/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - CANSEC 2017 Hosts Dynamic Roster of Defence and Security Speakers/

Canada's global defence and security trade show to feature Minister of National Defence, other prominent keynote speakers

OTTAWA, May 25, 2017 /CNW/ - This year CANSEC 2017, Canada's biggest global defence and security trade show, welcomes a dynamic roster of speakers including Canada's Minister of National Defence, acting Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff and a former Director of the United States National Security Agency.  

The event will also unveil a special 'Innovation Wall' — a photo and story collage of Canadian defence and security innovations covering the last century going back to the Battle of Vimy Ridge.




May 31 – June 1, 2017
6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. May 31
6:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. June 1

EY Centre
4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa, ON


Highlights - May 31

7 a.m. 

The Honourable Harjit Singh Sajjan, Minister of National Defence

9:45 a.m.

Innovation Wall Unveiling

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development

*The Minister will scrum with media following the unveiling

11:15 a.m.

Lieutenant-General Alain Parent, Acting Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff

Highlights - June 1

7 a.m.

General Keith Alexander, USA (Ret.), CEO and President, IronNet Cybersecurity;

Commander U.S. Cyber Command (2010-2014); and Director National Security Agency/

Chief Central Security Service (2005-2014)

*Only 3 minutes of b-roll recording at the beginning of the speech by General Keith Alexander, USA (Ret.) will be permitted. The speech may not be recorded in its entirety.

11:15 a.m.

The Honourable Judy Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement


Media logistics

  • Media MUST register for CANSEC 2017 for access to the event venue and the CANSEC 2017 Media Room. Advance registration can be done online: https://www.defenceandsecurity.ca/CANSEC/cansec/Media-Registration.
  • Media networks intending to cover this event live MUST make contact with CADSI for details about truck positioning and site checks by May 26, 2017. Please contact Ann Marie Paquet for details.
  • Media should arrive 90 minutes in advance to give themselves ample time to move through security and pick up their media badges.
  • Follow us on Twitter @CADSICanada and participate in the conversation with #CANSEC2017.


SOURCE Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI)

For further information: Ann Marie Paquet, Communications Manager, Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), Cell: (613) 235-5337 ext. 43, Email: annmarie@defenceandsecurity.ca; Web: www.defenceandsecurity.ca/CANSEC/


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