The Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition is a global business event, attracting senior civil aviation, air transport, aerospace and defence industry, military and government decision-makers from around the world.
AVALON 2017 is strongly supported by the Royal Australian Air Force, Airservices Australia, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Defence’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, the Defence Science and Technology Group and the Departments of Industry, Innovation & Science and of Infrastructure & Regional Development.
The RAAF will invite Air Chiefs and Air Force leaders from throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and around the world to participate. In 2015, Air Chiefs and Air Force leaders participated from 28 countries - many of these were at Chief of Air Force, Deputy Chief of Air Force or Force Commander level.
In addition, with the support of other Australian Government agencies and a range of civil industry stakeholders, invitations are also being extended to international leaders in defence equipment acquisition, civil air transport, air traffic control, general aviation, commercial aviation and aerospace technology across the globe, with particular emphasis on the Asian and Indo- Pacific regions.
Total attendances over the four industry-only trade sessions of the 2015 event exceeded 33,000, and the buzz of business was everywhere.
AVALON 2017 will again feature an extensive delegations management system designed to help exhibitors and delegations to connect and coordinate business engagement.
Downloadable online “business-connection” tools are provided to help exhibitors and trade visitors seek out new customers, suppliers and business partners.
International Aerospace Industry Supply Chain Seminars will also provide platforms for companies to engage with potential partners, suppliers and customers from other nations and to identify common challenges, opportunities and solutions.
Around 40 conferences, seminars and symposia will be held in conjunction with AVALON 2017 to provide supplementary forums for the exchange of ideas, networking and engagement.
AVALON 2017 will be the "essential business connection". But, what is more, it will also be the international industry exposition where "business is combined with pleasure"!
The spectacular flying displays, for which Avalon is internationally renowned, are again being designed to maximise enjoyment for trade show participants.
They will provide a colourful backdrop to corporate hospitality and business networking, but at the same time will be structured to minimise interruption to conferences, seminars and business meetings.
At the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition, doing business is always a pleasure - that is the "Avalon Distinction" and the “Avalon Advantage”.
The business of AVALON 2017 is to do business!