Team Defence Australia

The CDIC provides export-ready companies with access to new or existing markets and international supply chains through Team Defence Australia (TDA) events. The events are organised in conjunction with the Department of Defence and Austrade, and coordinated with state and territory governments.

Attending an overseas tradeshow or participating in a trade mission is a low-cost option for companies looking to export their products and services, benchmark themselves internationally or research their competitors.

The events are led by a two or three star military officer, are supported by Defence, Austrade and many of the defence prime companies, and are coordinated with the state and territory governments.

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.

Team Defence Australia Events to February 2019

Exhibition/Activity Country Date
Singapore Airshow Singapore 6 – 11 February 2018
Defence Services Asia Exhibition & Conference (DSA) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 16 – 19 April 2018
Sea Air Space Maryland, USA 8 - 12 April 2018
Special Operations Forces Industry Conferences (SOFIC) Tampa, USA 21 – 24 May 2018
Eurosatory Paris, France 11 – 15 June 2018
Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting & Exposition (AUSA) Washington, USA 10 October 2018
Euronaval Paris, France 23 – 26 October 2018
Indo Defence Expo & Forum (INDO DEFENCE) Jakarta, Indonesia 7 – 10 November 2018
International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) Abu Dhabi, UAE February 2019 (Dates TBA)

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How to apply

Companies are selected to participate in Defence delegations based on their product offerings and proven track record in line with the technology focus of each event.

Expressions of interest for these events open closer to the event. Register for the CDIC newsletter to keep up to date with events, or email for more information.


The CDIC provides eligible companies with the opportunity to exhibit on the Team Defence Australia stand free of charge.

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

Preparing for an event

The CDIC provides a range of training and mentoring options in the lead up to an event, such as presentation skills training, perfecting the quad chart and cultural awareness training.

Quad charts are required for all CDIC trade events and are recognised as a key marketing tool by defence primes and other military and commercial customers around the world. The CDIC can provide assistance and training to help you understand and articulate your company’s value proposition.

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