Why Avalon 2021?

The Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Expo (AVALON 2021), is expected to break records again as a major platform for celebration of the Royal Australian Air Force’s 100th Anniversary.

In a comprehensive White Paper issued in February 2016, Australia’s Department of Defence outlined $195 billion in defense modernization spending between now and 2025-26. The plan calls for annual budget increases rising to 2% of GDP by 2020-21 and total annual budget growing from $32.4 billion next year to $58.7 billion by 2026.


Here’s how the big buckets break out:

  • 25% will go to Maritime Operations and anti-submarine warfare, including P-8A Poseidons and new tactical unmanned aircraft.
  • 25% is dedicated to funding “Key Enablers” — people, infrastructure, information and communications, simulators, science and such
  • 17% for Strike and Air Combat capability, including 72 F-35As to replace F/A-18A/B Hornets, air-to-surface, air-to-air and anti-ship weapons
  • 18% for Land Combat and Amphibious Warfare including surveillance and reconnaissance unmanned aircraft and long-range rocket systems
  • 9% will be invested in Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance capabilities, including support for 12 new E/A-18G Growlers and EW support aircraft
  • 6% for improved Air and Sea Lift Capability including two new C17A Globemaster IIIs, two additional KC-130A aerial refueller aircraft and three CH-47 heavy-lift helicopters

The scope of the event aligns with the government's spending priorities, virtually guaranteeing that any stakeholder who’s planning to buy anything over the next ten years will be walking floor and looking for you.

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Why Exhibit in the USA Partnership Pavilion?

"The United States is by far the largest foreign investor in Australia, accounting for over a quarter of its foreign investment," according to the U.S. State Department. "The 2005 Australia-U.S. Free Trade Agreement has nearly doubled our goods trade and increased our services trade by more than 122 percent."


The alliance between the United States and Australia is a true bilateral partnership that gives American exhibitors a secure advantage in the USA Partnership Pavilion at Avalon and all of our other events in this region. For more than 75 years our two countries have worked and fought together, notably cooperating on defense, security, global trade, health and environmental issues, and producing results that have contributed measurably to each nation's stability and growth.

The USA Partnership Pavilion at Avalon builds on America's equity in Australia and Kallman Worldwide's history with the show to help you meet more buyers, decision-makers and influencers. We've been the official representative of the show in the U.S. and organizer of America's presence here for more than 10 years, and that experience translates into more value for you in Geelong. In addition to our suite of end-to-end exhibitor services, the upcoming edition of the Pavilion will feature a new turnkey stand design and materials, a robust delegation program, close collaboration with in-country and regional U.S. Commercial Service representatives to facilitate business introductions and meetings, and marquee VIP reception to celebrate the American presence with attending civilian and military leaders.

We look forward helping you take-off down under at Avalon!!


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Meet Your Team

Jamaela Malhotra

Project Coordinator
Jonathan DeBarge Account Manager

Jonathan DeBarge

Account Manager


Keira Langan, Assistant Manager, Operations

Keira Langan

Assistant Manager, Operations


My love of events and servicing people began in culinary school. Although I have not pursued a life in foodservice, I will always continue to conduct myself in the manner of a kitchen… detail-oriented, organized and a team player.

Kevin Tighe Sales Account Executive

Kevin Tighe

Sales Account Executive
Kim Keogh, Project Manager

Kim Keogh

Project Manager


Nancy Villari

Nancy Villari

Project Coordinator


I’ve worked at Kallman Worldwide for the past nine years, and have enjoyed traveling to different parts of the globe, meeting people and learning about their lifestyles. My job allows me to interact and assist companies to make their trade show experience easy and trouble-free. Love my job!