MAST 2007 Registrations Up, Participant Profile Well on Target

Genoa, Italy, August 01, 2007 --( MAST’s organisers are delighted to announce that both conference delegate and trade-show visitor registrations match the diverse profile that MAST is fast becoming renowned for: ranging from military planners, capability managers, chiefs of staff, end users and policy makers; to procurement executives, naval and defence attachés and ambassadors; to engineers, architects, technical directors, scientists and industry executives.

With total registrations 33% higher than for the same period last year, and considerably more VIP confirmations, MAST’s organisers have great expectations of the event: “Registrations have been received from a broader spectrum of delegates than last year” stated MAST Business Director, Warren Edge. “In hand with an increase in the number of senior global security and defence representatives presenting papers, we expect the level of information exchange and networking at MAST to be second to none”.

Here’s what some of last year’s delegates said about the event:
“I gained full insight into the NATO/EU maritime spectrum. I met new people and learned about new technologies, policies and strategies. Excellent networking” - Commander Graeme Roger, Director, Major projects, Maritime HQ, Royal Australian Navy, Australia

“I met with key NATO naval and maritime military representatives and got good technology updates. Keynote speakers were excellent” - Joel Timm, Future Fleet Concepts Analyst, NAVSEA, USA

“The conference was globally good” - Bernard Garnier, Technical Director Operations, Thales Underwater Systems, France

“We had direct access to previously unknown and inaccessible contacts. We had several opportunities to meet and entertain influential contacts in the industry” – Sue Keyse, Janes Information Group, UK

“I found out about technology developments in my field of interest” – Tom Schiller, Science Adviser, US Navy OPNAV, USA

“I got a good feeling for general trends” - Dr Marcello Zannini, Quality/CIO Calzoni, Italy

“We got a better understanding of the international maritime domain awareness community” - Peter Smith, Director International Maritime Domain Awareness Programs, Raytheon, USA

Confirmed MAST 2007 participants so far come from: Australia; Belgium; Canada; China; Egypt; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; India; Israel; Italy; New Zealand; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Russia; Singapore; South Africa; South Korea; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Turkey; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; United States.

To find out why you should be at MAST 2007 visit:

MAST (MAritime Systems & Technology)
Warren Edge
+44 (0)1892 824418