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Indo Pacific Expo

Indo-Pacific – A new name and a new date

Reflecting the increasing importance of the Indo Pacific region to the entire world, the Pacific International Maritime Exposition will become the Indo Pacific International Maritime Exposition from 2022.

While the Pacific Expo was initially planned to be held in August 2021, due to COVID-19, Indo Pacific Expo will now be held in May 2022.

Since the inaugural Pacific International Maritime Exposition in 2000, the 11 biennial Pacific events held to date have seen Pacific firmly established on the world stage, as an essential hub for topical discussion of issues affecting naval and commercial maritime strategy, industry and technology.

The Pacific Expo (now named Indo-Pacific Expo) is the biggest biennial maritime and naval exhibition and business event in the Asia-Pacific. The event brings together decision makers, buyers and suppliers across defence equipment acquisition, marine transport, security, environmental affairs, cargo handling, port services and maritime technology, with representation from more than 20 countries. Tasmanian companies have been presenting at Pacific for a number of years. You can read more about the event here

Pacific 2019 Expo

The Pacific 2019 Expo broke all records - with 657 participating exhibitor companies from 22 nations, 21,241 attendances and 182 industry, government, defence and scientific delegations from around the world. Pacific 2019 was held in Sydney from 8-10 October 2019.

Tasmania’s defence industry had its largest presence ever across two Defence Tasmania stands at the Pacific 2019 Expo, with nine companies exhibiting and the Australian Maritime College  (AMC) joining with Defence Tasmania for a combined stand for the first time. The University of Tasmania (UTAS), Tasmanian Minerals, Manufacturing and Energy Council, the Tasmanian Maritime Network and AIDN–TAS were also represented at Pacific 2019. The delegation was supported by the Tasmanian Defence Advocate, Rear Admiral (Rtd) Steve Gilmore AM, CSC.

You can join the Tasmanian delegation at the Indo-Pacific 2022 Expo (formerly the Pacific Expo)  as a trade visitor to learn more or as part of the Tasmanian industry stand to promote your products and services. Email your interest: ask@business.tas.gov.au

The Tasmanian Government supported the participation of the following Tasmanian defence ready businesses and organisations at Pacific 2019: