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

Event Description:

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:

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:

Participating as a Walker can provide valuable connections and intelligence on the state of your industry.

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Why your organization should participate:

Trade Commissioner(s) involvement:

Activities organized by the Trade Commissioner Service

The Trade Commissioner, Bobby Tate, 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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