Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Minister for Tourism; Racing and Gaming; Small Business; Defence Issues; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

    Government supports WA defence industry at premier Army expo

    11/02/2020 2:15 PM
    • Defence West will help WA small to medium businesses sell themselves to the world
    • Land Forces 2020 is an international industry event to showcase equipment, technology and services
    • Expressions of interest are being sought for WA defence industry companies to display their services on the Defence West stand 

    The Western Australian Government is showcasing the State's world-class defence industry to global stakeholders at the premier Army equipment and technology exhibition, Land Forces 2020.


    Land Forces 2020 - to be held in Brisbane from September 1-3 - is an international industry expo showcasing equipment, technology and services and attracts key decision makers from around the world.


    Expressions of interest are being sort for WA companies and universities to join the Defence West Land Forces 2020 stand.


    Similar support was offered at last year's hugely successful Pacific International Maritime Exposition in Sydney with a record 19 WA companies and organisations showing their capabilities to the world from the Defence West stand.


    Exhibitors on the Defence West stand had unprecedented exposure to the international defence industry, governments and overseas militaries, opening up the potential of new contracts and jobs for Western Australians.


    The McGowan Government established Defence West in 2017 to promote and grow WA's defence industry.


    WA defence industry companies interested in submitting an expression of interest should visit the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation's website.


    Comments attributed to Defence Issues Minister Paul Papalia:


    "The McGowan Government is the only State Government providing this level of support to its local defence industry.


    "We are giving smaller companies a vital opportunity to promote themselves to industry leaders - providing floor space free of charge to exhibit their businesses at the Defence West stand.


    "Defence West is effectively advocating for the State's defence industry and our planned presence at Land Forces 2020 confirms the Government's support for growing this important sector and diversifying the economy."


    Minister's office - 6552 5600