The Defence State continues to break records at Indo Pacific 2023

The 2023 Indo Pacific International Maritime Exposition, held in Sydney from 7-9 November, proved momentum is strong for Australia’s naval shipbuilding industry with multiple event records broken.  

More than 27,000 delegates were in attendance across the three day event – up from 25,000 in 2022 – and the exhibition floor space was 13% larger than the previous record with 832 participating exhibitors from 21 nations.

The record-breaking streak continued for South Australia with more than 80 local organisations participating on the South Australia – The Defence State stand, which was the largest delegation of any state or territory at the event, as well as the largest hosted at any trade show in Defence SA’s history.

The event gave South Australian industry a unique platform to showcase their state-of-the-art capabilities and technologies to major partners and decision makers across the international maritime and naval defence community. View the full list of exhibitors here.

Meanwhile, the state’s leading research and education providers also demonstrated their cutting-edge defence innovations and the work being done to grow the nation’s highly skilled naval shipbuilding workforce.

While attending, a number of organisations took the opportunity to announce new products, partnerships and agreements, reinforcing that South Australia truly is a hub for defence activity. These announcements included:

The next Indo Pacific International Maritime Exposition is set to be held on 4-6 November 2025 at the International Convention Centre in Sydney.