Event Participation

The State Government, through Defence SA, is supporting industry participation in a number of key events aimed at creating new opportunities to grow the state’s defence industry.   

South Australian industry will have a significant presence at several upcoming events, including:   

Euronaval 2018

Euronaval, one of the world’s leading international trade shows for maritime security, safety and naval defence, will be held in Paris from 22-26 October 2018. The biennial trade fair welcomes more than 30,000 visitors, including high-level delegations from 70 countries, along with key industry, government and military leaders.

Over 350 exhibitors will present the latest technologies, innovations and emerging trends in naval and maritime sectors. South Australian defence businesses will have the opportunity to develop new partnerships in Europe’s defence market.

International Astronautical Congress Bremen 2018

A delegation of South Australian industry will attend the 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Bremen, from 1-5 October 2018. Hosted by the International Astronautical Federation, the IAC is the world’s largest annual gathering of space professionals.  

The IAC has been held every year since 1950, with Adelaide hosting the 2017 congress. South Australia showcased its growing space industry to over 4,000 local and international delegates during the highly successful event. 

2019 Major Events Expression of Interest

The South Australian Government is seeking expressions of interest from companies who have a presence in South Australia to promote themselves at a number of events occurring in 2019. 

With a long and proud history of participation in major defence sector trade shows, the state government is planning to have a presence at the below events:


Avalon Australian International Aerospace and Defence Exposition
Geelong, 26 February - 3 March 2019

Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI)
ExCeL, London, 10 - 13 September 2019

Pacific International Maritime Exposition
Sydney, 8 – 10 October 2019

70th International Astronautical Congress
Washington DC, 21 - 25 October 2019


If you are keen to participate in any of these events, please express your interest by clicking the button below.



For further information relating to upcoming events, please contact Nikki Salerno on 8463 7104, or email Nikki.Salerno@defencesa.com.