West Australian Minister for Defence Issues, Paul Papalia, has confirmed the WA government’s Defence West will help local small-to-medium businesses sell themselves at Land Forces 2020 in Brisbane.
The Western Australian government is showcasing the state’s world-class defence industry to global stakeholders at the premier Army equipment and technology exhibition, Land Forces 2020.
Land Forces 2020 – to be held in Brisbane from 1-3 September – is an international industry expo showcasing equipment, technology and services and attracts key decision makers from around the world.
Minister Papalia said, "Defence West is effectively advocating for the state’s defence industry and our planned presence at Land Forces 2020 confirms the government’s support for growing this important sector and diversifying the economy."
Expressions of interest are being sought for WA companies and universities to join the Defence West Land Forces 2020 stand.
Similar support was offered at last year’s hugely successful Pacific International Maritime Exposition in Sydney, with a record 19 WA companies and organisations showing their capabilities to the world from the Defence West stand.
Exhibitors on the Defence West stand had unprecedented exposure to the international defence industry, governments and overseas militaries, opening up the potential of new contracts and jobs for West Australians.
The state government established Defence West in 2017 to promote and grow WA’s defence industry.
"We are giving smaller companies a vital opportunity to promote themselves to industry leaders – providing floor space free of charge to exhibit their businesses at the Defence West stand," Minister Papalia added.
WA defence industry companies interested in submitting an expression of interest should visit the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation’s here.