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CONFERENCES

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

Correct as 14 June 2018

The following is a list of conferences, seminars and symposia to be held in conjunction with the LAND FORCES 2018 Exposition in Adelaide, 4-6 September 2018.

These will all be held within the Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC) during LAND FORCES 2018.

Updates on dates, locations and timings will be ongoing and updated on our website here as it becomes available.

CHIEF OF ARMY lAND fORCE sEMINAR (calfs18)

Date:
Tuesday 4 September to Thursday 6 September
Registration:
By Invitation Only
Location:
Adelaide Convention Centre

 

Hosted personally by the Australian Chief of Army, CALFS18 is an invitation-only event.

Attendees will include senior overseas and Australian military officers as well as senior civilian Defence officials and academics.

The theme of the Seminar is The Application of Land Power in the Indo-Pacific, and the program will allow ample opportunity for the Chief of Army and his guests to tour the Exhibition Hall and engage with exhibitors during the Exposition.

For further information: contact the CALFS18 planners via email ca.lfs18@defence.gov.au

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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SCIENCE AND INNOVATION FOR LAND POWER 2018 (ICSILP 2018)

Date:
Wednesday 5 September and Thursday 6 September 2018
Registration:
This event is open to LAND FORCES 2018 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates however,
registration fees applyClick here to register and pay.
Location:
Adelaide Convention Centre

 

In conjunction with Land Forces 2018, being held on 4-6 September 2018 in Adelaide, DST Group has convened a complementary event called:  International Conference on Science and Innovation for Land Power 2018 (ICSILP 2018).

This event is for defence researchers, industry professionals and academics interested in transforming the military land force through science, technology and innovation. The conference will focus on: Innovation through Technology Convergence for Land Power with topics covering Trusted Autonomy for Land Forces, and Technology Convergence and Innovation.

Registration now open.

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AAUS UNMANNED SYSTEMS IN DEFENCE CONFERENCE

Date:
Thursday 6 September
Time:
TBC
Registration:
This event is open to LAND FORCES 2018 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates however,
registration fees applyClick here to register and pay.
Location:
Adelaide Convention Centre

 

Organised in association with Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited, the Australian Association for Unmanned Systems conference at LAND FORCES 2018 will attract Defence, Industry & Academia from around the world to present, promote and discuss unmanned technologies. The 2018 conference will be held on Thursday 6 September at the Adelaide.

Convention Centre during the LAND FORCES event and will focus on unmanned technologies relevant to future defence programs, particularly land force applications.

For further information:
Mr Greg Tyrrell
Executive Officer
Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (AAUS)
Email: greg.tyrrell@aaus.org.au
Tel: +61 458 850 202

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ARMY PRESENTATIONS

Date:
Tuesday 4 September to Thursday 6 September
Time:
Various
Registration:
This event is open and complimentary to LAND FORCES 2018 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates. Click here to register and make your expression of interest to attend (please note that your expression of interest does not guarantee you a place; Numbers at the LAND FORCES 2018 complimentary conferences are limited and spaces are not guaranteed. Attendance is subject to availability and is on a first come, first served basis).
Location:
Adelaide Convention Centre

 

CASG 3RD ARMY AVIATION SYMPOSIUM

Date:
Tuesday 4 September
Time:
0800 - 1715
Registration:
This event is open to LAND FORCES 2018 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates however,
registration fees applyClick here to register and pay.
Location:
Adelaide Convention Centre

 

The Army Aviation Symposium was established in 2014 as an ongoing Symposium of the Land Forces event. The third of the series symposium will be held at LAND FORCES 2018, providing delegates an opportunity to participate in briefings on current and future army aviation developments.

The event is being organised by CASG's Helicopter Systems Division, in conjunction with Aerospace Australia Limited and supported by AHS International's Australian Chapter. The symposium will cover presentations on tactical aviation platform systems (manned and unmanned), through updates from the domains of capability & technology developments, programs/projects, research & innovations, industry, trials and educational & training.

For further information:
Dr Arvind Sinha (Symposium Chair)
Director Engineering, Helicopter Systems Division
CASG
Email: arvind.sinha1@defence.gov.au
Tel: +61 429 455 028

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DEFENCE ENGAGEMENT WITH INDUSTRY BRIEFINGS - ORGANISED BY THE LAND ENVIRONMENT WORKING GROUP (LEWG)

Date:
Monday 3 September
Registration:
This event is open and complimentary to LAND FORCES 2018 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates. Click here to register and make your expression of interest to attend (please note that your expression of interest does not guarantee you a place; Numbers at the LAND FORCES 2018 complimentary conferences are limited and spaces are not guaranteed. Attendance is subject to availability and is on a first come, first served basis).
Location:
Adelaide Convention Centre

 

Organised by Department of Defence, a series of briefings will be held between senior Defence capability development and procurement officials, Army officers and key members of the Australian defence industry. This a regular and highly valued series of meetings and will include the exchange of land defence market and technical information.

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DEFENCE INDUSTRY AND INNOVATION PROGRAMS & POLICY SETTINGS

Date:
Tuesday 4 September 2018
Time:
1030 - 1230
Registration:
This event is open and complimentary to LAND FORCES 2018 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates. Click here to register and make your expression of interest to attend (please note that your expression of interest does not guarantee you a place; Numbers at the LAND FORCES 2018 complimentary conferences are limited and spaces are not guaranteed. Attendance is subject to availability and is on a first come, first served basis).
Location:
Adelaide Convention Centre

 

This 2hour session will include key speakers from the Department of Defence and will provide an update on defence industry and innovation programs and policy settings.  Briefings will cover: the Defence Industrial Capability Plan, Defence Exports Office, Defence Innovation System (Defence Innovation Hub and Next Generation Technologies Fund) and the Centre for Defence Industry Capability.

For more information:
Jo Hon
Director, Defence Capability & Innovation
Department of Defence
Email: jo.hon@defence.gov.au

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Innovation AWARDS

Date:
Wednesday 5 September
Time:
1600 - 1645
Registration:
This event is open and complimentary to LAND FORCES 2018 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates. Click here to register and make your expression of interest to attend (please note that your expression of interest does not guarantee you a place; Numbers at the LAND FORCES 2018 complimentary conferences are limited and spaces are not guaranteed. Attendance is subject to availability and is on a first come, first served basis).
Location:
Adelaide Convention Centre, Innovation Theatrette

 

The LAND FORCES 2018 Innovation Awards recognise and reward innovation by Australian individuals and organisations at the forefront of defence innovation in products, services and business processes in the land domain.

There are two cash awards of $15,000 each, one for the most innovative Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) and one for the most promising Young Innovator.

The Awards will be presented by the Chairman of Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited during the LAND FORCES 2018 Exposition in Adelaide, 4-6 September. Nominations will open on 2 April 2018, closing at Close of Business on 9 July 2018. A shortlist of candidates will be drawn up by 6 August 2018.

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Innovation Pitchfest

Date:
Tuesday 4 September to Thursday 6 September
Time:
1400 - 1600
Registration:
This event is open and complimentary to LAND FORCES 2018 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates. Click here to register and make your expression of interest to attend (please note that your expression of interest does not guarantee you a place; Numbers at the LAND FORCES 2018 complimentary conferences are limited and spaces are not guaranteed. Attendance is subject to availability and is on a first come, first served basis).
Location:
Adelaide Convention Centre, Innovation Theatrette

 

The Innovation Pitchfest, organised by the Defence Science Institute (DSI) in partnership with Industry Defence sand Security Australia Limited, will take place each day during LAND FORCES 2018 in the Innovation Theatrette This will provide an opportunity for DST Group, academia and Industry researchers and innovators to present new innovations and research projects to a mix of potential customers, research partners and venture capitalists.

For further information:
Mr Craig Butler
Engagement Manager
Defence Science Institute (DSI)
Email: craig.butler@unimelb.edu.au
Tel: +61 (0)3 8344 3513

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LAND FORCES Future Force Series - PROTECTION

Date:
Thursday 6 September
Time:
0700 - 0900
Registration:
This event is open and complimentary to LAND FORCES 2018 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates. Click here to register and make your expression of interest to attend (please note that your expression of interest does not guarantee you a place; Numbers at the LAND FORCES 2018 complimentary conferences are limited and spaces are not guaranteed. Attendance is subject to availability and is on a first come, first served basis).
Location:
Adelaide Convention Centre

 

Organised by Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited, this short symposium is designed to address the increasingly lethal environment that will confront troops and their commanders in the future, and the technical, procedural and force structure measures to mitigate these risks that emergent technologies will provide.

Panellists and audience members will be asked to examine more broadly the implications of these emerging technologies for operational and force planners out into the future, as well as for the industry base and supply chain that will deliver and sustain future capabilities.

For further information:
Mr Jason Thomas
Executive Manager Business Development
Industry Defence Security Australia Limited
Email: jthomas@amda.com.au

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Showcasing Australian industrial capability – a discussion with industry leaders

Date:
Wednesday 5 September
Time:
1000 - 1100
Registration:
This event is open and complimentary to LAND FORCES 2018 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates. Click here to register and make your expression of interest to attend (please note that your expression of interest does not guarantee you a place; Numbers at the LAND FORCES 2018 complimentary conferences are limited and spaces are not guaranteed. Attendance is subject to availability and is on a first come, first served basis).
Location:
Adelaide Convention Centre

 

Defence industry leaders from the CDIC Advisory Board will lead a discussion on sector development, including: a snapshot of the industry as described in the new Defence Industrial Capability Plan; a summary of CDIC progress in industry engagement in the past year; case studies of successful businesses; and insight in to where the industry needs to be to address future challenges to implement the Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities.

For more information:

Angus Cole
Strategic Engagements Officer
Centre for Defence Industry Capability
Email: angus.cole@industry.gov.au
Mobile 0427 608 943
Website www.business.gov.au/cdic

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Simulation Conference -
SIMULATION, SYNTHETIC ENVIRONMENTS, AND HUMAN INTERACTIONS

Date:
Tuesday 4 September, Wednesday 5 September and Thursday 6 September
Registration:
This event is open and complimentary to LAND FORCES 2018 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates. Click here to register and make your expression of interest to attend (please note that your expression of interest does not guarantee you a place; Numbers at the LAND FORCES 2018 complimentary conferences are limited and spaces are not guaranteed. Attendance is subject to availability and is on a first come, first served basis).
Location:
Adelaide Convention Centre

 

Simulation, VR/AR, synthetic environments, human, robotic and AI interactions are rapidly converging in the defence domain. With the technology and its use progressing at an exponential rate, errors could be made by overriding the human considerations and not selecting the best modality to achieve the desired training or mission outcome.

Over two days at Land Forces, this essential program of local and international guest speaker presentations, demonstrations and discussions will put a spotlight on:

  • The appropriateness of the simulation modalities from reality based to virtual in relation to objectives;
  • The risk and impact of these modalities and interactions on the human; and
  • The learning science behind simulation and immersive training.


Hosted by the Asia Pacific Simulation Alliance, this Simulation Conference has been convened for key decision-makers from throughout the region attending LAND FORCES 2018, including government representatives, defence officials, military procurement managers and senior army officers.

Simulation and modelling technical demonstrations will be held by industry and academia to showcase capability within the LAND FORCES 2018 exhibition.

Free of charge to attend, the Simulation Conference is open to accredited registered professional visitors to LAND FORCES 2018.

Alisha Fisher
Managing Director
Asia Pacific Simulation Alliance
www.asiapacificsimulationalliance.com

M: +61 412 442 642
E: alisha@asiapacificsimulationalliance.com

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Understanding the importance of ILS in the Defence Capability Life Cycle

Date:
Thursday 6 September
Time:
0900 - 1030
Registration:
This event is open and complimentary to LAND FORCES 2018 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates. Click here to register and make your expression of interest to attend (please note that your expression of interest does not guarantee you a place; Numbers at the LAND FORCES 2018 complimentary conferences are limited and spaces are not guaranteed. Attendance is subject to availability and is on a first come, first served basis).
Location:
Theatrette, Exhibition Floor, Adelaide Convention Centre

 

Understanding the importance of ILS in the Defence Capability Life Cycle - Presented by Mr Terry Woodland, ILS Services Manager, Logistic Engineering Services.