CADSI is the organizer of CANSEC. Media wishing to make use of the logo should contact CADSI for a full-sized version.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can media circulate at CANSEC?
Where are scrums held?
How do I request one-on-one interviews?
Individual interviews with government/departmental officials, ministers or company representatives must be requested through the usual media relations channels specific to that department, agency or company.
Where can I shoot an interview oR stand-up?
Can I shoot/photograph the exhibits?
What is the schedule for press conferences in the media room?
Will the show provide food and drink?
What are the “CANSEC labs”?
When and where are the keynote presentations?
Where can I find a map of the show floor?
What’s the show hashtag?
Who do I contact if I need further assistance?
President and CEO: Christyn Cianfarani
Christyn Cianfarani ('KRIS-tin SEE-ann-fur-annie') has served as President and CEO of CADSI since 2014.
Ms. Cianfarani began her career in the Royal Canadian Navy, serving for six years before moving to Canada's aerospace, defence and security industries, where she has blazed a trail for women for over two decades. During her 17 years at CAE Inc., she held leadership positions in strategy, business solutions, government relations, R&D, and intellectual property.
A champion of diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace, Ms. Cianfarani has prioritized and supported female representation across the defence industry and on CADSI's Board of Directors. In 2018, she was named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women and in 2021, she was named Canadian Defence Review Magazine's Defence Executive of the Year.
Ms. Cianfarani sat on the 2013 Government of Canada-commissioned Jenkins Panel on military procurement, is a current member of Canada's Defence Industry Advisory Group, and is considered an expert in Canadian defence procurement policy. She holds a master's degree from the University of Toronto and a bachelor's degree from the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC).
She is fluent in French and English.
The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) serves as the national industry voice for over 650 Canadian defence, security and cyber companies. CADSI's members range in size from micro-SMEs to large Primes, and offer a wide spectrum of products, technologies and services
to customers at home and abroad.
In addition to CANSEC, the association organizes a variety of industry-specific events such as the annual CAF Outlooks and offers virtual and in-person resources to its members. CADSI's advocacy, policy and communications team engages with government officials, Members of Parliament, staff and media on a range of established and emerging issues affecting our sector. On the international stage, CADSI's Canada Pavilion uses the maple leaf as a calling card at the world's biggest defence and security trade shows, connecting Canadian sellers with international buyers. Follow us on Twitter here and on LinkedIn here.