Why You Should Attend

The 2023 Aerospace, Defence & Security Expo (ADSE) will feature industry exhibits, keynote speeches, panels and workshops, together with numerous B2B and networking opportunities. High-profile presenters will offer the latest information and insights on relevant and topical industry related developments. ADSE brings together commercial and military aerospace in addition to defence and security, offering tremendous value to those involved in the Canadian and international Aerospace, Defence and Security industry sectors.

ADSE attracts delegates from across Canada and around the world, representing some of the world’s largest aerospace and defence OEMs and suppliers, as well as senior government and military officials.

ADSE is Canada’s only aerospace and defence industry conference and trade show that is linked to a major international airshow – the Abbotsford International Airshow.


The BC aerospace sector is a successful, high value, high technology engineering, manufacturing and service industry where Canadian and international aerospace industry partners can capitalize on assets and capabilities. In BC, business, industry and government work together to create opportunities.  Access to the key technologies required for aerospace products in the future is critical if we are to grow, create new jobs and generate increased wealth in our economy. ADSE provides a platform to learn, exhibit and connect with potential customers and partners in the Canadian aerospace sector.


Supporting high value industry and identifying future opportunities in the long-term is critical to economic growth in the Canadian defence sector. ADSE will provide your company with an opportunity to meet with the international defence community. Find out more about new defence procurement opportunities and Canada’s Key Industrial Capabilities. Gain valuable industry exposure for your business and 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 government’s delivery of crime prevention and investigation, protection of people, property and assets, and law enforcement in general. This sector plays a highly relevant role for businesses wishing to further their opportunities in Canada.