London, United Kingdom, July 09, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- More than Seventy of these presentations will be made by representatives from twenty-five navies/government agencies/security authorities: MAST 2008 really will give you the total, top-level perspective on future maritime defence and security capabilities, concepts and enabling technologies.
As international as ever, MAST 2008 boasts contributions from: Australia; Belgium; Canada; Finland; France; Germany; Israel; Italy; Netherlands; Poland; Portugal; Russia; Singapore; Spain; Sweden; UK; and USA.
Undersea defence technology and operational experts have also embraced their ‘new’ opportunity to present at MAST and represent 40% of the near doubling of papers, and adding three parallel streams to the programme.
Participant numbers and profile typically correlate with the volume and origination of papers, so MAST 2008 delegates can expect to meet nearly twice as many global colleagues and counterparts - many ‘new’ to MAST (e.g. those active in the undersea defence domain) – than previous MAST events (e.g. over 1,800 participants at MAST 2007).
The MAST 2008 programme has retained its five core topic areas (Maritime Security, Operations & Capabilities, Platforms, Systems, and Technology), but the online version provides the facility to identify domain speciality.