May 30, 2018 to May 31, 2018
Ottawa, Ontario

CCC will be participating in CANSEC 2018 from May 30 – 31, 2018 at the EY Centre in Ottawa.

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 #1021A number of Government of Canada departments are participating in CANSEC 2018 including representatives from:

1. CCC;
2. Global Affairs Canada (GAC);
3. Department of National Defence (DND);
4. Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC);
5. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED);
6. Concierge – Government of Canada;
7. Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC).

Meet the Expert

All sessions will take place in the Government of Canada booth (#1021). Registration is not required.

1. Facing Business Challenges? Looking for Support Programs and Services? Meet with the Government of Canada’s Innovation AdvisorsMay 30 at 10h00 to 10h30 and May 31 at 14h00 to 14h30 Hosted by Concierge Service. Meet with the Government of Canada’s Innovation Advisors to discuss the programs and services available to grow your business. From innovation challenges to business expansion goals, our Innovation Advisors will be on hand to discuss your most pressing business issues one-one-one and help you navigate government programs and services.

2. Title is Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS)May 30 and 31 at 10:30 – 11:00

The Department of National Defence has a new $1.6 billion, 20 year program: Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS). IDEaS will present diverse challenges throughout the year, and provide funding to individuals, companies of all sizes, academia, and others to solve them! IDEaS supports:- Creation of defence innovators clusters;- Competitions where innovators can present solutions to defence and security challenges; and- Flexible new procurement mechanisms to enable the development and testing of innovative solutions.Areas of interest include (amongst others): surveillance, defence cyber tools, space, alternative fuels, remotely piloted systems, data analytics, counter-improvised explosive device solutions, and human performance. Meet with National Defence representatives to learn more about this program and the funding opportunities available to you.

3. Sustainment Initiative for Military Equipment and FleetsMay 30 at 14h00 to 14h30 and May 31 at 10h00 to 10h30 Hosted by Department of National DefenceSpeaker: Brian BerubeThe Government of Canada is modernizing its approach to the life cycle support of Canadian Armed Forces equipment and fleets. Procurement teams from DND, PSPC and ISED are now collaborating earlier in the procurement process and working closer with the defence industry to tailor sustainment solutions that will not only optimize equipment performance, but also deliver best value for money, remain flexible to respond to changing CAF operational needs or budgets, and optimize economic benefit to the Canadian economy through job creation and industrial growth. Learn more and take the opportunity to provide comments.

4. Doing Business with NATOMay 30 at 15h00 to 15h30 and May 31 at 09h30 to 10h00Hosted by Department of National Defence Speaker: Lt Col Martin BedardMeet LCol Martin Bedard, Canadian Liaison Officer at the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) to learn about NATO procurement requirements and how your industry could leverage those opportunities.

5. Export Controls and the Arms Trade Treaty May 30 at 15:30 to 16h00 and May 31 at 15:30 to 16h00Hosted by Export Controls Officials of Global Affairs CanadaAs you may be aware, Bill C-47 (An Act to amend the Export and Import Permits Act and the Criminal Code (amendments permitting the accession to the Arms Trade Treaty and other amendments) is currently being considered by Parliament. Come learn more about this Bill and the Government’s intent to further strengthen export controls.

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