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Annual Conference to showcase innovation in defence, space, security and aerospace industries

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Companies in the Defence, Security, Space and Aerospace industries will have a unique opportunity to learn how innovation is shaping future customer needs and growth opportunities, from some of the UK’s leading experts in their sectors at an event next month.

The NDI Annual Conference ‘Growth through Innovation’ is being held over two days and will bring together an exceptional line up of speakers from companies including Thales, Raytheon, Rolls Royce, Marshall, Axilium and BAE Systems, and UK Government.

Topics covered by speakers on day one will include cyber security, support for defence exports, current UK naval programmes, competitiveness, ways to exploit dual-use technology and how to work together to deliver capability and value to the UK. There will also be a series of specialist interactive breakout sessions on dual use technology, the Space Applications Centre and cyber security.

Defence Growth Partnership will lead the second day and provide a series of meet the buyer sessions where companies will have the chance to meet suppliers, buyers and decision-makers from Government, MOD and the Defence, Aerospace, Space and Security Industries. These will include Airbus, Cobham, General Dynamics, Raytheon, SAAB, Thales and Marshall Aerospace & Defence Group.

Commenting, Andy Collier, Director of NDI said:

“This will be a unique chance for companies to hear from those working at the forefront of our sector about the substantial opportunities and challenges we face. As well as learning about new technologies and best practice the event will also help identify and build relationships with new suppliers, customers and business partners.”

Confirmed speakers so far include:

  • Rt Hon Lord Hutton of Furness, (Former Secretary of State for Defence)
  • Hamid Mughal, Director of Manufacturing, Rolls Royce
  • Richard Daniel, CEO Raytheon UK
  • Tracy Buckingham, Deputy Director, Operations, Dept. for International Trade 
  • Brian Johnson, UK Business Development Director, BAE Systems Maritime
  • Jane Cannon, Head of Industry Engagement, Home Office

The conference is being held at the Advance Manufacturing Training Centre at Ansty, near Coventry on 13/14 October. The cost is £295 + vat for NDI or EEF Members and £395 + vat for Non-Members. Bookings can be made on 0845 111 1141, at or


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