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Chief of Navy Welcome

Chief of Navy Chief of Navy

Welcome to the Royal Australian Navy Indo Pacific King-Hall Naval History Conference 2022, held in conjunction with the biennial Indo Pacific 2022 International Maritime Exposition.

Indo Pacific 2022 involves ten interrelated events:

  1. Sea Power Conference 2022;
  2. Indo Pacific 2022 International Maritime Exposition;
  3. King-Hall History Conference 2022;
  4. The Sailors’ Forum 2022;
  5. Pacific Maritime Security Partnership Event;
  6. Indian Ocean Forum;
  7. Southwest Pacific Maritime Forum;
  8. The inaugural Maritime Research Working Group;
  9. The 80th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea commemorative event; and
  10. International Maritime Conference 2022.

Collectively the conferences and exposition offer an engaging and thought-provoking program for those with a personal and professional interest in naval and maritime affairs.

In 2022, the King-Hall History Conference theme is ‘Exercise Kakadu; then and now.’ Exercise Kakadu has become one of the largest naval exercises in the Indo-Pacific and plays an important role in building regional maritime security capacity. In a series of panels, chaired by some of Australia’s leading historians, the conference will hear from participants in Exercise Kakadu and the lessons garnered for both individuals, navies and nations.

The conference program enables all delegates to visit and engage the many industry displays in the Indo Pacific 2022 International Maritime Exposition, allowing yet more opportunities for education and professional discussions.

I look forward to welcoming delegates from over 80 countries, Defence and Maritime Industry, and the Australian Defence Force, to the King-Hall Naval History Conference 2022.

Mike Noonan, AO
Vice Admiral, Royal Australian Navy
Chief of Navy