CANSEC is North Americas largest tri-lateral defense event. As the event has evolved over its 20 year history, CANSEC has been established as the platform for defense and security companies operating in Canada to come together with key decision-makers from military and government, both national and international. Held annually in Ottawa since 1998, CANSEC 2019will once again showcase leading-edge technology, products and services for land-based, naval, aerospace and joint forces military units.


  • Of the 11,500 registrants for 2018, over 5,000 Government of Canada representatives were registered with3,000 of these delegates from DND
  • 600VIPs, Generals, top Military and Government officials
  • 16MPs, senators and cabinet ministers attended the event
  • The world attends CANSEC! Over 40 delegations from around the world participated in 2018,includingMinisters of Defense, senior procurement officers, and military commanders
  • CANSEC is not just for OEMs, with over 2,000 business decision-makers and influencers attending the event last year, CANSEC is the perfect forum for a SME looking to grow in defense and security industries