Following some adjustments to the DSO briefing package for outgoing UK defence staff before they take up their posts at UK Embassies and High Commissions abroad, ADS had agreed an enhanced opportunity within this for industry engagement and participation.  


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 DSO will also be in attendance. Each company will be limited to one representative each, due to space limitations. 


09:15   Coffee and Welcome, Cdr Stephen Walker    

09:30   Welcome to DIT-DSO, Mark Goldsack DDSO

10:00   Strategic Overview

10:20   Aviation, AVM Nigel Maddox 

10:40   Maritime, Capt Nick MacDonald-Robinson 

11:00   Refreshments 

11:15   Land including C-IED, Colonel James Hoare 

11:45   Operations including DGP, Cyber Security Military Network, ECJU, Tracey Buckingham, Lieutenant Colonel Mark Davis, Jack Hands, William Reynolds

12:30   Defence Equipment Sales Authority, Adrian Thurgood, Victoria Duckett, Sam Jackson 

13:00   DSO Events Team and EST, Steve Bull, Captain Tom Appleyard 

13:15   Lunch

14:10   Individual DSO Desk Officer country briefings

15:10   Trade Associations and Defence Exports, Willy Hockin 

15:30   Industry Campaign Briefs

16:30   Networking Social 


Albania, China, Denmark, Estonia, France, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Ukraine, United States, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.