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Defence Industries Queensland at Avalon 2017

28 February—5 March, Avalon Airport, Geelong, Victoria

Queensland's leading aerospace and air defence organisations were on show to a record crowd of more than 210,000 at the Australian International Aerospace and Defence Exposition—Avalon 2017.

Defence Industries Queensland (DIQld) exhibited at the event, hosting 13 partners on the Queensland Government stand.

The industry-only trade days attracted nearly 34,000 attendees providing unrivalled exposure for the 664 exhibitors. Organisers have estimated that exhibitors were exposed to more than $24 billion worth of business opportunities.

In addition to hosting industry partners on the Queensland Government stand, DIQld held a highly targeted business networking reception and provided support for other Queensland organisations represented at Avalon 2017.

Read more about the success of Avalon 2017 industry partners TAE and Vector Aerospace.

Queensland Government stand

Joining us on the Queensland Government stand were:


Archerfield Airport

Asia Pacific Aerospace

Aviation Australia

Ferra Engineering

Gilmour Space Technologies

L3 Micreo

Orion Solar

P.J. Bowers

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Sunshine Coast Council

TAE Gas Turbines

Vector Aerospace

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Capability snapshot videos

Hear what our stand partners had to say about their participation with Defence Industries Queensland at Avalon 2017:

Queensland Government Defence and aerospace business leaders' networking reception

On Wednesday 1 March 2017, Defence Industries Queensland hosted a reception for Defence and aerospace business leaders attending Avalon 2017, at the Langham Hotel in Melbourne.

The reception was attended by more than 150 representatives from industry, Defence and government. Keynote addresses were delivered by the Queensland Government’s Director-General Michael Schaumburg, and Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) Board Member and HTA’s Director, Dr Karen Stanton.

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Queensland – a strong centre for aviation, aerospace and air defence capability

Queensland was well represented at Avalon 2017 with numerous Queensland organisations exhibiting, in addition to the 13 industry partners on the Queensland Government stand. Others included:

Twitter updates

See our Twitter feed for updates posted by DIQld throughout Avalon 2017 @DefenceIndQld