OTTAWA, Oct. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - SecureTech 2013, Canada's only
all-encompassing public safety, emergency management and security
tradeshow and conference ended today, with more exhibitors, more
conference participants, and more tradeshow viewers than ever before.
"Ministers Steven Blaney and Lisa Raitt, and Senator Vernon White - all
presenters here - really helped focus thinking on how partnerships with
industry must play a major role in assisting municipal, provincial and
federal governments and emergency responders to build increasingly
resilient networks and communities - improving our capacity to gauge
potential risks, and identify and share relevant, current and accurate
information effectively to make our communities and industry more
relevant," said Tim Page, president of the Canadian Association of
Defence and Security Industries (CADSI).
"We've seen a real upswing in interest in this event over each of its
three years, and a larger representation of attendees from the public
and private sectors," said Page. "This is a clear expression of a
significant interest in, and a real need amongst the various
communities to better connect and collaborate, so as to leverage
private sector/industrial know-how to deliver innovative solutions for
public safety, emergency management and security end-users."
More than 2,000 industry executives, government officials, agencies from
all levels of government, utilities and security-dependent
organizations, stakeholders, Ministers and Parliamentarians registered
for SecureTech at the Ottawa Convention Centre. The event featured a
two-day conference program, hundreds of
business-to-business/business-to-government opportunities, more than
145 exhibit booths on the trade show floor - an increase of more than
60% over last year - and 'stages' focused on industry innovation and
the emergency responder community.
CADSI is the national voice of Canada's defence and security industries,
a sector that employs 109,000 Canadians and generated more than 12.6
billion dollars for our economy in 2011.
SOURCE: Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI)
For further information:
Brett Boudreau, Director of Communication and Marketing
Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries
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