Canada Pavilion and Walker Program at AUSA 2023
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Date: October 9 to October 11, 2023
Venue: Washington Convention Center
Location: Washington, D.C., United States of America
Target Audience: Defence, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and machine learning firms, especially those who have not previously worked with the US Department of Defense.
Sector: Aerospace, Clean technologies, Defence and security, Information and communications technologies
The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) 2023 annual meeting and exposition is one of the largest defence-focused trade shows in the western hemisphere. Dedicated to the US army, it features over 600 exhibitors and more than 30,000 attendees.
This year, Canada will again have an official presence on the show floor via the Canada Pavilion to AUSA. The Pavilion is a whole-of-government effort recognizing that this is a key time period during world events. Representatives from the Department of National Defence (DND), Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC), Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED), and Global Affairs will be in attendance, meeting with industry and government counterparts to emphasize the uniquely close national security and defence trade ties between Canada and the United States.
Canadian companies are invited to join the Canada Pavilion Walker Program and walk the show floor under the banner of the Canada Pavilion. Participants in the Walker Program will be eligible to:
- attend a networking reception held at the embassy of Canada to the United States
- receive an educational breakfast briefing aimed at preparing them for success in working with the US defence industry
- obtain on-the-ground assistance from the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS)
The Canada Pavilion Walker Program is a joint program being offered by the Trade Commissioner Service, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, and Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI).
The TCS would like to extend a special invitation to first-time or inexperienced attendees interested in evaluating AUSA. The Canada Pavilion Walker Program provides a low-cost but high-value method of attending the show without the need to join AUSA or commit to an exhibit booth. The US Army and US Department of Defense (DoD) has a keen interest in meeting new companies, especially those working in:
- artificial intelligence (AI)
- machine learning (ML)
- critical materials
- fifth- generation technology (5G)
- advanced manufacturing fields
Participating as a Walker can provide valuable connections and intelligence on the state of your industry.
Register to attend
- Contact Bobby Tate, Robert.firstname.lastname@example.org to be notified when registration for the Walker Program opens.
Why your organization should participate:
- Compare your product/service with international competitors
- Develop a first-hand understanding of the opportunities and challenges of doing business in foreign markets
- Gain insights and market intelligence
- Increase visibility of your product or service
- Meet key commercial entities, industry players, and potential buyers, investors and/or partners
- Participate in networking events
- Receive on-the-ground assistance from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
Trade Commissioner(s) involvement:
Activities organized by the Trade Commissioner Service
- Networking event
The Trade Commissioner, Bobby Tate, Robert.email@example.com specializes in the Defence sector for the Washington, DC, and mid-Atlantic US market and can provide information on this and other local events that you are considering, as well as advice on business development in the region.
The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service offers services free of charge to Canadian exporters and companies that meet our client criteria.
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