WestDef 2018
 

          CONFERENCE INFO                                                   

WHO SHOULD ATTEND & WHY 

WestDef is an event for companies, government and academia in the defence industry as well as those companies looking to find opportunities in the sector. Our conference format has proven perfect to connect primes and large companies with SME’s for the purposes of supplier development and R&D activities. The event also provides B2B and B2G meeting opportunities to bring all participants together for focused introductions. The attendees include top level military, government officials, major procurement officials, and representation from the industry supply chain, from large prime contractors to supplying companies.

The presentations and panel sessions provide an excellent opportunity to present current government programs and industry activities to all the participants, allows all delegates to voice opinions in a collaborative environment. WCDIA is proud to submit these outcomes as white paper recommendations to the government of Canada on behalf of industry. This is the opportunity for your voice to be heard and your participation to be meaningful.

We will explore the future of cybersecurity and cyber hardening in the defence industry as well as discussing the opportunities that exist today and into the future. If you are a company involved in the cyber industry and want to explore defence opportunities, this is a must attend event.

B2B/B2G

Complimentary to all registrants of the event, booking your B2B will permit you to connect with other WestDef participants. Pre-booking 15 your minute meetings that will take place during the conference in the B2B Café, your exhibitor booth or the adjacent lounge space. 

AIR TRAVEL DISCOUNTS


WestJet (Travel between June 19, 2018 to July 5, 2018)


Coupon Code: V32EH11
Promo Code (Call in only):
WEE83

Please visit https://westjet.com/conventions to make a booking online.


Air Canada (Travel between June 19, 2018 to July 5, 2018)


Promo Code: YC3YDJM1

To book a flight with your promotion code, access aircanada.com and enter your promotion code in the search panel.

Applicable Rules:
  • The booking is to be made to the following city: Calgary, YYC (AB)
  • Travel is valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
  • No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S. For International travel (destinations outside North America), discounts apply to all fares including Tango.


ACCOMMODATIONS



Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre


1316 33 St NE, Calgary, AB


Accommodations are not included in your registration fees.

Group rate deadline FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018

To book:  Call hotel directly at 1.403.248.8888 or toll free 1.800.661.1464 or email res@calgaryplaza.com

Group Western Canadian Defence Industries Association.
Reservation Number: CPC-GFC25209

Direct booking link.

WestDef Group Rates (excluding taxes):

Comfort Room (Two queen beds) $125
Superior Room (One king bed) $150

Hotel details:
Modern rooms have flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers, plus free Wi-Fi. Suites add separate living and dining areas; some have whirlpool tubs. Room service is available.

Amenities consist of an on-site bistro and a lounge, 24 hour room service, an indoor pool, a fitness centre and a sauna. The hotel also offers laundry facilities, a gift shop, and event spaces, along with pet-friendly rooms (fee).
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Accessible
  • Indoor pool
  • Air-conditioned
  • Laundry service
  • Complimentary scheduled airport shuttle service (Please call hotel directly to book)


DRESS CODE

Business casual. 
 

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