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  Avalon 2013  - the essential aviation, aerospace and defence showcase for australia and the Asia Pacific region

The Asia Pacific region is undergoing major growth in defence and aviation, with budgets in many countries continuing to rise and an ever increasing level of sophistication in technologies, equipment, systems and operational methods.

One of the leading gateways to these important markets is Avalon 2013  - the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition staged at Avalon Airport, Geelong, Victoria.

First held in 1992, the biennial Avalon Air Show and Exposition is one of the Asia Pacific's most influential and prestigious aviation, aerospace and defence events.

Avalon 2013  will again 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. High levels of economic growth and technological development have resulted in growing demand for aviation and aerospace services, products and technology, right across the spectrum from General Aviation to airlines, air forces and space.

Australia is strategically positioned within the Asia Pacific region. A major trading nation with a highly developed and technologically advanced economy, Australia bridges the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Australia has a well-deserved reputation within the region for technological leadership in civil and military aviation. Its vast size and great distances make aviation an essential pillar of the national and regional infrastructure – domestic and international airline passenger traffic is growing, reflecting the massive growth within the Asia Pacific region.

Australia's national airline, Qantas, is an iconic aviation brand and the world's second oldest airline. Australia also supports a vibrant network of international, domestic and regional carriers, including Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Tiger Airways, and General Aviation and business operators. The demand for fixed wing and helicopter flight training is increasing and there is growing interest in airsport and recreational flying.

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is among the most respected and influential in the region and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has strong ties with the air forces of the Asia-Pacific. The ADF is frequently involved in joint training exercises and the exchange of personnel. Its acquisition decisions, assessments and technology are noted throughout the region.

The ADF is embarking on a period of significant growth and modernisation, with AUD$150 billion of spending planned for equipment and services over the next decade, some AUD$45 Billion assigned to aerospace platform and equipment acquisitions, alone.

Other defence forces in the Asia Pacific region are pursuing similar upgrades, with many acquiring or seeking to acquire new aircraft, defence equipment and supporting systems. Many of their leaders have been regular attendees at Avalon's Air Show, Exposition and associated conferences, seminars and symposia.

Avalon 2013  will be a valuable opportunity for decision-makers to be informed and for exhibitors to connect with their customers.

The Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition is the essential aviation, aerospace and defence event for the Asia Pacific.

Avalon 2013 means business!
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