What’s on in 2020? Discover upcoming defence and space industry events

13 February 2020

South Australian defence industry will have the opportunity to showcase its capabilities at several key defence and space exhibitions and events planned for the year ahead. 

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 and space exhibitions and events planned for the year ahead. 

South Australian businesses may also be eligible for the SA Export Accelerator grant. Applications for the grant close on Friday 6 March 2020. Please visit https://dti.sa.gov.au/trade/sa-export-accelerator for more information.

36th Space Symposium – USA – March/April 2020

Are you looking to build connections and scope potential supply chain opportunities in the global space sector? Premier US space policy event, the 36th Space Symposium, will be held in Colorado Springs, USA, from 30 March to 2 April, bringing together space professionals and leaders from around the world to discuss the future of space. The event is set to attract more than 1,400 people and include a significant exhibition area and networking opportunities.

Expressions of interest from local companies wishing to attend as part of an Australian delegation have now closed, but registrations for the event are still open. For more information, click here

Sea Air Space – Maryland, USA – April 2020

Sea Air Space brings together US defence industry and key military decision-makers for three days of informative educational sessions, important policy discussions and a dynamic exhibit hall floor in Maryland, from April 6-8. For more information, https://seaairspace.org/

Expressions of interest for Team Defence Australia delegation have closed.

G’Day USA US-Australia Dialogue on Defence Industries – April 2020

The seventh annual G’Day USA Dialogue on Defence Industries, held on 9 April, will be delivered in partnership with Team Defence Australia. The day-long event will bring together US and Australian industry experts who will explore future projects, mutual investment and advanced manufacturing capabilities. The event will feature keynote addresses by senior Australian and US representatives, as well as expert panel discussions and a networking lunch. The event will attract attendees from defence industry, policy makers, academics, investors, economists and national security experts. For more information, visit: http://www.gdayusa.org/events/defence-dialogue-2020/  

Expressions of interest for Team Defence Australia delegation have closed.

Undersea Defence Technology – Netherlands – May 2020 

South Australia’s emerging submarine technology will be showcased on the global stage at the world’s largest underwater defence industry event, the Undersea Defence Technology Forum 2020, held in Rotterdam, Netherlands, from 26-28 May. The three-day exhibition and conference attracts more than 1,500 visitors from 36 unique nations and is globally recognised as the primary meeting place for members of the undersea defence community. 

A number of South Australian companies and universities are set to attend the event alongside Team Defence Australia. Express your interest here: https://www.business.gov.au/cdic/news-for-defence-industry/undersea-defence-technology-2020 

Eurosatory – France – June 2020

International land and airland defence and security exhibition Eurosatory, will be held in Paris, from 8-12 June 2020. Around 57,000 visitors, including 1,800 exhibitors, are expected to attend the event, which will highlight the latest technology, equipment and systems.

A number of South Australian companies and universities are set to attend the event alongside Team Defence Australia. Express your interest here: https://www.business.gov.au/cdic/news-for-defence-industry/eurosatory-2020

Land Forces – Brisbane, QLD – September 2020 

The nation’s largest land defence exhibition, Land Forces, will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, from 1-3 September 2020. 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 your interest, click here.

71st International Astronautical Congress – UAE – October 2020

The world’s largest space conference, the International Astronautical Congress, will be held in Dubai, from 12-16 October 2020. The Congress will bring together more than 6,000 key space players, including scientists, researchers, engineers, agencies, businesses, students and astronauts, to collaborate on opportunities throughout the booming international space sector.

The Congress is a fantastic opportunity for Australia’s innovative start-ups, companies and universities to showcase their cutting-edge technology and ideas to space heavyweights and international companies. To express your interest in attending as part of an Australian delegation, click here.

Euronaval – France – October 2020

South Australia’s defence industry will have a significant presence at Euronaval – one of the world’s leading international trade shows for maritime security, safety and naval defence, from 20-23 October 2020. Held in Paris every two years, the trade fair welcomes more than 25,000 visitors, including high-level delegations, along with key industry, government and military leaders.

Over 480 exhibitors will present the latest technologies, innovations and emerging trends in the naval and maritime sectors. South Australian defence businesses will have the opportunity to develop new partnerships in Europe’s defence market. To express your interest in attending as part of an Australian delegation, click here.