Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Minister for Tourism; Racing and Gaming; Small Business; Defence Issues; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

    WA to play host to major submarine conference

    29/05/2019 12:00 PM
     
    • Experts to gather in Fremantle to discuss future of submarine industry
    • 400 delegates expected to attend
    • Speakers to explore submarine science, technology and engineering 

    Government and defence agencies, academics, the maritime and subsea industry, and research organisations will gather in Fremantle later this year for the 5th Submarine Science, Technology and Engineering Conference 2019 - SubSTEC5.

     

    Launched today by Defence Issues Minister Paul Papalia, the conference theme is 'Innovation and Investment in the Subsea Environment', with a focus on the development of the forthcoming Attack class submarines and the current Collins class submarines.

     

    Western Australia was chosen as the conference location given Perth is already home to a significant Defence Force presence, and plans are underway to develop and promote a comprehensive case for the State to be the principal location for the maintenance and sustainment of all submarines and frigates.

     

    There will be a range of speakers at the conference who will explore topics including subsea, offshore science, technology and engineering, engineering design, emerging and disruptive submarine technologies, workforce skills development and translational research and IP protection.

     

    Presented by the Submarine Institute of Australia and proudly supported by the State Government through Defence West, SubSTEC5 is expected to attract up to 400 delegates at the Esplanade Hotel from November 18 to 21, 2019.

     

    For further details, visit https://www.submarineinstitute.com/sia-conferences

     

    Comments attributed to Defence Issues Minister Paul Papalia:

     

    "The McGowan Government has a plan to develop and promote a comprehensive case for Western Australia to be the principal location for the maintenance and sustainment of all submarines and frigates.

     

    "Western Australia is already host to a significant Defence Force presence and is the recipient of substantial work through the Defence Integrated Investment Program.

     

    "Playing host to SubSTEC5 allows Western Australia to show its well-developed capabilities to leading industry figures, and to remain at the forefront of industry technology and advancements.

     

    "Supporting a strong and enduring defence presence is a key strategy of WA's Defence and Defence Industries Strategic Plan and will play an important role in the diversification of WA's economy and job creation."

     

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