Confirmed Speakers at CANSEC 2015

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

Day 2

Breakfast Keynote: The Honourable James Moore - Minister of Industry

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


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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 645.

The trade show continues to grow year-over-year and sells out months ahead of time, regularly drawing more than 11,000 registrants, more than 360 exhibiting companies, and more than 30 international delegations and embassies.

In addition to the trade show - a good place to launch a new product - CANSEC hosts meal events featuring senior government and Ministerial-level speakers, offering a unique opportunity for participants to network with colleagues and clients.

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.

CADSI has secured blocks of rooms at various Ottawa hotels for CANSEC 2015. These room blocks sell out quickly so visit the Hotels page to book your rooms today!

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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