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 CANSEC 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 www.ottawatourism.ca 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!
Message from the Mayor
On behalf of Members of Ottawa City Council, it is my distinct pleasure to extend a warm welcome to all those participating in CANSEC 2024, presented by the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), and taking place at the EY Centre,on unceded Anishinabe Algonquin territory, from May 29th to 30th .
This two-day trade show serves as a premier forum for defence and security suppliers, contractors and other industry stakeholders to network with Canadian and international military decisionmakers, and government procurement representatives, while also showcasing cutting-edge technology, products and services for land-based, naval, aerospace and joint forces military units.
As Head of Council, I want to acknowledge CADSI, the guest speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors for dedicating efforts, expertise, services and resources to the successful organization of this annual event
Allow me to offer my best wishes to the participants for a productive and rewarding meeting, and to the visitors for an enjoyable stay in Ottawa.
Flash Your Badge Program
The Flash Your Badge Program from Ottawa Tourism grants delegates and a guest access to discounts and special offers at participating attractions, tours, and restaurants. There is no registration required to utilize this program – delegates can simply present their badge at participating retailers to receive the advertised discount.
*Reservations may be required