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Canada Trade Mission to NATO
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2020-03-24 to 2020-03-26
When: March 24 to 26, 2020
Where: Brussels
Belgium
Contact: LCol Martin Bedard, Canadian Liaison Officer - NSPA
+352 3063 7557

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Canada Trade Mission to NATO - 24-26 March 2020

NATO procures annually more than $ 7B of goods and services; Canadian suppliers have privileged access to this market. 

Global Affairs Canada in collaboration with the Department of National Defence invite you to join a Trade Mission to NATO procurement agencies in Brussels (Belgium) and Capellen (Luxembourg). The trade mission will take place 24-26 Mar 2020 and will include NATO HQ in Brussels, NATO Communication and Information Agency (NCIA) and NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA).   Along with promoting the Canadian Defence Industry, this trade mission will give Canadian companies an opportunity to gain insight into NATO procurement programs and procurement strategies with a focus on how Canadian defence and security companies can sell to NATO. It will also include networking sessions with members of the Belgium and Luxembourg Chamber of commerce.

By joining the delegation, you will participate in a 2.5 days engagement focused on facilitating Canadian industry business with NCIA and NSPA.  You will take advantage of the multiple networking and partnership development opportunities. Senior Canadian representatives from NATO Headquarters in Brussels will provide the strategic military procurement context while the NCIA and NSPA program Directors will explain how their respective Agency actually manages the procurement process.  You will have the opportunity to introduce your business to all participants and be able to have one on one discussions with specific NATO program staff within your area of interest.

NSPA’s mission is to provide responsive, effective, and cost-efficient acquisitions including armaments procurement; logistics; operational and systems support and services to the Allies, NATO Military Authorities and partner nations. NSPA employs more than 1500 staff and is headquartered in Capellan (Luxembourg).

NCIA’s mission is to develop, procure and support Command, Control, Communication, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance capabilities to NATO. NCIA employs 2500 staff and is headquartered in Brussels (Belgium).

Registration

Register using this link.   Limit of 25 Canadian companies (max 2 persons per company).  Full payment is required at time of registration. 

If you are an Atlantic Canadian company and member of the Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association (ACADA) please do not register through this portal.  The ACADA Mission Registration may be completed here.

Administration

Event Fee $650/pers (includes hotel (2 nights), locally organised transport (bus cruiser), breakfast (x2), coffee breaks, lunch (x2), networking events (x2)) 

Hotel.  Accommodation is included in your fee. 24 Mar 20, The Lodge Vilvoorde (Brussels).  25 Mar 20, Van Der Valk (Arlon). 

Security consideration:  Access to NATO HQ, NCIA and NSPA is strictly controlled. All participants MUST use the organised transport and travel as a group to each venue. NO INDIVIDUAL transport arrangements are permitted.  

Proposed schedule

Date

Time

Activity

24 Mar 20

evening

Networking session with Brussels Chamber of Commerce

25 Mar 20

morning

Briefing from Canadian Joint Delegation and NCIA at NATO HQ

 

afternoon

Travel to Luxembourg

 

evening

Networking session with Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce

26 Mar 20

morning

NSPA Briefings

 

afternoon

B2B (industry with NSPA prog staff)

 

Questions can be directed to the Canadian Liaisons Officer to NSPA,  LCol Martin Bedard

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