Networking events

We run a variety of networking events, which include everything from drinks receptions through to formal dinners, including our popular ADS Annual Dinner. These events provide the perfect opportunity to make new contacts and network with colleagues and friends.

ADS NI Inaugural BBQ

Secure your place for our first ADS NI Summer BBQ. We are delighted to invite our members for a relaxed afternoon of face-to-face networking, where you can enjoy BBQ food and drinks at the Ulster Aviation Society’s aircraft hanger in Lisburn.

Defence Attaché Engagement – September 2022

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST BY 31 AUGUST 2022 - Express 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. Interested companies will undergo an initial selection process.

ADS Toulouse Annual Event 2022

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST - The evening is an occasion for UK companies to meet and network in an informal environment with key personalities from the Franco-UK Aerospace industry, including representatives from French and British aerospace industry, key dignitaries and notorious guests of honour.

Annual Meeting of the Export Group for Aerospace, Defence and Dual-Use (EGADD) 2022

JUST LAUNCHED - Join the EGADD Annual Main Meeting, once again face to face in London for 2022. Topics to be covered include: a “state of the union” address by ECJU, to include an update on the “Transformation Programme” plus International events, including especially involving PRC and Russia, in a World view to be provided by FCDO

Counter Threat Symposium 2022


Join the second edition of the Counter Threat Symposium, a joint initiative between the CBRN, Counter Explosive Ordnance (Counter-EO) and welcoming this year the Drone Platform and Counter Drone (DPAC). This event brings together practitioners including: the humanitarian sector, end users, policy makers, suppliers and buyers from UK and overseas to discuss the latest developments and requirements across the counter-threat domains.