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On behalf of Members of Ottawa City Council, it is my distinct pleasure to extend a warm welcome to all those participating in CAF Outlooks 2024, presented by theCanadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) and taking place at the Shaw Centre, on unceded Anishinabe territory, from April 2nd to 4th .

This annual event serves as a premier forum for members of CADSI, the national voice of Canadian defence, security and cybersecurity industry stakeholders, to network with policymakers and CAF representatives to gain valuable insights into the objectives and procurement needs of Canada’s Army, Air Force and Navy.

As Head of Council, I want to acknowledge CADSI,the CAF, guest speakers and sponsors for dedicating efforts, expertise, services and resources to the successful organization of this annual meeting. Allow me to offer my best wishes to the participants for a productive and rewarding event, and to the visitors for an enjoyable stay in Ottawa.


Mark Sutcliffe





Au nom des membres du Conseil municipal d’Ottawa, j’ai l’immense plaisir d’accueillir chaleureusement toutes les personnes participant à la série de conférences Canadian Armed Forces Outlooks de 2024, organisées par l’Association des industries canadiennes de défense et de sécurité (AICDS) qui se tiendront du 2 au 4 avril au Centre Shaw, sur un territoire Anishinabe non cédé.

Cet événement annuel constitue pour les membres de l’AICDS, voix nationale des intervenants de l’industrie canadienne de la défense, de la sécurité et de la cybersécurité, un forum de premier plan qui leur permettra de se réunir avec les décideurs et les représentants des Forces armées canadiennes (FAC) afin de recueillir des informations utiles sur les objectifs et les besoins d’approvisionnement de l’Armée, de l’Aviation et de la Marine canadiennes.

En tant que chef du Conseil, je tiens à remercier l’AICDS, les FAC, les conférenciers invités et les commanditaires de consacrer leurs efforts, leur expertise, leurs services et leurs ressources à l’organisation de cette série annuelle de conférences pour en assurer le succès.

Permettez-moi de souhaiter aux participants un événement fructueux et enrichissant et aux visiteurs un séjour des plus agréables à Ottawa.


Mark Sutcliffe



Welcome to Ottawa!

On behalf of Ottawa Tourism, we extend to you a warm welcome to our beautiful city. Ottawa is incredibly proud to host the Canadian Armed Forces Outlooks in 2024.

Ottawa is home to federal government operations, drawing the international diplomatic community, senior government officials, as well as security and military personnel responsible for the nation’s security and protection. The nation’s capital has earned its reputation as the smartest city in Canada, providing access to the industry’s best and brightest people in the industry with over 300 companies in aerospace, defense and security.

Our city is fortunate to offer urban amenities and experiences in close proximity to nature, making it one of the top places to live in Canada. This is a city steeped in culture, alive with celebration, hosting major festivals celebrating music, culture and heritage all year round, with world-class museums and galleries, displaying stunning national collections and special exhibitions from Canada and around the world. Located on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe people, Ottawa is the capital of a bilingual nation bordering the province of Québec. You’ll hear both English and French on our streets alongside many other languages. The city offers a thriving cultural scene, a wealth of historic landmarks, expansive green spaces and parks, providing a truly distinctive Canadian experience. Our national museums devoted to science, technology, aerospace, and more, showcase creative, groundbreaking, and state-of-the-art exhibitions. Coupled with modern convention venues, Ottawa offers a unique and inspiring meeting experience to its delegates. Add all of that to its clean, green, and natural setting, and you’ve got a capital that attracts millions of visitors every year.

When your business is done, we encourage you to explore some of the many attractions of the area. A pedestrian-friendly downtown core that is home to many remarkable hotels allows for delegates to attend an event and to then take in the city’s many sights with ease. From beautiful museums to outdoor adventure in any season, to award-winning restaurants and high-end shopping, you can be sure that there is plenty for everyone to see and do.

To find out what’s on while you’re here visit and be sure to share your experiences with us on social media using the hashtag #MyOttawa. We hope that your time in Ottawa is productive and fulfilling.

Enjoy your visit to Ottawa and we sincerely hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon!

Yours Sincerely,

Michael Crockatt
President & CEO

Meeting in Ottawa – Come early, stay late!

Centrally located with excellent air and transportation links, Ottawa is a premier Canadian meeting and convention destination any time of the year. It is an impressive yet intimate G8 capital, home to famous landmarks, cultural attractions and celebrations, rich in natural beauty and blessed with a relaxed urban rhythm. Adding unique Ottawa activities for delegates to your agenda is easy and very flexible based on the season. Delegates themselves tend to arrive here early, stay after their event, and bring along their spouses to enjoy everything Canada’s Capital has to offer – helping your event attract more delegates in the process.  And the new Shaw Centre will be at the heart of it all – within easy walking distance of major downtown attractions, restaurants, and shopping, yet just a 20-minute ride from the Ottawa International Airport.

Getting Here

The Shaw Centre is very centrally located in downtown Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s Capital. It is within walking distance of over 6,000 downtown Ottawa hotel rooms, numerous attractions and landmarks, and the ByWard Market. It is also just a 20-minute ride from the Ottawa International Airport.

For more information please visit the Ottawa Tourism site at: