Australia's 2016 Defence White Paper set out the country's strategic circumstances and challenges. Its geography and its regional alliances and partnerships have never been more important and the defence and security challenges facing Australia, its neighbours and its allies are complex and evolving rapidly.
The 2016 Defence White Paper and its companion Defence Industry Policy Statement committed the Australian Government and Department of Defence to an unprecedented re-equipment program for all three services.
It also urged industry and the research community to rise to the strategic technological and operational challenges facing the ADF. It's time to talk, to listen - and to innovate.
A broad range of conferences, symposia and forums will be conducted in conjunction with LAND FORCES 2018. Boasting an array of eminent speakers and presenters, they will attract delegates from around the world.
The centrepiece conference will be the Chief of Army Land Forces Seminar presented by the Australian Army, with participation from Chiefs of Army, senior military leaders and high-level defence professionals from across the Indo-Asia-Pacific regions.
LAND FORCES 2018 will host specialist conferences, seminars and workshops ...
The Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group will also host a leading-edge, international defence science and technology conference.
DST Group's International Conference on Science and Innovation for Land Power 2018 with the theme of "Innovation through Technology Convergence for Land Power" will focus on the application of science and technology for transforming the land force of the future.
The conference provides a unique forum for leading Army officers, Defence researchers, industry professionals and academics to discuss the latest developments, and future directions, in defence, science, technology and innovation.
In addition, LAND FORCES 2018 will incorporate a range of specialist conferences, seminars and workshops addressing a wide range of topics, including:-