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Alabama trade mission targets opportunities at Australia’s Avalon air show

MELBOURNE, Australia — An Alabama delegation including six aerospace-focused companies are seeking to make business connections on a trade mission this week to Avalon 2023, the largest aviation, aerospace and defense exposition staged in the Southern hemisphere.

The Alabama Department of Commerce is leading the business development mission to the Australian International Airshow Aerospace and Defence Exhibition, held at the Avalon Airport in Geelong, near Melbourne.

Christina Stimpson, director of Commerce’s Office of International Trade, said the event is a prime opportunity for homegrown Alabama companies to engage with potential partners in Australia’s growing aerospace/defense sector and to display their products and services.

“Face-to-face interactions are critical to the success of global business, and we are thrilled to be leading a delegation to the Avalon Air Show,” Stimpson said. “We’ve partnered with the U.S. Commercial Service and the State of Victoria in Australia to provide one-on-one business meetings, as well as exhibitor space in the ‘Made in Alabama’ booth.

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