Team Defence Australia (TDA) is closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on international defence tradeshows.

In addition to event organisers decisions to cancel or postpone, TDA’s decision to participate in tradeshows will be based on Government advice provided through Smartraveller, as well as any travel related restrictions and/or implications both for the host country and on return to Australia.

Participants are expected to conduct their own risk assessment and determine how best to obtain value from attending tradeshows as well as how to manage health risks.

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International trade 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 trade shows

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 the Office of Defence Industry Support (ODIS) and Austrade, coordinated with state and territory governments and supported by defence prime companies.


Participating companies can exhibit at the TDA 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 a trade show, 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 trade show attendance, you will need to show written advice that your proposed exports comply with Australia’s Defence Export Controls.

Team Defence Australia trade show schedule

Exhibition/Activity Country 2022 date
SINGAPORE AIRSHOW Singapore 15-18 February
DEFEXPO India 10-13 March
DIMDEX Qatar 21-23 March
DEFENCE SERVICES ASIA Malaysia 28-31 March
Space Symposium USA 4-7 April
SEA-AIR-SPACE / G'day USA USA 4-6 April
SOFIC USA 16-19 May
EUROSATORY France 13-17 June
MSPO Poland 6-9 September
VIDSE Vietnam September (TBC)
AUSA USA 10-12 October
EURONAVAL France 18-21 October
SOFEX Jordan 31 October - 3 November
INDODEFENCE Indonesia 2-5 November
I/ITSEC USA 28 November - 2 December
EXPONAVAL Chile 29 November - 2 December

We can notify you of opportunities to participate in upcoming TDA trade shows through our monthly ODIS email newsletter.