Australian’s world-leading defence, maritime and aerospace businesses are showcasing local technologies at the 16th International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA). The exhibition opens on 23 May in Langkawi, Malaysia.
LIMA is one of the most important regional exhibitions and conferences. It focusses on military and defence solutions. This year’s event is the first in the post-pandemic period.
Australia’s delegation will showcase some of Australia's premier defence, maritime and aerospace innovations. It creates opportunities to present our advanced solutions globally, initiate new partnerships, solidify existing relationships and adapt to global sector trends.
An expected 600 companies from 30 countries will exhibit at LIMA with over 400 separate delegations visiting to participate in commercial discussions. Trade and business visitor registrations should number over 45,000.
The LIMA exhibition attracts high ranking military representatives from countries across the region, the Middle East and Europe. It also attracts procurement specialists from the defence, aerospace and maritime sectors for both military and civilian applications.
Malaysian Government authorities – in customs, the coast guard and civil aviation – will also have representatives in attendance.
This year’s Australian delegation is coordinated by Team Defence Australia (TDA). It consists of leading hardware and software suppliers across multiple fields, including:
Rear Admiral Pete Quinn (Royal Australian Navy) will lead the Australian delegation. This will include the AMDA Foundation Limited – a foundation that promotes Australia’s aerospace, defence, maritime and security industry – and 17 commercial entities.
Mick Summers, Southeast Asia Defence and Security Director, for the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), says Australia's participation in this year's LIMA event is pivotal.
‘This event is instrumental in boosting Australia's global competitiveness, reinforcing our trade connections, and supporting the growth of our national industries,’ he says.
Malaysia and Australia have strong defence ties. The defence relationship between Australia and Malaysia continues to develop under the auspices of the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) and the Malaysia Australia Joint Defence Program.
Malaysia also hosts an ongoing Australian Defence Force presence at Royal Malaysian Air Force Base Butterworth. These long-standing links form the foundation of continuing close defence cooperation between Australia and Malaysia.
Advisors report significant opportunities for greater commercial collaboration between businesses that are active in defence, aerospace, border security and maritime applications.
Participating Australian organisations include:
For more information on how your company can access opportunities across Southeast Asia markets contact Michael Summers, Defence and Security Director, Austrade Singapore firstname.lastname@example.org
For Malaysia and Brunei, contact Juliana Badli, Senior Business Development Manager email@example.com
Team Defence Australia is the premier national platform for export-capable Australian defence and dual-use companies. It helps companies showcase their goods, services, technology and solutions at international trade events. It is part of the Australian Defence Export Office.
Team Defence Australia works with the defence industry, the Office of Defence Industry Support (ODIS), Austrade, and state and territory governments to help prepare Australian delegations’ attendance at overseas trade shows and ensure they maximise their international exposure.
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