DEFSEC Atlantic is a major networking opportunity for the Aerospace, Defence and Security industries - the second largest of its kind in Canada. Focused on showcasing Atlantic Canadian opportunities, the show's worldwide reach creates partnership potential for all attendees.

Incorporating elements of both a trade show and a defence procurement conference, DEFSEC Atlantic provides access to "the right people" in an engaging and professional setting. All attendees have ample opportunity, through B2B programs, social events and expert panel discussions, to interact with all levels of defence, industry and government participants.

For the private sector, attendance at DEFSEC Atlantic is not restricted by membership in any industry association, allowing a great variety of companies from virtually any industry background to attend and participate in the event from across the region, country and globe. This creates a unique atmosphere where businesses can meet each other and start down the path of future collaboration.

The event also brings all levels of government which often highlight the programs available to aid companies in future business development; military members are invited to meet the companies who may potentially have them as the end-users of their products.

Some key and interesting statistics about the event are:

  • Venue space in square feet: 45,000

  • Average # of registered delegates: 1,122
    Over the last 3 years

  • # of countries represented overall: 12
    During the 2015 event

  • # of companies & organizations represented overall: 399
    During the 2015 event

  • # of exhibiting companies & organizations represented overall: 163
    During the 2015 event

  • # of government agencies represented: 36 (this number does not include sub-departments within an agency)
    During the 2015 event

  • # of Canadian Trade Commissioners: 3
    During the 2015 event

  • # of confirmed facilitated B2B/B2G meetings: 103
    During the 2015 event