Call Issued For More Effective Partnership Between Industry, Government, and Emergency Responder Practitioners

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
(613) 235-5337 x 38

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