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In our ever-changing geopolitical landscape, the need for dialogue and collaboration amongst Allies has never been more profound. This, in addition to the rapid rate of technological advancement and increasingly complex network of systems and platforms, places a greater value on comprehensive intelligence, easily digestible analysis and opportunities for discussion than ever before.

Since 2009, Defence Leaders have been serving the global military community with insights, debate and peer-to-peer engagement opportunities via our portfolio of best-in-class events, and now two leading digital platforms focussed uniquely upon the land and naval domains.

Bridging the gap between Industry and leading decision makers representing global Armed Forces, our role is to foster collaboration, provide valuable operational feedback and facilitate highly-curated networking between those charged with ensuring NATO and its partner nations have the capability to meet their current and future needs and those at the forefront of technological advancement.


Our Events

Global Defence Helicopter

Global Defence Helicopter has been Europe's premier event for the military rotary wing community since 2013. We will be back in Warsaw, Poland from 17 - 19 October 2023 for what will be our 10th anniversary edition and largest event to-date.


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Combat Engineer & Logistics

Combat Engineer and Logistics heads to Warsaw, Poland for 2024 for what will be the largest gathering of military engineering and logistics professionals in Europe. Join us from 12 - 14 March 2024!


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Future Land Forces

In response to the greatest threat to European security since the second World War, Our Future Land Forces launch event will provide operational feedback and address the challenges in the new land warfare environment from 7 - 9 November 2023 in Warsaw, Poland.


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Defence Training Technology

Our Defence Training Technology launch event will look at the different options to improve and revitalise training programmes. As , innovation continues and methods like VR, MR, XR, AR, wargaming and other new technologies are rapidly becoming 'go to' solutions

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Navy Leaders

Reinforcing our commitment to the global naval community, we have launched Navy Leaders. This new initiative provides a year-round platform for dialogue, insights and networking via our digital platform and live in-person events.


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Meet the team

The Defence Leaders team offer a diverse, enthusiastic and unique combination of individuals with events industry and operational military experience. We're a proud holder of the Armed Forces Covenant Silver Award and boast a number of ex and serving military personel from the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Airforce.

Want to join us? Check out our careers page!


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