zones
  • B2B meeting facilities
  • Aerospace exhibits

Anybody who attended the first two MAST Asia events will notice the 2019 event is predicted to (again) double in size, now filling two of the venue’s halls.

MAST’s offices (Japan and UK) are already busy dealing with delegation invitation confirmations, and are excited to be receiving Chiefs of Navy, Chiefs of Airforce, Defence Ministers, Ambassadors and Attachés, Procurement Directors, and Senior level R&D experts from:

  • Australia
  • Bahrain • Bangladesh • Brazil
  • Cambodia • Canada • Chile
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • India • Indonesia
  • Kuwait
  • Malaysia
  • Negara Brunei Darussalam • Netherlands • Norway
  • Philippines • Poland • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Korea
  • Saudi Arabia • Singapore • Spain • Sultanate of Oman • Sweden
  • Thailand • Turkey
  • UAE • UK • USA
  • Vietnam

…and of course …Japan!