The Canadian DEFence SECurity and Aerospace Exhibition Atlantic, more widely known as 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.
It is one of the productions of the Nova Scotia International Air Show Association (NSIASA), formed as a Nova Scotian not-for-profit society in 1996. The other current production is the Atlantic Canada International Air Show which takes place in different communities throughout the Maritime Provinces.
As a not-for-profit society, the NSIASA provides an unbiased approach to organizing the Exhibition. It is unaffiliated with any company, and strives to produce an event which promotes the success of all Atlantic Canadian companies.
We are proudly going into our 13th year as DEFSEC Atlantic, now the second largest event of its kind in Canada. We plan to keep producing an event that is flexible, open, relevant to industry and constantly evolving to best serve the needs of all its participants. Please join us!