Strong French presence at Pacific 2015
PACIFIC Australia 2015, the 9th edition in the series, will be held from 6 to 8 October 2015 at the Sydney Exhibition Centre, Glebe Island, Sydney.
First in Held in 2000, PACIFIC Australia a biennial event and is Asia Pacific’s premier international show for commercial maritime and naval defence industries.
PACIFIC 2015 will continue the event’s expansion with increased focus on the commercial maritime sector as well as naval defence.
In 2013, more than 400 participating exhibitor companies were represented from 19 countries.
Over the three days of PACIFIC 2013, trade-day attendances totalled 17,992 and the event hosted 24 associated conferences, symposia and forums.
In total there will be 9 French defence industry exhibitors at Pacific 2015:
Diplomatic and economic relations between Australia and France are founded on a strategic partnership signed in January 2012.
This French-Australian cooperation is particularly driven by international and regional
commitment to security and stability around the world and in the Pacific. For the defence
French Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, the Asia-Pacific region is a priority zone that
represents an integral part of the French security environment.
French presence in the South-Pacific encourages regular contact between our two countries’ armed forces. In industrial domains, armament contracts signed between
French companies and Australian armed forces are a reflection of the bonds of mutual trust that have led notably to the establishment of French companies in Australia and the purchase of French military equipment by the Australian armies, particularly in the naval sector.
Elements that contribute to operating our strategic force submarines are manufactured in Australia and French technology plays a role in maintaining Australian security. Our two countries clearly trust each other in sensitive domains essential for defence and security.
The French companies exhibiting under the French Pavilion at the Pacific exhibition will be presenting their skills and high technology equipment that can meet the demands of the Australian armies and all those committed to security issues in the Asia-Pacific zone.