Team Defence Australia

Team Defence Australia (TDA) events provide export-ready companies with access to new or existing markets and international supply chains.

The events are organised by the Australian Defence Export Office in conjunction with the CDIC and Austrade, and coordinated with state and territory governments. The CDIC supports TDA by managing event registrations, helping businesses to get the most out of trade missions and leveraging relationships with prime companies through the Global Supply Chain program.

Team Defence Australia exhibition stand

Attending an overseas tradeshow or participating in a trade mission is a lower 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

Exhibition/Activity Country Date
International Defence Industry Exhibition (MSPO) Poland 3–6 September 2019
Defence Services and Equipment International (DSEI) UK 10–13 September 2019
Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Show and Exhibition USA 14–16 October 2019
Interservice/ Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) USA 2–6 December 2019
Singapore Air Show Singapore 11–16 February 2020
Sea/Air/Space and G’day USA USA 6–8 April 2020
Def Expo India 5–8 February 2020
Defence Services Asia (DSA) Malaysia expo Malaysia 20–23 April 2020
AFCEA Defensive Cyber Ops Symposium USA TBC May 2020
Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) USA 1–14 May 2020
Underwater Defence Tech (UDT) TBC TBC
Eurosatory France 8–12 June 2020
Farnborough Air Show UK 20–26 July 2020
Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Show and Exhibition USA 11–13 October 2020
Euronaval France TBC
IndoDefence Indonesia TBC November 2020

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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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