Why You Should Exhibit

If your business depends on any of the following, CANSEC can deliver an audience to match your needs:

  • Create relationships in the supply chain – CANSEC is the place to meet suppliers, from global companies such as CAE, General Dynamics and BAE Systems to Thales, and Airbus Defence to name a few.
  • Win international business – access over 40 international delegations
  • Raise your company profile
  • Align your brand with current military requirements
  • Connect with buyers – 75% of our visitors are involved in the purchasing process


Private Business Meeting Suites

CADSI is pleased to offer private business meeting suites located adjacent to the exhibit floor at CANSEC 2019. Private business meeting suites are a new and innovative option to traditional exhibit space from your main exhibit. They can also meet the business-to-business requirements for those companies that choose not to exhibit.

For more information please contact:

Francis Callanan – 613-235-5337 ext 27 – email Exhibits@defenceandsecurity.ca.

Media Room for Members

As part of our ongoing commitment to help our members raise their profile and share their latest stories and accomplishments with the media, CADSI is once again offering a Media Room to members during CANSEC. You can use the Media Room to host a news conference and distribute news releases and advisories. We will also have media liaisons on hand to help coordinate with your communications team and ensure media are aware of any scheduled news conference. More information coming soon.

To give your press releases an extra boost consider sending your news releases and announcements to Jane’s Show Daily, the exclusive daily print and online news source of CANSEC.

Lead Retrieval App: DE System/myConferenceSuite 

Introducing a new app based lead retrieval service for CANSEC 2019. This app provides the option to use your own mobile device (Android/Apple) or order an iPod scanner. Each Exhibitor will receive a username/password to access an online myLeads accounts to retrieve Leads and Reports. An On Site lead retrieval service desk for scanner distribution and support will also be available.

Access the Order Form hereHurry, early bird deadline is April 29th, 2019!

For more information please contact: David Dugas – 613-723-1166 – email david@desystems.com 


Indoor Exhibit  and Outdoor Exhibit Space CANSEC 2019 Contract Available Here

For more information on Outdoor Exhibit Space, please contact Francis Callanan - Exhibits@defenceandsecurity.ca.

Exhibiting privileges are available to CADSI members only.

Exhibiting at CANSEC is reserved for companies that are either Corporate Members in good standing with the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) or Departments from the Canadian Federal Government.

Return contract by email to Francis Callanan - Exhibits@defenceandsecurity.ca along with payment details to (613) 235-5337, extension 27.

Once your contract and payment are received, you will receive an email confirmation of your booking as well as a receipt of payment.

To book your booth or for further information please contact:

Exhibit Sales Associate

Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries

For more information on Exhibit Space, please contact Francis Callanan - Exhibits@defenceandsecurity.ca.

Tel: 613-235-5337 x 27 

CANSEC 2019 Exhibitor Check List

  1. Information on the Firearms Act.
  2. Information on Import / Export Controls. 
  3. Book your hotel accommodations. Booking your accomadations in a timely fashion is highly recommended by CADSI due to the excessive demand on hotels in the Ottawa area for 2019.
  4. Order your booth supplies (Audio Visual, Electrical, Computer Rentals, Internet, Telephone, Fax, Furniture, Signage, Booth Cleaning, etc.). Please note each supplier has different ordering deadlines.
  5. Complete your FREE company profile for the Show Guide.   
  6. Discover exciting Sponsorship Opportunities to increase your visibility at the show.

For any questions regarding your exhibit space please contact Francis Callanan.

Exclusive Service Contractor: Freeman
  • Advance Shipments 
  • Shipping & Transportation 
  • Customs Clearance 
  • Booth Display Furnishings & Graphics
  • Storage
  • Electrical Services / Banner Installation

Contact: Exhibitor Services
Tel: 613.748.7180 x 234
Fax: 613-748-5977
940 Belfast Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1G 4A2

Freeman Online information and order forms.


Safe Room Show of Interest Form
Should you have sensitive material you would like CANSEC to have secured for your during your move in/move out or in the event closing hours please fill out the Safe Room Form and fax to Kirkland Strategies.

Safe Room Show of Interest Form is available in the Exhibitor Manual. 

Security Department Contacts

Kirkland Strategies Inc.

Doug Kirkland: kirkstratinc@sympatico.ca

Bryan Markell: bmarkell@worldline.ca



Preferred Audio Visual Supplier: Duoson Multimedia

  • Plasma Screen TV's 
  • DVD Players 
  • LCD Projectors

Duoson Multimedia
Contact: Harold Price
Tel: 613-742-7474 ext 22
Mobile: 613-407-5816 
Fax: 613-742-3434

Audio Visual Request Form


Exclusive Internet Access: DE System
Electrical requirements will be the responsibility of the exhibitor.
Contact: Laura Armitage
Tel: 613-723-1166
Fax: 613-723-8756

Computer Rentals/Internet Access Forms

CANSEC Event App Exhibitor Profile Submission
Each exhibiting company is entitled to a free company profile on the CANSEC Event App.
Food & Beverage Caterer: EY Centre

Contact: catering@eycentre.ca

Food & Beverage Form/Wine Order Forms.

Exhibit Booth Cleaning: Order Forms for Booth Cleaning Services

EY Centre
Tel: 613-822-8800
Fax: 613-688-4824
Exhibit booth cleaning services include vacuuming and garbage pick-up.
Exhibit Booth Cleaning order form coming soon.


Exhibitor Appointed Contractor Information

An Exhibitor Appointed Contractor (EAC) is any contractor other than the Official Contractor providing a service to an Exhibitor within his exhibit space that is not otherwise provided by an Exclusive contractor. Exhibitors wishing to get approval to use an EAC must fill out an EAC Request Form and return it to CADSI along with an original certificate of insurance prior to the deadline date of Friday May 11th, 2018. The EAC Request Form is available in the forms section of this manual.
EAC Form: Click Here

 For any questions regarding your exhibit space please contact Francis Callanan

2019 Exhibitor Schedule

Coming in 2019

2019 Exhibitor Manual

Click below to view / print a PDF version of the Exhibitor Manual. 
Please note: schedule adjustments may occur without notice.

Exhibitor Manual

2019 Exhibiting Companies

You can see a full list of exhibiting companies here

List of Exhibiting Companies



Note: Attendance at all CANSEC events is restricted to CADSI members and government (federal, provincial, municipal, foreign) personnel only.