Land Forces 2018

Defence NSW stand

Exhibit on the Defence NSW stand

Presented in collaboration with the Australian Army, Land Forces 2018 will showcase equipment, technology and services for the armies of Australia and the Indo–Asia–Pacific region. It will be held from 4–6 September 2018 at the Adelaide Convention Centre in South Australia.

Land Forces 2016 featured 464 exhibitors from 22 countries, and attracted more than 10,450 Australian and international visitors.

Applications for a place on the Defence NSW stand at Land Forces 2018 have now closed.

A full assessment process on applications received is underway and will be complete by late March.

Frequently asked questions

What are the benefits of exhibiting on the NSW Government stand?

If you are a defence-related business, the NSW Government—through Defence NSW at the NSW Department of Industry—can help showcase your business. You will also receive ongoing support from the NSW Government’s business development managers and export advisers for accessing new markets and developing your business.

Benefits of exhibiting on the NSW Government’s Defence NSW stand include:

  • prime trade show location
  • an exclusive space for you to showcase your products and services alongside other specially selected businesses
  • power, lighting and storage space
  • stand furniture and stool
  • having your business name and/or logo included in stand graphics
  • inclusion in the NSW Department of Industry’s marketing, including media releases and editorial content
  • a Trade Show Readiness workshop on how to maximise your presence at the show
  • on-stand support during the exhibition from NSW Government staff.

Who can participate?

Any manufacturer of defence-related equipment or provider of defence-related services who meets the set criteria can apply. Applicants must:

  • be based in NSW
  • employ at least two people (this can include owners) and have been trading for at least two years
  • be financially viable
  • be able to demonstrate ability to achieve growth in sales, export potential/success and/or replacement of imports
  • have quality marketing materials
  • have a suitable product range on offer
  • be able to attend a Trade Show Readiness workshop (date to be confirmed).

When do applications open and close?

Applications are now open and can be submitted online.

Applications close 5 pm Friday 23 February 2018.

What if I need to change or update information on my application?

Any changes to applications should be emailed to before the closing date.

What happens to my application once it is submitted?

Your application will be assessed independently by a panel of NSW Government staff.

When will I hear if my application has been successful?

The closing date for applications is 23 February 2018. You can expect to hear the outcome of your application by late March 2018.

If my application is unsuccessful, is there a waiting list?

A waiting list will be created if the event is oversubscribed. Should a place become available, offers will be made based on assessment.

What happens if my application is successful?

A Letter of Offer will be sent to you that will include the conditions of the offer and payment details for you to sign and return to the department. NSW Department of Industry staff will communicate on a regular basis to help you meet your timeframes in the lead up to the trade show.

You must participate in the Trade Show Readiness workshop (date to be confirmed). This provides you with essential information on the trade show and the Defence NSW stand.

What happens if I need to withdraw after my application is approved?

Should an applicant withdraw from or fail to participate in Land Forces 2018 without just cause, the NSW Department of Industry reserves the right to recover such costs as may have been expended by the department prior to withdrawal or failure to participate.

How can I pay my fee to participate if I am selected?

Payments can only be made online using a credit card. The Letter of Offer will include a link to enable successful applicants to make a payment. If the payment is successful, a tax invoice/receipt will be generated and emailed to you.

More information

If you have any questions about the Defence NSW stand call Tim Lihou on 02 9842 8478.

For more information on the event visit Land Forces.