14 May 20. CYDES; the World’s First Integrated Cyber Defence, Cyber Security & Emerging Technology for the Global Community which was scheduled from 23rd to the 25th of June 2020 will be deferred. This decision was made after reviewing the results of the Survey we conducted with industry players and stakeholders as well as consulting with the Government of Malaysia. Global travel bans and continuous restriction of large gatherings or events in most countries are the obvious reasons.
12 May 20. COVID-19 claims scalp of Avalon 2021. Growing concerns about continued international and domestic travel restrictions have claimed the scalp of yet another defence industry expo, leaving 2021 to be a big year for Australia’s defence industry expo schedule.
COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on domestic and international travel, throwing conferences and industry conventions around the world out of order, now we have an answer for Australia’s Avalon International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition scheduled for 23-28 February 2021.
Ian Honnery, chief executive of AMDA Foundation, has issued a letter to all industry partners and exhibitors for the 2021 expo, citing the impact of the pandemic on “lengthy logistical lead times and uncertainty about availability of international travel would pose unacceptable risks to Avalon 2021 should it continue with its original February dates.”
Mr Honnery said, “As a result, Avalon 2021, originally scheduled for 23-28 February, will be deferred to later in 2021, with timings in November being considered. Precise dates will be announced shortly.
“This deferral will provide certainty for partners, stakeholders, exhibitors and participants. It will also enable industry to focus on managing through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath, knowing that Avalon 2021 in a November timing will confidently contribute to the regeneration of business development following the pandemic.”
“As the centrepiece of the Royal Australian Air Force’s Centenary celebrations, Avalon 2021 will have great national and international significance. Deferring Avalon 2021 to November will ensure the event serves its purpose as a powerful promotional and industry engagement forum on the way to business recovery and as a spectacular celebration of 100 years of the Royal Australian Air Force.
“Strongly supported by the Royal Australian Air Force, the biennial Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition (Avalon) is Australia’s own signature international aviation, aerospace and defence event.
“Organised by AMDA Foundation Ltd, it is a premium international platform for engagement between industry, Defence, government and academia and universally regarded as one of the world’s great air shows. Avalon 2021 will ‘take Australia to the world, by bringing the world to Australia’,” Honnery added. (Source: Defence Connect)
12 May 20. ILA Goes Digital: The world’s first digital aerospace show.
- Take-off on Wednesday, 13 May
- Fascinating topics on innovation, leadership and sustainability
- #IlaGoesDigital, #AeroSpaceInsights, #WeAreAviation
As the world’s longest-running aerospace show ILA has always stood for innovation and leadership in this high-tech industry. In these times in which due to the coronavirus pandemic all large events have been banned, ILA is charting a new course. Starting on 13 May, as the world’s first digital aerospace show, ILA will provide fascinating and forward-looking online content that reflects the dynamic developments and innovative drive of the industry. Thus, the fascinating world of aerospace can also be experienced from afar. Every Wednesday from 13 May until the end of July the latest digital content will be available on the ILA Goes Digital website (online on May 13).
The wide-ranging programme targets the key ILA topics of innovation, sustainability and digitalisation, the driving forces of future technologies in aerospace. Discussions will look at how to navigate the path towards carbon-neutral aviation, smart factories and cybersecurity, for example.
Whether for decision-makers from politics, business, science, research, companies, or industry newcomers and fans of aviation, ILA has always been a platform for exchanging ideas and networking in order to keep in touch with the technological future of the industry.
This is an important function it will also fulfil in digital form. At ILA Goes Digital the focus will be just as much on interviews with industry experts, webinars and presentations of innovative technology as it will be on matchmaking. Attendees can join the discussion and make contact under the hashtags #IlaGoesDigital, #AeroSpaceInsights and #WeAreAviation.
Particularly in these difficult times, being able to exchange information on specialist subjects and on a personal level is more important than ever, in order to drive forward innovation and help shape the future of the aerospace industry.
11 May 20. Land Forces 2020 decision announced. COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on domestic and international travel, throwing conferences and industry conventions around the world out of order, now we have an answer for Australia’s own Land Forces 2020.
Ian Honnery, chief executive of AMDA Foundation, has issued a letter to all industry partners and exhibitors for the 2020 Land Forces expo, scheduled to be held in Brisbane in early-September, deferring the event until 1-3 June 2021.
“Throughout the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, AMDA Foundation Limited has monitored the evolving situation and its potential effects on the Land Forces event scheduled for 1-3 September. After extensive consultation and review, it has become clear that, because of the impacts of COVID-19, Land Forces will be unable to proceed in September this year as initially intended.
“As a result, we have taken the decision to defer Land Forces and have identified proposed new dates from 1 to 3 June 2021 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre,” Honnery said.
Mr Honnery moved to reassure exhibitors, participants and industry partners that despite the disruption caused by COVID-19, the event will still continue into the future, stating: “We believe this deferral will provide greater certainty for all involved with Land Forces.
“Crucially, it will allow our exhibitors, participants and stakeholders to focus on managing through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, knowing that a deferred Land Forces will have greater probability of proceeding and, therefore, of serving as a powerful promotional and industry engagement forum on the way to business recovery.
“It is our aim that Land Forces should proceed as soon as practicable and, at this stage, mid-2021 is considered the earliest realistic timing that optimises certainty. However, we cannot know what future course the COVID-19 pandemic will take in the months ahead. So, we will continue to monitor developments closely and, as a responsible organisation, we will undertake by December this year a further comprehensive review to clarify the ongoing situation in the aftermath of the immediate impacts of the pandemic.
“By then, the world will be in a far better position to see the way forward with confidence.”
Honnery added, “If the forward prospects at that stage remain problematic for industry, stakeholders and partners, then, in order to maximise advance notice for exhibitors and participants, a decision may be taken to delay the next Land Forces until the following year in resumption of its regular biennial cycle. We will, of course, immediately advise you of any developments.” (Source: Defence Connect)