The third edition of the Symposium, an initiative of Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions organized in partnership with STIQ and Aéro Montréal, will take place on Monday, October 23, 2017, at Hotel Mortagne, in Boucherville.

This year’s focus will be on industrial capabilities and research and development in Quebec.The purpose of this one-day event is to:

  • inform SMEs about business opportunities in the defence and security market, the Industrial and Technological Benefits policy and best practices for succeeding in this market;
  • promote the industrial capabilities and the research and development of Quebec enterprises operating in the defence sector in the aerospace, land, marine and C4ISR domains to prime contractors, original equipment manufacturers and SMEs;
  • raise awareness among participants regarding issues such as cyber security and intellectual property through a workshop format;
  • offer the opportunity to meet key defence and security market stakeholders (Public Services and Procurement; Innovation, Science and Economic Development; National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces; Canadian Coast Guard and many more).

The event will close with a networking cocktail to foster discussion among Quebec SMEs interested in the defence and security sector, prime contractors and government stakeholders.