Static demonstration area – New for MAST Asia 2019

Tue 29 May 2018 @ 11:23

Arriving at MAST Asia 2019 in Japan, visitors will be greeted by an exciting new feature area, and can expect to see the very latest fixed and rotary wing aircraft being developed and deployed to navies/airforces in the ASEAN region in a new feature zone.

Defence contractors sponsoring MAST Asia 2019 or otherwise having a large exhibition presence (in either maritime or aerospace hall) will be offered space in the static demo area free-of-charge.

MAST’s organisers are also actively seeking support to display both THAAD and AEGIS systems, a variety of fast combat boats, and large scale unmanned systems.

For further details, contact Paul Hunt ([email protected]). Call +33 9 51 73 93 23 (or +44 7411 732978).


B2B facilities for exhibitors – New for MAST Indo-Asia 2018

Tue 29 May 2018 @ 11:22

Following feedback from numerous exhibitors, MAST Indo-Asia will trial complimentary facilities to give companies face-to-face time away from their booths.

A “Time-share” allowance for private rooms will be allotted to each exhibitor to facilitate discussions.

More information and booking service will appear later in the exhibitor manual and online.


MAST 2018/2019 VIP programmes largest ever

Tue 29 May 2018 @ 11:21

MAST’s organisers are targeting even more of the highest level of naval/air defence operators, technologists, and policy makers to take part in the next editions of MAST.

Whilst maintaining its renowned personalised programme to VIPs and similarly to exhibitors, participants will meet their global counterparts from more navies, airforces, research facilities, and government agencies than at any previous MAST event.

MAST’s organisers are already receiving confirmations of VIP participation from:

  • Australia
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Brazil
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • 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


MAST Asia 2019 sponsors/exhibitors meeting – register now!

Thu 24 May 2018 @ 11:32

MAST Asia 2019, Chiba, Tokyo

Companies hoping to exhibit in/sponsor the third biennial MAST (Maritime/Air Systems & Technologies) Asia 2019 in Japan are invited to join the official briefing session next month in Tokyo.

The meeting will take place at Tokyo Convention Hall (near Tokyo station) from 1500–1600hrs on Monday 25th June 2018 and feature presentations from Professor Satoshi Morimoto, MAST Asia Chairman and Policy Adviser to Japan’s Defense Minister (and former Defense Minister himself), and from MAST Asia CEO, Warren Edge.

At the meeting you will meet embassy officials, and be given details of the 100+ VIPs confirmed (or invited) to take part in MAST Asia 2019 (international Chiefs of Navy and Airforce, defence procurement leaders, and senior-level government officials) from ASEAN, Pacific-rim and ROTW.

Since the announcement of a second exhibition hall (dedicated to aerospace platforms and technologies), interest in the MAST Asia 2019 has increased significantly. Attendance at this briefing could easily double that of previous ones – early reservation for this sponsors/exhibitors briefing session is highly recommended (places are restricted to 200 pax. and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis).

Detailed Japanese sales documentation will be provided upon request, and reservation of sponsorships and exhibition space is recommended as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Static demo spaces are also available.

RSVP now to:


Small and perfectly (in)formed

Thu 24 May 2018 @ 11:06

MAST Advanced Workshop – Disruptive Technologies – Portsmouth, UK, 22–23 May 2018, Sponsored by Naval Group

The inaugural MAST Advanced Workshop: “Disruptive Technologies” proved a highly immersive and engaging experience for the international navy, academia, and defence industry participants taking part.

As the working groups entered into the second day of activities, the authoritative discussions have so far already generated plenty of data/information to be distilled into the White Paper of best practices to be circulated post-show to participants and select government/navy authorities.

Participants came from Australia, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and the UK.

A full review of the event will be circulated soon, but already being discussed is the second iteration, to be organised in 2019 on an invitation-only basis.


MAST Delhi Call for Papers deadline reduced

Wed 23 May 2018 @ 10:19

In order to allow the MAST conference committee to best evaluate all the abstracts already submitted (and those still to come in), the MAST Indo-Asia deadline for authors to upload their abstracts has been changed to Friday 20th July 2018.

Any organisation wishing to be present in either/both conference and exhibition, are urged to take part in the call now.


MAW Syndicate Members – instructions available now

Fri 11 May 2018 @ 10:19

MAST Advanced Workshop – Disruptive Technologies – Portsmouth, UK, 22–23 May 2018, Sponsored by Naval Group

Any participants attending the inaugural MAST Advanced Workshop, who have not yet received the preparation documentation from the MAST secretariat, should download (and digest!) the instructions ahead of participating in the event this month in Portsmouth.

The document contains vital information and guidance to help make your experience a fruitful and enjoyable one, and the resulting white paper, as accurate and reliable as possible.

  • If you have yet to sign up, you have just one week left to do so. Register here.


Final week to register for MAST’s unique Disruptive Technologies Workshop

Mon 7 May 2018 @ 11:17

MAST Advanced Workshop – Disruptive Technologies – Portsmouth, UK, 22–23 May 2018, Sponsored by Naval Group

Online registration for the inaugural MAST Advanced Workshop will close in one week’s time (Monday 14th May 2018).

For a small registration fee you will receive:

  • Access to all plenary and group sessions
  • Participation in your chosen syndicate
  • All lunches and refreshments

…and (most importantly)…

  • Exclusive White paper: "Disruptive Technologies for Future Naval Operations"
    (CIRCULATED ONLY to participating syndicate leaders and members)

This highly interactive forum will discover/discuss:

  1. Which disruptive technologies will be required to keep navies capable beyond the 10-year timeframe;
  2. On which technologies should defence contractors be focusing their product development time now;
  3. How can current procurement processes be adapted to ensure deployed technologies remain relevant and capable.

Syndicate leaders:

  • Colonel Dan Cheesman Royal Marines – Chief Technology Officer, UK Royal Navy, UK
  • Professor Andrew Lambert – Laughton Professor of Naval History, Department of War Studies, King’s College London, UK
  • Dr John Best – CTO, Thales Group, France

The fee for this full-day event is:

  • £495 + VAT (Military/Gov’t personnel and Academia)
  • £595 + VAT (commercial)

The next step:


Disruptive Technologies Workshop - Just two weeks to register!

Wed 2 May 2018 @ 9:43

MAST Advanced Workshop – Disruptive Technologies – Portsmouth, UK, 22–23 May 2018, Sponsored by Naval Group

Syndicate members/observers have just two weeks to sign up for the first ever MAST workshop on Disruptive Technologies.

Sign up now to discover:

  • 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 product developments
  • How current procurement processes can be adapted to ensure the invested technologies are still relevant and capable when delivered

Take part in this highly interactive event and you will join one team headed by either:

  • 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, King’s College London, UK (Academia syndicate leader)
  • John Best – CTO, Thales Group (Industry syndicate leader)

Sign up now to stay ahead on Disruptive Technologies.