11-13 September, WMU participated with an exhibition booth at the MAST Europe 2012 conference held in Malmö, Sweden. From the MAST Europe conference website, the event is billed as "uniting senior-level leaders from over 40 countries, MAST is the ultimate event at which to discuss future capabilities and concepts with the major maritime security and defence ‘shareholders’, and evaluate future and state-of-the-art technologies." It proved to be an excellent networking and information disseminating opportunity for WMU.
On 17-19 October, the World Maritime University and the International Maritime Organization hosted the International Conference on Piracy at Sea (ICOPAS 2011) in Malmö, Sweden. The Conference featured presentations from over 40 subject matter experts representing militaries, governments, special interest groups, academia, and non-government organizations. Over 400 individuals participated in the Conference.