Indo Pacific International Maritime Exposition connects the maritime community in one of the world’s most dynamic regions.

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is acquiring or planning to introduce major new platforms, including a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines, a new family of Hunter class frigates and new offshore patrol vessels. This is in addition to planned upgrades to existing platforms, including an enhanced long-range strike capability, along with associated electronics and communications systems, sensors and munitions.

In 2023, the Australian Government announced how it will invest more than $19 billion over the next four years to implement the immediate priorities identified in response to the 2023 Defence Strategic Review (DSR) including:

  • $9 billion for the nuclear-powered submarine program through AUKUS.
  • $4.1 billion for long-range strike capabilities.
  • $3.8 billion for northern base infrastructure.
  • $400 million to support Australian Defence Force personnel through a new continuation bonus.
  • $900 million on defence innovation, to establish the Advanced Strategic Capabilities Accelerator and through AUKUS Pillar 2
  • $11.4 million over three years to extend the Defence Industry Pathways Program within the shipbuilding sector of Western Australia.

Other navies of the Indo Pacific region are embarking upon similar upgrades, with many acquiring or seeking to acquire new vessels and aircraft, patrol boats, submarines, landing craft, frigates and supporting systems.

The Indo Pacific region, perhaps more than any other part of the world, is critically dependent on sea lanes for trade and transport and is home to some of the world’s largest shipbuilding nations and busiest ports. Perfectly positioned, commercially disciplined and internationally focused, Australia is the ideal conduit for promoting into the dynamic maritime markets of Asia and the Indo-Pacific.

To enable engagement on these important programs, the Indo Pacific International Maritime Exposition connects defence, industry, government and academia. It features:

  • Specialist conferences and symposia, including The Royal Australian Navy’s Sea Power Conference and the commercial International Maritime Conference
  • An industry exhibition featuring Australian and international companies, from prime contractors to start-ups, with formal business-to-business and business-to-government networking programs;
  • Australian and international defence, industry, government and scientific delegations, with formal delegation access programs;
  • Small-business and export development programs;
  • A prestigious innovation awards program;
  • Programs promoting careers and skilling.

The Indo Pacific International Maritime Exposition is a global business event, attracting senior merchant marine, shore services, maritime and defence industry, military and government decision-makers from around the world.

Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities are available. Email