Quebec Symposium on the Canadian Defence and Security Market Opens

October 22, 2018 – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED), in partnership with Aéro Montréal and STIQ, today kicked off the fourth Symposium on the Canadian Defence and Security Market under the theme “Develop Your Export Markets.”

Charles Bouchard, Lockheed Martin Canada’s chief executive, will give the opening remarks, with an overview of key defence export markets and a look at some of his firm’s success stories.

Normand Lalonde, Soucy Defence’s vice president of business development, will give a lecture on his firm’s operations, its export challenges, and lessons it has learned over the years.

The Symposium on the Canadian Defence and Security Market brings together prime contractors, OEMs, and SMEs to help line up Quebec, its firms, and its research bodies with business opportunities in the defence and security sector.

The event also brings firms up to date on federal procurement initiatives and explores market diversification in the defence sector.
Key Government of Canada stakeholders (Public Services and Procurement Canada; Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada; Department of National Defence; Canadian Armed Forces; Canadian Coast Guard; etc.) will attend and may be available to speak with participants.

The Symposium will also have theme-based workshops, plenary meetings, and networking sessions.

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