Partnership & Advertising

Partnership & Advertising

Impact of COVID-19

Notwithstanding restrictions on international/interstate travel and gatherings, the decision has been taken to continue with the 10th Biennial SIA Conference 2020.  The conference will now be a 'hybrid' event with attendance of up to 100 (under current restrictions) speakers and delegates in person - with on-line (Webinar) participation for those unable to travel or participate in person. Ticketing details on the registration page reflect these arrangements. Adjustments will be made to the program to accommodate overseas delegates who are unable to attend in person. Also, arrangements - allowing for differing time zones - will be implemented to allow overseas speakers to participate.


Each conference run by the SIA provides a range of opportunities for partnership by organisations keen to have their message heard by the most submarine-focussed audience in the country.  With packages ranging from $1,000 up to $40,000 and coverage to match, there's sure to be something that will meet your needs.  But be quick, these opportunities usually sell out soon after they become available!

Currently available partnership opportunities are listed below. To register your interest, click on the name of the partnership or click here to send an email to discuss options:

Partnership Type Amount Remarks
The Gold Partner is the premier level and is accorded the greatest recognition and exposure with 7 complimentary tickets to the entire conference. Your logo is associated with the Conference Logo wherever possible and you get an opportunity to address the Conference.
$40,000 One Availiable
As Silver Partner, you are one of only two companies that will gain significant exposure and recognition throughout the Conference. Your contribution will be particularly recognised in the Conference Handbook and you receive 4 complimentary Full Package tickets.
$25,000 One Remaining
As Bronze Partner, you will receive very high levels of exposure and recognition as well as 3 complimentary Full Package Tickets.

Multiple Available

Annual Dinner
Partnership of the Annual Dinner is highly sought-after with great opportunities for networking in an environment replete with decision-makers with 2 Full Package tickets and 4 extra tickets to all social events.
$12,000 Under Offer
Opening Reception
The Opening Reception acts as an 'ice-breaker' the evening before the Conference-proper kicks off.  As partner of the Opening Reception, all eyes are on you.
$12,000 MacTaggart Scott
The SIA used a Web Based App to great effect during SubSTEC4 2017 and this is your opportunity to be a part of the WHOVA App this year that will be used by all delegates. Your logo will be incorporated in every Q&A session.
$10,000 Taken
The SIA is always commended for its choice of satchels but some delegates feel reluctant to re-use a satchel with a competitor's logo. In 2019, your logo will be incorporated discreetly into the satchel so that it's visible when accessed.
$8,500 Taken
Dinner Wine
As partner of the Dinner Wine, your name will never be far from the delegates' lips.
$8,000 Taken
As Lanyards Partner all delegates will wear your lanyards guaranteeing a high level of exposure (especially in the photographs of the event!).
$7,500 Taken
Coffee Van
Coffee and networking are part and parcel of any good conference and, as Coffee Van partner, the cups used by professional baristas at the coffee van will bear your company logo.
$7,500 Taken
Wednesday Sponsor
This is the opportunity to be the partner for all of the session breaks and lunch on the Wednesday but, once any of those other break partnerships on the day get snapped up, it's gone. You also get the opportunity to provide a 5 minute company overview before one of the breaks.

Not Available

Tuesday Luncheon Break
As Tuesday Luncheon Partner, you will get the opportunity to introduce your company for up to 5 minutes immediately before Lunch on the Plenary Day.
$6,500 Taken
Name Tags
Your company logo will be on the back of the name tag worn by all delegates.
$5,000 Taken
As the WiFi partner, your company name will be incorporated into the dedicated conference WiFi network and we'll work with you to select a catchy password.
$5,000 Cancelled
Wednesday  Luncheon Break
As Wednesday Luncheon Partner, you will get the opportunity to introduce your company for up to 5 minutes immediately before Lunch.


Pre-Dinner Drinks
The Pre-Dinner Drinks partner is recognised as a key part of the Annual Dinner and your logo is incorporated into the dinner menu.
$2,500 Taken
Tuesday Session Breaks
As a partner of a morning or afternoon session break on the Plenary Day (Tuesday), you are assured of great exposure especially since you get the opportunity to give a 3 minute company overview immediately before the session break for which you are the sponsor.
$1,750 a.m. Taken
p.m. Taken
Wednesday Session Breaks
As a partner of a morning or afternoon session break on the Wednesday or Thursday, you get great value for your partnership dollar especially since you get the opportunity to give a 3 minute company overview immediately before the session break for which you are the sponsor.

 am Taken

pm Available

A summary of partnership opportunities for  the 10th Biennial Conference can be downloaded by clicking here

To register your interest in ongoing Corporate partnership of the SIA, click here and complete the form.


Delegates to the SIA Conferences will each receive a high quality Conference Handbook containing the program and essential conference information.  Abstracts and speakers' biographies will be incorporated into the WHOVA App system.  We expect the handbooks to be used as a year-round resource to reference contacts made at the Conference.  In an environment replete with decision-makers, placement of an advertisement in the Handbook provides an outstanding opportunity to lift a company's profile. 

Click here for details on rates, specifications and layout.

SIA Conference Partners

Defence West - Silver Partner [more]
Lockheed Martin Australia - Bronze Partner [more]
ASC Pty Ltd - Bronze Partner [more]
Thales - Bronze Partner [more]
BAE Systems - Bronze Sponsor [more]
Australian Defence Magazine - Media Partner [more]
MacTaggart Scott Australia - Reception Sponsor [more]
DMTC - Plenary Lunch Partner [more]
PMB Defence - Q&A Sponsor [more]
Babcock Pty Ltd - Satchels Sponsor [more]
Safran Electronics & Defense Australasia - Dinner Wines Partner [more]
Veem - Coffee Van [more]
Saab Australia - Lanyards Sponsor [more]
JFD Australia - Wednesday Lunch Sponsor [more]
Nova Systems - Name Tags Sponsor [more]
Defence SA - Pre-Dinner Drinks Partner [more]
PGM Environment - Tuesday Morning Session Break [more]
BlueZone Group - Tuesday Afternoon Session Break [more]
JEDS - Wednesday Morning Session Break Partner [more]
Jacobs Australia - Opal Partner [more]

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