PACIFIC 2019 had that crackle of something special from day one, and now the numbers confirm that it was the biggest and busiest yet, with attendances up 27 per cent over the 2017 event, a 20 per cent increase in participating exhibitor companies and more than double the number of official delegations.

PACIFIC 2019 broke previous records in every major metric in a dynamic week that has underlined the event's place as the premier international maritime exposition for the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

Key Statistics:

  • 21,241 attendances across the three days
  • 657 participating exhibitor companies from 22 nations
  • 182 industry, government, defence and scientific delegations from 48 nations, including 45 international naval delegations and 21 Chief of Navy counterparts from across the region
  • 48 major conferences, symposia and forums.

Key Firsts and Highlights:

  • Live web streaming of Royal Australian Navy Sea Power Conference and King-Hall Naval History Conference
  • Inaugural Royal Australian Navy Senior Enlisted Leadership Conference
  • Presentations from Minister for Defence and Minister for Defence Industry
  • Exhibition and Defence Industry Advocate presence from every Australian State and Territory
  • Defence Science and Technology (DST) Shooting for the stars: Defence’s STaR Shot missions Conference
  • IndPac Littoral Conference
  • Maritime Industry Australia Limited (MIAL) Modern Maritime Conference
  • International Maritime Conference 2019 (IMC 2019)
  • Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (AAUS) Autonomy In The Maritime Domain Conference
  • New Zealand Defence Force DCP – Planned Investments in Maritime Capability Update
  • Naval Shipbuilding College Student Orientation
  • Sydney Harbour Exhibitor Networking Cruise

"PACIFIC 2019 was about bringing Australian and international industry, government, defence and academia together to explore maritime issues, advances and technologies, in the national interest," said PACIFIC 2019 CEO Ian Honnery.

"Feedback from all sectors of the event indicates we achieved that goal with spectacular results, thanks to the dedication and commitment of the PACIFIC 2019 team and those of Navy, industry, the New South Wales Government, industry associations, Defence and the Federal Government.

"Our industry exhibition showcased many of the most advanced technologies and systems available anywhere in the world, and the conference program saw some of the world's best minds exploring issues that will affect our region for decades in to the future.

"This was the biggest PACIFIC International Maritime Exposition in the event's 20 year history, but that value of the event goes beyond mere numbers. PACIFIC 2019 took Australia to the world by bringing the world to Australia."