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AUSA 2016 - Annual Meeting & Exposition


Held every October in Washington, D.C., the AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition is the largest land warfare exposition and professional development forum in North America. The three-day event also includes over 600 industry and military exhibits in five halls on both levels of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

The AUSA Annual Meeting attracts over 26,000 attendees. This robust and diverse group of participants includes more than 4,000 active-duty military personnel from the U.S. Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve. Military attendees range from Private to General and every rank in between. In addition, senior leaders from the Department of Defense, members of Congress, Congressional Staffers and Senior Executive Service personnel, and foreign dignitaries participate.

AUSA 2015 at a glance

  • Over 26,000 attendees from around the world
  • 600 displays in five halls located on both levels of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center
  • Over 250,000 net square feet of display space
  • Nine international pavilions: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Korea, Turkey and the United Kingdom
  • New AUSA Homeland Security Pavilion
  • Numerous International Networking events
  • Department of the Army Civilian Professional Development Seminar

Canada Pavilion - Added Value Program Business Development Activities

  • Access to domestic and foreign delegations visiting the Canadian Pavilion
  • Access to Canada meeting Suites
  • Access to Canada Lounge Spaces
  • Invitation to the Canada Pavilion reception
  • Invitation to the Canada Pavilion seminar
  • Access to the Whole of Government Group within the Canada Pavilion Canada Pavilion Amenities and Services

  • Prime exhibit location
  • Access to the Canadian Pavilion meeting rooms
  • Canada Pavilion reception desk
  • Whole of Government Working Group B2B-B2G Program

  • Create your own B2B/B2G meeting agenda through the AUSA platform Branding

  • Canadian Pavilion show guide
  • Canadian Pavilion branding/Banners

Book your exhibit space now:

Exhibit space in the Canadian Pavilion is available, now is the time to make your market at AUSA 2016. To purchase exhibit space in the Canada Pavilion, please contact Richard Mabley from CADSI at:  +1 613-235-5337


Canada Pavilion Layout

B2B Matchmaking Program at AUSA 2016

The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), in partnership with the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service and the Department of National Defence (DND), will be offering a business-to-business (B2B) matchmaking program during AUSA 2016. The program will provide meeting opportunities for Canadian suppliers with International buyers, partners and/or key stake holders attending AUSA, within the Canada Pavilion.

For more information on the B2B/B2G match-making program and/or government financial support to SMEs, please contact Richard Mabley at CADSI: 1-613-235-5337 X38 (

Walker program

It is also possible for company representatives to walk the show floor and take part in the CADSI value added program. For a fee of $350 (Cdn) + HST, walkers will also take advantage of the Canada Pavilion value added program, providing them access to the Canada Pavilion Lounge strategically located on the show floor, participation in the reception, seminars, delegation visits and the Canada Pavilion marketing. To register for the walker program at AUSA, please contact Richard Mabley at CADSI: 1-613-235-5337 X38 (

Western Canadian Opportunities at AUSA 2016

The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), with support from Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), is pleased to offer Western Canadian companies, organizations and government stakeholders an opportunity to participate in the AUSA 2016 Canadian pavilion program at AUSA 2016. 

For further information on the different opportunities available please click here or contact:

Richard Mabley, CADSI International Business Development Manager; or 613.235.5337 X38

CanExport – Direct Financial Support Program

On January 5th 2016, the Government of Canada announced a new program to increase the competitiveness of the Canadian companies internationally. CANEXPORT is destined to provide direct financial support to small and medium size companies in Canada seeking to develop new export markets. For more information on the CANEXPORT program and to apply, please follow the link below: