Virtual | October, 2020
A four-part virtual event series for SMEs to connect with major players in the defence and security supply chain.
Brought to you by General Dynamics Mission Systems-Canada
A four-part virtual event series for SMEs to connect with major players in the defence and security supply chain.
Brought to you by General Dynamics Mission Systems-Canada
Virtual | October 7th-28th, 2020

SMEs are a crucial component of the defence and security supply chain.

If you’re looking to enter or build your presence in these sectors, you need to know how to get your company ready. It is an important annual event and opportunity to discover new connections, new innovative technologies and foster relationships for both sides of the table.

SME Day Home Edition has a long-standing history of bridging the gap between OEMs, governments and Canadian SMEs. At SME Day Home Edition, you will learn more about the programs available to assist Canadian SMEs in their business development goals as well as connect with OEMs and the Canadian Government to introduce your products and services through one-on-one business meetings.

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Why participate in SME Day Home Edition?

SME Day Home Edition is a unique opportunity for small and medium size enterprises to meet with with OEMs within the defence and security industries. It also will provide eight (8) educational sessions you as an SME will not want to miss! Our 2020 SME Day Home Edition will be offered over four weeks throughout the month of October, conducted virtually. Remember, Wednesdays at 1:00pm ET!

Learning

Eight (8) valuable learning lessons that provide critical insight into our industry, from a wide range of policy and operational viewpoints.

Networking

Forge meaningful partnerships and relationships with key players to grow your business.

Supply Chain Connect

A virtual foot in the door with OEMs and Canadian government departments and Crown Corporations.

Get Inspired

Benefit from exposure to some of the most innovative ideas and programs happening right now.

How does SME Day Home Edition work?

SME Day Home Edition is a weekly virtual event broken down into four (4) days of educational sessions and B2B/G Meetings in October 2020. "Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:30pm ET" will be dedicated to informative professional development sessions, while Thursday afternoons will be reserved for Supply Chain Connect B2B/G Meetings with Managers from key OEMs and Federal/Provincial organizations. More information will soon follow on how to book your B2B/G Meetings.

Register and pay through your MyCADSI portal

Choose the Full Conference Pass and get access to eight (8) impactful educational sessions and twelve (12) B2B/G meetings, or, choose your preferred Single Session Pass. Get the BEST VALUE by choosing the Full Conference Pass! If you wish to register multiple people from your organization, or to register on behalf of someone else in your organization, kindly contact Christina Amos at 613-235-5337 ext. 25

Schedule your B2B/G Meetings

All meetings are 20 minutes in length, will be planned in Eastern Standard Time, and are conducted virtually in real-time. Closer to the event dates, each registrant will be given access to our online B2B/G Booking Tool (via your MyCADSI portal) to book virtual meetings with business managers from organizations such as ISED, Regional Development Agencies and various OEMs.

Connect and grow

CADSI will update the list of approved industry OEM buyers and representatives from federal / provincial agencies on this website as they become available. Stay tuned and ensure to whitelist CADSI's Event News communications pieces for up to date information!

Professional Development Sessions

SME Day Home Edition allows you to learn about the programs available to assist Canadian SMEs in their business development goals. If you are looking to maximize your business advantage, you need to join us at 1:00pm ET the day of SME Day Home Edition:

Wednesday, October 7th

1:00 PM ET

Making Sense of the ITB Policy: Strategies for Defence Industry Beginners.

Jean-Claude Siew - Executive Vice President, Technology & Simulation

In this peer-to-peer learning session, hear tangible strategies from an ITB veteran to help you leverage the Industrial and Technical Benefits policy to your advantage.

US Defence Forecast

Lorna Prosper - Senior Director, US Operations

Gain insights on trends in U.S. defence procurement and discover how the COVID-19 pandemic may impact U.S. defence spending in the short and medium-term. Experts share their projections and practical information to help inform your export plans.

Wednesday, October 14th

1:00 PM ET

Global Defence Forecast

Doug Berenson - Marketing Director

The pandemic has impacted defence spending around the world. Learn about new market opportunities and challenges, trends to watch, and how these developments might affect your business.

Preparing for the Next Downturn in Defence Spending: Lessons from the Last Time

Michael Iacovelli - CEO & Shaun Horning - President & CEO

Successful CEOs join us to share how they prepared their companies for decreases in domestic defence spending during the 2008 recession. Hear how they adjusted their business plans, found new customers, and how this relates to today's circumstances.

Wednesday, October 21st

1:00 PM ET

Supply Matters: Strengthening the Links in Your Post-Pandemic Supply Chain

Dennis Darby - President & CEO

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed unexpected weak links in supply chains around the world. Learn how to identify and assess potential hazards in your network.

More than a Multiplier: What OEMs are Looking for Under the ITB Policy

Brian Botting - Director, Strategic Offsets, Air & Naval, Land & Joint

A deep-dive look at the Industrial and Technical Benefits (ITB) and Value Proposition (VP) policy to help SMEs discover new supply chain opportunities, how to leverage the ITB/VP policy to make money, and what primes are looking for from their Canadian partners.

Wednesday, October 28th

1:00 PM ET

What It Takes to Win: IDEaS Program Success Stories

Allen Dillon - COO & Marie-Pierre Raymond - Knowledge Translation & Technology Transition, IDEaS

Hear directly from Canada's first successful IDEaS winners who moved from the Test Drive phase to watch the Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces evaluate their solution.

CMMC: How to Get Ready Today to Maintain Access to DoD Opportunities Tomorrow

Ryan McCormick - Project Manager

U.S. DoD is using its new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) to secure its supply chain in response to growing threats of malicious cyber activity. Learn more from your peers about the process of this mandatory certification and what you can do now to ensure you can continue selling to the U.S.

Wednesday, October 7th

Wednesday, October 14th

Wednesday, October 21st

Wednesday, October 28th

1:00 PM ET

Making Sense of the ITB Policy: Strategies for Defence Industry Beginners

Jean-Claude Siew - Executive Vice President, Technology & Simulation

In this peer-to-peer learning session, hear tangible strategies from an ITB veteran to help you leverage the Industrial and Technical Benefits policy to your advantage.

1:00 PM ET

Global Defence Forecast

Doug Berenson - Marketing Director

The pandemic has impacted defence spending around the world. Learn about new market opportunities and challenges, trends to watch, and how these developments might affect your business.

1:00 PM ET

Supply Matters: Strengthening the Links in Your Post-Pandemic Supply Chain

Dennis Darby - President & CEO

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed unexpected weak links in supply chains around the world. Learn how to identify and assess potential hazards in your network.

1:00 PM ET

What It Takes to Win: IDEaS Program Success Stories

Allen Dillon - COO & Marie-Pierre Raymond - Knowledge Translation & Technology Transition, IDEaS

Hear directly from Canada's first successful IDEaS winners who moved from the Test Drive phase to watch the Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces evaluate their solution.

US Defence Forecast

Lorna Prosper - Senior Director, US Operations

Gain insights on trends in U.S. defence procurement and discover how the COVID-19 pandemic may impact U.S. defence spending in the short and medium-term. Experts share their projections and practical information to help inform your export plans.

Preparing for the Next Downturn in Defence Spending: Lessons from the Last Time

Michael Iacovelli - CEO & Shaun Horning - President & CEO

Successful CEOs join us to share how they prepared their companies for decreases in domestic defence spending during the 2008 recession. Hear how they adjusted their business plans, found new customers, and how this relates to today's circumstances.

More than a Multiplier: What OEMs are Looking for Under the ITB Policy

Brian Botting - Director, Strategic Offsets, Air & Naval, Land & Joint

A deep-dive look at the Industrial and Technical Benefits (ITB) and Value Proposition (VP) policy to help SMEs discover new supply chain opportunities, how to leverage the ITB/VP policy to make money, and what primes are looking for from their Canadian partners.

CMMC: How to Get Ready Today to Maintain Access to DoD Opportunities Tomorrow

Ryan McCormick - Project Manager

U.S. DoD is using its new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) to secure its supply chain in response to growing threats of malicious cyber activity. Learn more from your peers about the process of this mandatory certification and what you can do now to ensure you can continue selling to the U.S.

Supply Chain Connect (B2B/G Program)

Meet with OEMs and Canadian government to introduce your products and services in a one-on-one meetings.

Thursday, October 8th


Thursday, October 15th


Thursday, October 22nd


Thursday, October 29th

Thank you to our generous sponsors

SME Day Home Edition sponsorship packages are designed to complement your marketing initiatives and match your budget by providing a selection of high-visibility branding opportunities. This is the time to maximize your brand’s exposure and elevate its presence in the defence marketplace, targeting a rich and specific audience at SME Day Home Edition. Email melissa@defenceandsecurity.ca to find out more!

SME Day Home Edition is brought to you by

General Dynamics Lands SYstems
SAAB

Pricing

Attendees have the option of selecting the Full Conference Pass, or, choose Single Session Passes on the day(s) of your liking. BEST VALUE comes from selecting the FULL CONFERENCE PASS which grants you twelve (12) B2B/G Meetings and eight (8) impactful educational sessions. Non-CADSI Members only have the Full Conference Option.

Full Conference Pass

$199 +HST

Includes 3 B2B meetings each week

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Full Conference Pass

$199 +HST

Includes 3 B2B meetings each week

Week 1
  • Oct 7th, 2020
  • Making Sense of the ITB Policy: Strategies for Defence Industry Beginners
  • The US Defence Market Forecast
  • Single session pass

    $85.00 +HST

    only includes

    2 B2B meetings

Week 2
  • Oct 14th, 2020
  • The Global Defence Forecast
  • Preparing for the Next Downturn in Defence Spending: Lessons from the Last Time
  • Single session pass

    $85.00 +HST

    only includes

    2 B2B meetings

Week 3
  • Oct 21st, 2020
  • Supply Matters: Strengthening the Links in Your Post-Pandemic Supply Chain
  • More than a Multiplier: What OEMs are Looking for Under the ITB Policy
  • Single session pass

    $85.00 +HST

    only includes

    2 B2B meetings

Week 4
  • Oct 28th, 2020
  • What It Takes to Win: IDEaS Program Success Stories
  • CMMC: How to get ready today to maintain access to DoD opportunities tomorrow
  • Single session pass

    $85.00 +HST

    only includes

    2 B2B meetings

Questions about this event can be directed to: christina@defenceandsecurity.ca