Following three very successful Ausmarine events, the forthcoming event, to be held in Fremantle from October 31 to November 2, will be expanded and will now cover anything to do with Australia and the sea. Already firmly established as the leading Australian event for the commercial and military marine industry, the aim of the organisers, Baird Publications, is to bring together everyone in Australia’s sea-going and, indeed, water-going world.
Mr. Neil Baird, Chairman of Baird Publications, describing the changes said, “We have found that there is so much interaction between the various parts of the Australian marine industry that it became logical to include all aspects of it in the one event. For example, many of Australia’s leading aquaculture operations are owned by fishermen. Similarly, most of our ferry and patrol boat builders came originally from the fishing industry. Because of those kinds of backgrounds, even large amounts of naval expenditure is on products that have numerous civilian uses or backgrounds. There is simply so much common interest that we feel a bigger, more general event will be of more benefit to all concerned”.
With all this in mind, the Ausmarine organisers will be making special efforts to attract anyone who has any commercial or military interest in the sea to the Ausmarine exhibition and its accompanying conference.