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SME Day Ottawa 2017

SME Day Ottawa has a long standing history of educating members and bridging the gap between OEMs, governments and Canadian SMEs. The day starts with an insightful morning program geared to informing members of the current programs and best practices for their success, followed by a full afternoon of targeted 15-minute business development meetings.

Here's how the business development meetings work: 
Approximately 3 weeks prior to the event, each registrant is given access to an on-line schedule to pre-book meetings with business managers from organizations such as Industry Canada, Regional Development Agencies and various OEMs. In the afternoon, approved industry buyers have a designated table where registrants will join them for a 15-minute appointment. This is a premier opportunity to meet with industry buyers, introduce your products and services and develop new contacts.

A few weeks prior to the event, registrants are sent an email with all the information on how to book meetings. All meetings are booked on-line in real time—no one can take your appointment once it's booked!  It is first-come-first-serve and early registration will have the best selection for their meetings.

SME DAY Ottawa 2017 AGENDA**:

7:30 - 8:30:       Registration & Continental Breakfast (North Lobby)
8:30 - 8:40:       Welcoming & Opening Remarks (Rm 205/207)
8:40 - 9:25:       Session 1:  "How To Become a Defence Industry Supplier"
9:30 - 10:10:     Session 2:  "SME Success Stories"
10:10 - 10:40:   Networking Refreshment Break (North Lobby)
10:40 - 11:10:   Session 3:  "BCIP/X-SHIP Updates" (Rm 205/207)
11:15 - 11:35:   Session 4a:  "NEW Innovation-Based Funding Programs - Innovative Solutions Canada"
11:35 - 11:55:   Session 4b:  "NEW Innovation-Based Funding Programs - DRDC IDEaS Program"     
11:55 - 12:15:   Q&A
12:15 - 13:15:   Networking Reception & Buffet Lunch (North Lobby/Rm 205/207)         
13:15 - 17:00:   B2B/B2G Speed Meetings (Rm 206/208)
14:30 - 17:00:   Refreshment Service (North Lobby)

**Agenda is subject to modifications

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SME DAY Ottawa SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES ARE NOW AVAILABLE!  If your organization is looking for elevate its presence in the defence marketplace, targeting a rich and specific audience, please peruse through our Sponsorship Packages (download PDF located ot the right) and act fast - contact Lesley Jane Musker at 
lesley@defenceandsecurity.ca

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For your convenience, click on the link below to access the Industry Canada website which details the portfolio of OEM offset obligations.

This report reflects progress to date as of January 19, 2017, and is updated annually.

Under the Industrial and Regional Benefits (IRB) Policy and the Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) Policy, defence contractors are contractually required to undertake business activity and investment in Canada in an amount that generally equals the value of their defence contracts. Significant investment in Canada has been made to date as a result of these policies.

Progress in fulfilling obligations is generally commensurate with the pace of the work underway to deliver the goods and services being procured. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada receives contractor reports on an annual basis and, following verification, credits company investments within a six month period.

http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/086.nsf/fra/h_00019.html

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Government and OEM Representatives who have confirmed their attendance as B2B/G Table Hosts are:

  • ACOA - Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
  • Airbus
  • Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP)
  • CADSI
  • Canadian Commercial Corporation
  • Cougar Helicopters Inc.
  • DEW Engineering & Development
  • DRDC - IDEaS Program 
  • Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED-Q)
  • General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada
  • General Dynamics Mission Systems - Canada
  • Industry Canada - Air
  • Industry Canada - Land
  • Industry Canada - Marine
  • L3 MAS
  • Oshkosh Defense
  • Raytheon International Inc.
  • Seaspan Shipyards
  • .... many more to follow!

     

    Are you an OEM who has current and future procurement requirements and are looking to meeting SMEs that can supply products and services that will support your projects?

    CADSI is currently accepting OEM’s who wish to host a table to meet Canadian defence and security SMEs.   OEMs receive one complimentary registration, and a second reduced registration of $75.00 to attend SME Day 2017 which includes full day of activites and lunch.  Please contact Lesley Musker at lesley@defenceandsecurity.ca or 613-235-5337 ext 33 to reserve your spot.