up-coming events
Date: Tuesday 30 - Thursday 1 June 2017
Location: Messe Bremen & Övb-Arena , Germany
UDT 2017 will gather over 1,400 military, industry and academic attendees from the underwater defence and security community in Bremen, Germany from 30 May - 1 June 2017. The dedicated conference and exhibition will focus on the cutting edge technologies and developments in: submarine technologies; anti-submarine warfare; mine warfare; and critical developments in delivering security in the underwater environment. The latter includes counter-terrorism, drug trafficking and critical national infrastructure protection in this most challenging environment.
Date: Wednesday 31 - Wednesday 31 May 2017
Location: ASPI Office, L2, 40 Macquarie St, Barton, ACT ,
The release of Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy in April last year, the first such document since 2009, marked a significant development in efforts to improve our national response to cyber security threats. However, cybersecurity is a constantly evolving challenge, and Australia’s cyber security policy needs to be iterative and responsive. Reviewing progress towards the outcomes of the Strategy is a key to ensuring that execution of the Strategy evolves to meet new priorities and threats.
Date: Thursday 1 - Friday 30 June 2017
Location: Dates and location to be advised , Australia
At this conference find out about:  DST Group's major science and technology (S&T) capabilities and future research priorities and how to create new relationships and strengthen existing partnerships; and promote innovation and engagement initiatives.
Date: Thursday 1 - Thursday 1 June 2017
Location: SMC Conference Centre, 66 Goulburn St, Sydney ,
Luerssen is a leading, well-capitalised, 140-year-old international shipbuilder and designer with six shipyards across Germany. Luerssen is one of three shortlisted bidders for the Royal Australian Navy’s SEA1180 Phase 1 Offshore Patrol Vessel Project. If selected by the Commonwealth for the SEA1180 program, Luerssen will be the designer and committed prime contractor for the entire program and will subcontract the construction of the vessels to its Australian partners ASC and Forgacs. Fully supported by Luerssen, ASC and Forgacs will not only be executing the construction and completion work, but will also subcontract the majority of supplies and works to local industry.
Date: Tuesday 6 - Thursday 8 June 2017
Location: Canberra , Australia
ASPI will be holding an international conference Building the joint & integrated ADF 6 – 8 June 2017 at the QT Hotel in Canberra.Join distinguished international and Australian speakers for two days of debate on the joint and integrated Australian Defence Force.
Date: Monday 12 - Wednesday 14 June 2017
Location: Tokyo, Japan , Japan
MAST is a maritime and technology exposition and conference event attracting high profile government and industry attendees. It is advertised as the only international conference dedicated to senior-level technologists in maritime defence and security, promoting engagement and debate amongst experts from surface, undersea, and air domains, providing perspectives on developments to meet future capabilities. Team Defence Australia (TDA) proposes to organise a trade mission to meet with Japanese companies and relevant commercial and government stakeholders at Maritime Air Systems and Technology Exhibition (MAST) 2017.
Date: Wednesday 14 - Wednesday 14 June 2017
Location: National Convention Centre in Canberra , Australia
The Defence + Industry (D+I) Conference continues to be a key event for Defence and industry collaboration. The 2017 event will again bring together keynote speakers, decision-makers, equipment operators, project managers and prime and small to medium enterprises from across the defence and security sector.
Date: Thursday 15 - Thursday 15 June 2017
Location: UNSW at the ADFA, Canberra , Australia
Engineers Australia and Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group are proud to invite members, professionals and the general public to attend an upcoming FOCUS Lecture “Human Engineering: Maximising Australian Defence Force Personnel Performance in Austere Environments”. The human is not a highly engineered platform that responds uniformly across the fleet. When working in the heat it is a balance between managing the health risk and the military capability. Working warfighters too hard can result in exhaustion and heat stroke, whereas stopping personnel prematurely can limit the utility of training and operational outcomes.
Date: Monday 19 - Monday 19 June 2017
Location: The Boathouse Restaurant, Canberra; , Australia
Dr Peter Lawrence, Defence Chief Information Officer will provide an update on the challenges and opportunities in the Defence Information Environment.
Date: Thursday 22 - Thursday 22 June 2017
Location: SMC Conference Centre , Australia
This one-day training will provide an overview of the ITAR, EAR and Australian export controls.
Date: Thursday 22 - Thursday 22 June 2017
Location: The Commonwealth Club , Australia
TBA
Date: Sunday 25 - Monday 26 June 2017
Location: Adelaide Convention centre ,
Andy Keough, Chief Executive, Defence SA will be speaking on the: Future Submarines Program The Future Submarine Program (SEA1000) will deliver for Australia an affordable, regionally superior, conventional submarine capability, sustainable into the foreseeable future. They are of strategic importance to Australia and a critical element in the nation’s maritime security planning, with Australia’s national security and $1.6 trillion economy depend on secure sea lanes.Techport Australia is the confirmed build location for the Future Submarine program. The largest Defence procurement in the nation’s history, the program is an investment of more than $50 billion in Australia’s security.The project will transform South Australia’s economy and drive innovation across a range of sectors.Key project infrastructure is also being targeted by the state, including the Future Submarine Design Centre and Combat System Design Integration and Test Facility. A Future Submarine Technical Office based in Adelaide is already working on the project, drawing in expertise from around the world.    
Date: Wednesday 28 - Wednesday 28 June 2017
Location: Engineers Australia Adelaide , Australia
Engineers Australia and Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group are proud to invite members, professionals and the general public to attend an upcoming FOCUS Lecture “Human Engineering: Maximising Australian Defence Force Personnel Performance in Austere Environments”. The human is not a highly engineered platform that responds uniformly across the fleet. When working in the heat it is a balance between managing the health risk and the military capability. Working warfighters too hard can result in exhaustion and heat stroke, whereas stopping personnel prematurely can limit the utility of training and operational outcomes.
Date: Wednesday 28 - Sunday 2 July 2017
Location: St. Petersburg , Russian Federation
International naval salon is one of the world's leading exhibitions in the field of naval arms and shipbuilding. Among its participants are all leading enterprises of the marine industry of Russia. The wide format of IMDS allows enterprises to present products on the stands, in open areas and at berths, show in action Maritime artillery on the ground, and discuss theoretical and organisational problems during the large number of events and congresses of the business section.
Date: Wednesday 5 - Wednesday 5 July 2017
Location: Engineers Australia Victoria, , Australia
Engineers Australia and Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group are proud to invite members, professionals and the general public to attend an upcoming FOCUS Lecture “Human Engineering: Maximising Australian Defence Force Personnel Performance in Austere Environments”. The human is not a highly engineered platform that responds uniformly across the fleet. When working in the heat it is a balance between managing the health risk and the military capability. Working warfighters too hard can result in exhaustion and heat stroke, whereas stopping personnel prematurely can limit the utility of training and operational outcomes.
Date: Friday 7 - Friday 7 July 2017
Location: The National Press Club , Australia
TBA
Date: Thursday 27 - Thursday 27 July 2017
Location: Hyatt Hotel, Canberra , Australia
ABDI will hold a strategically-focussed Defence Industry Seminar at the Hyatt Hotel, Canberra on  27 July 2017.  The seminar will address the important subject of Sovereign Industry Capabilities (SIC), and the associated SIC Assessment Framework. The seminar is timed to follow closely on the heels of the release of the Sovereign Industry Capability Assessment Framework.  
Date: Monday 28 - Thursday 31 August 2017
Location: Sydney International Convention Centre , Australia
The 2017 Australasian Simulation Congress will once again bring together the SimHealth, SimTecT and Serious Games streams, along with opportunities for a number of joint sessions of mutual interest.
Date: Tuesday 29 - Tuesday 29 August 2017
Location: The National Press Club , Australia
TBA
Date: Friday 1 - Saturday 30 September 2017
Location: To be held in September 2017 - location and dates to be confirmed , Australia
Attend this conference to learn more about defence market opportunities in the Newcastle, Central Coast and Hunter Valley regions.
Date: Tuesday 12 - Friday 15 September 2017
Location: Excel London , United Kingdom
DSEi is a key event for the defence and security community. Here you will meet every element of the supply chain, from prime contractors exhibiting their total corporate capabilities, to sub-primes and specialist suppliers encompassing contractors, subcontractors and the smallest SME’s.
Date: Monday 25 - Saturday 30 September 2017
Location: Adelaide Convention centre ,
As the world’s largest space conference, every year the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) brings together leaders in space from across the globe – heads of major space agencies, astronauts, senior space engineers and policy makers.
Date: Tuesday 3 - Thursday 5 October 2017
Location: Sydney International Convention Centre , Australia
The conference will coincide with the prestigious Royal Australian Navy Sea Power Conference and the PACIFIC 2017 International Maritime Exposition which is organised by Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited. Collectively, the conference and exposition will offer a rewarding program for all those with a professional interest in maritime affairs. The conference program will be designed to permit all delegates to visit the many industry displays in the exposition itself, and to conduct informal professional discussions with exhibitors and fellow delegates. Registration for the International Maritime Conference includes free access to the exposition.
Date: Monday 9 - Wednesday 11 October 2017
Location: Washington DC , United States
Attend the largest land power exposition and professional development forum in North America.  
Date: Sunday 22 - Tuesday 24 October 2017
Location: Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre ,
The conference provides a unique opportunity for project professionals to hear from the most innovative local and international speakers amongst first-class networking and social events. As always the program will include presentations from academics and industry leaders who will focus on the latest research and case studies relevant to the project profession.
Date: Sunday 12 - Thursday 16 November 2017
Location: Dubai , United Arab Emirates
A lot has changed since 1986; the dawn of a new millennium has seen unprecedented change in the aviation industry. The Dubai Airshow has helped lead this change by creating a world class exhibition showcasing the latest and greatest in military, general and commercial aviation.  
Date: Monday 13 - Monday 13 November 2017
Location: National Convention Centre Canberra , Australia
The Australian TDL Interoperability Summit will be held prior to MilCIS 2017 on Monday the 13th of November 2017 at the National Convention Centre Canberra (NCCC). The agenda will consist of defence and industry briefings, panel discussions and networking opportunities. More information to come.
Date: Tuesday 14 - Thursday 16 November 2017
Location: Auckland , New Zealand
NZ DIA works to deliver mutually beneficial process improvement, lower business cost and improved commercial outcomes for Defence, associated agencies (e.g. security, intelligence, border control, police, customs) and NZDIA members by achieving recognition as the Defence Industry Stakeholder Representative of Choice for reference, consultation and engagement across industry, sector and procurement initiatives. The primary focus of this 3 day event remains enabling Members to be informed about, understand and support the Crown’s Defence procurement program.  
Date: Tuesday 14 - Thursday 16 November 2017
Location: National Convention Centre, Canberra , Australia
The annual Military Communications and Information Systems (MilCIS) Conference welcomes military and government organisations, academia, and defence industries to contribute to the future direction of military communications and information systems.
Date: Tuesday 14 - Wednesday 15 November 2017
Location: Adelaide , Australia
The 4th SIA Submarine Science, Technology and Engineering Conference 2017 (SUBSTEC17) will be held in Adelaide during the 3rd week in November 2017.  A full week of activities is planned including Industry Tours and three days of conference.
Date: Tuesday 28 - Friday 1 December 2017
Location: Melbourne , Australia
The ICSPP is the most important international conference in applied military human performance research and therefore attracts experts from all over the world. The congress covers a broad range of disciplines including physical training programs and adaptions, occupational and physical performance, testing and assessment, injury prevention, public health and health promotion, nutritional considerations, human factors, ergonomics, equipment design, biomechanics, load carriage, gender integration issues, thermoregulation and environmental issues, deployment considerations, and psychological and cognitive factors.
Date: Tuesday 6 - Sunday 11 February 2018
Location: Changi Exhibition Centre , Australia
Every two years, high-level government and military delegations, as well as senior corporate executives around the world attend the Singapore Airshow to forge partnerships and seal deals in this region. As Asia's largest Airshow, this is the place to be for leading aerospace companies and budding players eager to make their mark in the international aerospace and defence market!  
Date: Tuesday 1 - Thursday 3 May 2018
Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre ,
This international congress and exposition will zero-in on key themes, which will include:- Human Security and SafetyPublic Security, Policing and ProtectionInfrastructure, Resource and Environmental SecurityCyber Security and Social MediaBorders and SovereigntyHomeland SecurityCommunity ResilienceEmergencies and Disaster ManagementCatastrophes and Humanitarian ResponseInnovation and Technology.
Date: Tuesday 4 - Thursday 6 September 2018
Location: Adelaide Convention centre , Australia
The Chief of the Australian Army, Lieutenant General Angus Campbell DSC AM, has announced the venue and dates for the Land Forces 2018 Exposition and the 2018 Chief of Army Seminar.The events will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia, 4 – 6 September 2018.Land Forces 2018 will be a comprehensive showcase of products, services and technologies for the armies of Australia, Asia and the Indo-Pacific region.The Chief of Army Seminar, formerly known as the Chief of Army Exercise, will be conducted by Army in conjunction with the Land Forces Exposition.Described as the Army's "premier event", the Seminar will host defence industry leaders and senior military and government decision makers to share ideas and discuss future challengers.
Date: Tuesday 26 - Sunday 3 March 2019
Location: Avalon Airport, Melbourne ,
The Australian International Airshow, is a large air show held biennially at Avalon Airport, between Melbourne and Geelong in Victoria.The event has a strong focus on military aviation, featuring aircraft from the Royal Australian Air Force, United States Navy and the United States Air Force. 
Past Events
Date: Wednesday 10 - Wednesday 10 August 2016
Location: National Gallery of Australia, ACT , Australia
Date: Thursday 2 - Friday 3 June 2016
Location: Swissotel , Australia
The program featured case studies from national campuses and student security services, about strategies implemented in tertiary Institutions across the country.  
Date: Thursday 2 - Friday 5 June 2015
Location: Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana , Kazakhstan
International exhibition of weapons system and military equipment
Date: Wednesday 1 - Thursday 3 July 2014
Location: Oslo , Norway
UDT is the underwater defence and security community's dedicated conference and exhibition. It brings together professionals from the military, industry and academia to focus on the cutting edge technologies and developments in: submarine technologies; anti-submarine warfare; mine warfare; and critical developments in delivering security in the underwater environment. The latter includes counter-terrorism and critical national infrastructure protection in this most challenging environment.
Date: Tuesday 31 - Thursday 2 June 2016
Location: Melbourne , Australia
CIVSEC 2016 is an international forum dealing with the acutely relevant, and inextricably interconnected, imperatives of civil security and civil defence in the preservation of sovereignty, the protection of people and the safety of communities. It confronts the complex and increasingly interdependent challenges of the control of borders, the maintenance of law and order, the prevention of terrorism, the defence against threats to society, the protection of people and communities, the security of infrastructure and resources, the provision of emergency services, the response to disasters, the coordination of relief and the management of crises.
Date: Tuesday 17 - Thursday 19 May 2016
Location: , United Kingdom
ITEC is an annual forum for representatives from the military, industry and academia to connect and share knowledge with the international training, education and simulation sectors. Presenting a unique overview of the industry’s latest innovations, the event provides visitors with a platform to discuss developments in this evolving market and exchange ideas about future requirements for military training and simulation.
Date: Monday 16 - Wednesday 18 May 2016
Location: , United States
Sea-Air-Space is now the largest maritime exposition in the U.S. and continues as an invaluable extension of the Navy League’s mission of maritime policy education and sea service support.
Date: Monday 9 - Thursday 12 May 2016
Location: Amman , Jordan
The Special Operations Forces Exhibition & Conference (SOFEX) takes place biennially at the King Abdullah I Airbase in Amman in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. This niche event is held under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II, the Chairmanship of HRH Prince Feisal Bin Al Hussein and with the full support of the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF).
Date: Tuesday 19 - Wednesday 20 April 2016
Location: Olympia London , United Kingdom
Counter Terror Expo is the premier global event for professionals tasked with ensuring a formidable and effective response to the threats we face today. Established with the intent to deliver a unique and secure environment in which professionals within the critically important counter-terrorism arena can come together to share experience and gain knowledge, the event has grown exponentially to be a truly key gathering of the leading experts in the field from within government, military, the security services, law enforcement and academia worldwide.
Date: Monday 18 - Thursday 21 April 2016
Location: Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia
Defence Services Asia 2016 is a tri-service international defence event which will bring together delegates from all over the world, including key political figures, military leaders and industry representatives. Over 33,500 visitors and 344 delegations from 45 nations attended DSA 2014.
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