South Australia’s defence industry – What’s on in 2018

Wanting to diversify your business into the defence market? connect with international defence companies, or become a major defence exporter?

South Australian defence businesses, educational institutions and research organisations will have the opportunity to showcase their capabilities, network and build new partnerships at several key defence exhibitions, events and business missions planned for 2018.

Asia Defence Expo and Conference Series – January 2018

South Australia’s defence industry will seek to build connections and scope potential supply chain opportunities at Asia’s leading defence and military exhibition, the Asia Defence Expo and Conference Series (ADECS), in Singapore, from 30-31 January. Local universities will also develop stronger international education partnerships during the week-long mission to Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore.

16th Defence Services Asia Exhibition and Conference – April 2018 

Local businesses will have the chance to develop strategic partnerships in Asia’s defence market at the 16th Defence Services Asia (DSA) exhibition and conference in Kuala Lumpur, from 16-18 April. DSA, which brings together 1,300 companies from 60 countries, will showcase a range of international capabilities in sophisticated hardware and electronic warfare in land, air and sea defence.

CDIC’s Introduction to the Defence Market seminars 

Are you looking to explore new business opportunities in the defence market, but not quite sure where to start? The Centre for Defence Industry Capability is delivering a series of seminars across the country, including Adelaide on 15 May 2018, to educate businesses on how to break into the defence industry. Register for a seminar near you:

USA Cyber Security Missions – April 2018 

Keen to strengthen your company’s cyber security capabilities? South Australian businesses will connect with the largest and most innovative cyber security companies, exchange ideas and learn of the latest trends in cyber security throughout April, with AmCham, Austrade and Team Defence Australia all planning visits to the USA for company visits and attendance at the Sea Air Space Exposition and RSA Cyber Security Conference. For more information, or to register, visit Austrade or AmCham.

Land Forces – September 2018

The nation’s largest land defence exhibition, Land Forces, will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 4-6 September 2018. The international industry exhibition, which is expected to attract industry leaders from around the globe, will showcase the latest equipment, technology and services for the armies of Australia, Asia and the Indo-Pacific region.

It will be an ideal opportunity to promote South Australia’s capabilities in land defence, as well as maritime, aerospace and cyber systems, to major industry suppliers and key government and military decision-makers. To register, visit

Euronaval – October 2018

South Australia’s defence industry will have a significant presence at Euronaval – one of the world’s leading internat