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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, it provides access to "the right people" in an engaging and professional setting. All attendees have opportunities to interact with all levels of defence, industry and government participants.

Save the Date for DEFSEC Atlantic 2021!

Thank you for your interest in DEFSEC Atlantic!

The DEFSEC Atlantic team is pleased to confirm planning is underway for our event in 2021 on October 5-7 at the Cunard Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. We are working to maximize safe, in-person participation permitted under the provincial recommendations and within established safety guidelines. There will be contingencies to allow virtual participation for national and international participants who cannot travel to engage with our regional industry representatives. Currently there are 50 organizations committed to the event which is approximately 70% of the floor capacity.

We are currently planning for Canadian Forces in-person participation and over 600 attendees from within a re-established "Atlantic Bubble". We have virtual participation options planned for those who cannot participate in-person, but are hopeful that our pandemic recovery continues to loosen the restrictions.

It is important to note that any changes in Nova Scotia COVID-19 regulations may lead to changes in virtually any aspect of the event. The web site will be the primary means of updating attendees of the evolution of the event, along with our eNewsletter and social media.

Those companies who carried over their participation as an exhibitor from 2020 are being contacted first for their booth placement and then the floor will be available for open sales in the near future. In the meantime, you can review the revised floorplan as it is developing and filling in.

Stay tuned for the announcement!

DEFSEC Atlantic has, for nearly twenty years, been the "go to" event for Defence, Aerospace and Security in Atlantic Canada. The team looks forward to presenting opportunities for partnership and networking in whatever form our new normal takes.

For booth space and sponsorship opportunities or for general inquiries, please contact Colin Stephenson, Executive Director by e-mail at colin@defsecatlantic.ca or by phone at (902) 223-2099.

We look forward to serving you through another successful event at DEFSEC Atlantic 2021!


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