In 2017, CANSEC, Canada’s largest defence and security exhibition, welcomed over 11,000 attendees.
The audience included top level national and international military staff, major procurement officials, and representation from the entire industry supply chain, from large prime contractors to supplying companies.
CANSEC 2018 will once again showcase leading-edge technology, products and services for land-based, naval, aerospace and joint forces military units. This two-day event is the largest and most important defence industry event in Canada.
The results of 2017:
- Over 11,000 unique attendees
- Over 2,000 Decision makers and influencers
- 647 defence & security exhibit booths
- 40 International delegations
- 14 MPS, Senators & Cabinet Ministers
- 600 VIPS, Generals Top Military & Government Officials
- 5,000 total Government attendees
- 3,096 From the Department of National Defence
CANSEC 2018 will be held at the EY Centre, located at 4899 Uplands Drive in Ottawa, Ontario.
The EY Centre is conveniently located near the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport and is just minutes from downtown Ottawa by car or public transit. Map & Directions
Who Can Attend
Attendance at all CANSEC events is restricted to CADSI members and government (federal, provincial, municipal, foreign) personnel only.
For Transitioning Canadian Armed Forces Members
CADSI is offering Transitioning Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members complimentary entry to CANSEC 2018. This invitation is a part of CADSI’s commitment to facilitate the future career development of members of the Canadian military who have left active service and to help veterans transition into the workplace.
At CANSEC, transitioning CAF members will get to build their network as they position themselves for a new career as well as view the latest technologies and trends in the defence industry. They can also purchase tickets to attend the CANSEC Evening Reception held on May 30, 2018 from 17:00 – 19:00. Regsitration will open in early 2018.