Defence Events

We facilitate the showcasing of defence capabilities by co-ordinating UK Pavilions at key global Defence trade shows and exhibitions. Many of these are hosted in partnership with UK Government. We also offer hospitality services and exhibiting opportunities at the biennial Farnborough International Airshow.

Training courses and workshops provide specialised and up to date knowledge on topics such as Ministry of Defence contracting frameworks, exporting regulations and procurement programmes. Webinars, conferences and briefings focus on market access and business development opportunities.

We partner with the Royal Navy and Army HQ on a number of symposia to provide industry updates on requirements and programmes.

ATI Roadshow, Scotland – Sustainable Aviation

ADS Scotland is delighted to partner with the Aerospace Technology Institute to offer companies an opportunity to hear directly on findings from the FlyZero work, technology, strategy and opportunities for future collaboration.

SOFEX 2022 – Learn more about exhibitor opportunities

JUST LAUNCHED - Join this webinar to learn more about the Special Operations Forces Exhibition & Conference due to take place in Jordan in November and the potential opportunities for UK companies looking to exhibit.

Defence Attaché Engagement – June 2022

FULLY BOOKED - This upcoming Defence Attaché industry engagement event provides the chance to meet one-to-one with UK defence staff before they take up their posts at UK Embassies and High Commissions abroad.

Eurosatory 2022 – United Kingdom Pavilion


LOUNGE PASSES AVAILABLE - Discover the defence and security industries from all over the world as well as new defence and security equipment and solutions through the worldwide high-level exhibitors and live demonstrations. High-level decision makers, technical and operational experts from different countries and international bodies will be in attendance.

Free: Business Forum, Networking & Drinks Reception

JUST LAUNCHED - Join us at our upcoming Business Forum, Networking and Drinks Reception, hosted by ADS Member, Gallagher and the ADS Finance Forum, with sessions led by ADS President, Julian Whitehead and ADS CEO, Kevin Craven, plus special guest speaker Nathan Hines, ex Scotland Rugby International.

US Export Control Workshop 2022


This hugely successful event on US export controls regulations is jointly organised by EGADD and Squire Patton Boggs’ Aerospace & Defence Group. This year's event will be in close partnership with BAE Systems, who have considerable experience in dealing with the challenges arising from ITAR and EAR compliance.

Introduction to MoD Procurement – July 2022

Join our online workshop which will provide you with understanding of the UK MoD procurement process and how your company can reach decisions about bidding and managing contracts with the UK MoD.

ADS Members Summer BBQ 2022

JUST LAUNCHED - Secure your place early for our ever popular ADS Summer BBQ. We are delighted to invite our members for a relaxed afternoon of face-to-face networking, where you can enjoy some BBQ food and drinks in the grounds of one of London's top venues.

DSEI 2023 – United Kingdom Pavilion


Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) is recognised as the world’s largest land, sea and air biennial defence and security exhibition, bringing together senior international trade and military experts from across the entire supply chain in an optimal business environment. In 2023, the United Kingdom pavilion is located in a prime location co-located with other key UK government agencies.