Free & discounted events

ADS 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.

Members Forums

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.

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.


The leading UK-based event for milsatcom professionals.  You’ll hear about the latest technical and policy developments in milsatcoms, gain new ideas to make infrastructures scalable, resilient and innovative, learn how to overcome the space challenges faced by satellites in orbit, analyse the space landscape and the impact of the UK’s space strategy, and meet and learn from specialists from across the milsatcoms value chain.

ADS Members receive the discounted MOD rate £399+VAT.  For further informationa please click here

Financial Times “FT’s Investing In Space Summit” – 08/06/22 – 09/06/22

FT’s Investing in Space summit will bring together government agencies, investors, and technology companies to explore how the commercial space business is maturing and the extent to which it is providing fertile ground for sustainable investment. Leveraging the convening power of the FT, and through expert moderation, the event will provide an update on the latest technology, insight on investment opportunities, and analysis of the future of space as a new asset class. ADS members can receive a 20% discount on their passes for the event.

Investing in Space website

CLOSE COMBAT SYMPOSIUM – 05/07/22 – 07/07/22

The aim is to bring together the military, academia, and industry to discuss current and future developments in close combat and dismounted technologies and procedures. It will also consider current and future equipment programmes out to 10 years.

D Futures Mil Cap Plans (formerly Cap GM) in Army HQ have expressed an interest in the following subject areas on which presentations would be particularly welcome:

  •    Future equipment and technologies deliverable in the 5-10 year timeframe to include potential small arms replacements.
  •    ’24-hour digital lethality’ that provides an all day and weather capability
  •    Developing a roadmap to the 24/7 future force
  •   ‘Close in self-defence’ to include platoon organic fire support, in particular filling the light mortar and anti-armour gaps



Join the International Composites Summit (ICS) for its second year in London this September. A joint venture between trade association, Composites UK and specialist full‐service marketing and communications company, Fluency, ICS is the only UK exhibition solely focussed on the composites supply chain, bringing companies together to address the worldwide opportunities for sales and growth in the composites sector.

The event also looks at the opportunities and challenges in helping to deliver the climate change targets set out in the green agenda for event nation. As well as networking with 100 exhibitors, a free‐to‐attend forum programme will also deliver the best speakers the composites industry has to offer, looking at the supply chain opportunity for multiple sectors, countries and Net Zero developments.

ADS members can receive a 5% discount on their exhibition stand.

International Composites Summit website

Helitech Expo 07/09/2022 – 08/09/2022

Helitech Expo is UK’s largest Event dedicated to vertical products, parts, accessories and services. The show brings together leading manufacturers, suppliers, buyers and engineers to share their expertise in the Rotorcraft Industry. The event will empower you to reimagine the possibilities and get the edge in technological advancement, by connecting with the products, people and ideas that will transform your Rotorcraft Business.

Register for free tickets to attend the show via

ADS Members can gain a 10% off exhibition stands


Space Suppliers Summit, Glasgow 04/10/2022 – 05/10/2022

ADS is pleased to be supporting this year’s Space Suppliers Summit taking place in Glasgow. Scotland’s space sector covers a wide range of areas, from satellite and rocket manufacturers to launch facilities and research and data analysis.

This year’s summit will give companies the opportunity to engage and network with potential customers and suppliers through BCI Aerospace’s business to business meetings programme and learn about key developments taking place in the sector.

There are a number of exhibiting options and for SMEs who require a smaller footprint at the Space Suppliers Summit, there are B2B table packages available.

Visit the website to find out more.

ADS members are entitled to a 10% discount off the cost of exhibiting at the show.