Indian Ocean Defence Security

24-26 JULY 2024, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC)







IODS 24 – Where AUKUS meets the QUAD

Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States are exploring opportunities in developing joint advanced military capabilities under the AUKUS partnership, including provision of nuclear-powered submarines and development of a range of advanced technologies across all facets of defence capability.

Meanwhile regional tensions and the growing strategic importance of the Indian Ocean are also bringing focus to Australia’s role within the Quad diplomatic partnership, between Australia, India, Japan and the United States.

At Indian Ocean Defence & Security 2024 (IODS 2024), key Australian and international government, defence and industry leaders will explore opportunities and challenges under the theme:

Where AUKUS meets the Quad.

The conference will highlight challenges and opportunities for international engagement, and delve into how Australian industry may support diplomacy, defence and security policy in the region.

Please Note: The Indian Ocean Defence & Security 2024 conference program is under development. It will become available closer to the event.

IODS 24 will feature:

A comprehensive conference program covering the issues facing Australia now and into the future

An industry exhibition, highlighting Australian capability

Formal delegation and VIP engagement programs

Formal networking and engagement events

IODS 2024 has developed through a series of events that began with the Perth USAsia Centre WA Indo-Pacific Conference in 2018.

The conference has become a leading forum for exploration of topical issues and opportunities related to Australia’s strategic stance on the Indian Ocean and its partner nations.

Past IODS events have explored critical factors relating to Australia’s Indian Ocean strategy, including:

  • Sovereignty of supply chains
  • Protection of essential resources
  • Alliances with Indian Ocean nations
  • Economic and strategic security
  • The role of Western Australia and its defence industry


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