Free & discounted Events


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.

Member Forums

Member 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.

  • Members Christmas Reception, ADS London office, Salamanca Square, Thursday 14 December, 16:00 – 19:00.  Registration is now open.


We host a number of topical briefings throughout the year.

  • MOD’s New Cyber Protection Requirements in Contracts, ADS London office, Salamanca Square, Friday 1 December 2017, 10:30 – 13:30.  Details and registration here.
  • Briefing on UK Security Standards, ADS London office, Salamanca Square, Wednesday 24 January 2018, 10:00 – 12:30.  Details and registration here.
  • UK Cyber Security Export Strategy, ADS London office, Salamanca Square, Tuesday 13 February 2018, 10:00 – 12:30.  Details and registration here.


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. 

  • Three Counties Defence & Security Expo 2018 – 10% discount on delegate passes for ADS Members
  • New Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre – 20% discount for ADS Members
  • Borwell – Cyber Security Refresher Workshop – 20% discount for ADS Members
  • Cityforum – Defence and Security Exports – maximising British opportunities post-Brexit – 20% discount

Members Area