DEFSEC Atlantic is pleased to announce an agreement with the Atlantic Canada Aerospace and Defence Association (ACADA) to work collaboratively towards promoting and advancing the growth of aerospace and defence business within Atlantic Canada.

This multi-year sponsorship arrangement will identify ACADA as the presenting partner of DEFSEC Atlantic, a premier annual aerospace and defense tradeshow and networking event that takes place in Halifax, Nova Scotia each fall.

"DEFSEC Atlantic is a cornerstone event in the Atlantic Region attracting defence prime contractors, key industry leaders, Canadian Forces personnel and many levels of government for networking and partnership development" says Carl Kumpic, Chair of the ACADA Board of Directors. "We are very excited about this strategic collaboration to promote the extensive capabilities of Atlantic Canadian aerospace, defence and security capabilities and help enable business growth in this sector here in Atlantic Canada."

"ACADA is the aerospace and defence voice of industry in our Region. As the premiere networking event we are pleased to partner with ACADA to support the growth of our sector." says Colin Stephenson, Executive Director of DEFSEC Atlantic, "This collaboration will further our goals of job creation and youth retention through an expanded awareness of the impact of our aerospace and defence sector in Atlantic Canada."

DEFSEC Atlantic presented by the Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association, is scheduled for October 5-7, 2021 at the Halifax Convention Centre. It will be held as a hybrid in-person/virtual event dependant upon provincial COVID-19 regulations in the province at that time.

View the official announcement HERE.


The Atlantic Canada Aerospace and Defence Association (ACADA) is a non-profit member-focused industry organization representing 170 plus aerospace, defence and security firms across the region with a mission to advance the growth and development of the industry by providing unified leadership, awareness and valuable member services. ACADA is funded in part by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.