ACADA Dinner 2023

The Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association (ACADA) is excited to continue our dinner tradition and we are looking forward to welcoming back attendees and new registrants.

The ACADA Dinner and Networking Reception, scheduled for Wednesday, October 4, 2023, is an annual event that creates a platform for the Atlantic Aerospace and Defence Sector to be showcased. This is a successful annual event often attracting more than 400 attendees including key industry members, military and government representatives and delegates.

The evening will feature a Networking Reception, Keynote Speaker, three course meal and the announcement of the 2023 ACADA Industry Excellence Awards winners.

As a DEFSEC Atlantic attendee, you are cordially invited to join us! Please see the details below. We welcome your engagement as an important member of our A & D industry.

We would like to thank our sponsors:

Primary Sponsor

Reception Sponsor


The Location
Halifax Harbourfront Marriott Hotel
(1919 Upper Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Click here for directions
Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Reception at 6:00 pm ADT in the Nova Scotia Ballroom Foyer
Call into Dinner at 6:50 pm ADT in the Nova Scotia Ballroom
Business Attire
Dinner Menu
The Dinner entree is a Stuffed Chicken Duet with Faroe Island Salmon Medallion (both proteins will be plated).
There is a vegetarian option available.
Ticketholders are requested to contact Catherine MacDonald by e-mail at or via mobile at (902) 483-5664 to advise of any food sensitivities. (NOTE: The venue requires the list for all special requests / allergies 4 business days in advance of the Dinner. Thank you for your attention to this matter.)
Keynote Speaker
To Be Confirmed
Cost to Attend
$225 + 15% HST = $258.75
Corporate Table of 10
$2250 + 15% HST = $2587.50
Ordering Online
If you are registering for DEFSEC Atlantic, you can purchase an individual ticket as one of your options as part of the registration process.


If you do NOT plan to attend DEFSEC Atlantic, you can still purchase your individual ticket by clicking here and
then going to the bottom of the dropdown for SELECT A ROLE and
choosing "ACADA Dinner Attendee Only - Not Attending DEFSEC Atlantic",
then simply follow the registration process and select 1 ticket when it comes to the ACADA Dinner screen.
You will be able to pay for your ticket as the last step in the process.

Those interested in ordering a corporate table of 10 people should NOT use the online option and instead should contact Catherine MacDonald by e-mail at or via mobile at (902) 483-5664.

We look forward to welcoming you on October 4th, 2023!