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

DEFSEC Atlantic 2020 Cancelled - Planning for 2021

Thank you for your interest in DEFSEC Atlantic!

DEFSEC Atlantic is cancelled for 2020.  The organizing team is convinced that health regulations will keep us from gathering in our traditional way this October. COVID-19 has presented a challenge to the Aerospace and Defence community in marketing and gathering for networking. To that end, planning for DEFSEC Atlantic 2021 at the Cunard Centre in Halifax on October 5-7, 2021 is already underway!

Exhibitors and Sponsors have been offered the opportunity to commit and pay for their booths before August 1, 2020 and retain both their position on the floor and 2020 pricing on their attendance.  Also, any organization that completes an exhibitor contract and pays for their invoice by that date will get those same benefits.  After August 1, 2020 the details and pricing for the 2021 event will be posted.

DEFSEC Atlantic was 80% sold out on the floorspace when the pandemic began. It has been our pleasure to provide this opportunity to tens of thousands of attendees over the past 20+ years. This is our first cancellation since 1998, when with six days' notice we shutdown our tradeshow in Shearwater when it was part of the Nova Scotia International Air Show. Swiss Air flight 111 had crashed just off the coast of Nova Scotia and the air force base was needed in the recovery effort.

With much more notice, we are cancelling this year out of concern for our participant's safety and to follow Provincial Health Authority guidelines. We now have 15 months to prepare for the next DEFSEC Atlantic and we will use that time to improve and adapt to the "new normal". The world is changing and we will change with it to deliver a world-class networking opportunity on October 5-7 in 2021.

We appreciate the continued support we have received from our exhibitors, sponsors, service vendors, partner businesses and our venue, the Cunard Centre. Like so many of you, we are very ready for 2021!

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions at any time.

We look forward to serving you in-person at our next DEFSEC Atlantic!


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