AMDA Foundation Limited delivers Australia’s largest and most prominent international defence and aerospace industry expositions, programs and airshows. At first glance the organisation may resemble a commercial event company, but AMDA is different.
It is a not-for-profit foundation, registered under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act, with no shareholders, no investors and no intent to pursue profit for its own sake.
The Foundation’s mission is to promote the development of Australian industrial and technological resources, in the national interest.
In this sense AMDA’s events and expositions are not objectives in themselves, but enablers of the organisation’s mission.
AMDA’s mission is to promote the development of Australian industrial, manufacturing and information and communications technology and resources, in the fields of:
While AMDA’s constitution specifically directs the company to pursue industry promotion in the listed fields, it also allows AMDA to promote worthy adjacent or inter-related industry sectors.
AMDA delivers expositions and events to achieve its major promotional goals. A professional, structured event provides one of the most effective catalysts for engagement between all sectors of a specialist industry or defence community. Engagement generates ideas and opportunity.
All AMDA events are crafted as engagement and promotional platforms for industry of all sizes, from new start-up companies, through Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs), to prime contractors, defence and government. All events comprise:
AMDA events involve substantial and mutually supportive relationships with State, Territory and Federal Governments, the Australian Defence Force, Australian Department of Defence and various industry departments such as the Department of Industry, Science and Resources, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts.
AMDA’s approach is to work in partnership with other organisations, in the national interest. AMDA seeks to supplement rather than supplant, to collaborate rather than compete, and to support those who share its mission of industry development.
Through its events, collaborations and industry programs, AMDA works to promote Australian industry capability, underpinned by five guiding pillars:
AMDA’s vision is to be Australia’s leading and internationally recognised air show and industry-event organisation, and the premier event and program partner for Australian Commonwealth and State Governments, Departments, Agencies, Institutions and Associations in the aviation, aerospace, maritime, defence and security domains.