It set out a strategic and ambitious approach to strengthening the UK’s defence and security industrial sectors and has acted as a guiding framework for HMG and industry to work together in partnership. This event will provide an important opportunity for officials, industry representatives and academia to come together and review the progress made in implementing the wide swath of policy, process and legislative changes the DSIS set out, as well as to set out ways to accelerate and advance this work in collaboration. 

At the heart of the DSIS, it promised a new approach that recognises the link between national security and prosperity, and therefore the importance of a sustainable defence and security industrial base to achieving the objectives set out in HMG’s overarching Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy. The DSIS set out proposed reforms across four key areas of acquisition and procurement; productivity and resilience; technology and innovation; and international collaboration, exports and foreign investment. Alongside a high-level panel featuring senior representatives from HMG, this event will therefore feature a series of workshops that will focus on key issues in each overarching policy area. 

This event has been arranged in partnership between the Ministry of DefenceHome Office, industry trade associations (ADSTechUKMake UK Defence and SMI), the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and King’s College London. If you have any questions regarding this event please get in touch with Reg Pula, copying in Nathan Mathiot.   

Register your interest:

To register your interest please use the book now button and register interest through the ADS website, by no later than 6 May 2022. Please note that places are limited for this event and all registrations of interest will be approved and will be allocated and confirmed w/c 9 May 2022. A registration of interest does not guarantee a place at the event.

A full agenda will be sent closer to the date. We will also confirm if you have not been allocated a place on this occasion.

Fred Sugden

Fred Sugden

Associate Director, Defence and National Security, techUK

Freddie MacSwiney

Programme Manager - Defence and Cyber, techUK

Raya Tsolova

Programme Manager, National Security, techUK