AUSA Cancels LANPAC 2020

AUSA Cancels LANPAC 2020

Photo by: U.S. Army

LANPAC 2020, an international symposium and exhibition dedicated to land forces in the Indo-Pacific, has been canceled by the Association of the U.S. Army.

The three-day event in Honolulu had been scheduled to begin May 19. Registered exhibitors and attendees are being individually notified.

“This was a very difficult decision, particularly given the importance of the Indo-Pacific region to the United States Army, but it is the right decision given the circumstances,” said retired Gen. Carter Ham, AUSA president and CEO. “Nothing is more important right now than reducing the risk of exposure to the coronavirus. We’re thankful for the understanding of all of our members and exhibitors. And with the great support of Gen. Paul LaCamera and his team at U.S. Army Pacific, we’re already starting the planning for LANPAC 2021.”

AUSA is also postponing other events scheduled for April and May. Postponed events include an April 14 breakfast with Lt. Gen. Daniel Hokanson, director of the Army National Guard; an April 28 Rogers Strategic Issues Forum with Gen. Mike Murray, commanding general of U.S. Army Futures Command; an April 30 Cyber+Networks Hot Topic; and a May 4 AI/Robotics Hot Topic. Efforts are underway to reschedule these events.

An updated AUSA meeting schedule can be found here:

Another big military exhibit being canceled is Eurosatory, a biennial event that was to be held June 13-17 outside of Paris. Organizers determined they could not provide the health and safety conditions required for an international event that could draw up to 100,000 participants. AUSA was organizing the USA Security and Defense Pavilion for Eurosatory. Exhibitors are being contacted about the cancellation.