SME Day Ottawa has a long standing history of educating members and bridging the gap between OEMs, governments and Canadian SMEs. The day starts with an insightful morning program geared to informing members of the current programs and best practices for their success followed by a full afternoon of targeted 15-minute business development meetings.

Here's how the business development meetings work: 
Each registrant is given access to an on-line schedule to pre-book meetings with business managers from organizations such as Industry Canada, Regional Development Agencies and various OEMs. In the afternoon approved industry buyers have a designated table where registrants will join them for a 15-minute appointment. This is a premier opportunity to meet with industry buyers, introduce your products and services and develop new contacts.

A few weeks prior to the event, registrants are sent an email with all the information on how to book meetings. All meetings are booked on-line in real time—no one can take your appointment once it's booked!  It is first-come-first-serve and early registration will have the best selection for their meetings.

Are you an OEM who has current and future procurement requirements and are looking to meeting SMEs that can supply products and services that will support your projects?

CADSI is currently accepting OEM’s who wish to host a table to meet Canadian defence and security SMEs.   OEMs receive one reduced registration of $75.00 to attend SME Day 2017 which includes full day of activites and lunch.  Please contact Theresa Ellwood at or 613-235-5337 ext 28 to reserve your spot.

Industry Representatives who hosting a table at the 2016 B2B Session

  • Babcock Canada
  • BMT Fleet Technology Ltd.
  • Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP)
  • Canadian Commercial Corporation
  • DEW
  • Economic Devel. Agency for the Regions of Quebec
  • GE Canada
  • General Dynamics
  • General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada
  • General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Global Affairs Canada
  • IMP Aerospace
  • Industrial Technologies Office
  • Industry Canada - Air
  • Industry Canada - Land
  • Industry Canada - Marine
  • NRC Concierge Advisor
  • NRC-IRAP Concierge Innovation Advisor
  • PWGSC Small & Medium Enterprises
  • Raytheon
  • Rheinmetall Canada
  • Seaspan Shipyard
  • The Boeing Company
  • Western Economic Diversification Canada
  • Embassy of UAE
  • Quantius
  • Lockheed Martin Canada
  • BAE Systems 
  • Industrial Research Assistance Program 
  • MTU Maintenance