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 – 18 June 2018, 09:00 – 15:00.  Online registration is now open.


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.

  • Security in the Finance Sector Briefing, ADS London Office, Salamanca Square – Tuesday 29 May 2018, 10:00 – 12:30.  Further details and registration here.
  • Security Briefing – Engaging with the National Cyber Security Centre, ADS London Office, Salamanca Square – Thursday, 14 June 2018, 10:00 – 12:30. Further 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.

  • Getting the Most out of Public and Utilities Procurement – A Bidder’s Perspective – free to attend
  • SCIP Networking Event: Capabilities to Succeed in the Digital Age – free to attend
  • Human Rights and Modern Day Slavery Risk Management – 10% discount on tickets for ADS Members
  • Shaping the Aerospace Workforce of the Future Conference – free to attend
  • Three Counties Defence & Security Expo 2018 – free delegate passes for ADS Members
  • The Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS) 2018 National Manufacturing Conference – 10% discount for ADS Members
  • Environmental and Safety Assurance Symposium (ESAS) organised by Atkins – 10% discount for ADS Members
  • Advanced Engineering Exhibition – 10% discount for ADS Members exhibiting
  • Cityforum – Defence and Security Exports – maximising British opportunities post-Brexit – 20% discount

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