Empowering Defence SMEs

Creating better outcomes for Defence Industry SMEs by delivering critical insight, fostering connections and creating influence.

Empowering Defence SMEs

Creating better outcomes for Defence Industry SMEs by delivering critical insight, fostering connections and creating influence.

BD After Five - Networking Event

Connect and network with local defence industry in a relaxed and fun environment at Alibi Kitchen and Bar, at the Mantra on Little Bourke Street. This event is a unique opportunity to network and meet other professionals in the defence industry. Whether you're interested in teaming, personal networking or catching up on the latest defence industry news over a drink - this event is not to be missed.
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The Australian Defence Alliance is Australia’s largest independent, professional advocacy body representing the policy and strategic governance needs of Small-to-Medium Enterprise (SME) businesses in the defence and dual-use industries.

Boost Your Defence Opportunities

Global Defence spending exceeds $1.7 trillion per year and Australia's annual Defence budget is more than $35B. Gaining a share of this market, however, requires the right partnerships, strong professional networks and critical insights.

The Australian Defence Alliance (ADA) currently helps over 300 Australian businesses gain a greater share of this massive global supply chain. Join The Australian Defence Alliance today and boost your Defence opportunities.

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Become a member and enhance your defence business winning capabilities in three important ways:

Advocacy

  • Expert representation for members across State and Commonwealth Governments as well as key industry stakeholders
  • Regular interaction with State and Federal Government Ministers
  • Unrivalled access to Government through special member-only events
  • Strong links into Department of Defence Strategy, Industry Policy & Procurement policy-making
  • Shaping of defence industry related policy to support member needs

Networking

  • Superior connections with Defence, Defence Primes and other buyers
  • Enhanced collaboration and B2B opportunities with other SMEs in the sector
  • Access to ADA supported Victorian Defence Alliances
  • Represent at Trade Shows and Industry Conferences
  • Access to key stakeholders at regular networking events
  • Increased opportunities – Domestic and International Primes approach ADA for Suppliers

Information

  • Focussed industry briefings and forums relevant to the SME
  • Round-up of business opportunities
  • Regular newsletters, industry updates and notification of upcoming training
  • Access to exclusive member only information
  • A trusted go-to source for information

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