We run a programme of free events for Members throughout the year to help maximise the value of Membership. The programme gives Members the opportunity to easily engage and participate in a variety of activities to assist in information provision, networking, business development and wider industry engagement.
Members forums are hosted by a Member company who has a facility to showcase. The day typically includes an industry update and the opportunity to network with peers. There are also a limited number of exhibition spaces available at these events.
Our Members Receptions are held up to four times a year and are hosted by a Member company or at an ADS office. These events are an excellent opportunity to meet with the ADS Executive and Membership Teams to discuss business and how to maximise the value of membership. They also provide time for networking with fellow ADS Members.
We host a number of topical briefings throughout the year.
- Webinar: Harnessing innovation in Aerospace & Defence – Thursday 26th November, 9:30-10:30
- Webinar: Defence webinar – Brigadier Dan Cheesman, Chief Technology Officer for the Royal Navy – Thursday 26th November 2020, 11:00-12:00
- Webinar: Doing Business with Argentina – Thursday 26th November 2020, 14:00-15:00
- Webinar: MOD Science and Technology Strategy, Dr Nick Joad – Friday 27th November 2020, 10:30-12:00
- Webinar: The Directorate of Defence Trade Controls’ Defence Export Control and Compliance System – Wednesday 2nd December 2020, 15:30-16:30
- Webinar: Dstl future options to support UK’s Defence and Security – Thursday 3rd December 2020, 14:00-15:00
- Webinar: Preparing for Brexit webinar: Logistics and Freight – Thursday 3rd December 2020, 14:00-15:00
- Webinar: Strategic option for Aerospace SMEs in 2021 – Friday 4th December 2020, 11:00-12:00
- Webinar: UK Defence in Space with Air Vice-Marshal Harvey Smyth, Director Space, UK MOD – Monday 7th December 2020, 11:00-12:00
- Webinar: Doing business with US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) – Wednesday 9th December 2020, 12:00-13:00
- Webinar: The Peruvian and Colombian defence and security markets – Wednesday 9th December 2020, 14:00-15:15
- Webinar: Supporting Defence SMEs in the UK – Thursday 10th December 2020, 14:00-15:00
- Webinar: Supporting Defence SMEs in the Export Marketplace – Tuesday 15th December 2020, 14:00-15:00
- Webinar: The US’ Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program – Thursday 17th December 2020, 15:00-16:00
- Webinar: Doing Business with Indonesia – Defence & Security – Wednesday 10th February 2021, 9:30-10:45
Non ADS events
As an ADS Member you can take advantage of a select number of event discounts and free events which are being hosted by our network of partners, Member companies and stakeholders. Full details and discount codes are available in the Member Offers & Discounts section of the Members Area.
- RAeS Air Power Conference – ADS members can buy tickets with a 25% discount compared to non-members
- Helitech Expo 2021 – ADS members can register for free tickets to attend, as well as taking advantage of a 10% discount from exhibition prices