International trades shows

Attending an international trade show or mission with Team Defence Australia (TDA) is a cost-effective way for your company to:

  • export its products and services
  • benchmark itself internationally
  • research its competitors

Participate in international events

If your company is export-ready, you can submit an expression of interest to participate in an upcoming trade show or mission with TDA.

TDA selects companies based on their product offering and proven track record in the focus area of each event. Companies participating in TDA activities have had success directly through sales, increase in international contacts and networks, introduction to key international decision-makers and enhanced international profile.

TDA events are organised by the Australian Defence Export Office in conjunction with the CDIC and Austrade, coordinated with state and territory governments and supported by defence prime companies.

Find out how the CDIC helped Blacktree meet the right people overseas

Local Perth business, Blacktree Technology, is making connections around the globe using their considerable communications experience with IP networking, RF systems and satellite technology.
Case study: Blacktree Technology


Participating companies can exhibit at the Team Defence Australia stand free of charge. You will need to pay for your travel and accommodation.

Austrade and some state and territory governments provide grants to assist with export promotion:

Prepare for an event

We provide training and mentoring options in the lead up to an event, such as presentation skills training, perfecting the quad chart (a key marketing tool used around the world to articulate your company’s value proposition) and cultural awareness training.

To be considered for a TDA event, you will need to show written advice that your proposed exports comply with Australia’s Defence Export Controls.

Team Defence Australia events schedule

Exhibition/Activity Country Date

DefExpo India


5 - 8 Feb 2020

Singapore Airshow


11-16 Feb 2020

Special Operations Forces Exhibition & Conference (SOFEX) Jordan


30 Mar–2 April 2020

Sea/Air/Space and G’day USA


6–9 April 2020

Defence Services Asia (DSA)


20–23 April 2020

Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC)


11–14 May 2020

Undersea Defence Tech (UDT)


26-28 May 2020

AFCEA Defensive Cyber Ops Symposium (TechNet Cyber)


2-4 June 2020



8–12 June 2020

Farnborough International Airshow


20–24 July 2020

MSPO Poland


8-11 Sept 2020

Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Show and Exhibition


11-14 October 2020



20-23 Oct 2020

Indo Defence Expo & Forum


4-7 Nov 2020

Inter-service / Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC)


30 Nov-4 Dec 2020

Expo Naval 2020


1-4 Dec 2020