Australian Shows Focus On Technology, Market Expansion
A series of summer maritime conferences is scheduled to kick off in the city of Melbourne, Australia, in November. The Maritime Technology Exhibition & Conference, a key event strongly supported by Australian industry and government, offering first-rate opportunities for maritime interests to expand market shares, will headline the southern hemisphere country's annual maritime events, complemented by the 2nd International Aluminum Ship Forum, as well as Offshore Australia: The 3rd International Oil, Gas, & Petrochemical Exhibition and Conference (Petrochem '95).
The Maritime Technology Exhibition & Conference has been designed to meet the needs of shipbuilders and designers, as well as owners, operators, marine engineers, naval architects, ships' officers, and port authorities.
Products from maritime nations worldwide will be showcased in the estimated 100 exhibition booths that are expected at the event. According to the event's organizers, the exhibited technology will cover vast territory, including equipment such as: communication and navigation systems and equipment; integrated bridge systems; port and harbor planning construction and operating systems equipment; sea rescue and fire control equipment; information technology; educational and training systems; and engine, transmission, and propulsion equipment.
Concentration will also be placed on ship repair and maintenance, aluminum ships and boats, as well as maintenance services, systems and equipment.
Another Australian maritime event — Ferries Down Under, the I n t e r n a t i o n a l Marine Transit Association's 20th Annual Conference was scheduled to take place from October 23-26, at the Regent Hotel, in Sydney. This conference was organized to provide an information exchange for ferry operators worldwide. For information regarding this event, contact the International Marine Transit Association, 1 Mafeking Ave., Lane Cove, Sydney, NSW 2066, Australia, tel: +612 427 2822; fax: +612427 7238. For more information on the Maritime Technology Exhibition Conference, the Forum on Aluminum Ships, or Offshore Australia, contact Australian Exhibition Services Pty. Ltd., Illoura Plaza 424, St. Kilda Rd„ Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia, (tel): +61 3 867 4500; (fax): +613 867 7981.