Building on the success of the inaugural LAND FORCES 2014 in Brisbane, LAND FORCES 2016 was a rich environment for defence and industry professionals. 501 exhibitors from 23 countries showcased goods and services to more than 13,450 visitors from Australia and the Indo-Asia-Pacific.
Exhibitors included companies from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and the United States.
Key to the visitor program were 66 international delegations.
The Australian Army and Department of Defence used LAND FORCES 2016 as a platform for engagement and partnerships with neighbours, allies and industry.
The Chief of the Australian Army invited his counterparts from around the region and further afield to attend the biennial Chief of Army’s Exercise during LAND FORCES 2016.
The Australian Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group) hosted the second iteration of its influential Future Land Force Conference (FLFC).
The Australian Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC), and DST Group all held industry briefings at LAND FORCES 2016.
In all, there were 11 conferences, seminars and industry roundtables at LAND FORCES 2016, augmented by the activities of the CDIC and AusIndustry who worked to support SME outreach to prime contractors and supply chain partners.
Building on the results delivered at its two preceding events, LAND FORCES 2020 will again be the place to do land-defence business in Australia and the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.