Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Rick Burr, AO, DSC, MVO, (second from right) was generous with his time on day three of LAND FORCES 2021, touring the exhibition floor with Head Land Capability, Major General Simon Stuart, AO, DSC, (centre) and Regimental Sergeant Major – Army, Warrant Officer Grant McFarlane, OAM.

The LAND FORCES International Land Defence Exposition is a key meeting hub for Australian and international industry, defence, academia and government.

A premium platform for engagement, LAND FORCES 2022 will incorporate a specialist conference program, industry exhibition and networking functions as prime opportunities for engagement in the interests of defence capability.

The comprehensive conference program will run on all three days of LAND FORCES 2022 and will present leading experts in their fields covering topical land defence issues, innovations, program updates and visions for the future.

Australian Minister For Defence Industry Melissa Price speaks at the LAND FORCES opening breakfast.
More than 700 companies exhibited at LAND FORCES 2021, from prime contractors to small business.
DR DAVID KERSHAW, Department of Defence Chief Science Engagement and Impact Division, speaks at the LAND FORCES Innovation And Technology For The Future Force conference in 2021.
The LAND FORCES Defence and Industry Dinner was a premium networking opportunity, attracting more than 400 people.

To gain an insight in to the breadth and fields of topics covered, please find below a PDF version of the LAND FORCES 2022 Event Program.


To gain an insight into the breadth and fields of topics covered, view the current version of the LAND FORCES 2022 Event Program.

Program current as of 9 August 2022


Wednesday 5 – Thursday 6 October 0930-1500

The Australian Training, Simulation and Education Conference (AusTsec) is a program first for LAND FORCES in 2022.

The conference will host leaders in defence training and simulation who will share their thoughts for the future of training in the Australian Defence Force.

AusTsec will explore how training requirements inform development of simulation technology and systems, and will detail recent innovations in capability and application.



Tuesday 4 - Wednesday 5 October

The Australian Association for Uncrewed Systems (AAUS) is Australia’s largest industry advocacy group for uncrewed systems representing all three domains: land, sea and air.

Long-time LAND FORCES conference partner, the AAUS will once again present a comprehensive program of leading uncrewed and autonomous systems experts covering topics from emerging technologies, innovation and regulatory considerations, primarily within the Defence setting.


The Land Forces Hub

Tuesday 4 – Thursday 6 October

Carefully integrated into the wider LAND FORCES conference program, the LAND FORCES Hub will provide a platform for subject matter experts to present their vision, insights and solutions to the questions currently being posed by the wider land defence community.


Innnovation Awards

Tuesday 4 October 1300-1400

The LAND FORCES 2022  Innovation Awards were created by the AMDA Foundation Limited to recognise and reward innovation by Australian individuals and organisations at the forefront of defence innovation in products, services and business processes in the land domain.


Innnovation Pitchfest

Thursday 6 October 1000-1200

The Pitchfest is a popular part of the LAND FORCES Innovation Program with up to 30 ‘pitchers’ selected from industry, government, research and academic sectors and given 3 minutes to deliver an elevator pitch to a mixed audience of potential partners, customers and venture capital funding sources.