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

  • Free ADS Member Forum, Leonardo, Yeovil – May/June 2018 (TBC), 10:00 – 16:00.  Online booking available soon.


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.

  • Free ADS Members Networking Reception, Gallagher, The Walbrook Building, London – Thursday 24 May 2018, 14:30 – 18:00.  Online booking available soon.


We host a number of topical briefings throughout the year.

  • A view from the ICO: Preparing for GDPR, ADS London Office, Salamanca Square – Tuesday 24 April 2018, 10:00 – 12:30. Register 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. 

  • Defence Procurement, Research, Technology & Exportability, DPRTE 2018 – £20 discount on ticket price for ADS Members
  • 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
  • Cityforum – Defence and Security Exports – maximising British opportunities post-Brexit – 20% discount
  • Industry 4.0 Summit – ADS members get 30% discount off the ticket price and 30% discount on exhibition space at ‘factories of the Future Expo’
  • Defence Simulation Education & Training – 10% discount on delegate passes for ADS Members

Members Area