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
|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|
|Farnborough International Airshow (FIA)||London, UK||16 – 22 July 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)|
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.
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:
- ACT - Trade Connect
- NSW - Trade Missions and Exhibitions
- NT - Trade Support Scheme
- SA - Export Partnership Program
- QLD - Trade and Investment
- VIC - Trade Mission Program
- TradeStart Network
- AusIndustry’s financial help and grants for Australian exporters.
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.