01 Apr 20. CANSEC 2020 cancelled because of COVID-19 – trade show to be held next year. The military equipment trade show, CANSEC 2020, has been cancelled because of novel coronavirus. The show was expected to attract around 12,000 visitors to the EY Centre in Ottawa. CANSEC 2020, organized by the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries or CADSI, was supposed to take place in May 27-28.
CADSI president Christyn Cianfarani said Tuesday that CANSEC will proceed next year. That event will take place June 2-3, 2021, she added.
In the past, CADSI organizers have boasted CANSEC attracts thousands of Canadian government representatives and military personnel, as well as hundreds of VIPs, including generals, Canadian senators and cabinet ministers. In addition, delegations from around the world attend.
“It goes without saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our businesses, communities and our families close to home and around the globe,” Cianfarani said in a statement. “Today, I announce that we have made the difficult decision not to host CANSEC in 2020. As a result, we are now working hard to make CANSEC 2021 – which will take place June 2 and 3 at Ottawa’s EY Centre – the best CANSEC ever.” (Source: Google/https://ottawacitizen.com/)
27 Mar 20. DEFEA, Defence Exhibition Athens announces new dates. The DEFEA Organisers, in agreement with the Greek MoD – Ministry of Defence and the Hellenic Manufacturers of Defence and Security Material Association (SEKPY), have taken the decision of postponing the DEFEA from June 2020 to the new dates in May 2021, from 11th to 13th, always in Athens, Greece.
The event has so far not suffered any change in terms of either cancellations of participants or interest in the show, but the concerns and difficulties of people and companies to travel would affect the overall quality of the event.
Over the next few days further details of the event will be available on event website http://defea.gr/