This free to attend webinar was jointly organised by ADS, the Defence & Security Exports at the Department for International Trade and the UK Embassy in Abu Dhabi as part of a short series of information webinars on a number of prospective markets around the World, with this iteration intended to promote greater awareness of the potential business opportunities in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates as well as the wider Gulf Cooperation Council region for UK firms to do business in the aerospace sector.

This webinar focused on the GCC market in the aerospace sector, and is linked to promoting and supporting UK Industry interest in participating at the biennial Dubai Airshow 2023, the 18th iteration of which is due to be taking place in Dubai, on Monday 13 November to Friday 17 November 2023, at which ADS Group is planning on organising a United Kingdom Pavilion.

The webinar enabled UK firms to identify what the potential defence business opportunities might be for them to do aerospace business across the GCC, as well as what value there might be in their participating in and attending the Dubai Airshow 2023.


  • 09:30 (BST) / 12:30 (DST) – Admin welcome (Madeleine Fleetwood, Event Manager, ADS)
  • 09:32 (BST) / 12:32 (DST) – Welcome and Introduction (David Scotter, Director – Events and Market Development, ADS)
  • 09:35 (BST) / 12:35 (DST) – Perceptions on potential opportunities in the Gulf Aerospace market (Rob Bricker, from Department for Business and Trade)
  • 09:40 (BST) / 12:40 (DST) – Potential Defence Business Opportunities in the Wider GCC Market (Gabriel Daniels, UK Defence Solutions Centre)
  • 09:50 (BST) / 12:50 (DST) – The Plans for the Dubai Airshow 2023 Exhibition (Sarah Adams, Airshow Organising Team)
  • 10:00 (BST) / 13:00 (DST) – Exhibiting options available and floorplan overview (Thomas Kilroy, Sales Manager, ADS) 
  • 10:10 (BST) / 13:10 (DST) – Aerospace Business-to-Business Engagement Opportunities at the Dubai Airshow (Ed Raggett, Head of Business Development, ADS Group)
  • 10.15 (BST) / 13.15 (DST) – Open Forum Q&A
  • 10.25 (BST) / 13.25 (DST) – Final remarks and Close (David Scotter, Director – Events and Market Development, ADS)
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