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CANSEC 2019: Better than Ever!

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Over the past 20 years, CANSEC has grown to become the largest Canadian defence and security industry event showcasing leading-edge technologies, products, and services for land based, naval and aerospace and joint forces domains. CANSEC welcomes over 300 exhibitors and close to 11,500 delegates who come to see the best of what the Canadian defence and security industries have to offer.

This year’s CANSEC, taking place 29-30 May at the EY Centre in Ottawa, will also see the launch of the Innovation Hub. The defence industry is known for pushing the frontiers of innovation and leading the way in R&D intensity – a well established ratio that gauges the level of investments in R&D used to spur innovation. The Innovation Hub aims to continue this trend of innovation by featuring new exhibitors with cutting-edge and disruptive technologies from sectors such as cyber defence, robotics, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, training simulation, advanced infrastructure and manufacturing and more.

According to the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) – organizers of CANSEC, the goal of CANSEC is to provide a forum for companies contributing to the defence and sovereignty of Canadians to display their innovative products and services to government and military representatives. Major industry announcements are regularly made at CANSEC to take advantage of the dedicated media attention and the presence of Canadian Members of Parliament, Senators, Cabinet Ministers, other top government and military officials, as well as many international delegations that attend every year.

REGISTER – Registration to CANSEC is open. To register online go to the CANSEC website and click Register. The link will direct you to the myCADSI member portal. If you have an account, enter your email address and you pass word or click on Don’t have an account yet?– Register here to create an account.


  1. For those who register online through the CANSEC website or myCADSI member portal, there is the option of printing your confirmation, otherwise known as a “Speed Pass”. This pass will allow you to skip the registration lines at the EY Centre. Upon arrival at the event make your way to the “Speed Pass” counter and receive your badges quickly to enter the event.
  2. Use the pre-badging sessions offered by CADSI. One of the services offered to government employees and military members is the opportunity to get your badge early. Pre-badging sessions are offered from 20-28 May 2019 at any of the following six DND buildings in Ottawa and Gatineau: 455 de la Carriere, NDHQ(Carling), Richelieu Bldg, NPB, NDHQ(Pearkes), and 400 Cumberland. Once you have your badge, you will have a direct access to the trade show floor. The pre-badging schedule is available here.
  3. Additionally, since CANSEC is a very popular event we encourage you to use the complementary shuttle services offered by CADSI, an environmentally friendly choice. The shuttle services will run from key government buildings and numerous central locations in the NCR to make attending simple. The shuttle schedule is available here.

To stay up to date with all details and updates, government and military employees, CADSI invites you to log in to myCADSI, to follow them on Twitter and to subscribe to the CANSEC eNewletter. This weekly update provides current information on CANSEC and tips on how to make the most of the knowledge building, industry connecting, networking event.

Photo courtesy of CADSI

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