Proposed Daily Agenda

Last Revised September 30, 2022

This page is a summary of events that will be taking place during DEFSEC Atlantic presented by the Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association.  The posted schedule is proposed times only and is subject to change at any time. The launch times for the various online technology platforms will be posted here and updated as projects finalize. It will be updated on a regular basis right until the dates of the event. All events are taking place at the Halifax Convention Centre unless otherwise noted.

Event Technology Key Dates

Tuesday,
August 2
Online Registration & Presentations Web Platform Launches
"Registration" & "Itinerary/My Schedule" Modules
Sponsored by
National Defence (IDEaS/DRDC)
Friday,
September 9
B2B Meetings Platform Launches
Account Creation Opens plus "Matchmaking" and "Bookings" Modules
Sponsored by
ACADA
Monday,
September 19
B2B Meetings Platform Training
Live Training Webinar at 1:30 PM ADT (click here to watch on-demand)
Sponsored by
ACADA
Early
October
Online Registration & Presentations Web Platform Launches
"Digital Exhibit Hall" Module
Sponsored by
National Defence (IDEaS/DRDC)
Early
October
Online Registration & Presentations Web Platform Launches
"Video Presentations" Module
Sponsored by
National Defence (IDEaS/DRDC)
Early
October
Mobile Event App Available for Download
On Google Play Store & Apple App Store
Sponsored by
Government of Saskatchewan
Wednesday, October 5
Thursday, October 6
B2B Meetings Platform Live for Meetings
Meeting Slots Available for both In-Person & Virtual Meetings
Sponsored by
ACADA

Tuesday, October 4

0800 Registration Desk Opens
Sponsored by CAE
Convention Level
CAE Registration Desk
0800 Exhibition Floor Set-Up Begins Convention Level
Exhibition Halls
1300-1630 RELATED EVENT:
Atlantic Aerospace & Defence Connector
Argyle Level
ACADA Presentation Pavilion
1530-1800 RELATED EVENT:
Women in Aerospace - Canada & Women in Defence & Security Speed Mentoring Event
Argyle Level
Room 202
1700-1900 RELATED EVENT:
Samuel Associates Halifax Citadel Reception
Halifax Citadel
1800 Exhibition Floor Set-Up Finishes Convention Level
Exhibition Halls
1900-2100 Tuesday Opening Reception
Co-Sponsored by Calian & Leonardo
Argyle Level
ACADA Presentation Pavilion
2100 Registration Desk Closes
Sponsored by CAE
Convention Level
CAE Registration Desk

Wednesday, October 5

0800 Registration Desk Opens
Sponsored by CAE
Convention Level
CAE Registration Desk
0800 B2B Meetings Platform Timeslots Begin for Day
Sponsored by Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association
ACADA
B2B Meetings Platform
0800 B2B Zone Opens
Sponsored by Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association
Convention Level
ACADA B2B Zone
0800 Private Meeting Rooms Open Convention, Argyle & Summit Levels
Meeting Rooms
0830 Wednesday Coffee Service Begins for Roaming Carts & Cafe Areas
Sponsored by Saab Canada
Convention Level
Exhibition Halls
0900 Exhibition Floor Opens
Sponsored by Bluedrop Training & Simulation and PAL Aerospace
Convention Level
Exhibition Halls
0900 Wednesday Coffee Service Begins for Cafe Area
Sponsored by Saab Canada
Argyle Level
ACADA Presentation Pavilion
0915-0945 "Presentation Title TBD"
Presented by PAL Aerospace
Argyle Level
ACADA Presentation Pavilion
1000-1015 "Saab's Current and Upcoming Programs"
Presented by Saab Canada
Argyle Level
ACADA Presentation Pavilion
1015-1030 Official Wednesday Coffee Break
Sponsored by Saab Canada
Convention Level &
Argyle Level
1030-1130 The KnowBe4 Cyber Compliance Panel
"Navigating the Challenging Landscape of Cybersecurity Compliance in Canada"
Presented by Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association
Argyle Level
ACADA Presentation Pavilion
1130-1330 Wednesday Lunch Break
(pre-ordered meals delivered to exhibitors in booths - order deadline is September 23)
Convention Level
Exhibition Halls
1130-1330 Wednesday Lunch Break
(all other attendees)
Downtown Halifax
Restaurants
1300-1345 "Canadian Forces Defence Procurement Update & Outlook"
Presented by Department of National Defence - ADM (Materiel) Office
Argyle Level
ACADA Presentation Pavilion
1400-1430 "Training for Modern War: Incorporating Trends from Recent Conflicts"
Presented by Calian
Argyle Level
ACADA Presentation Pavilion
1445-1515 "IDEaS Program: Your Innovation, Our Investment"
Presented by Department of National Defence - IDEaS Program
Argyle Level
ACADA Presentation Pavilion
1530 Wednesday Coffee Service Ends
Sponsored by Saab Canada
Convention Level &
Argyle Level
1530-1600 "Presentation Title TBD"
Presented by Lockheed Martin Canada
Argyle Level
ACADA Presentation Pavilion
1600 Exhibition Floor Closes
Sponsored by Bluedrop Training & Simulation and PAL Aerospace
Convention Level
Exhibition Halls
1600 B2B Meetings Platform Timeslots End for Day
Sponsored by Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association
ACADA
B2B Meetings Platform
1600 B2B Zone Closes
Sponsored by Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association
Convention Level
ACADA B2B Zone
1600 Private Meeting Rooms Close Convention, Argyle & Summit Levels
Meeting Rooms
1600-1700 Wednesday "Hour of Good Cheer" Reception
Sponsored by Lockheed Martin Canada
Argyle  Level
ACADA Presentation Pavilion
1700 Registration Desk Closes
Sponsored by CAE
Convention Level
CAE Registration Desk
1800 RELATED EVENT:
Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association (ACADA) Gala Dinner
Halifax Harbourfront Marriott Hotel

Thursday, October 6

0800 Registration Desk Opens
Sponsored by CAE
Convention Level
CAE Registration Desk
0800 B2B Meetings Platform Timeslots Begin for Day
Sponsored by Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association
ACADA
B2B Meetings Platform
0800 B2B Zone Opens
Sponsored by Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association
Convention Level
ACADA B2B Zone
0800 Private Meeting Rooms Open Convention, Argyle & Summit Levels
Meeting Rooms
0830 Thursday Coffee Service Begins for Roaming Carts & Cafe Areas
Sponsored by QinetiQ Canada
Convention Level
Exhibition Halls
0900 Exhibition Floor Opens
Sponsored by Bluedrop Training & Simulation and PAL Aerospace
Convention Level
Exhibition Halls
0900 Thursday Coffee Service Begins for Cafe Area
Sponsored by QinetiQ Canada
Argyle Level
ACADA Presentation Pavilion
0915-0945 "Digital Transformation through Collaboration"
Presented by Thales Canada
Argyle Level
ACADA Presentation Pavilion
1000-1015 "QinetiQ in Canada"
Presented by QinetiQ Canada
Argyle Level
ACADA Presentation Pavilion
1015-1030 Official Thursday Coffee Break
Sponsored by QinetiQ Canada
Convention Level &
Argyle Level
1030-1145 The Marshall Skills Academy Workforce Panel
"Labour Force Solutions in Aerospace and Defence: People, Technology, Training and Coordination"
Presented by Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association
Argyle Level
ACADA Presentation Pavilion
1130-1330 Thursday Lunch Break
(pre-ordered meals delivered to exhibitors in booths - order deadline is September 23)
Convention Level
Exhibition Halls
1130-1330 Thursday Lunch Break
(all other attendees)
Downtown Halifax
Restaurants
1330-1400 "Aerospace & Defence Opportunities in Saskatchewan"
Presented by Government of Saskatchewan
Argyle Level
ACADA Presentation Pavilion
1415-1445 "You Protect Us Physically, Let Cisco Cybersecurity Protect You"
Presented by Cisco Canada
Argyle Level
ACADA Presentation Pavilion
1530 Thursday Coffee Service Ends
Sponsored by QinetiQ Canada
Convention Level &
Argyle Level
1600 Exhibition Floor Closes
Sponsored by Bluedrop Training & Simulation and PAL Aerospace
Convention Level
Exhibition Halls
1600 B2B Meetings Platform Timeslots End for Day
Sponsored by Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association
ACADA
B2B Meetings Platform
1600 B2B Zone Closes
Sponsored by Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association
Convention Level
ACADA B2B Zone
1600 Private Meeting Rooms Close Convention, Argyle & Summit Levels
Meeting Rooms
1600 Registration Desk Closes
Sponsored by CAE
Convention Level
CAE Registration Desk
1600 Exhibition Floor Teardown Begins Convention Level
Exhibition Halls
1830-2020 RELATED EVENT:
'Clash of the Titans VI' Charity Hockey Game
Halifax Forum Civic Centre
(Civic Ice Pad)