Register your interest in this upcoming Defence Attaché industry engagement event for the chance to meet one-to-one with UK defence staff before they take up their posts at UK Embassies and High Commissions abroad.

Following some adjustments to the UKDSE briefing package for outgoing UK defence staff, ADS and Make UK Defence have agreed an enhanced opportunity within this for industry engagement and participation.  

Please note: Interested companies will undergo an initial selection process. Successful companies will then be invited to attend the event. The final list of invitees will be at ADS, Make UK Defence and UKDSE’s discretion. You will be sent a template to complete which requires you to describe your technology, product or service, which will then be reviewed. Please do not make any travel arrangements for the event until your attendance has been confirmed. Further instructions will be sent once you have registered your interest and companies will be contacted regarding attendance week commencing Monday 5 September 2022.

Benefits of attending:

Industry attendees will have the opportunity to have one-to-one scheduled meetings with the outgoing defence staff in those countries of potential interest, and it is hoped that, where possible, the relevant country desk officers and military support staff from UKDSE will also be in attendance. Regional International Trade Advisors have also been invited to attend the event. 

Draft agenda:

  • Introduction to Industry, UKDSE, ADS and Make UK
  • Speed dating- 5 minutes per DA
  • Capability exhibition. A opportunity to showcase your products and services in a mini exhibition hall.post speed dating.
  • UKDSE guest speakers. - Topic TBC
  • Business Curry Buffet - A chance to have further business discussions in a informal setting in the Royal Artillery Officers’ Mess. 

Countries of particular relevance for this event:

Rank

Service

Appointment

Country

Location

Col

Army

DA

Ethiopia

Addis Ababa

Col

Army

DA

Denmark

Copenhagen

Cdr

Navy

Dep DAdv

Kenya

Nairobi

Lt Col

Army

D Adv

 

Caribbean

Col

Army

DA

Israel

Tel Aviv

Col

Army

MA

France

Paris

Wg Cdr

RAF

DDA

Iraq

Baghdad

Wg Cdr

RAF

D Adv

Mozambique

Maputo

Col

Army

AMA

USA

Washington

Gp Capt

RAF

AA

India

New Delhi

Capt RN

Navy

BDS

Australia and Oceania region

Oceania, Canberra

Maj

Royal Marine

DDA

Columbia

Bogota

Col

Army

D Adv

Cyprus

Nicosia

Maj

Army

DDA

Argentina

Buenos Aries

Gp Capt

RAF

AA

France

Paris

Lt Col

RM

NAdv

India

New Delhi

 

DA- Defence Attaché, DDA- Deputy Defence Attaché, NAdv- Naval Advisor, AA- Air Advisor, D Adv- Defence Advisor, MA- Military Advisor.

Please note that these countries are subject to change.

How to register interest:

If you would like to attend this event please email Madeleine Fleetwood by 31 August 2022. The format of these events has changed so companies will only be encouraged to send one person per company. The companies will be reviewed and we will confirm back to you week commencing 5 September if you have been accepted. Any companies accepted will be asked to register and pay the delegate fee to attend:

Cost to attend will be approx:

  • £95.00 + VAT per person for ADS members
  • £142.40 + VAT per person for affiliates
  • £190.00 + VAT per person for non-members