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SME Day Ottawa 2018

Event Description

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 20-minute B2B/G meetings, entitled "Supply Chain Connect."

Here's how the business development meetings work: 
Each registrant is given access to an online schedule to pre-book meetings with business managers from OEM organizations and federal/provincial government departments and programs. In the afternoon, approved industry buyers have a designated table where registrants will join them for a 20-minute appointment. This is a premier opportunity to meet with industry buyers, introduce your products and services and develop new contacts.

Registrants have will be sent an email with all the information on how to book meetings. All meetings are booked on-line in real time.  It is first-come-first-serve and early registration will have the best selection for their meetings.

The "SUPPLY CHAIN CONNECT B2B/G Tool" will be open the 3rd week of September.

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 click on / download the "SME Day 2018 Sponsorship" PDF to the right and act fast!  

Government and OEM Representatives who have particpated as B2B/G Table Hosts in 2017 are:

  • ACOA - Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
  • Airbus
  • Alion Science & Technology
  • Babcock Canada
  • Boeing 
  • Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP)
  • CAE
  • CanExport/Global Affairs Canada
  • Canadian Commercial Corporation
  • Cougar Helicopters Inc.
  • DEW Engineering & Development
  • DND IDEaS Program 
  • Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED-Q)
  • Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
  • Gastops Ltd.
  • General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada
  • General Dynamics Mission Systems - Canada
  • IMP Aerospace & Defence
  • ITBB - Air 
  • ITBB - Land
  • ITBB - Marine
  • ITBB - Air 2
  • L3 MAS
  • Leonardo DRS
  • NRC - IRAP Concierge Program
  • NRC - Security Materials Technologies Program 
  • Oshkosh Defense
  • Raytheon International Inc.
  • Seaspan Shipyards
  • Thales Canada
  • ViaSat Inc.

    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.   OEM hosts receive one complimentary registration, and a second reduced registration of $75.00 to attend SME Day 2018 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.

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Event fees

CADSI Member                       $175
Government                            $150
Government Contractors        $150
Non-Members                         $275
Industry Buyer (Lead)             N/C
Industry Buyer (Secondary)    $75


October 17, 2018


Shaw Centre (Trillium Ballroom, Level 4)


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Why attend?

  • Your small- to medium-sized enterprise (SME) is trying to navigate the maze of the defence and security procurement process in Canada.

  • You want to know more about the programs available to assist Canadian SME’s in their business development goals.

  • You are looking to connect with Canadian government and OEM’s to introduce your products and services in a one-on-one meetings.