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CADSI Partners with CAE and Air Canada for CANSEC 2016

Ottawa, 5 May 2016 –The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) welcomes CAE and Air Canada as partners for CANSEC 2016, Canada’s premier global defence and security tradeshow hosted at the EY Centre in Ottawa, Ontario May 25-26, 2016.

“CAE’s three-year commitment is a partnership that will help ensure the strength of CANSEC and help grow Canada’s defence industry,” said Ms. Cianfarani. “Such partnerships are integral to the continued success of CANSEC for years to come.”

CAE joins CANSEC as the Platinum sponsor. It is a three-year sponsorship which will run through 2018. This is the first year that CANSEC offers this level of sponsorship over three-years.

“CAE is excited to be the first-ever platinum sponsor of CANSEC,” said Gene Colabatistto, Group President, Defence & Security, CAE. “CADSI has done an excellent job making CANSEC the most important defence conference and exhibition in Canada for both the government and industry, and as a home-grown and Canadian-based company, we are pleased to support CANSEC’s continued growth.”

Air Canada is partnering as CANSEC’s Official Airline. Participants can book travel to the event with Air Canada using the CANSEC promotional code and receive a discounted airfare. This is the first year CANSEC offers this level of sponsorship.

“CADSI is thrilled to be welcoming Air Canada as CANSEC’s Official Airlines as they help us deliver valuable partnerships and savings to our members across Canada,” said CADSI President Christyn Cianfarani. “We look forward to building on community partnerships in coming years.”

CADSI also welcomes CANSEC Elite Sponsors the Canadian Commercial Corporation and Lockheed Martin Canada.

CANSEC is a space for industry leaders to showcase their innovative defence products and services to government stakeholders from Canada and abroad. It is the largest defense industry event in Canada and last year welcomed over 11,000 registrants. It features over 330 of Canada’s foremost defence companies exhibiting their latest equipment, systems and leading-edge technologies in over 135,000 square feet of indoor exhibits space.

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The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) is the national industry voice of more than 700 Canadian defence and security companies that produce world-class goods, services and technologies made across Canada and sought the world over. The industries contributes to the employment of more than 63,000 Canadians and generate $10 billion in annual revenues, roughly 60 per cent of which come from exports. To learn more, visit and follow us on Twitter at @CadsiCanada.



Posted 2016-05-05
Last Modified 2017-03-28 14:08