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The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries launches Securetech 2015

The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries launches Securetech 2015 — larger tradeshow floor, more business development and exciting new conference tracks

Ottawa, July 28 2015 – Christyn Cianfarani, president of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), today launched Securetech 2015 — Canada’s leading security tradeshow and conference scheduled for November 25 and 26, 2015 at Ottawa’s EY Centre — and unveiled its main themes.  Register today at

With viable commercial opportunities between five hundred million and one billion dollars in Canada alone, the Securetech 2015 conference program will address four priorities for CADSI’s security communities:

•        Cyber security

•        Counter-terrorism

•        Emergency management

•        Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

“We’ve put together a tightly focussed exhibition, showcasing the latest technologies and innovations from companies across Canada and around the world,” said Christyn Cianfarani, president of CADSI. “The four themes — cyber security, counter-terrorism, emergency management, and Personal Protective Equipment — are what buyers and industry want to see on the trade show floor and hear from world experts on the conference stage because it is where there are business opportunities for buyers and sellers alike,” added Cianfarani.

For years the security and defence communities in Canada have effectively worked together, making a positive impact on the security and safety of Canadians at home and abroad. This includes the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, the Calgary floods and the recent earth quakes in Nepal.

“I also have the pleasure of announcing an enhanced collaboration with the Canadian Textile Industry Association (CTIA) for Securetech 2015.  We’re amalgamating Soldier Systems into Personal Protective Equipment, Clothing and Footwear and showcasing the entire breadth of PPE at Securetech 2015”, said Cianfarani.  “As the industry association representing the textile value chain in Canada, CTIA’s participation will ensure the involvement of a wide range of textile suppliers, as well as firms providing high value-added textile products to their clients in Canada whether they are Canadian soldiers on deployment in Operation IMPACT in Iraq or first responders working the streets to keep our neighbourhoods safe.”

Recognized as Canada’s leading public safety, emergency management and security trade show and conference, Securetech 2015 will feature over 180 Canadian and international exhibitors spanning 50,000 square feet, with more than 35 sub-markets represented. Securetech 2015 will highlight companies across Canada that deliver goods, services and innovative solutions to government, communities, the private sector, and security agencies to help protect Canada’s critical infrastructure, property, corporate assets, and public institutions from vulnerabilities and threats — be it disasters, crime, cyber-attacks, environmental emergencies, or terrorism. 


The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries is a not-for-profit national business association that represents Canadian defence and security industries. The Association represents more than 1,000 member companies selling to defence and public security markets. The industries employ more than 109,000 Canadians and generate $12.6 billion in annual revenues, roughly 50 per cent of which comes from international sales. CADSI member companies are of all sizes and offer a wide spectrum of goods and services to their customers, and to business partners in Canada, the United States, and internationally. To learn more, visit:



For more information:

Damien Coakeley, Security Program Manager

Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries

Tel: (613) 235-5337 x 29



Posted 2015-07-28
Last Modified 2015-07-28 13:44