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Small business people talking to CDIC facilitators at Pacific 2019

The 2019 Pacific International Maritime Exposition was held in Sydney from 8-10 October at which CDIC managed a successful collaboration with our defence partners under the brand of Defence Industry and Innovation.

Just under 400 trade visitors engaged at the stand with representatives from Defence Innovation Hub, the Next Generation Technologies Fund, Defence Industry Security Program and CDIC. Results from the stand exit survey indicated that the majority of visitors felt their visit was highly worthwhile, citing that the main benefits included obtaining advice on: how to connect with the Department of Defence; understanding the defence market in general; and grant programs/funding opportunities. A further 350 SME representatives attended our business information sessions providing informative and practical information on: how CDIC assists businesses; export opportunities; and overcoming barriers supplying to the defence sector.

Small business people sitting down talking to CDIC facilitators