Adelaide will host MAST 24, making it the first city in the southern hemisphere to host the global Maritime, Air, Space Technologies event in its 17-year history.
The three-day event will run from 19–21 November 2024 at the Adelaide Convention Centre with more than 1,000 delegates set to attend from across the globe.
Business Events Adelaide secured the conference with support from Tourism Australia’s business events bid fund.
“There is no other defence ecosystem in Australia like the ’20 minutes city’ of Adelaide where you can meet SME innovators, primes, manufacturers, government officials and military leaders, in such close proximity,” said the MAST organisers.
“Our combination of events (at MAST) will speed that process up – all under one roof.”
In the past few years Adelaide has developed strongly and now has renowned innovation precincts home to experts and researchers in biomed, AI, space, agtech, energy and defence to name only a few areas.
“Our ethos is quality with always an economic growth focus,” said Damien Kitto, CEO of Business Events Adelaide.
“We know the competition is increasingly intense, but we are part of a city and State which are increasingly viewed as having much to offer in the way of economic outcomes for business event delegates (and SA) as well as always smoothly run, exceptional quality events, venues and accommodation.