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SME Day Ottawa 2018

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: 
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.

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—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 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 request a copy of our Sponsorship Packages and act fast - contact Lesley Jane Musker at

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 or 613-235-5337 ext 33 to reserve your spot.