MASS 2023 | 10th Anniversary Year  

Atlantic Innovation Takes on Global Challenges 


 The Maritime and Arctic Security and Safety (MASS) Conference, takes place annually in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. The 10th annual Maritime & Arctic Security & Safety (MASS) Conference will focus on the challenges and opportunities associated with northern and maritime environments. Specifically, we will dive into the topic of emerging threats and how Atlantic Canadian companies are leading the way to provide a safe, secure, and successful future for Canada, North America, and the world with their innovative products, services, and research in this three-day international event. 

About MASS

July 25-27, 2023 | St. John’s NL

130+ attendees |15+ exhibitors | Pre-conference social | B2B/B2G meetings | Keynote speakers | Networking breaks and lunches | Panel discussions


10th Anniversary

This year’s conference will be especially important, as we’ll be marking its 10-year anniversary and highlighting the accomplishments, innovation, and growth of member businesses in that same timeframe at the event. Surrounded by a diverse group of attendees including government, military, coast guard, industry, academia, northern leaders, researchers, and more, it’s the perfect forum – and the optimal occasion – to immerse yourself in the A&D sector.


$600 Industry – ACADA members
$850 Industry – non-members
$125 sponsor a student
$450 government/military/coast guard
$1,000 member exhibitor
$1,300 non-member exhibitor
*All ticket prices are + HST

Please note that refund requests will only be accepted up to 30-days prior to the event and all refunds will be minus Eventbrite fees incurred.

Sponsor a Student

We are inviting industry to sponsor a student (or students) to attend MASS with their future peers! This opportunity will allow students to interact with industry leaders and get inspired to become our workforce of tomorrow. Students will be welcomed to register for a sponsored ticket through ACADA, who will pair those students with sponsored tickets as they are purchased. ACADA will pass along these industry-sponsored full conference passes to post-secondary students in Marine, Defence, and Engineering focussed programs in NL and the industry member will get recognition both with our student guests and attendees in on-screen recognition at the conference.

Here’s how it works:

 Students: If you would like to attend MASS 2023 at no cost, please complete this simple form. We will match students with full conference passes at no cost as industry sponsors sign on. This is open to college and university students in programs applicable to the A&D sector.

Industry: Sponsor a student (or a few) by adding a student ticket to your order at check-out when you register. You can also do a transaction for just student tickets. The ACADA team will take it from there and match college and university students with full conference passes.

If you are a student and wish to attend no matter what, you can purchase a ticket at student pricing right away. Simply email [email protected] for details. 

If you would like to be sponsored to attend MASS, please complete the form below.


“MASS22 included high-quality speakers and content. We were able to connect with some very interesting SMEs and had B2B/B2G opportunities.”


“We had the opportunity to meet with executives of organizations which we work with on a regular basis, and were able to address issues and find mutually beneficial solutions.”





MASS23 will take place at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland in St. John’s, NL.

The St. John’s airport (YYT) is a short 10-minute drive to the Sheraton Hotel (115 Cavendish Square) and cabs should be available at the arrivals door of the airport.  


 Book your stay at The Sheraton! Email [email protected] or call 1-888-870-3033 and note you are with the Maritime & Arctic Security & Safety Conference to book. 


We’d also suggest you book restaurants in advance of travel, especially for large groups or if you have somewhere special in mind, as this is a very busy week in St. John’s!  


 Our friends at Destination St. John’s have a great list of things to do and places to see, when you are in town – all with a delegate discount offered.  Check it out here! 

B2B / B2G Program

These are officially organized meetings, but you will have plenty of time during the conference to network informally either by visiting the Exhibit Hall or connecting during one of our receptions.

Our B2B/B2G Program will be taking place on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 26th. If you are interested in participating, please complete the form below and we will contact you with more information.  Please note the B2B/B2G program is for conference attendees only.

Are there any specific companies you would be interested in meeting with?


We’re thrilled to share the full MASS 2023 conference program!

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Share your Story

The Maritime and Arctic Security and Safety (MASS) Conference marks its 10-year anniversary this year, and ACADA will be celebrating by highlighting the accomplishments, innovation, and growth of member businesses. Surrounded by a diverse group of attendees including government, military, coast guard, industry, academia, northern leaders, researchers, and more, it’s the perfect forum – and the optimal occasion – to celebrate your business’ accomplishments over the past decade!

As part of the celebration, we are putting together a showcase of our member accomplishments and growth over the past 10 years. We know we’ve all come a long way – some of you created your businesses from scratch and have grown to 100s of employees, others have expanded into new markets, and even more have researched and developed innovative technologies. These stories are begging to be told and celebrated at MASS 2023!

Sharing your story is easy, complete the form below and share:

  1. A brief explanation (250 words) of an innovation or business/brand story that shows growth/innovation over the past 10 years.
  2. Include two photos to illustrate that growth (past and present).Or you can send these three files to [email protected] by July 10.

If you have any questions, please let us know. We look forward to sharing your stories of success at the conference and on social media!

Max. file size: 50 MB.

Questions about MASS23?

Amanda Eid, Provincial Director, Newfoundland & Labrador
Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association
(E)  [email protected]