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parari 2024
Australian Explosive Ordnance Safety Symposium
Interoperability and Interchangeability
19-21 November 2024
National Convention Centre Canberra, Australia

Invitation to Attend

Welcome to PARARI 2024

The Department of Defence, through the Directorate of Ordnance Safety – Explosive Ordnance Branch, is pleased to invite you to attend the PARARI 2024 Australian Explosive Ordnance Safety Symposium – Interoperability and Interchangeability.

PARARI serves as Defence's biennial international Explosive Ordnance (EO) Safety Symposium, aiming to facilitate professional development, education, and networking opportunities for EO safety experts and practitioners. Since its inception in 1993, PARARI, currently hosted by the Directorate of Ordnance Safety, has a strong network of leaders, educators, policy makers and world class engineers and scientists within the domestic and international EO community.

PARARI 2022 drew participation from over 500 delegates representing the Department of Defence, industry, academia, and foreign defence forces. The upcoming PARARI 2024 Symposium will continue this tradition of excellence.

This symposium provides a platform for delegates from across the globe to enrich dialogue discussions into a wide array of explosives, munitions, and risk mitigation topics.

We look forward to welcoming you and providing you with an inclusive space to make a meaningful impact to drive progress and innovation in our field of explosive safety.

CAPT Paul Yow, RAN
Director of Ordnance Safety

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This year's theme

The theme for this year's prestigious event is safety in 'Interoperability and Interchangeability'.

Interoperability is the ability for forces of two or more nations to train, exercise and operate effectively together in the execution of assigned missions and tasks.

Interchangeability is the ability to substitute one item for another of different composition or origin, between nations, without loss in effectiveness, accuracy and safety performance of weapons systems.

Who should attend

PARARI 2024 is relevant to:

Keynote Speakers

LTGEN Susan Coyle, AM, CSC, DSM
LTGEN Susan Coyle, AM, CSC, DSM
James Nash, RAN
CDRE James Nash, RAN
Mark Scougall
AIRCDRE Mark Scougall

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Symposium Dress Code

Civilian: Business Professional

Navy: Summer Non Ceremonial Day Dress S7
Army: General Duty Dress (polyesters) 2E
Air Force: Service Dress SD2,SD3 or SD4

The Welcome Reception will be held in the Exhibition Hall at the National Convention Centre Canberra.
Note: Alcohol will be served at the Welcome Reception at the end of Day 1.

The Symposium Dinner will be held in the Royal Theatre at the National Convention Centre Canberra.
Symposium Dinner Dress: Business Casual

PARARI acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia.

We recognise their continuing connection to land, water, air and sky where we work and live.

PARARI pays respect to Elders both past and present, and all First Nations peoples who have contributed to the defence of Australia in times of peace and war.


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Lockheed Martin

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