Indo Pacific 2023: Navigating the Seas of Innovation and Collaboration
The Indo Pacific International Maritime Exposition 2023, held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney from November 7-9, brought naval and maritime defence communities together for three days of innovation, collaboration, and strategic discussions.
With Extel proudly standing among the 832 exhibitors, the expo emerged as the region’s premier maritime and naval defence showcase.
We were thrilled to host hundreds of visitors at our stand, hailing from various corners of the country and even some from overseas. Among them were both familiar faces and new acquaintances, all eager to delve into the significance of our cutting-edge electronics solutions in the realm of naval and maritime defence.
A heartfelt thank you to all those who took the time to explore our stand. Engaging in discussions that shared a unified vision of propelling sovereign capability forward was truly thrilling.
For a recap of each day, please continue reading below.
The inaugural day of Indo Pacific 2023 set a dynamic tone, with key highlights reflecting the cutting-edge advancements and strategic discussions permeating the naval and maritime defence landscape.
Notable developments included the successful trials of the Speartooth Large Uncrewed Underwater Vehicle for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and BAE Systems’ modification to the Hunter-class frigate design.
On the second day, the expo continued its momentum, revealing groundbreaking innovations and fostering collaborations. Japan made its debut appearance at an Australian defence industry exposition, showcasing technologies from 10 companies.
Life h2o, a Darwin-based company, marked its success in the Australian defence market with exports of innovative water purification equipment to the Philippines. Lockheed Martin’s development of a Patriot surface-to-air missile variant added another layer of technological prowess to the event.
Press releases highlighted partnerships, including L3Harris and Sentinel Boats showcasing autonomous systems capabilities on Sydney Harbour.
The final day of Indo Pacific 2023 brought the event to a close, with a wealth of statistics underscoring its significance. The expo boasted an impressive 19,000 square meters of exhibition space, drawing over 27,000 attendees from 52 nations and featuring 176 delegations. The international community was well-represented, with 13.15% of international visitors contributing to the global dialogue.
As Indo Pacific 2023 drew to a close, eyes turned towards the future. Indo Pacific 2025 has been scheduled for November 4-6 at the ICC Sydney.
Indo Pacific 2023 proved to be a testament to the resilience, innovation, and collaborative spirit within the maritime and defence industry. Extel’s active participation in this event reflects our commitment to advancing industry solutions and contributing to the evolution of defence capabilities.
We look forward to checking in again in 2025, with a vision to reflect on the role of Extel, in support of government and industry innovations, in shaping the future of maritime and naval defence.
For more information on advanced electronics solutions and how they can enhance your naval, maritime and/or defence product capabilities, please contact our team today:
[email protected] – Chief Business Officer (Global)
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