CONFERENCES

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

Correct as 19 March 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 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates however,
registration fees apply
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 and further information will be available on the LAND FORCES website shortly.

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AAUS UNMANNED SYSTEMS IN DEFENCE CONFERENCE

Date:
Thursday 6 September
Time:
TBC
Registration:
This event is open to Land Forces trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates however,
registration fees apply
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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CASG 3RD ARMY AVIATION SYMPOSIUM

Date:
Wednesday 5 September
Time:
TBC
Registration:
This event is open to Land Forces trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates however, pre-registration is required via the Land Forces online trade registration form and will be open from May.
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. 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

Date:
Monday 3 September
Registration:
This event is open to Land Forces trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates however, pre-registration is required via the Land Forces online trade registration form and will be open from May.
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. Pre-registration will open in May.

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Innovation AWARDS

Date:
Wednesday 5 September
Time:
TBC
Registration:
This event is open to Land Forces trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates and no registration is required.
Location:
Adelaide Convention Centre, Innovation Theatrette

 

The Aerospace Maritime and Defence Foundation of Australia Limited (AMDSFA) is a not-for-profit Foundation with an altruistic purpose: to promote the development of Australian industry capability in the fields of aviation, aerospace, maritime, defence and security.

It does this by organising major Australian events which act as an international showcase for Australian industry, research and academia. It also encourages and rewards Australian innovators in these fields by presenting Innovation Awards at each of these events.

Since 2013 AMDSFA has presented some $230,000-worth of SME and Young Innovator Awards.

AMDSFA runs its major events, and the Innovation Awards, through two not-for-profit subsidiaries: Aerospace Australia Limited (Avalon) and Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited (Pacific, Land Forces, CIVSEC).

LAND FORCES 2018 INNOVATION AWARDS

Awards will be presented in the following categories:

  • LAND FORCES 2018 National Innovation Award
  • LAND FORCES 2018 SME Innovation Grant - $15,000
  • LAND FORCES 2018 Young Innovator Award - $15,000


Entries are particularly welcome in the following categories, in which the judges, at their discretion, may present additional prizes:-

  • Combat Equipment and Mobility
  • Autonomous and Unmanned Systems
  • Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) including Cyber Security


To register:
Registration is not required for this event, Land Forces trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates are welcome to attend on each and/or any day that they are available during the LAND FORCES 2018 event.

For further information:
Mr Greg Ferguson
Executive Manager Industry Development
Industry Defence Security Australia Limited
Email: gferguson@amda.com.au

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Innovation Pitchfest

Date:
Tuesday 4 September to Thursday 6 September
Time:
TBC
Registration:
This event is open to Land Forces trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates and no registration is required.
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 to Land Forces trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates however registration is required.
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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