The two-day trade show will be held on May 27-28, 2015, with the business development program extended to a third day, May 29th. CANSEC 2015 will also feature 53 new exhibit booths, bringing the total number of booths to 695. Come and join the projected 11,000 registrants and over 30 international delegations and embassies at CANSEC 2015

Attendance at CANSEC is limited to CADSI members, government (federal, provincial, municipal, foreign), military and emergency responder practitioners, thereby facilitating a quality vendor-buyer participant ratio.

Chief Review Services - CAF and DND employee attendance at CANSEC Meal Events

In support of CANSEC, the Chief Review Services issued, as per previous years, the direction on attendance at meal events and reception by CAF members and DND employee.  

The approval process is responsive with the DM or CDS approving the level 1s - Assistant Deputy Ministers (ADM), Vice Chief of Defence Staff, Commanders of the Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Canadian Air Force, Canadian Army, Canadian Special Operations Forces, Canadian Joint Operations Command, Canadian Forces Intelligence Command, Chief if Military Personnel, L1 advisors (National Capital Region) and L2 advisors (outside National Capital Region).  In turn, these level 1s and L2 (outside National Capital Region) approve all other DND employee and CAF members.

We strongly encourage industry leaders to forward their invitations as soon as possible to allow a timely approval.

CLICK HERE: CANSEC Hospitality Policy


Networking Events

CANSEC offers an outstanding venue for networking.  In particular, the well-attended evening reception and meal events featuring senior government and Ministerial-level speakers providing industry leaders the opportunity to invite members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Department of National Defence (DND).

Confirmed Speakers

Day 1
Breakfast Keynote: 
Vice Chief of the Defence Staff (VCDS) Lieutenant-General Guy Thibault

Luncheon Keynote:  The Honourable Jason Kenney - Minister of National Defence and Minister for Multiculturalism - SOLD OUT!

Day 2

Breakfast Keynote: The Honourable James Moore - Minister of Industry

Luncheon Keynote: The Honourable Diane Finley - Minister of Public Works and Government Services - SOLD OUT!


CANSEC by the numbers (2014 statistics)

120,000: exhibition space in square feet
11,000: number of registered delegates
4000: number of tickets sold for the evening reception, and the breakfast and luncheon keynote addresses
600: estimated number of business-to-business/business-to-government exchanges
331: number of exhibiting companies
30: number of nations in attendance; 17 international official delegations in attendance (Argentina; Bahrain; Chile; Columbia; Denmark; Equatorial Guinea; Israel; Italy; Kuwait; Mexico; New Zealand; Oman; Peru; United States; Spain; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom) and 13 embassies.
18: estimated number of Members of Parliament or Senators in attendance
7: number of Canadian trade commissioners in attendance (from Detroit, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Washington, Winnipeg)


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