Minister for Defence Industry, Melissa Price left for United Kingdom and France visit to represent Australia at Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) tradeshow in London. She will meet the workforce of Naval Group, France together to deliver Australia’s Future Submarine Program.
Melissa Price will lead a record delegation of Australian businesses at Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI), one of the world’s largest defence tradeshows to promote defence industry opportunities with the United Kingdom and France.
DSEI 2019, taking place 10-13 September 2019 at ExCeL in London, UK and it will bring together the global defence and security sector, with a comprehensive Conference and Seminar programme and over 1,600 exhibitors from 69 countries.
“I will support the largest contingent of Australian defence industry companies to attend the Defence and Security Equipment International tradeshow with a focus on how small businesses can benefit from defence partnership”, Minister Price said in a statement before her departure.
About 61 Australian businesses will attend DSEI, demonstrating their capabilities to international businesses and governments at the Team Defence Australia pavilion.
DSEI is one of 15 tradeshows and trade missions which the Australian Government’s Defence Export Office will support over the next 12 months.
Melissa Price will address the Defence Industry and Innovation Day at Australia House, London and outline her focus on supporting small businesses to grow stronger through new export opportunities.
Minister for Defence Industry during her visit to France will meet the workforce from Defence and Naval Group who are working together in Cherbourg to deliver Australia’s Future Submarine Program. The Program will deliver a fleet of 12 Attack Class submarines with a cost of $50 billion.