Delegate early-bird fee ends soon

Tue 17 Aug 2021 @ 9:55

Anyone wishing to attend this year’s Covid-secure MAST conference in Toulon is reminded that the deadline before fees increase is Monday 30th August.

The MAST committee has so far received presentation abstracts by government/military and industry representatives from Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Malaysia, and USA.

With the overarching theme of “The Mediterranean: Laboratory for Naval Warfare”, the event is expected to offer conference plenary and technical sessions and exhibits focusing on the integrated warfare aspects across the maritime domain (undersea, surface, air, space and cyber).

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General Atomics confirm prominence in MAST Toulon

Mon 2 Aug 2021 @ 10:12

General Atomics

Manufacturer of the EMALS (Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System), General Atomics will take the spotlight in Toulon as sponsor, most notably for involvement in France’s PANG (porte avions nouvelle génération), next generation aircraft carrier programme.

EMALS uses electromagnetic technology to launch aircraft from the deck of naval aircraft carriers and offers significant benefits over current launch procedures.

  • Increased launch operational ability
  • Flexible architecture to suit different platforms
  • Capable of launching wide range of aircraft weights
  • Reduced manning and lifecycle cost
  • Reduced thermal signature
  • Reduced topside weight and installed volume

Visit General Atomics at MAST 2021 this October in Toulon.

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Early-bird fee extended

Wed 28 Jul 2021 @ 7:37

Since the event dates for MAST 2021 (Toulon, France) were delayed – due to Covid – until the end of October, MAST’s management have decided to similarly extend the early-bird registration fee for delegates.

Therefore, anyone wishing to sign up at the best rates can again do so until the 30th August.

Pre-registered delegates and visitors already indicate that MAST 2021 will unite an international group of experts in Toulon, arriving from Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Spain, Ukraine, and USA.

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(Re)connect with the global maritime defence community

Thu 15 Jul 2021 @ 11:06

If like most of our community – due to Covid – you had few opportunities since 2019 to meet with international colleagues, counterparts (and competitors), MAST 2021 is your perfect antidote.

MAST’s fifteenth anniversary return to France (Toulon, French Riviera), will be one of the first regularly scheduled events to return with a physical event.

EXHIBITORS & SPONSORS
The MAST sales team have been busy taking sponsorships and space bookings, and the initial venue space allocation is already 85% reserved. Whilst the team await allocation of additional spaces, don’t miss this vital opportunity to be part of this historic return to a physical defence event: contact [email protected] and maximise your organisation’s representation.

CONFERENCE DELEGATES
Conference delegate earlybird rates end in just one week! The MAST conference team, similarly, have received a steady flow of delegate bookings.

Due to Covid spacing restrictions places may be limited, and post-earlybird rates (both pre-show and onsite) need to increase significantly, so if you are hoping to join the conference sessions, book now at the very lowest rate.

CONFERENCE AUTHORS
The Technical Conference Committee is receiving submissions in realtime, and will adjudicate all submissions until the programme is full: prospective authors are actively encouraged to upload abstract(s) NOW (and certainly before the summer holidays) to be considered for inclusion in the timetable.

The MAST team, including MAST 2021 Chairman, Vice Admiral Pascal Ausseur, continue to work in close collaboration with GICAN – organiser of world class trade show Euronavale – and is progressing plans to confirm VIP participation of the armaments/procurement directors and chiefs of navy from: ALBANIA; BELGIUM; BRAZIL; BULGARIA; CANADA; CHILE; CROATIA; DENMARK; EGYPT; ESTONIA; GERMANY; GREECE; HUNGARY; ICELAND; INDONESIA; ITALY; JAPAN; LATVIA; LITHUANIA; LUXEMBOURG; MALAYSIA; MALTA; MONTENEGRO; NETHERLANDS; NORTH MACEDONIA; NORWAY; OMAN; POLAND; PORTUGAL; QATAR; ROMANIA; SAUDI ARABIA; SLOVAKIA; SLOVENIA; SOUTH KOREA; SPAIN; SWEDEN; SWITZERLAND; TAIWAN; THAILAND; TURKEY; UKRAINE; UNITED ARAB EMIRATES; UNITED KINGDOM ;UNITED STATES; VIETNAM.

As global communities reconnect, MAST 2021 will again put you face-to-face with key defence operators, policy makers, purchasers, and technologists.

Toulon

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Top Euro-Mediterranean/MENA defence think-tank leader to chair MAST Toulon 2021

Mon 28 Jun 2021 @ 13:40

Pascal Ausseur

Vice-Admiral Pascal Ausseur – Director General of Institut FMES (Fondation méditerranéenne d’études stratégiques*) has taken chairmanship for MAST 2021 (Toulon, 26th to 28th October 2021).

Prior to this role, VADM Ausseur held operational positions on surface ships, notably within French Aircraft Carrier Group – three times as commanding officer (including air defense destroyer [DDGH] Jean Bart).

He has also been heavily involved in political-military and international affairs at a strategic level and was twice assigned at the Private Office of the French Minister of Defense (as head of the international “Western World and Asia” office and also, chief of the military Private Office).

He has been responsible for defense industry cooperation and export for Asia and Pacific at the DGA (Defense procurement and technology agency).

Finally, he was Maritime Prefect for the Manche and North Sea, acting for the French government and commanding the military forces in this area.

* FMES is a centre for training, consulting, research and debate in the fields of defense, management of risks, security and intelligence strategy in the Euro-Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and African spaces.

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