CCAT taking part in 2018 USA-Australia Defense Trade Summit

CCAT taking part in 2018 USA-Australia Defense Trade Summit

America and Australia are coming together for an International Defense Trade Summit in Mystic, Conn. on Sept. 17-18 that will promote international business opportunities in the aerospace, marine and cybersecurity industries, workforce training and technology centers.

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney (D-2), the Connecticut District Export Council, and representatives of more than 100 companies from the two countries are expected to attend the event, including major Connecticut defense contractors such as Electric Boat, Sikorsky Aircraft and Pratt & Whitney.

In partnership with the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, this summit will bring together U.S. and Australian aerospace, marine, cybersecurity, defense and supply chain companies. It will also include educational institutions and representatives of the U.S. and Australian departments of defense. Participants will discuss how to advance trade and business partnerships and how to build upon cooperation between large companies and the industrial supply chains in the two countries.

Companies attending can expect to hear from both countries on what they are procuring, industry breakout sessions to provide an overview of procurement opportunities and qualifications, multiple seminar sessions, as well as speakers from leadership roles in large OEMs/Tier 1s, US and Australian government officials, and industry experts.

Australia is revitalizing its military shipbuilding, including building the next class of submarines that will likely present business opportunities for Connecticut’s defense contractors.

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Additionally, Defense Connect recently published a story about the event. Read more here.