Join the second edition of the Counter Threat Symposium, a joint initiative between the CBRNCounter Explosive Ordnance (Counter-EO) and welcoming this year the Drone Platform and Counter Drone (DPAC) Special Interest Groups (SIGs) of ADS. This two and a half day event is taking place at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre.

This event brings together practitioners including: the humanitarian sector, end users, policy makers, suppliers and buyers from UK and overseas to discuss the latest developments and requirements across the counter-threat domains.

Event format:

This year’s conference will have a focus on core counter-threat themes with thought provoking keynotes, case studies, insights into the latest capability developments, capability requirements and opportunities, and many more counter-threat focussed briefings.

  • Day one will focus on the Context and look at areas such as the threat, environmental intelligence, and experiences.
  • Day two will focus on the Drivers, including policy and doctrine, and science and technology.
  • Day three (morning only) will focus on Delivery including procurement.

The event is open to the membership of all 3 SIGs and non-members alike*. As well as receiving updates from across their sector, delegates have the opportunity to represent their company with a tabletop exhibition stand (subject to availability). There will be a sponsored networking event on the first evening and numerous breakout opportunities throughout the event designed to foster cross-department discussion. 

Symposium programme:

We will keep you informed of the symposium programme as it develops and link to the latest version will be available on this page.


Gold sponsor:

Table top exhibition:

This will run across the two and a half days of the event and will allow delegates to network with key UK manufacturers of the latest Counter EO, CBRN and DPAC products and services. Please see here for the latest floor plan.

Table top packages include:

  • One staff member per table - this person can access the sessions as well if they wish. Additional staff can be purchased at the delegate rate.
  • Refreshments, lunch and access to the drinks reception for the above delegate on Tuesday 8 November
  • Company profile in event table top brochure
  • One table and access to one power point socket if required.

*The Special Interest Group members will receive priority when booking as the event is limited in size. If you are a Counter-EO UK, CBRN-UK or DPAC member who are not an ADS member, please contact us to obtain the member rate.

Sponsorship opportunities:

There are several sponsorship opportunities available. Please view the packages here and contact Adam Doyle if you are interested in becoming a sponsor.

Evening drinks reception:  

On the evening of Tuesday 8 November, a networking drinks reception will be held, this will be a great opportunity to network with fellow delegates, speakers and exhibitors. 

To book:

Please click on the 'Buy Now' button to purchase a table top stand or delegate place. Early bird rates are available for table top bookings for the special interest group members only until 31 August 2022.

If you are a government delegate please email Madeleine Fleetwood to request the government rate.


Options and prices

Name Cost
Counter Threat Symposium 2022 - delegate ticket
Membership Type Price
  • Member
Counter Threat Symposium 2022 - EARLY BIRD table top - exclusively for members of CBRN, Counter-EO and DPAC
Membership Type Price (ex. VAT)
  • Member