Make your connection at Avalon

The USA Partnership Pavilion provides the essential business connections and unique opportunities for American exhibitors to meet with peers, potential suppliers and customers. The RAAF will invite Air Chiefs and Air Force leaders from throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and around the world to participate in Avalon.

Gerri Cozic
Gerri Cozic
Vice President
Public Sector

U.S. Commercial Service (USDOC)
The U.S. Commercial Service is the lead trade promotion agency of the U.S. government. U.S. Commercial Service trade professionals in over 100 U.S. cities and more than 75 countries help U.S. companies get started in exporting or increase sales to new global markets. 

Office of Defense Cooperation, U.S. Embassy
The ODC is the single point of contact for all Foreign Military Sales programs between the U.S. Government and the Government of Australia. 

U.S. Commercial Service-International Trade Administration
The U.S. Commercial Service in Australia will help you locate U.S. products, services, and business partners; meet suppliers and partners face-to-face; and participate in trade shows that feature thousands of U.S. companies.

DSCA (Defense Security Cooperation Agency)
Lead the security cooperation community (SCC) in developing and executing innovative security cooperation solutions that support mutual U.S. and partner interests. 

SAF/IA (Secretary Air Force International Affairs)
The purpose of this program is to improve the quality and professionalism of the International Affairs Workforce, grow the leadership of tomorrow, and build personal relationships among mid-level management throughout DSCA, the Military Departments (MILDEPS), other federal agencies, international FMS customers, and defense industry organizations.



Australians have fought alongside Americans in every major US military action of the last century, including World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Somalia, East Timor, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Australians and Americans first fought together under unified command at the Battle of Hamel in France in July, 1918 under Australian General John Monash. 

The Battle was the beginning of the first 100 Years of Mateship.

The alliance between Australia and the United States was formalised through the ANZUS Treaty in 1951. More than 60 years later, the Treaty remains the foundation of our security relationship with the United States. The mutual defence clause of the ANZUS treaty was invoked by Australia for the first time in 2001, after the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. Australia remains a strong ally and coalition partner with the United States in the global coalition to defeat ISIS and in global efforts to counter terrorism and violent extremism.

The alliance increases Australia's ability to protect itself and its interests by providing access to world-leading defence hardware and technologies, training and combined exercises, as well as vital intelligence capabilities. Both countries are committed to working together to help shape international norms to advance vital shared interests in the domains of sea, airspace and outer space, as well as cybersecurity.

Further information about the defence relationship is available on the Australian Department of Defence website.

Private Sector

AIA (Aerospace Industries Association)
We help you and all levels of your organization get closer to your customers and competitors by providing numerous networking opportunities through meetings, international air shows, and an extensive network of councils, committees, and working groups.


Trade and industry news reports influence the decisions attendees make about where to spend their valuable time during the show. Industry media reports are also critical sources for professionals who can’t attend.

Our long-standing editorial and marketing relationships with leading aerospace and defense industry media companies bring extra attention and insight to the USA Partnership Pavilion at Avalon. Look for real-time Headline News from our industry media partners on our website and at our on-site Newsstand during the event, where you can also pick up copies of their latest publications.

In addition to industry-wide PR and media relations efforts, Kallman will work directly with these international media leaders to provide news, information and insight to the USA Partnership Pavilion during Avalon:

Australian Defence Magazine
Australian Defence Magazine (ADM) is dedicated to reporting the business of defence capability planning and procurement as well as reporting the development of infrastructure to support the ADF. ADM's main objective is to provide an essential communications bridge between defence industry and its single source customer, the Department of Defence. ADM also reports on the budgetary process, the policy development, the capability planning process and the procurement decisions which together provide the equipment and resources for Australia’s defence force.

Aviation Week Network
A multi-channel service provider, decision engine and marketplace, with deep databases and integrated workflow tools that support action, the Aviation Week Network brings you the power to prevail in a challenging and fast-paced industry.

Defense News
Founded in 1986, Defense News is the authoritative, independent, professional news source for the world's defense decision-makers. In print and online, we provide the global defense community with the latest news and analysis on programs, policy, business and technology. Our bureaus and reporters around the world set the standard for accuracy, credibility and timeliness in defense reporting.

Helping businesses drive growth, assess risk and improve efficiency today and in the future, we help you discover everything you need to know about the global fleet of aircraft and world schedules, as well as insight on current and future market dynamics and drivers. We are experts in providing you with the complete view of the aviation industry.

Social media will play an important role in promoting the Pavilion and the greater U.S. presence at Avalon, too. Join the conversation @kallman #USPavilion


AVALON 2023 is organised by Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited which is part of a not-for-profit group headed by Aerospace Maritime Defence and Security Foundation of Australia Limited. Industry Defence and Security Australia also organises the biennial CivSec and the Pacific International Maritime Exposition held biennially in Sydney. Its corporate affiliate, Aerospace Australia Limited, organises the Australian International Airshow and the Australian International Aerospace & Defence Exposition, held biennially at Avalon in Victoria.