AMDA FOUNDATION LIMITED is an Australian not-for-profit corporation established to promote the development of aviation and Australia’s industrial, manufacturing and information/communications technology resources in the fields of aviation, aerospace, maritime, defence and security.

It achieves these goals by delivering Australia’s most prominent and respected world-class biennial industry expositions as platforms for interaction between industry, defence, government and academia.

An initiative of Aerospace Maritime Defence and Security Foundation of Australia Limited (which was established following the Australian Bicentennial Air Show in 1988 at RAAF Richmond), AMDA is the successor to a distinguished program that spans more than three decades dedicated to promoting the development of the nation’s capability.

AMDA’s major industry events contribute to the development of Australia’s industrial, manufacturing and information/communications technology resources in the national interest, on an international scale.

They connect key players and drivers in Australian government, defence and industry with each other and with their counterparts from around the world. 

AMDA’s expositions take Australia to the World by bringing the World to Australia.

The major events conducted by AMDA include:

 

Together, the most recent iterations of these events have:

  • Attracted more than 200,000 attendances
  • Provided a promotional platform for more than 2000 Australian and international companies
  • Hosted more than 400 Australian and International delegations
  • Hosted more than 100 Conferences and Symposia
  • Engaged more than 1700 students in STEM, Careers and Skilling programs.

AMDA’s expositions are structured to enable the critical interaction between industry, government, defence and academia that is fundamental to the development of policy, strategy and capability for the advancement of Australia’s industrial, manufacturing and information/communications technology resources in the national interest.

Each event incorporates:

  • Specialist conferences and symposia, including conferences of Australian Defence Force chiefs, major government and defence agencies, industry associations and international organisations;
  • An industry exhibition featuring Australian and international companies, with formal business to business and business to government networking programs;
  • Australian and international defence, industry, government and scientific delegations, with formal delegation access programs;
  • Small business and export development programs;
  • A prestigious innovation awards program.
  • Programs promoting STEM, careers and skilling.


The expositions are collaboratively conducted on a well-established foundation of longstanding relationships with a wide range of strategic stakeholders. They include the Royal Australian Air Force, the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Navy, State and Federal Governments, the Defence Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), Defence Science and Technology (DST), Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, the Australian Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade), Team Defence Australia and the nation’s aviation, aerospace, maritime and defence industries and industry associations.

Through these events, a powerful partnership has been created in the national interest.

The vision is for Australia to be strongly positioned at the forefront of aviation, aerospace, maritime, defence and security, with leading-edge resources and capabilities in industry, manufacturing and information/communications technology, throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and around the world.

AMDA’s mission is to take Australia to the World by bringing the World to Australia.