The ADS New Professionals Forum aims to provide every new starter in the aerospace, defence, space and security industries to find the right support through a diverse and inclusive environment.


This event is intended as a development opportunity with keynotes, industry presentations, mentoring sessions, networking tips, and more. Keynotes from Paul Stein, CTO -  Rolls-Royce on “the future of safe, competitive and clean power”, and Sameer Savani, Head of Innovation – ADS on “technology trends in aerospace”. 


10:00  Registration

10:30  Caitlin Percy (NPF), Brief introduction to NPF and ADS

11:00  Paul Stein (RR CTO), The future of safe, competitive and clean power

11:45  Kyle van der Merwe (BMT), Networking tips

12:00  Lunch & Networking

12:45  Various

Mentoring/1 to 1s/Rolls-Royce Heritage Tour Visit/Stalls(Attendees + RaEs + IMechE)

14:00  TBD

14:30  Rohan Nanda (Airbus), The future of Civil Aviation (Aircraft OEM)

15:00  Dr Henrik Rothe (Cranfield), Digital Air Traffic Control Centre

15:30  Break

16:00  Sameer Savani (ADS), Technology Trends in Aerospace & Wrap up.

Supported by: ADS, Airbus, Atkins, BAE Systems, BMT Group, Cranfield, MBDA, MSI Defence Solutions, and QinetiQ