ADS runs a programme of free and discounted events throughout the year for all of our members to benefit from. This programme provides the opportunity to easily engage in a variety of activities at your own pace without the limitations of additional resources.

These events provide information, networking, business development and industry engagement opportunities.

We know that collaboration is key as you look to grow.

ADS types of events

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ADS events

We run free events for members throughout the year to help maximise the value of Membership giving members the opportunity to engage and participate in a variety of activities to assist.

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Member Forums

Forums take place at a member company, and typically include an industry update and the opportunity to network with peers. There are also a limited number of exhibition spaces available at these events

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ADS members reception are held up to four times a year and provide an opportunity to meet ADS teams to explore your membership, as well as to engage with fellow ADS members from across the industrial value chain

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A number of tailored, topical and sector specific briefings take place throughout the year. Our full schedule for these virtual and in-person opportunities can be found via our Events Schedule

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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

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.


27 March 2024

ADS is pleased to continue its support for DPRTE, 27th March 2024.

Held once again at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, the UK’s leading Defence Procurement Show Connects buyers, suppliers, prime contractors, and academia from across the Defence acquisition supply chain.  DPRTE provides extensive skills development, networking, collaboration and showcase opportunities for organisations that are actively working with the Defence sector or that are exploring ways to work in the UK’s £20bn+ Defence procurement marketplace.

ADS Members can receive 10% off the ticket price to attend as Delegates. 

Follow the link  here and input the code ADS10 to receive your discount. 

For any queries, plese contact


Engineering Supply Chain Show

April 16-18 2024

This new 3-day exhibition has grown out of increased demand for the successful UK Supply Chain Zone at MACH.  This focused event is dedicated to buyers looking to source precision sub-contracting products and services from UK-based suppliers.  Organised by The Manufacturing Technologies Association and being hosted at the NEC in April 2024, this show-within-a-show is part of the MACH exhibition but sits as a separate 3-day event.  The Engineering Supply Chain Show will have its own location and entrance in Hall 7 – directly alongside MACH.

ADS Members can receive a discounted rate £385/m2 discounted from the commercial rate of £425/m2.  Follow the link here and select ADS in the dropdown menu.

Alternatively, call Chris Seldon on 020 7298 6400 or email

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