Aerospace Defence and Security Expo puts Spotlight on B.C. Aerospace Industry

Aerospace Defence and Security Expo puts Spotlight on B.C. Aerospace Industry

August 9, 2017 Posted by Amrinder Sandhar

British Columbia’s aerospace sector will take centre stage during the Aerospace Defence and Security Expo (ADSE) in Abbotsford from August 10 to 11, 2017. The annual event which coincides with the Abbotsford International Airshow has become a marquee event for the sector with several international industry leaders also participating, including Boeing and Airbus.

ADSE is the largest aerospace event in B.C., providing an opportunity for the industry to meet with government representatives to help shape future initiatives and policies. Hosted by the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC Pacific), 2017 marks the seventh year for the expo, which continues to grow in size and stature. This year the event is expected to attract more than 1,000 delegates and will be co-located in Abbotsford with the Canadian Business Aviation Association’s (CBAA) annual convention. The expo will feature a supply chain forum, and information sessions centered around this year’s theme of security and sustainability, as well as a large tradeshow floor featuring many local aerospace companies.

British Columbia’s aerospace sector is globally recognized for its excellence in delivering highly specialized products and services, supported by a network of educational institutions that provide a deep pool of highly skilled talent.   

The aerospace sector also works closely with a diverse group of technology companies able to provide nimble and responsive support to meet the needs of industry leaders and global supply chains. This network of high-technology companies provide a wealth of expertise in remote-sensing, satellite communications, complex robotics, 3-D simulation technology, and advanced aerospace systems and sub-systems. In addition, with our close proximity to Boeing’s final assembly lines in the Seattle area, British Columbia bridges space and culture between the Asia Pacific, the Pacific Northwest and Canada’s growing aerospace industry.

To learn more about British Columbia’s thriving aerospace sector contact one of our Trade and Investment Representatives.

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