Event Participation

The State Government, through Defence SA, is supporting industry participation in a number of key events aimed at creating new opportunities to grow the state’s defence industry.   

South Australian industry will have a significant presence at several upcoming events, including:   

Land Forces 2018  


The nation’s largest land defence exhibition, Land Forces, will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 4-6 September 2018. The international industry exhibition, which is expected to attract industry leaders from around the globe, will showcase the latest equipment, technology and services for the armies of Australia, Asia and the Indo-Pacific region.

It will be an ideal opportunity to promote South Australia’s capabilities in land defence, as well as maritime, aerospace and cyber systems, to major industry suppliers and key government and military decision-makers.

Euronaval 2018

Euronaval, one of the world’s leading international trade shows for maritime security, safety and naval defence, will be held in Paris from 22-26 October 2018. The biennial trade fair welcomes more than 30,000 visitors, including high-level delegations from 70 countries, along with key industry, government and military leaders.

Over 350 exhibitors will present the latest technologies, innovations and emerging trends in naval and maritime sectors. South Australian defence businesses will have the opportunity to develop new partnerships in Europe’s defence market.

International Astronautical Congress Bremen 2018

A delegation of South Australian industry will attend the 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Bremen, from 1-5 October 2018. Hosted by the International Astronautical Federation, the IAC is the world’s largest annual gathering of space professionals.  

The IAC has been held every year since 1950, with Adelaide hosting the 2017 congress. South Australia showcased its growing space industry to over 4,000 local and international delegates during the highly successful event. 

For more information about upcoming events, please contact Nikki Salerno on 8463 7104, or email Nikki.Salerno@defencesa.com.