WestDef 2018


Our 2018 theme of Building a Sustainable and Innovative Defence Industry in Canada was well received and well attended.


WestDef 2018 was a great success and WCDIA is happy to have year 9 in the books.

WestDef 2018 by the numbers:

    • 190 attendees
    • 3 days of activities
    • 1 Plenary workshop
    • 7 Panel Sessions / 30 panellists
    • 3 Keynote Speakers
    • 135 B2B/B2G meetings
    • 2 Receptions
    • 22 Displays and Exhibits
    • Various TV and Radio interviews

Thank you to all of our sponsors, supporters, speakers, and volunteers for making 2018 a success.

Make sure to mark your calendars for the celebration of our 10 year anniversary of WestDef on June 25 - 27, 2019.

   All WestDef 2018 registered attendees can access the following:
  • .pdf presentations here using the password provided through email. If you have not received a password please contact WCDIA.
  • B2B2Go contact and company information here.

 Western Canadian Defence Industries Association (WCDIA)

The Western Canadian Defence Industries Association (WCDIA) is a regional not for profit industry association representing over 250 companies, academia and government agencies. We have membership coverage across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba and are the voice for industry in western Canada.

WCDIA's role is to facilitate the development of the defence, security and law enforcement industries in western Canada. WCDIA focuses on strengthening our members' business growth, our region’s economy, and Canada's security through education, networking and advocacy.

Activities and services are provided to foster our members' growth through:

    • Events and Conferences
    • Training and Education
    • Networking 
    • Advocacy

          WCDIA serves as an intermediary between members and the defence industry in Canada and abroad.

Membership Information, rates and events can be found at www.wcdia.com

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