To the Official Web Site of the Canadian Defence Security and Aerospace Exhibition Atlantic

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, through our B2B/B2G program, social events and expert panel discussions, to interact with all levels of defence, industry and government participants.

Register Online for DEFSEC Atlantic 2018

Online Registration Live!

To register online, follow the link on the button above and then choose the appropriate option under the SELECT A ROLE dropdown. Please note below which categories of attendees can register themselves online.
Delegate from a Non-Exhibiting Company More Info Click here to immediately begin Online Registration if you are registering as anything EXCEPT an Exhibitor, Student or Invited VIP.

If you are attending as part of an Exhibiting Company, be sure to register through your primary contact for our event. They are the only people within your organization that can register with us.

If you are a Student, please click here to learn more.

If you are an Invited VIP, please follow the instructions included with your invitation letter.
Academic Professional More Info
Accredited Media More Info
Government Employee More Info
Military Member More Info
University or College Student More Info
Exhibitor More Info
Invited VIP More Info
If you feel you do not fall under any of these categories or you have any questions, please contact the Registration Desk by e-mail at registration@defsecatlantic.ca or by phone at (902) 982-6985 before starting your online registration.

B2B/B2G Meeting Request System Now Closed

In partnership with the Atlantic Canada Aerospace and Defence Association (ACADA), we will be facilitating expressions of interest sent through this web site from interested companies participating at DEFSEC Atlantic 2018 for one-on-one Business-to-Business and Business-to-Government meetings with participating companies, organizations and government officials.

If you haven't booked a meeting space already and make important new business connections on-site, please feel free to visit the B2B/B2G Registration Desk, along with your new contact(s), to inquire about room availability. A small number of rooms have been reserved for walk-ups and are booked on a first-come first-served basis on both days of the exhibition.

The desk will be open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Wednesday, October 3 and 8:00 am to 2:00 pm on Thursday, October 4.

Get involved with DEFSEC Atlantic!

To register online, follow the link on the button above and then choose the appropriate option under the SELECT A ROLE dropdown. Please note below which categories of attendees can register themselves online.
View the final floorplan and exhibitors list for the 2018 event Find out about registering for and attending this year's event

Schedule Updates

The details of the Daily Agenda and Seminar Series are now finalized and are posted on the site.

Related External Events

We have a number of events being organized by other organizations taking place around the time of our event. If you would like to find out more about each event, click on the respective logo below...

CARIC Connector at DEFSEC Atlantic 2018
The Westin Nova Scotian
1181 Hollis Street
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
10:00 am to 2:25 pm

ACADA Annual Dinner & Networking Reception 2018
Halifax Convention Centre
1650 Argyle Street
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
6:15 pm

Women in Aerospace Canada (Atlantic) Networking Event
Tempo Food + Drink
1875 Barrington Street
Thursday, October 4, 2018
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

'Clash of the Titans III' Hockey Game
Halifax Forum
2901 Windsor Street
Thursday, October 4, 2018
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm


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A combination of networking opportunities, informative seminars and displays across many different industries. It is large enough to do substantial business, but small enough to take in the entire event through the week.

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