Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries presents CANSEC 2007 - Canada's premiere defence and security industries trade show

    OTTAWA, April 5 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Defence and Security
Industries (CADSI), the voice of Canada's defence and security industries,
will open CANSEC 2007 on April 11, 2007 at the Ottawa Congress Centre. A
two-day event, CANSEC 2007 features 75,000 square feet of exhibition space on
two levels of the Congress Centre as well as keynote addresses by defence and
security experts and government representatives. CANSEC 2007 is the largest
ever, and is expected to host over 6,000 participants from the public and
private sectors.
    CANSEC features world-class Canadian products and services of interest to
the Canadian Forces, as well as to customers in a number of federal
departments and agencies such as Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Canada, Transport Canada, RCMP, Fisheries and Oceans, Foreign Affairs, and
Industry Canada.
    Canada's defence and security industries are key contributors to national
security and to economic activity in over 177 federal ridings across the
country. The industries generate $7 billion in annual revenues, roughly 50% of
which comes from international sales.
    "CANSEC is the place to be for anyone interested in learning firsthand
about the depth and breadth of Canada's world-class defence and security
capabilities", said Tim Page, CADSI President.

    CADSI is a not-for-profit business association that represents over
500 member companies. CADSI's mission is to foster an environment for member
firms to thrive in the domestic and international defence and security
marketplaces, so as to contribute to Canada's national security priorities.
CADSI is led by a volunteer Board of Directors and managed by a professional
staff at the Association's headquarters in Ottawa.

     The trade show runs April 11 to April 12, 2007, in the Ottawa Congress
                         Centre and the Westin Hotel.

    Keynote Speakers

        - Bill Johnston Managing Director, Aerospace and Defence, Government
          Contractor Services, KPMG - April 11, 07:45 - 09:00
        - Bill Elliott - Associate Deputy Minister, Public Safety and
          Emergency Preparedness Canada - April 11, 11:30 - 14:00
        - Jim Gledhill - Defence Material Attaché, Embassy of Australia in
          Washington D.C. - April 12, 07:45 - 09:00
        - Ward Elcock - Deputy Minister of National Defence - April 12,
          11:30 - 14:00

    Session Highlights

        - The Australian Defence Industrial Policy - A potential model for
        - Doing Business with the U.S. Department of Defense - The challenges
          & opportunities

    CADSI President Tim Page is available on site for media interviews.
    Topics include:

        - Defence and Security Industrial Strategy
        - Industrial and Regional Benefits Policy
        - Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative
        - Defence and Security Industry

     For full details on the trade show and the agenda, visit the CANSEC
                             and click on Events.

    CADSI is the national association representing more than 500 member firms
in the Canadian defence and security industry sector. Canada's defence and
security industries generate $7 billion in annual revenues and employ 70,000
people across Canada.

For further information:

For further information: Media representatives who wish to cover the
conference and keynote speeches are asked to register in advance. To register
and/or book interviews, please contact: Kathie Lynas at (613) 850-7859,

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