The Land Forces 2020 industry exposition, which was to be held in September in Brisbane, has become the latest defence industry event to have been forced into changes due to the on going COVID-19 pandemic.

Organisers AMDA Foundation Limited has announced in a statement released today that the event, which was to be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on the 1st to the 3rd of September, is now be scheduled for 1-3 June 2021 instead.

“We believe this deferral will provide greater certainty for all involved with LAND FORCES. Crucially, it will allow our exhibitors, participants and stakeholders to focus on managing through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, knowing that a deferred LAND FORCES will have greater probability of proceeding and, therefore, of serving as a powerful promotional and industry engagement forum on the way to business recovery.”

AMDA added that in their opinion, “mid-2021 is considered the earliest realistic timing that optimises certainty. However, we cannot know what future course the COVID-19 pandemic will take in the months ahead. So, we will continue to monitor developments closely and, as a responsible organisation, we will undertake by December this year a further comprehensive review to clarify the ongoing situation in the aftermath of the immediate impacts of the pandemic.”

However, the statement also noted that AMDA will continue to monitor the situation, and if “the forward prospects at that stage remain problematic for industry, stakeholders and partners, then, in order to maximise advance notice for exhibitors and participants, a decision may be taken to delay the next LAND FORCES until the following year in resumption of its regular biennial cycle” i.e. in September 2022.

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