Correct as of 15 August 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.
The Chief of Army Land Forces Seminar 2018 (CALFS18) is the Australian Army’s biennial event that brings national and international partners together to consider the role of future land forces in generating military response options within a whole of government context. CALFS18 will examine the theme ‘The application of Land Power in the Indo-Pacific’.
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.
Organised in association with Land Defence 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 September 6, 2018 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.
The themes will cover unmanned technologies relevant to LAND 129 Phase 4A & 4B, AMP024.32, AMP024.33, AMP023.34, NMP 1942, SEA 129 Phase 5, AIR 7000 Phase 1b and AIR 7003. AAUS events are focused on broadening professional relationships amongst members and key industry end users.
Our events are strongly supported by key Defence personnel and there will be opportunities to meet with them during the conference and at the conference dinner. The conference dinner will be held on Thursday September 6 following the conference (venue TBC).
For further information: aaus.org.au/land-forces-2018-unmanned-systems-in-defence-conference
Mr Greg Tyrrell
Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (AAUS)
Tel: +61 458 850 202
The Defence industry is grappling with disruptive forces - multi-echelon supply chain visibility. Configuration management. Quality. Authenticating supply. Certification of people and machines. Software lifecycle management.
These are a few challenges that Defence companies are addressing in an industry naturally characterized by complex products, deep supply chains, and a decades-long aftermarket with multiple, often shifting, participants. Significant investment, effort, and technology have yielded great progress in these areas, but the need for continued industry growth and efficiency demands more.
Join us as we dive into the Defence perspective of our Technology Vision 2018, to highlight emerging technologies that will have a significant impact across the industry in the next 3 years and are actionable today.
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
Tel: +61 429 455 028
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.
The Defence Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Program will transform the way Defence does business, eliminating hundreds of complicated and unnecessary structures, processes, systems and tools, and replacing them with a single, trusted source of accurate, near real-time information. This will provide an end-to-end enterprise approach integrating all the core processes required to run Defence into a single system. The Program will deliver a decision-support tool that will allow users at all levels to make better-informed decisions when planning, preparing for, and supporting military operations.
For more information:
Defence ERP Program – Canberra
50 Collie Street, Fyshwick ACT 2609
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:
Director, Defence Capability & Innovation
Department of Defence
Are you looking to supply into the global markets of the defence primes?
Do you think you are internationally competitive and have a product or service that may be of interest to the primes?
The Centre for Defence Industry Capability is holding a Global Supply Chain (GSC) program networking event at Land Forces 2018, with representatives from BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Rheinmetall and Thales. Learn about the GSC Program, the capability areas of interest to the primes, and take advantage of the opportunity to introduce yourself to the primes over morning tea.
If you want to participate in global defence and commercial supply chains, you shouldn’t miss this opportunity.
The event will be held on Thursday 6 September 2018 from 9:30-11:30am, in the Panorama Foyer at the Adelaide Convention Centre.
Please indicate your interest in attending by emailing CDIC_Exports@industry.gov.au.
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.
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
Defence Science Institute (DSI)
Tel: +61 (0)3 8344 3513
Organised by Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited, the Future Force: Protection symposium is designed as a forum for discussion of the operational and technical challenges facing defence forces in the future on both the conventional battlefield and in Counter-Insurgency (COIN) campaigns.
The lethality of modern weapons, including unconventional weapons such as IEDs and, increasingly, CBR threats, means greater protection is required. Both front-line combatants and rear-echelon personnel, as well as civilian populations, are exposed to higher levels of risk. Traditional protective measures such as protected/armoured vehicles, hardened infrastructure and improved personal protection are only part of the answer. What role do factors such as Situational Awareness, generated and maintained through enhanced Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) empowered by emergent technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and ‘Big Data’, play in protecting a deployed force and civilian population? Required levels of protection are to a great extent a function of the force’s appetite for risk and casualties; what’s changing in this area? And what other factors are shaping the future battlefield for modern defence forces?
The Panellists will be asked to address emergent threats, emergent technologies and the enduring and joint Defence/Industry construct required to respond rapidly to these threats by harnessing and applying technology in an efficient and affordable way.
For further information:
Mr Jason Thomas
Executive Manager Business Development
Industry Defence Security Australia Limited
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:
Simulation, VR/AR, immersive 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:
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.
Asia Pacific Simulation Alliance
M: +61 412 442 642
Understanding the importance of ILS in the Defence Capability Life Cycle - Presented by Mr Ian Mortimer, ILS Services Manager, Logistic Engineering Services.