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.
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
|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|
|IndoDefence||Indonesia||TBC November 2020|
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:
- Austrade Export Market Development Grant
- ACT - Global Connect
- NT - Trade Support Scheme
- 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.