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.
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 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
11:15 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
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
COUNTRIES OF PARTICULAR RELEVANCE FOR THIS EVENT:
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.