Department of State Development



10-13 September 2019

Why Defence and Security Equipment International?

Defence Security and Equipment International (DSEI), is a truly international exhibition and conference connecting governments, national armed forces, industry thought leaders, and the global defence and security supply chain on an unrivalled scale.  With a range of opportunities for networking, a platform for business, access to relevant content and live-action demonstrations, the DSEI community can innovate, share knowledge, discover and experience the latest capabilities across the aerospace (including space), land, naval, security and joint domains.

Celebrating its 20th year, DSEI is respected and commended by the industry it serves. The event presents a pivotal point in the calendar to explore international business opportunities with an audience that is unrivalled, both in terms of the scale and seniority of those that attend.
Expect to see significant contribution and representation from all branches of the host nation Defence community including the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. 
Core (compulsory) program: 

  • Sunday 8 Sept - Set up/pre-brief
  • Monday 9 Sept - Australia House Program
  • Tuesday 10 Sept - Exhibit/conference open
  • Wednesday 11 Sept - Exhibit/conference open
  • Thursday 12 Sept - Exhibit/conference open
  • Friday 13 Sept - Exhibit/conference open

DSEI 2019 will see 1,600 exhibitors and 35,000 attendees from over 50 countries.

Team Defence Australia (TDA) is the branding used overseas to symbolise the partnership between the Australian Department of Defence and Australian defence industry. It is a globally recognised and respected brand that signifies the Australian Government’s support of Australia's defence industry exporters. The TDA banner is proudly displayed at major international defence exhibitions, and is at the forefront of Australian defence trade missions to engage global customers.

Who should attend?

Companies seeking:

  • global opportunities in areas of business development
  • partnerships and licensing
  • sales, marketing and distribution

DSEI 2019 provides an opportunity for Australian defence companies to exhibit and network at a principal showcase of innovative technology and specialist expertise.
Delegates will be able to network and engage with high-level decision makers, members of foreign government departments, representatives from other countries and fellow defence industry leaders both on the show floor and at networking events.

What's included?

The Team Defence Australia pavilion will occupy a 330 square metre island stand and will be an open plan design, with benches and seating for exhibitors.

TDA offer two options of participation:

  • A TDA Exhibitor allocation is best suited to delegates who wish to have a permanent presence on the stand and display their offerings to potential customers visiting the stand.  An Exhibitor allocation entitles participants to all TDA services and events, and Exhibitors will be assigned a designated display space on a bench to showcase products. A space for a stand-alone display may be negotiated with the stand builder. An Exhibitor must be on the stand at all times, and TDA requests that at least two, but no more than three, company representatives attend the trade show.
  • A TDA Rover is best suited to delegates who will frequently leave the stand to pursue business opportunities with customers at other stalls. Rovers do not have a permanent presence on the stand, and it is expected that they will spend the majority of their time away. Rovers share a space with other Rovers, and do not have their own dedicated space. They may leave behind brochures or similar and will have their company name advertised on a shared advertising space. A Rover allocation entitles participants to all TDA services and events.

What's not included?

Exhibiting on the Team Defence Australia stand is free of charge however companies that have successfully applied will be responsible for flights, accommodation, freight and other related costs.


To participate on the TDA stand, companies will need to be defence export ready and also have a reasonable understanding of target clients, market sector and objectives.

Companies are expected to hold a current DSGC Assessment or Export permit from the Defence Export Controls Office.

Further information

Refer to DSEI website

Contact to find out more about this event and plans for 2021.