With Largest Presence Ever at Indo Pacific 2023, U.S. Industry Looks to Build on Regional Defense and Security Partnerships

With Largest Presence Ever at Indo Pacific 2023, U.S. Industry Looks to Build on Regional Defense and Security Partnerships

More than 45 U.S. companies participating, majority in the USA Partnership Pavilion
Backdrop of geopolitical tension highlights industry’s role in regional trade and security

Sydney, AUS and Waldwick, NJ, USA / November 4, 2023 — The decades-strong bilateral partnership between the United States and Australia will be prominently on display at Indo Pacific 2023, the international maritime exhibition, with more than 45 American companies exhibiting and a high-level delegation of U.S. diplomatic, military, and industry leaders in attendance 7-9 November at the International Convention Centre in Sydney. 

Against a backdrop of geopolitical tension and shifting alliances in Asia and the western Pacific region, the strong U.S. showing, underscores the allies’ shared democratic values, resilience, and commitment to regional peace and stability. The U.S. has over $27 billion in active government-to-government sales cases with Australia under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) system, according to the U.S. State Department. FY 2020 FMS sales totaled $1.71 billion, including support for multiple Royal Australian Navy systems and weapons programs, including Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASMs), the Australian Surface Combatant Program, and AEGIS Combat System equipment. 

The centerpiece of the U.S. national presence at the show is the USA Partnership Pavilion, organized for the 9th consecutive edition by Kallman Worldwide, Inc., in coordination with government agencies including the U.S. departments of Commerce, Defense and State. The Pavilion is America’s headquarters on-site, a high-profile showcase for U.S. exhibitors to maximize their exposure and impact at the event, and a forum for all to share ideas and insights.  

The roster of participating U.S. companies and organizations includes 17 exhibitors that are new to the market and 23 participating at the show for the first time. A total of 14 states are represented, including two stand-alone state pavilions — Maryland and Virginia — within the larger Pavilion space, all looking to generate new business and create more jobs back home by growing exports, expanding their in-region footprint, and/or recruiting overseas partners to establish or participate in stateside operations. 

Kallman Worldwide President and CEO Tom Kallman said the strongest-ever American participation in the USA Partnership Pavilion at Indo Pacific 2023 reflects a global trend. 

“Now more than ever, success in international trade comes from partnership and teamwork. The USA Partnership Pavilion sharpens our focus on advancing America’s national security and global trade interests by building stronger relationships with our international customers,” Kallman said. “From publicly traded OEMs to small-and-medium sized enterprises, many of our exhibitors already have significant partnerships and operations in Australia. In the years to come, many more will.”  

Notable among the U.S. manufacturers, technology innovators, and supply-chain leaders participating in this year’s show are multi-national OEMs with significant in-country operations, including Lockheed Martin Australia (Booth 2A1), General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (Booth 1H1), and Northrop Grumman (Booth 1N6).  

The collective national presence is a strong indication of how important Australia is to the United States, and that buyers and influencers there are looking to industry for innovative solutions and partners to help strengthen regional defense and economic security. 

“Our alliances and partnerships are gaining even more momentum and are critical to a secure a prosperous Indo-Pacific,” said U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander, Adm. Samuel Paparo in remarks on naval, joint, and combined partner operations at the WEST 2023 Conference in San Diego this past February. “It is our duty to provide a clear set of problem statements up front and for industry to bring solutions.” 


Kallman Worldwide will host the opening ceremony for the USA Partnership Pavilion on Tuesday, 7 November from 9:45am to 10:30am at the Meeting Point, Booth #1D1. Invited guests include the Honorable Caroline Kennedy, Ambassador of the United States of America to Australia, and Admiral Samuel J. Paparo, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. 

On Wednesday, 8 November from 4:00pm to 4:30pm in The Aurecon Theatrette, Exhibition Hall 1, the Kallman Foundation and its in-country partner, the AMDA Foundation, will introduce the second Australian team of four students and one educator to be awarded the Astronaut Al Worden Endeavour Scholarship. The program, which awards winners an all-expenses paid week-long, hands-on astronaut training experience at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s renowned Space Camp in Huntsville, AL, honors its namesake Worden, pilot of the Apollo 15 Command Module “Endeavour,” for his lifelong commitment to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. 

For more information about U.S. exhibitors and activities at Indo Pacific 2023, search the USA Partnership Pavilion Directory at Sourcehere.com.



Since 1963, Kallman Worldwide has worked with individuals and organizations in more than 50 nations to advance global trade in STEM-driven industries. The company’s portfolio of international trade shows, event management services, custom stand building and design, global supply chain networking tools, and workforce advocacy programs connects thousands of buyers and suppliers to more opportunities around the world every year. As an international U.S. representative, Kallman is a strategic partner of the U.S. Department of Commerce and a proud recipient of the President’s “E” and “E Star” Awards for its active role in aiding U.S. exporters and in recognition of its export promotion efforts. The company is headquartered in Waldwick, NJ, with U.S. satellite offices in Washington, DC and Houston, TX, a Latin America office in Santiago, Chile, and a bureau in London, UK. For more information, visit www.kallman.com. 



Taylor Kammerman
Marketing & Communications
Kallman Worldwide, Inc.