From Tuesday the 7th of November until Friday the 9th of November we attended the Indo Pacific International Maritime Exposition at the International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Sydney. We have not had the opportunity to attend since 2019, but in years prior, we always found it to be such an insightful and well organised event, and we were thrilled to be able to attend again this year.
The Indo Pacific Exposition hosts industry professionals in the maritime and Naval Defence sphere, from around Australia, the Indo Pacific region and from the rest of the world, making it one of the most informative and valuable networking opportunities we are lucky enough to attend. We were able to listen to highly regarded speakers, including key players from the maritime and Naval defence communities, as well as connecting with other businesses and clients within the maritime industry.
This year, we had the opportunity to exhibit in the 'Made in NSW' stand, which fostered such an empowering dynamic for a variety of likeminded Australian businesses in the maritime and naval fields. We found it incredibly inspiring to be surrounded by so many brilliant business owners, all working on such innovative and unique projects to assist in Naval Defence operations.
As the Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces, specifically their Naval Forces are amongst some of our longest standing clients, the Indo Pacific Exposition was an incredible opportunity to catch up with many of our clients and Defence personnel we have worked closely with for many decades. The event allowed us to showcase some of our new flag making capabilities to existing clients and potential new clients, an experience we are very grateful to have.
We want to thank the AMDA Foundation, the Royal Australian Navy, the NSW Government and Investment NSW, who all worked in conjunction to put on such a great event. This year was the largest iteration of the exposition in it's 23 year history, and we are already counting down the days until we can return for their next exposition in 2025.