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.

Webinar: MOD Science and Technology Strategy – Dr Nick Joad

Join an interactive session with Dr Nick Joad, Director of Defence Science & Technology, MOD, offering an overview of the MOD science and technology direction in light of the new Science & Technology (S&T) strategy, and how the S&T strategy aligns with the future direction of the research programmes.

Webinar: Dstl future options to support UK’s defence and security

FULLY BOOKED - ADS are delighted to host a webinar with Prof Andy Bell, Chief Technology Officer, Dstl, who will discuss options for S&T Planning and future direction for Dstl. Join this webinar to find out how industry can engage with Dstl and how Dstl is responding to COVID-19 to enable delivery to customers.

Preparing for Brexit webinar: Logistics and Freight

JUST LAUNCHED - In our next Preparing for Brexit webinar series, we will be joined by experts from Kuehne and Nagel to discuss the practical steps you need to take for moving freight between the UK and EU.

Webinar: Air Vice-Marshal Harvey Smyth – UK defence in space

Air Vice-Marshal Harvey Smyth, Director Space at the Space Directorate will be updating our members on the key areas under his domain including, leading the Space Directorate in the Ministry of Defence (MOD), responsible for defence space strategy, policy and capability planning.

Webinar: Doing business with US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)

JUST LAUNCHED - This webinar will focus on the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) , which is the unified combatant command charged with overseeing the various special operations component commands of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force of the United States Armed Forces.

Webinar: The Peruvian and Colombian defence and security markets

JUST LAUNCHED - This webinar, jointly organised with UK Defence & Security Exports, will brief participants on the opportunities for doing business with Peru and Colombia. Attendance would be invaluable for any UK companies interested in doing business in the defence and/or security sectors in these marketplaces.

Webinar: Supporting Defence SMEs in the UK

Join this webinar for an opportunity to further understand how ADS support our SME members as well as hear from the MOD and their SME engagement activities.

Webinar: Supporting Defence SMEs in the Export Marketplace

Join this webinar to gain a wide range of expert advice, information and support to UK SMEs from ADS and the British Government. SMEs are an integral part of the defence supply chain and represent 84% of the ADS membership. UK SMEs play a vital role in our defence and security sales success.

Aero India 2021 – UK Pavilion – Register your interest


REGISTER YOUR INTEREST - Aero India 2021 will provide a significant platform in bolstering business opportunities in the International aviation sector. A rapidly growing economy and opening of defence production to private sector, have given a major fillip to the defence industry in India.

Webinar: Doing Business in Indonesia – Defence and Security

JUST LAUNCHED - Join this webinar jointly organised with the UK Defence & Security Exports organisation at the Department for International Trade, to promote the potential commercial opportunities there are for UK firms to do business in Indonesia, predominantly within the defence and security sectors.

Defence commercial virtual workshop – February 2021

ADS are once again holding a Defence Commercial Workshop, with delivery now online. The workshop will provide a framework within which companies can reach decisions about pricing and reporting relevant to their internal structure and methods.

IDEX 2021 – UK Pavilion


TAP FUNDING AVAILABLE - ADS have secured space in a prime location at IDEX 2021, the only show of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa region, home to the latest technology and innovations in all sectors of defence, TAP funding is available.

Aerospace & Defense Supplier Summit (A&DSS) Seattle 2021 – UK Pavilion


This is a unique supply chain event which brings together aerospace and defence primes, tier suppliers and contract-manufacturers. The programme offers all participants the opportunity to sign up, identify and request meetings with relevant contacts prior to the show.

Maritime Capability Industry Day – May 2021

DATE UPDATED - This event aims to adopt a defence enterprise approach to address the maritime problems sets of the future Navy. Focusing primarily on the North Atlantic, the day will provide a unique insight into the future challenges, assumptions and ambitions of the Naval Service.

Milipol Asia-Pacific 2021 – UK Pavilion – Register your interest


REGISTER YOUR INTEREST: ADS has secured a prime location for the UK Pavilion at Milipol Asia-Pacific, the leading international exhibition dedicated to homeland security in the Asia-Pacific region. The event is focused on serving the Asia Pacific’s Counter Terrorism, Law Enforcement and Civil Defence communities.

DSEI 2021 – UK Pavilion


ADS is organising the UK Pavilion at DSEI 2021, 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. Contact us to discuss a variety of stand packages.