Maritime Australia limited focuses on the development of Australia's industrial, manufacturing and information/communications technology resources in the commercial maritime and naval defence fields.
It is also a member of the not-for-profit group headed by Aerospace Maritime and Defence Foundation of Australia Limited.
The principal activity of Maritime Australia Limited is the conduct of the biennial Pacific International Maritime Exposition as well as support for the congress of conferences, seminars and symposia conducted in conjunction with it.
Since its inception in 2000, the Pacific International Maritime Exposition has become the most comprehensive commercial maritime and naval defence industry event in the Asia pacific region.
Maritime Australia Limited works closely with the Royal Australian Navy, not-for-profit industry groups and professional associations as major stakeholders in the conduct of the event.
In addition to its international industry exhibition, Pacific features the Royal Australian Navy Sea Power Conference conducted by the Navy's Sea Power Centre - Australia and the Pacific International Maritime Conference staged by Engineers Australia, The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology and The Royal Institution of Naval Architects.
The Chairman of Maritime Australia Limited is Vice Admiral Chris Ritchie, AO RANR and its other Board Members are Paul Johnson MBE, Michael Roche, Ian Smith and Ian Honnery (Chief Executive).