Take your business to PACIFIC 2019 International Maritime Exposition

Want to promote your business at an international industry exposition?

The NSW Government is seeking applications from NSW defence-related businesses to be part of our Defence NSW stand at PACIFIC 2019 International Maritime Exposition.

About PACIFIC 2019

PACIFIC 2019 – International Maritime Exposition will present a unique opportunity to showcase products, technologies and services to an informed target audience and to demonstrate a marketing presence in this vibrant and vital region.

As the only comprehensive international exhibition of its kind in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, PACIFIC 2019 will again provide the essential showcase for commercial maritime and naval defence industries to promote their capabilities to decision-makers from around the world.

In 2019, the event returns from 8–10 October at the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney). Specifically developed to satisfy the needs of industry, government and defence professionals across the broad spectrum of maritime affairs, PACIFIC 2019 is not open to the general public.

Benefits of co-exhibiting

The Defence NSW stand will give your business a prime location to showcase your products and services and connect with domestic and international customers.

Other benefits include:

  • inclusion in the department’s marketing material.
  • on-stand support during the exhibition
  • ongoing support for accessing new markets and developing your business.

Testimonials from past co-exhibitors

‘More exposure through being involved in a much bigger stand.’

‘Part of a team, seen as being supported by the government, pre-show management handled by the NSW team, able to network with other businesses.’

‘Great location, the larger stand pulls more (and more relevant) people, able to share ideas with co-exhibitors, well organised.’


$7,000 + GST

How to apply

NSW producers of defence-related equipment or providers of defence-related services are invited to apply to exhibit on the Defence NSW stand. The assessment is a competitive process.

If you want to apply, please read the frequently asked questions before starting your application.

Applications close 5 pm Friday 10 May 2019.

Frequently asked questions

What are the benefits of exhibiting on the NSW Government stand?

If you are a defence-related business, the NSW Government—through Defence NSW—can help showcase your business. You will receive ongoing support from the NSW Government’s business development managers and export advisers for accessing new markets and developing your business.

Benefits of exhibiting on the Defence NSW stand include:

  • prime trade show location
  • an exclusive space for you to showcase your products and services alongside up to 15 other specially selected businesses
  • power, lighting and storage space
  • stand furniture and stool
  • having your business name and/or logo included in stand graphics
  • inclusion in the department’s marketing, including media releases and editorial content
  • a Trade Show Readiness workshop on how to maximise your presence at the show
  • on-stand support during the exhibition from NSW Government staff.

This picture is an example of the stand pod.

Defence NSW stand pod at Land Forces 2018

Who can participate?

Any manufacturer of defence-related equipment or provider of defence-related services who meets the set criteria can apply.

Applying companies must:

  • be based in NSW
  • be trading for at least two years
  • have at least two full-time equivalent employees, including owner/s
  • be financially viable and solvent (a due diligence check will be carried out for each applicant)
  • demonstrate ability to achieve growth in sales, export potential/success and/or replacement of imports
  • have quality marketing materials
  • have a suitable product range on offer
  • be able to attend a Trade Show Readiness workshop (date to be confirmed).

When do applications open and close?

Applications are now open and can be submitted on this website.

Applications close 5 pm Friday 10 May 2019.

What if I need to change or update information on my application?

Any changes to applications should be emailed to timothy.lihou@industry.nsw.gov.au before the closing date

What happens to my application once it is submitted?

Your application will be independently assessed by a panel of NSW Government staff. The selection process is competitive, but your application will not be read by technical experts.

When will I hear if my application has been successful?

We will notify you on the outcome of your application by Friday 17 May 2019.

If my application is unsuccessful, is there a waiting list?

A waiting list will be created and should a place become available, offers will be determined based on assessment.

What happens if my application is successful?

A letter of offer will be emailed to successful applicants. It will include the conditions of offer and payment details for you to sign and return to the department. Department staff will communicate on a regular basis to help you meet your timeframes in the lead up to the trade show.

You must participate in the Trade Show Readiness workshop (date to be confirmed). It will give you essential information on the trade show and the Defence NSW stand.

What happens if I need to withdraw after my application is approved?

If you withdraw from or fail to participate in the Defence NSW stand at PACIFIC 2019 without just cause, the department reserves the right to recover such costs as may have been expended by the department prior to withdrawal or failure to participate.

How can I pay my fee to participate if I am selected?

Payments can only be made online with a credit card. Following acceptance of the letter of offer, an invoice will be issue.

More information

For more information on the application process or exhibiting with Defence NSW please contact Tim Lihou, Senior Advisor Engagement, Defence NSW on 02 9842 8478.

For more information on the event visit PACIFIC 2019