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Canada-Australia-UK-U.S. Quadrilateral Conference

The conference is hosted by the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), the Australian Industry & Defence Network (AIDN), ADS (UK), and NDIA (USA).

Contact Kimberly Williams at 703-247-2578 or
This event is closed to the media. 

Program Overview

The American, British, Canadian, and Australian defense industries are underpinned by a strong and longstanding history of cooperation and collaboration. Despite this strong foundation, the government and defence industries of Quadrilateral countries are facing an external environment of increasing uncertainty and accelerating change.

In light of these external challenges, what opportunities does closer collaboration offer – be it in capability development, making greater use of the National Technology and Industrial Base, or through reforming export controls.

By sharing our common knowledge and experiences, our industries can learn from each other, better anticipate challenges, identify leading practices, and develop collaborative solutions. Senior industry and government officials of the four nations will address these themes and questions at this Quadrilateral Defence & Security Conference to be held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on Tuesday 30 May 2017.


10:00am -10:25am - Registration and Check-In
10:25am - 10:30am - Welcome and Opening Remarks by CADSI
10:30am -12:00pm - Panel 1: Military Capability in a Changing International Environment
12:00pm- 1:00pm - Networking Luncheon
1:00pm-2:45pm - Panel 2:  Buy American and Hire American - What does this mean for the National Technology and Industrial Base (NTIB)?
2:45pm-3:00pm - Networking Break
3:00pm-4:10pm - Panel 3: Reforming Export Controls
4:10pm-4:15pm - Closing Remarks

Registration includes Refreshment Breaks and a Networking-style Luncheon, and Admission into CANSEC2017 (May 31 + June 1).

Click on the following link to register for this event:


Due to a higher than normal city wide volume in May 2017, it is recommended that you book your accommodations at your earliest convenience.

Alt Hotel Ottawa
185 Slater Street, Ottawa, ON K1P OC8
TEL: 1-844-258-6882

Block Code: QUAD 2017
Block Reservation Deadline: April 28, 2017
Standard Room: $185

To make your reservation now, visit the Alt Hotel Ottawa's online booking page.