Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) Pacific takes industry lead
ABBOTSFORD, BC, July 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The 2014 Aerospace, Defence & Security Expo (ADSE), Canada's only expo connected to a major 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.
Proudly 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.
This year's expo coincides on Friday with the Abbotsford International Airshow and includes:
- Industry trade show and networking opportunities
- Addresses by representatives of Government of Canada, Royal Canadian Air Force and Government of BC
- A professional forum with three panel discussions
- Suppliers Forum
- Defence Procurement Strategy Forum
- Significant Commercial Opportunities Forum
- Government and industry announcements
- Round-table and B2B meetings
- Access to Twilight Airshow and dinner
Building on the success of last year's expo that saw more than 300 delegates, including 60 exhibitors from a wide range of aerospace and defence firms, and facilitated more than 100 business-to-business meetings, AIAC Pacific is the industry lead at ADSE 2014, with support from the federal, provincial and municipal governments as well as other key stakeholders.
For more information, contact Grant Smith, Director - Aerospace, Defence and Security Expo (ADSE) at (250) 516-5475 or [email protected]
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.
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 protected]
Jay Teichroeb | (604) 615-2754 (direct) | [email protected]
Wendy Keyzer | (604) 231-2743 (direct) | [email protected]