Defence Trends Symposium

Defence Trends Symposium Virtual Briefing 2022

May 5, 2022 | 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Atlantic



*subject to change

Canadian Armed Forces Procurement Updates

This briefing will include an overview of the Canadian Armed Forces major and minor capital projects for the Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Air Force, and the Royal Canadian Navy and provide an opportunity for Q&A.

  • Canadian Army, Lieutenant-Colonel Pascal Boucher, CD, Acting Director Land Requirements (A/DLR)
  • Royal Canadian Air Force, Colonel David J. Pletz, MSM, CD, Director Air Requirements (DAR)
  • Royal Canadian Navy, Captain (Navy) W. Blair Brown, MSC, CD, Director Naval Requirements (DNR)
IDEaS Program Update

Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) is a challenge-based program aimed at strengthening the defence innovation ecosystem by providing a mechanism for Canadian industry to accelerate their innovative solutions and research to solve real-world challenges faced by the Canadian Armed Forces.  Eric Fournier, Director General Innovation for the Assistant Deputy Minister (Science & Technology) will join us to share a brief update on the status of the program, what’s new, and to share some program success stories from the Atlantic Region.

Canadian Defence after the 2022 Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Sadly, the Russian invasion of Ukraine earlier this year continues to persist.  Join us for a conversation with David Perry, President for the Canadian Global Affairs Institute for a candid discussion on what this means for Canada and our defence sector.

DTS19 Participation

It was an excellent event. Very well attended and the topics were current. The attendance of ACOA, DND and other government departments was appreciated and necessary to create better outcomes for Atlantic businesses into the future. Excellent work by the ACADA!

— DTS 2019 Delegate

A close-knit event where you really have the opportunity to have informal interactions and build relationships.

— DTS 2019 Delegate



Register:   $50 (member)   |   $100 (non-member)


Lisa Clory

Provincial Director, New Brunswick

Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association (ACADA)

[email protected]