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Register to Meet the Primes!

This year at Avalon Airshow 23, in conjunction with our friends at Hays and Michael Fairweather & Associates, BenchOn is running an event to help small to medium businesses better understand and connect with Australia's best Primes.

Being held from 0930 - 1200 on Thursday 2 March, 50 selected participants will hear a short presentation from each Prime, discussing their opportunities, programs, requirements and tips for suppliers to get involved. Participants will then have time for questions specific to each Prime. 

BenchOn will match up the capabilities of each selected participant, to the required capbilities of each Prime and will make appropriate connections with contact details to allow participants to set up their own meetings directly with the requested Primes.

With local, Australian Industry content being so important for all Defence programs, this FREE 'Meet the Primes' event will:

  • Help link small business capability into the Prime's supply chain,
  • Promote the capabilities required for some of Australia's biggest programs,
  • Provide small businesses the opportunities to get their questions answered by the right people, and
  • Kickstart those relationships that may become highly beneficial to both parties.

If you are an interested small or medium business, register at the bottom of the page now! 

Avalon Airshow Trade Visitor Registration

In addition to registering for this event below, you will still need to register for the Avalon Airshow itself to gain entry. 

Why are we doing this?

Giving SMEs and Primes the opportunity to meet, communicate and collaborate is key to Australia's successful delivery of vital projects. We are seeking to create a diverse ecosystem, to ensure our Sovereign Capability for years to come.

Tim Walmsley, CEO, BenchOn


Leverage your existing workforce, supply chain and supplier panels more effectively. Be better prepared for a resource-competitive future.

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Registrations are now Closed.

We have had unprecedented demand this year for Meet the Primes at Avalon with over 300 SMEs registering for just 50 spots.

If you have missed out this time, please keep in mind that we will be holding these events at future conferences, and given the huge demand, we are going to do our best to get a bigger space for more time! Please keep in touch for future announcements.