up-coming events
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: Thursday 27 - Thursday 27 July 2017
Location: University of Technology Sydney – Building 1 ,
INNOVATION 3 4 5 is conducted by Sydney defence industry and innovation analyst Dr Gregor Ferguson Ph.D, with Mr Peter Milic of the Entrepreneurs Program (AusIndustry). Workshop is designed to help industry and research professionals, practitioners and leaders understand and implement innovation.
Date: Monday 7 - Tuesday 8 August 2017
Location: Ann Harding Conference Centre, Canberra University ,
SimGOV is an entire government initiative formed with the purpose to discuss the use of simulation and modelling across the public sector, in addition to looking at business continuity and collaborative agency incident response to develop Future Ready agencies. SimGOV is for federal, state and local government agencies to look at operational risk management and how to apply it to their operations. Effective decision-making is underpinned by excellent quality information. Future outcomes are improved by implementing lessons learnt. This inaugural SimGOV forum provides case studies using modelling, simulation and gaming. Participants will understand how to improve decision-making prior to a major procurement and training strategies for operations and teams in low probable high-risk situations. The Future Ready forum focuses on raising the awareness of modelling and simulation applications and the benefits for a strategic 10-year plan. This SimGOV forum is the first in a series of four.
Date: Thursday 17 - Thursday 17 August 2017
Location: National Museum, Canberra ,
The Women in Aviation/Aerospace Australia Canberra Summit will take place on 17 August at the National Museum, bringing together public, private, civil and defence sectors to move the needle on gender diversity. These summits are designed to facilitate change in our industry to a more diverse and gender inclusive workforce. In order to achieve this shift, senior executives and change makers are encouraged to attend. Book now to join your team on their journey to gender equality and see how you can make a difference.
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: Tuesday 12 - Tuesday 12 September 2017
Location: The National Press Club , Australia
Dr Peter Lawrence, Defence Chief Information Officer will provide an update on the challenges and opportunities in the Defence Information Environment.
Date: Wednesday 20 - Wednesday 20 September 2017
Location: Lecture Theatre 7 North, UNSW Canberra ,
A Joint initiative of the Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society (ACSACS) UNSW Canberra and the Air Power Development Centre (APDC), RAAF The Sir James Rowland Seminars honour the contribution of Air Marshal Sir James Rowland, former Chief of the Air Staff (1975-79), to the development and understanding of Australian air power. It is a forum aimed at bringing together air power practitioners, academics, Defence personnel, members of other government agencies, as well as students of armed conflict and international security to broaden understanding of air power as part of the nation's defence and security.
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: Tuesday 10 - Wednesday 11 October 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: Wednesday 18 - Wednesday 18 October 2017
Location: RACV City Club ,
The Women in Aviation/Aerospace Australia VIC Summit will take place on 18 October at the RACV City Club, Melbourne, bringing together public, private, civil and defence sectors to move the needle on gender diversity. These summits are designed to facilitate change in our industry to a more diverse and gender inclusive workforce. In order to achieve this shift, senior executives and change makers are encouraged to attend. Book now to join your team on their journey to gender equality and see how you can make a difference.
Date: Wednesday 18 - Wednesday 18 October 2017
Location: RACV City Club ,
The Women in Aviation/Aerospace Australia VIC Summit will take place on 18 October at the RACV City Club, Melbourne, bringing together public, private, civil and defence sectors to move the needle on gender diversity. These summits are designed to facilitate change in our industry to a more diverse and gender inclusive workforce. In order to achieve this shift, senior executives and change makers are encouraged to attend. Book now to join your team on their journey to gender equality and see how you can make a difference.
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: 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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