The Defence Global Supply Chain (GSC) Program - creating export opportunities for Australian SMEs

Date: Thursday 5 October

Time: 1300 - 1600

Registration: This event is open to all PACIFIC 2017 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates. No formal registration required, however it is requested you  register your interest for this event at

Hosted by: Exports and Global Markets, CDIC

Location: Level 3, Exhibition, ICC Sydney

This session provides Australian small to medium sized businesses with information on the GSC program and the capabilities being sought by the seven participating primes (BAE, Rheinmetall, Lockheed Martin, Thales, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and Boeing).

In addition to the primes, you will hear from other SMEs engaged under the program and of their experiences dealing with one or multiple primes and from the CDIC who work closely with the primes and the SMEs to build their international competitiveness.

The GSC program, managed by the Centre for Defence Industry Capability, creates export opportunities for capable Australian SMEs across the primes' defence and commercial business. The primes facilitate mentoring, training, industry visits and meetings with key suppliers ensuring doors which would normally remain closed are open to Australian businesses.

This session will be of particular interest to SMEs who are seeking to export and who have a capability matched to the international needs of the primes.

For further information please contact the CDIC Exports team at