UK Royal Navy to announce disruptive technologies interests

Thu 26 Apr 2018 @ 15:16

In a small revision to the planned MAST Advanced Workshop on disruptive technologies, syndicate leaders will give a plenary presentation to participants in the opening session.

Each will discuss their own immediate views on:

  • Which disruptive technologies will be needed to keep navies capable in the 10-year-and-beyond timeframe
  • Which technologies are likely to be the most disruptive, and where should defence contractors focus their attention
  • How can current procurement processes be adapted to ensure the invested technologies are still relevant and capable when delivered

Sign up now, and haer from Australian/UK leading experts spearheading this innovative programme:

  • Sir Nigel Richard Shadbolt FRS FREng CITP CEng FBCS CPsychol (chair) – Principal of Jesus College, Oxford, and Professorial Research Fellow in the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, UK
  • Colonel Dan Cheesman Royal Marines – Chief Technology Officer, UK Royal Navy, UK (Military syndicate leader)
  • Professor Andrew Lambert – Laughton Professor of Naval History, Department of War Studies, Kings College, University of Oxford, UK (Academia syndicate leader)
  • John Best – CTO, Thales Group (Industry syndicate leader)

NB: Registration will close soon.


MAST Indo-Asia registrations to feature comprehensive support from VIP defence leaders

Thu 26 Apr 2018 @ 15:14

As responses to the VIP innovations for this year’s event in Delhi start, it is clear that MAST in India could well replicate the success of MAST Asia in Japan.

As India’s only international naval/air defence trade-show and conference, delegates, visitors, and exhibitors will meet the leading operators and technologist from India, as well as ASEAN, BISTEC, and Gulf States, Europe, and Americas.

Limited sponsorship packages are available to industry on a first-come, first-served basis.


Biennial MAST Asia goes bi-service

Wed 25 Apr 2018 @ 12:37

The third edition of Japan’s MAST international defence trade-show and conference will give wider aperture to airborne operations/technologies (MAST Asia 2019, 17th–19th June, Makuhari Messe).

Visitors to last year’s event evidenced the support from the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (and of course JMSDF and JASDF), to encouraging all the major domestic air defence contractors such as MHI, KHI and Shinmaywa to exhibit alongside the likes of Bell Helicopter, Leonardo, and Lockheed Martin.

The next edition of MAST Asia is hoped to capitalise on this support again, and in anticipation of event growth, MAST’s organiser has reserved a second exhibition hall (adjacent to the naval one) to more fully showcase the air domain. Additionally, new conference streams are planned to increase the representation of international air-forces in the conference, truly giving the 360° perspective on the maritime security (naval/air) domain.

The official “launch” event for international journalists, embassy officials and industry on Monday 25th June in Tokyo (“Japan Defence Collaborations - Operations and Transfer of Technologies”) will see MAST Asia Chairman, Professor Satoshi Morimoto, Policy adviser to Japan’s Defence Minister (and former Defence Minister himself) discuss the Japanese perspective on regional operational and technology issues.

  • MAST Asia exhibitors/sponsors wishing to take part in the launch event in Tokyo this June, should RSVP to [email protected].

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The scope of MAST Asia 2019 is expanding to more fully showcase the air domain.


“Hachikō” loyalty rates extended to MAST Indo-Asia exhibitors

Tue 24 Apr 2018 @ 8:04

MAST’s organisers have decided to extend the exclusive loyalty rates currently offered only to MAST Asia exhibitors and sponsors, to all companies supporting MAST Indo-Asia this November in Delhi, India.

ONLY until 17th June 2018, any company reserving space (or sponsorship) for the Japan show next year (Makuhari Messe, 17th–19th June) will enjoy extended 2017 rates!

  • Space-only: £515 (¥77,900) per square metre
  • Shell scheme package: £540 (¥81,700) per square metre

Furthermore, companies exhibiting at both events will additionally receive a double loyalty bonus of a 10% discount on both events.

Contact the MAST team now to secure your company’s loyalty bonus.


MAST Indo-Asia – connecting Indian/ASEAN/BIMSTEC naval/naval-air leaders in Delhi

Tue 10 Apr 2018 @ 9:05

MAST Indo-Asia will be a sure-fire success, if the reaction from industry, embassies, and Navy personnel at last Thursday’s “curtain raiser” in Delhi is any indication.

In partnership with FICCI, MAST will organise India’s first ever international Navy conference and exhibition on 28–30 November in Delhi (close to Navy HQ, DRDO, MoD, etc.).

With an overarching theme of “Global Defence – The Prerogative for Partnership” MAST Indo-Asia is expected to be a door-opener not only via traditional B2G routes, but also importantly B2B.

To encourage innovative start-ups to take part, an MSME rate is available, and some other Indian companies are eligible for FICCI subsidised/Indian government rates.

With numerous naval RFPs and contracts to be announced soon, MAST Indo-Asia is the primary event connecter for the international maritime defence community in India.

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