Abbotsford aerospace leaders play pivotal roles.
ABBOTSFORD, BC, July 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Along with key, high-profile
aerospace industry stakeholders, both the Canadian and B.C. governments
will be represented at the 2014 Aerospace, Defence and Security Expo
(ADSE) at Tradex in Abbotsford, August 7 and 8.
In particular, two of Abbotsford's most recognizable faces will be
there: The Hon. Ed Fast, MP for Abbotsford and Minister of
International Trade, who will bring greetings to the exposition from
the government of Canada, and the Hon. Michael de Jong, MLA for
Abbotsford West and Minister of Finance.
"The aerospace industry is one of the key builders of British Columbia's
prosperity and the generator of many high-paying jobs that contribute
to the skilled high-tech future of our province," said de Jong. "Our
government has committed $5 million over five years to assist this
cutting edge industry develop, and I am thrilled that British Columbia
is playing a pivotal role in this development thanks in large part to
Cascade Aerospace, Conair Aviation and other industry leaders being
based at Abbotsford airport."
Hosted by AIAC Pacific, ADSE 2014 features speakers and presentations on
themes that are timely, current and valuable to participants and
industry visitors, who will benefit with access to key people, assets,
ideas and opportunities that will help grow our local, regional and
national economies and stimulate a thriving aerospace industry in
Canada and internationally.
"ADSE invites the international aerospace, defence, and security
communities to Abbotsford and is one way we work to make sure our B.C.
aerospace companies remain world class in this competitive global
marketplace," said Jay Teichroeb, vice president of AIAC Pacific. "B.C.
has a diverse range of companies that are proven aerospace innovators
and technology leaders, and that translates to significant employment
here in the Fraser Valley as well as throughout British Columbia and
the rest of Canada."
For more information, contact Grant Smith, Director - Aerospace, Defence and Security Expo (ADSE) at (250) 516-5475 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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AIAC is the national association representing Canada's aerospace
manufacturing and services sector. As the world's fifth-largest
aerospace industry, Canada's aerospace sector contributes nearly $28B
to the economy in GDP, exports 80% of its output, and dedicates over
20% of its activity to research and development (R&D). Aerospace is
responsible for the employment of 172,000 Canadians. AIAC represents
the interests of over 700 aerospace companies across Canada.
About AIAC Pacific
In December 2013, AIAC announced the creation of AIAC Pacific with a
mandate to promote and develop aerospace business in British Columbia
by acting as an advocate and facilitator for its members with industry
and government. AIAC Pacific speaks with one cohesive voice for the
industry; it provides access for BC companies to national and
international programs; and aims to develop a strong relationship with
the provincial government. AIAC Pacific has a unique relationship with
AIAC in that it is the only provincial entity managed by the AIAC.
Through this relationship, AIAC Pacific is able to leverage
participation in national and international programs designed to
enhance business development, investment and global competitiveness.
About ADSE 2014
The 2014 Aerospace, Defence & Security Expo (ADSE), Canada's only expo connected to a major airshow (Abbotsford International Airshow), brings key federal and provincial cabinet ministers, government
officials, commercial and military aerospace industry experts, and
defence- and security-industry leaders together for learning and
networking opportunities August 7 and 8 at Tradex in Abbotsford.
The BC aerospace sector is a successful, high value, high technology engineering, manufacturing
and service industry. The opportunity for Canadian and international
aerospace industry partners to come together to capitalize on assets
and capabilities has never been more timely. The current Aerospace
Review implementation process has government and industry engaging
together like never before to grow the aerospace sector.
Ensuring that business, industry and government are all working together
to create opportunities and access to the key technologies required for
the aerospace products in the future is critical if we are to grow,
create new jobs, and generate increased wealth in our economy.
Supporting high value industry and identifying future opportunities in
the long-term is critical to economic growth in the Canadian defence sector. ADSE 2014 provides the international defence community, including
senior government officials, military delegations and other industry
visitors and exhibitors, access to information about new defence
procurement opportunities and Canada's Key Industrial Capabilities, as
well as valuable industry exposure and the chance to network with
industry, government and complementary service providers.
The security sector in Canada embraces a wide range of activities relating to the local, provincial
and federal governments' delivery of crime prevention and
investigation, protection of people, property and assets, and law
enforcement in general.
SOURCE: Aerospace, Defence and Security Expo
For further information:
Grant Smith | (250) 516-5475 (direct) | email@example.com
Jay Teichroeb | (604) 615-2754 (direct) | firstname.lastname@example.org
Wendy Keyzer | (604) 231-2743 (direct) | email@example.com