Media Participation

Registration Process

Journalists who have previously attended CANSEC may receive a registration invitation email in the final days of April 2021. If you receive this email, you can click through to confirm your attendance at the show. You do NOT need to apply again. Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis and the decisions of CADSI are final.

CADSI reserves the right to deny or withdraw the media pass of journalists who abuse the privileges extended, put the pass to improper use, or act in a way inconsistent with the spirit of the event. A media pass is at the pleasure of CADSI and can be revoked at the discretion of CADSI.

Eligibility Requirements

The following persons will be considered for a non-transferable media pass: Members of established local, national and international media organizations with relevant identification; and individuals holding a letter of assignment on the official letterhead of a media organization signed by the publisher, assignment editor or bureau chief. The letter must specify the name and title of the journalist, and the period for which accreditation is being sought.

Members of online media must also belong to a registered corporation, such as a media organization, and have a specific, verifiable non-web address and a telephone number. Online publications requesting accreditation for their correspondents must have a substantial amount of original news content, commentary or analysis on defence and security issues. Note: Online publications that are outreach organizations, advocacy organizations as well as online publications that exist primarily for advocacy purposes may not qualify for media accreditation.

Media ROOM

The CANSEC media room functions as a comfortable home base for journalists covering the show and a workspace to file stories.

The room is also used to hold announcements, technical briefings or press conferences during the two-day show. Food and beverages are provided, and media relations staff are available in the room at all times. 

Why Media Should Attend

Our goal is to ensure a professional environment for media, exhibitors, show attendees and CANSEC staff. We request that all media complete the registration process in advance to ensure that individuals seeking a media pass are working journalists or technical support staff representing recognized media organizations.

CADSI welcomes the use of photography and video throughout CANSEC. However, we remind all media that due to the sensitive and competitive nature of the industry, not all participants will welcome having their faces or products recorded or photographed. It is CADSI’s policy that, prior to recording or photographing a person or product, media should ensure they have consent from the person or persons responsible.

Media Kit

Media Kit

The CANSEC media kit provides everything you need to know about show access, on-site use of photography and video, keynote speeches, scrum locations and more.

View The Media Kit

Media Registration

Registration is required for all media. Save time on site by registering in advance.

Become a Media Partner

Does your media outlet target CANSEC attendees? Apply now to
join our official Media Partner Program, open to qualified
Canadian and international media outlets that publish relevant
news and editorial content. This program offers value-matching,
barter and paid relationships.

Media Partners

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Gold Partners

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Silver Partners

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