If you’re a new or emerging business in the defence marketplace and planning to attend Land Forces, start your journey at the ‘Gateway to Defence’ stand hosted by the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC). The CDIC team will be available to discuss your current business positioning, engagement opportunities and future needs in the defence marketplace. We can also help you connect with further services and opportunities available through Defence and other Defence providers, and local, state and territory governments.

The Gateway to Defence stand will also have representatives from the:

  • Defence Innovation Hub (DIH) — to help you understand the Hub’s role in the Defence innovation system, find out how you can work with the Hub to develop your innovative idea, and work out if you’re ready to enter the engineering and development stages of your innovation for Defence.
  • Next Generation Technologies Fund (NGTF) —to help you determine if your innovative concept is suitable or requires development and realisation for Defence application.
  • Defence Industry Security Office — help you understand and meet your security obligations when engaging in Defence projects, contracts and tenders .

Pathway to Defence


If this is your first time to Land Forces, we have you covered. Download our Pathway to Defence Guide which will assist you in planning your visit and maximise your time — even if your goal is to simply get a preliminary understanding of how Defence works with business.

Be one of the first 100 businesses to produce a copy of the Pathway to Defence Guide at our stand to receive a complimentary CDIC business gift pack.

Attend an event


Register today to attend one of our Defence conference sessions. Each event is designed to deliver highly valuable and practical information for your business whether you’re new or emerging in the Defence marketplace.

If you’re unable to attend Land Forces, don’t worry — you can view the conference sessions live. You can pre-register for these sessions.

The CDIC is also hosting On-stand Presentations covering a range of topics. These short informal talks will cover a wide range of programs and support available to help you do business with Defence. No bookings required places are strictly limited so we advise you arrive early.

Upcoming sessions


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