Daily Agenda

Last Revised Octobr 7, 2021

This page is a summary of events that will be taking place during DEFSEC Atlantic presented by the Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association.  The posted schedule is proposed times only and is subject to change at any time. The launch times for the various online platforms are now posted here and will be updated as projects finalize. It will be updated on a regular basis right until the dates of the event. All events are taking place at the Halifax Convention Centre unless otherwise noted.

"Virtual Layer" Technology Launch Dates

Monday,
August 23
Online Registration & Presentations Web Platform Launches
"Registration" & "Itinerary/My Schedule" Modules
Sponsored by
National Defence (IDEaS)
Wednesday,
September 15
B2B Meetings Platform Launches
Account Creation Opens plus "Matchmaking" and "Bookings" Modules
Sponsored by
ACADA
Sunday,
October 3
Online Registration & Presentations Web Platform Launches
"Digital Exhibitor Wall & Floorplan" Module
Sponsored by
National Defence (IDEaS)
Sunday,
October 3
Online Registration & Presentations Web Platform Launches
"Video Presentations" Module
Sponsored by
National Defence (IDEaS)
Sunday,
October 3
Digital Show Guide & Event App Available for Download
On Google Play Store & Apple App Store
Sponsored by
Thales Canada
Wednesday, October 6
Thursday, October 7
B2B Meetings Platform Live for Meetings
Meeting Slots Available for both In-Person & Virtual Meetings
Sponsored by
ACADA

Tuesday, October 5

0800 Registration Desk Opens
Sponsored by CAE
Ballroom Level
CAE Registration Desk
0830 Exhibition Floor Set-Up Begins Ballroom Level
Exhibition Halls
1300-1600 EXTERNAL EVENT
General Dynamics Industry Day
Ballroom Level
ACADA Presentations Pavilion
1400-1600 EXTERNAL EVENT
WIA-C & WiDS Atlantic Speed Mentoring Event
Zoom
Video Conference
1700-1900 EXTERNAL EVENT
Samuel Associates Halifax Citadel Reception
Halifax
Citadel
1800 Exhibition Floor Set-Up Finishes Ballroom Level
Exhibition Halls
1900-2100 Tuesday Opening Reception
Sponsored by BMT Canada
Ballroom Level
ACADA Presentations Pavilion
2100 Registration Desk Closes
Sponsored by CAE
Ballroom Level
CAE Registration Desk

Wednesday, October 6

0800 Registration Desk Opens
Sponsored by CAE
Ballroom Level
CAE Registration Desk
0800 B2B Zone Opens
Sponsored by Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association
Ballroom Level
ACADA B2B Zone
0800 Private Meeting Rooms Open Ballroom Level & Summit Level
Meeting Rooms
0830 Wednesday Coffee Service Begins
Sponsored by Saab Canada
Ballroom Level
ACADA Presentation Pavilion
0900 Exhibition Floor Officially Opens
Sponsored by Bluedrop Training & Simulation, Modest Tree & PAL Aerospace
Ballroom Level
Exhibition Halls
0930-0950 "Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security Overview"
Presented by Department of National Defence [IDEaS]
Registration & Presentations
Web Platform
1000-1020 "Embracing the Digital Nexus of Technologies for Canada's Defence Capabilities"
Presented by Thales Canada
Registration & Presentations
Web Platform
1030-1050 "Additive Manufacturing"
Presented by Lloyd's Register
Registration & Presentations
Web Platform
1130-1330 Wednesday Lunch Break
(pre-ordered meals delivered to exhibitors in booths - order deadline is September 24)
Ballroom Level
Exhibition Halls
1130-1330 Wednesday Lunch Break
(LIMITED CAPACITY - by invite or pre-purchased meal ticket only)
Sponsored by Calian
Ballroom Level
ACADA Presentation Pavilion
1130-1330 Wednesday Lunch Break
(all other attendees)
Downtown Halifax
Restaurants
1430-1450 "Dash 8 P4 Product Video"
Presented by PAL Aerospace
Registration & Presentations
Web Platform
1500-1520 "Training Innovation"
Presented by Bluedrop Training & Simulation
Registration & Presentations
Web Platform
1530-1550 "Changes to Public Services and Procurement Canada's Contract Security Program"
Presented by Public Services & Procurement Canada (PAC)
Ballroom Level
ACADA Presentation Pavilion
1530 Wednesday Coffee Service Ends
Sponsored by Saab Canada
Ballroom Level
ACADA Presentation Pavilion
1600 Exhibition Floor Officially Closes
Sponsored by Bluedrop Training & Simulation, Modest Tree & PAL Aerospace
Ballroom Level
Exhibition Halls
1600 B2B Zone Closes
Sponsored by Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association
Ballroom Level
ACADA B2B Zone
1600 Private Meeting Rooms Close Ballroom Level & Summit Level
Meeting Rooms
1630-1730 Wednesday "Hour of Good Cheer" Reception
Sponsored by Lockheed Martin Canada
Ballroom Level
ACADA Presentations Pavilion
1730 Registration Desk Closes
Sponsored by CAE
Ballroom Level
CAE Registration Desk
1800 EXTERNAL EVENT
Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association (ACADA) Gala Dinner 2021
Halifax Convention Centre
Convention Level

Thursday, October 7

0800 Registration Desk Opens
Sponsored by CAE
Ballroom Level
CAE Registration Desk
0800 B2B Zone Opens
Sponsored by Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association
Ballroom Level
ACADA B2B Zone
0800 Private Meeting Rooms Open Ballroom Level & Summit Level
Meeting Rooms
0830 Thursday Coffee Service Begins
Sponsored by QinetiQ Canada
Ballroom Level
ACADA Presentation Pavilion
0900 Exhibition Floor Officially Opens
Sponsored by Bluedrop Training & Simulation, Modest Tree & PAL Aerospace
Ballroom Level
Exhibition Halls
1000-1020 "Saab Products and Services Highlight Reel"
Presented by Saab Canada
Registration & Presentations
Web Platform
1030-1050 "Doing Business with the Government of Canada"
Presented by Public Services & Procurement Canada (PAC)
Registration & Presentations
Web Platform
1130-1330 Thursday Lunch Break
(pre-ordered meals delivered to exhibitors in booths - order deadline is September 24)
Ballroom Level
Exhibition Halls
1130-1330 Thursday Lunch Break
(LIMITED CAPACITY - by invite or pre-purchased meal ticket only)
Sponsored by Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies
Ballroom Level
ACADA Presentation Pavilion
1130-1330 Thursday Lunch Break
(all other attendees)
Downtown Halifax
Restaurants
1430-1450 "How to Start Seeing the Benefits of Your Digital Future, Today!"
Presented by Modest Tree
Registration & Presentations
Web Platform
1500-1520 "Defence Procurement Update"
Presented by Department of National Defence [DGMPD (A&L)]
Ballroom Level
ACADA Presentation Pavilion
1530 Thursday Coffee Service Ends
Sponsored by QinetiQ Canada
Ballroom Level
ACADA Presentation Pavilion
1600 Exhibition Floor Officially Closes
Sponsored by Bluedrop Training & Simulation, Modest Tree & PAL Aerospace
Ballroom Level
Exhibition Halls
1600 B2B Zone Closes
Sponsored by Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association
Ballroom Level
ACADA B2B Zone
1600 Private Meeting Rooms Close Ballroom Level & Summit Level
Meeting Rooms
1600 Registration Desk Closes
Sponsored by CAE
Ballroom Level
CAE Registration Desk
1600 Exhibition Floor Teardown Begins Ballroom Level
Exhibition Halls