DEFSEC Leverages the Power of OMX at Upcoming Defence Conference


TORONTO, ON – OMX announces a partnership with Canada's 2nd largest defence conference, DEFSEC Atlantic to drive business to Canadian industry.

Founded over 10 years ago, as a small Sea King replacement conference, DEFSEC is now a key industry event that brings together the major Prime contractors and SMEs. The focus of the show is primarily Business to Business and Business to Government meetings. "The relationships we focus on driving are connecting Primes and SMEs, which is why we are enthusiastic about leveraging the OMX platform. We have a lot of foreign delegations as a result of our 'Open Door policy', which will drive Canadian defence exports abroad. It is our passion to see real business getting done and this partnership supports that mission."- Colin Stephenson, Executive Director of DEFSEC.

OMX is especially proud to count as members industry Primes BAE Systems Canada, Chantier Davie, General Atomics, Lockheed Martin, Oshkosh Defense, Raytheon Defence, Rheinmetall Defence and Thales Group. These defence industry leaders have made doing business with them easier than ever for the Canadian SME community, thereby encouraging closer integration and improved engagement, especially at upcoming trade shows, such as DEFSEC. "The membership of these major defence players strengthen the capacity to support SMEs and make important technology investments", said OMX President Nicole Verkindt. After over two years of operation, 1400 Canadian SMEs now use OMX to connect with potential customers, manage their supply chain and report on key data that helps primes make informed decisions on directing their investments in Canada.

OMX is the central online platform that increases its members' experience of attending valuable trade shows such as DEFSEC, by allowing them to connect and share marketing materials with potential customers beforehand to turn the event into a relationship builder instead of point of first contact. OMX users can connect, manage and track relationships and respond to specific opportunities through the new Opportunities Feed.

For more information:

Katherine Jacome, OMX - katherine@theomx.com

Colin Stephenson, DEFSEC - colin@defsecatlantic.ca. DEFSEC: defsecatlantic.ca