Land Forces 2022 was Australia’s largest defence industry exhibition, bringing together industry, defence, government and academia.
The exposition featured:
- Approximately 20,000 total attendances across the three days
- 810 Participating exhibitor companies from 25 nations
- 660 Australian companies, from every Australian State and Territory
- 40 Conferences, Symposia and Presentations
- 159 Defence, government, industry and scientific delegations from 30 Nations
As a participating exhibitor, it was an excellent opportunity to maintain our contacts in the industry as well as make new connections.
It was a great first-day discussing industry challenges and advanced solutions with iconic industry innovators such as Harris C4i, BAE Systems, technology company Kord, advanced defence solution provider VRA Systems and other visitors from the high amount of foot traffic.
Product ruggedization was discussed extensively, with plenty of discussion regarding supply chain management and the current lead time issues, as well as product lifecycle management.
L-R: Kerrie Murphy (Sales and Marketing Director, C4i), Michael Haines (National Sales Manager, Extel Technologies)
The exposition remained very busy on days 2 and 3, with day 2 having the highest foot traffic. Throughout the day, we continued our discussions with our partners at BAE Systems, L3 Harris, and Boeing.
The Shadow Defence Secretary visited in the afternoon, discussing industry policies and movements, the importance of local advanced electronics manufacturing and the role of specialist design and development being paired with managing an effective manufacturing process.
Radio frequency (RF) was the hottest topic with several people who stopped by Extel’s stand interested in learning about our design and manufacturing capabilities with RF technology.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by our stand. We look forward to reconnecting and continuing the discussions in the coming weeks.