CANSEC 2017

May 31, 2017  to  June 1, 2017
Ottawa, Ontario

CCC will be participating in CANSEC 2017 from May 31 to June 1, 2017 at the EY Centre in Ottawa, Ontario.

Hosted annually by the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), CANSEC regularly draws over 11,000 delegates, 360 exhibiting companies, and 30 international delegations and embassies yearly. The two-day event will feature Canada’s leading defence and security companies. The showcase targets a wide audience of customers that include government agencies and departments with an interest in the defence sector. CANSEC also hosts meal events featuring senior government and Ministerial-level speakers, offering a unique opportunity for participants to network with colleagues and clients. 

For more information and to register for the event, please click here.

Government of Canada Pavilion – Booth #1021  

A number of Government of Canada departments are participating in CANSEC 2017 including representatives from:

  • CCC;
  • Global Affairs Canada (GAC);
  • Department of National Defence (DND);
  • Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC);
  • Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED);
  • Concierge – Government of Canada; 
  • Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC). 
In order to help delegates easily navigate the services available to them, the Government of Canada Pavilion is divided into three distinct themes: Research and Development in Canada, Selling to Canada and Exporting from Canada.

Research and Development: offers services to help Canadian defence and security companies innovate and accelerate growth through research and development. Exhibitors include Concierge – Government of Canada, DRDC, and ISED – Industrial Technologies Office.

Selling to Canada: offers services to support defence procurement for Canada. Exhibitors include DND – Industrial and International Programs, ISED – Industrial and Technological Benefits, PWGSC – Industrial Security Sector, and PWGSC – Office of Small and Medium Enterprises.

Exporting from Canada: offers services to help Canadian companies sell to international buyers. Exhibitors include GAC – Trade Commissioner Service, CCC and PWGSC – GCSurplus.

Armchair Chats in the Government of Canada Pavilion


1) Why ASEAN presented by Global Affairs Canada
Ramon Yazon - Trade Commissioner, GAC
Yvonne Chin - Asia Regional Director, CCC 
May 31 at 9h30

Why ASEAN? ASEAN is a group of ten countries whose defense spending is forecast to increase over the next years. Many of its member countries are seeking to launch or are in the midst of modernisation efforts to improve air and naval capabilities. Learn more about ASEAN Defense and Security Opportunities and Challenges by attending the Armchair Discussion.

2) Chile: Canada as a Leading Defence & Security Supplier presented by Global Affairs Canada

Gonzalo Munoz - Trade Commissioner, GAC
Captain (N) Martin Teft  - Canadian Defence Attaché, DND 
May 31 at 10h00

Participants will be able to learn about how to become a supplier to the Defence, Security & Aerospace sectors in Chile, based in recent success stories.

3) Sustainment Initiative for Military Equipment and Fleets presented by Department of National Defence
Ron Cormier, Project Manager, Sustainment Initiative, DND
Bruno Potvin, Manager, Land and Aerospace Equipment Procurement and Support Sector, PSPC
May 31 at 10h30 and June 1 at 14h00

The Government of Canada is modernizing its approach to the sustainment of Canadian Armed Forces equipment. Procurement teams from DND, PSPC and ISED are now working closer with the defence industry to tailor sustainment solutions that will not only optimize equipment performance, but also deliver best value for money, add flexibility to respond to changing CAF needs, and optimize economic benefit to the Canadian economy through jobs and industrial growth. Learn more about this initiative.

4) Build In Canada Innovation presented by Public Services and Procurement Canada
Christopher Baird, Senior Director, PSPC
May 31 at 14h30 and June 1 at 10h30

Put your innovation to the test with the Canadian Armed Forces – and we will pay you for it!
The Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) helps Canadian companies of all sizes move their state-of-the-art goods and services from the laboratory to the marketplace. Come Learn about the program, meet Canadian innovators, and if you are an innovator - come find a testing partner!

5) Leveraging Government SME Support Programs presented by Government of Canada – Concierge

May 31 at 15h00

Need help navigating through maze of government funding programs and other resources? Concierge provides SMEs with a single access point for individualized navigation through the innovation ecosystem. Learn how the government's Concierge program can help you identify programs for innovation support along the path from idea to market success.

6) 2016 DRDC Innovation Call for Proposals – Update & Feedback Session presented by Defence Research and Development Canada
Pierre Lavoie DGSTFE, Mark Williamson DG CSS
June 1 at 9h30

Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) launched an Innovation Call for Proposals (CFP) at the end of 2016 that identified science and technology (S&T) challenges related to the All Domain Situational Awareness (ADSA) S&T Program and the Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP). Please join us for an informal update and feedback session in relation to this CFP.