Two weeks left to secure pre-show delegate discount rate

Mon 21 Apr 2014 @ 11:00

Please register before 15th May 2014 to get the best rate available to take part in the conference sessions at MAST’s first ever Turkey-based event.


Get up to speed with ship visits in Istanbul

Mon 21 Apr 2014 @ 11:00

The Turkish Coast Guard has added three fast patrol boats to the list of available vessels to visit during MAST week.

All MAST badge holders will be able to tour (subject to availability):

  • Turkish Navy Tuzla Class Patrol ship;
  • Coast Guard Search and Rescue vessel TCSG GÜVEN(702);
  • and Patrol Crafts KAAN-15, KAAN-19, and KAAN-29/33

Turkish Coast Guard vessels


Exhibitors fully on-board with product briefings

Mon 21 Apr 2014 @ 11:00

Visitors to MAST EurAsia have the best selection of on stand product briefings ever.

Get fast facts on leading technologies from some MAST EurAsia exhibitors:

  • 1315hrs, 20th May
    “Innovative Light-weight Materials for Ship Interiors & Insulation”
    Massimiliano Ghirlanda, Euroguarco SpA, Stand 88
  • 1545hrs 20th May
    “C-Worker: Revolutionising Unmanned Oil and Gas Operations”
    Vince Dobbin, ASV, Stand 87
  • 1015hrs, 21st May
    “Power Protection/Rugged Applications”
    Kurt Worden and Suleyman Bayramoglu, Nova Power Solutions, Stand 83
  • 1245hrs, 21st May
    “New Generation of IPMS”
    Juan Luis Muñoz, Navantia, Stand 63


Increased US Navy support boosts interface between global navies at MAST EurAsia

Tue 15 Apr 2014 @ 11:00

Coordinated efforts between various Navy entities means that next month’s MAST EurAsia will boast its broadest US Navy representation for years.

With a large exhibition presence, and both authors and delegates in the conference, MAST participants will meet senior-level representatives from:

  • NAVSEA (Naval Surface Warfare Center and Naval Undersea Warfare Center)
  • Naval International Programs Office (including Foreign Military Sales)
  • Office of Naval Research (ONR) and ONR-Global

In addition, Commander of US Navy International Program Office, Rear Admiral James Shannon will give a keynote speech on the first day, and the Executive Director of ONR, Dr. Walter Jones will participate as part of a distinguished panel of experts on the third day.


Turkish navy to send latest patrol ship to MAST EurAsia

Tue 15 Apr 2014 @ 11:00

Amongst other ships to be confirmed, the Turkish Navy will make available one of its Tuzla Class Patrol ships for guided tours at this year’s event.

In the MAST EurAsia exhibition, visitors can get more details of her 40mm Twin compact gun (visit the Oto Melara stand), and2 x 12.7mm Stabilized Machine Gun with IR imaging and remote control capability (STAMP) (on the Aselsan stand).

Traffic and scheduling times will mean that MAST participants will need to sign up early when they arrive.

Turkish Navy Tuzla class


Japan ends half-century ban on weapons exports

Sat 12 Apr 2014 @ 11:00

Japanese flag

Those of you reading yesterday’s International New York Times will have noted the news that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government has discarded the long-standing ban on exporting military hardware and weapons.

The move helps Japan to take an immediate, more proactive role in regional security, and assist its South East Asian neighbours (for example Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia) with arms, technology and training.

Potentially another step towards (increased) open international trade with Japan, the announcement is certainly positive encouragement for next year’s MAST Asia sponsors/exhibitors in terms of depth of discussions and trade opportunities.

Somewhat timely that MAST Asia 2015 will be Japan’s first ever international maritime security exhibition and conference.


Japan’s eleventh Minister of Defence takes MAST Asia 2015 Chairmanship

Mon 7 Apr 2014 @ 11:00

Professor Satoshi Morimoto

We are delighted that Japan’s former Minister of Defence, Professor Satoshi Morimoto, has confirmed leadership for next year’s MAST Asia (Yokohama, Japan).

Under his expert guidance the event will take place at the waterfront facilities of the Pacifico Yokohama (close to the US Navy 7th Fleet Command and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force bases in Yokosuka) between 13th and 15th May.

Professor Satoshi Morimoto currently serves as National Security & Defense Policy Specialist at Takushoku University.

Prior to this he was:

  • 11th Minister of Defense (2012.6–12)
  • Special Adviser to the Minister of Defense (2009.8–9)
  • Lecturer at Sacred Heart University and Keio-University, Chuo-University (1995–2005)
  • Senior Researcher at NRI (Nomura Research Institute) (1992–2000)

Earlier in his career, he held several positions in the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including Director of the Consular and Migration Policy Division (1991–1992), Director of the Security Policy Division in the Bureau of Information Analysis, Research and Planning (1987–1989). He served as Counselor at the Japanese Embassy in Nigeria (1985–1989) and as First Secretary at the Japanese Embassy in the United States (1981–1985). He was a Senior Fellow at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (1980–1981) and Senior Guest Researcher at the Brookings Institution (1981–1982). Prior to joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he served the Japanese Self Defense Air Force (1965–1979). He is a graduate of the National Defense Academy (1965).

MAST Asia 2015 will be the first ever international maritime security exhibition and conference to take place in Japan, and is sure to be a huge success: ahead of producing any marketing material, several US and European companies have already contacted the MAST sales team to confirmed their support as sponsors/exhibitors.

  • A strictly limited number of Lead Sponsorships for this “first in class” event are offered now: contact [email protected] at the earliest opportunity to take the lead in this historic event.


Euroguarco secure first Product Briefing slot at MAST EurAsia

Mon 7 Apr 2014 @ 11:00

Euroguarco SpA

Italian market leader Euroguarco SpA will present its innovative light-weight materials for ship interiors & insulation on stand 88.

Hear Massimiliano Ghirlanda present at: 1315hrs, Tuesday 20th May.