Secure Canada and the World

"Secure Canada and the World provides the ideal opportunity for security professionals to network and experience the latest products and technologies focused on the growing needs of government public safety, security and defense agencies and private sector customers."

This section "includes displays by international participants." In particular, two foreign governments—the US and Britain—will sponsor "pavilions" for the display of exhibits by their some of their top weapons producers.

(a) U.S. Embassy Defense & Security Exhibition

(hosted by The U.S. Commercial Service)

 "This two-day exhibition and networking event will showcase the latest U.S. products and services for the defense, security and public safety sectors.  Visitors to the U.S. Embassy Defense and Security Pavilion span a broad audience that includes government departments and agencies with interests in security, public safety, risk mitigation, threat response and emergency management and planning."

(b) the UK Trade and Investment Pavilion

"Organized in cooperation with the British High Commission in Ottawa, The U.K. Trade and Investment Pavilion will showcase the products and capabilities of leading U.K. security companies.
"In addition to company exhibits, the Pavilion will also anchor a matchmaking program at Secure Canada that will put together UK, Canadian and 3rd country firms interested in partnering opportunities in Canada and abroad"

Who can attend?
"Visitors are restricted to official representatives of government defense, public safety and security agencies and private sector organizations in the defense and security sectors."

Associated events
"The event also features procurement briefings for participating companies, as well as the opportunity to network and make senior level contacts a U.S. Ambassador’s Reception."

Please sign online PETITION now to "Stop Ottawa's Arms Shows."

(Print version: Here is a printable version of the petition that you can use to get additional signatures.)

Email: Tell the Mayor, City Councillors and Staff what you think!

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This webpage was produced by the
Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT)

as part of the COAT campaign to oppose 
"Secure Canada 2008" (Sept.30-Oct.1, 2008)