Specialist aerospace & defence conferences & exhibitions

In 2003 Tangent Link set out to transform the way events and conferences were delivered putting our client at the centre of what we deliver and putting their needs first.

The company has spent years understanding the countries and regions we operate in.

Our operating promise is simple: To use our knowledge to help our clients understand their markets of interest quickly and cost effectively and provide a platform for each client to secure meaningful revenue generating opportunities.



Delivering quality and unparalleled levels of service


Working with urgency, passion and determination


Being open and transparent maintaining the highest levels of integrity


Taking ownership and being held accountable for service delivery

Phil Guy

Managing Director

Phil founded the company in 2003 and has grown Tangent into a formidable global events and market development company in the aerospace and defence industry.

Sophie Spence

Head of Defence Portfolio

Sophie has been with the company nearly five years and heads up the defence portfolio of events - most notably the renowned electronic warfare series.

Lauran Allen

Head of Aerospace Portfolio

Tangent Link's aerospace portfolio is Lauran's responsibility and she is successfully developing the aerial firefighting series to be an essential inclusion in the worldwide event calendar.

Diane Carty

Finance & HR Manager

Having joined Tangent Link in 2013, Diane is responsible for the financial and HR management of the company.

Julia Guy

Delegation Services Manager

Julia is responsible for making sure that delegations of the highest quality attend Tangent Link events.

Carl Piercy

Business Development Manager

Since 2013 Carl has developed and driven the defence portfolio sales.

William Rumbol

Business Development Executive

Aerospace business development is Will's main focus dealing with the key players in the sector.

Ben Drew

Head of Programmes

Programmes is Ben's area of expertise and he is always striving to make them innovative and topical with interesting and knowledgeable speakers.

Kate Niven

Operations Executive

Our longest serving team member, Kate provides the operational support required so that the events run smoothly.

Naadiah Younis

Operations Administrator

Naadiah recently joined the team to bolster the operational support required for Tangent’s expanding portfolio.

Northrop Grumman benefited greatly from Tangent Link’s professional approach to the conference, and attention to the all-important details of how we were able to engage with the customer at the conference. Well done. Let’s do this again…


Highlighting the new Civil Protection Aviation Hub for Europe

Paris Air Show, June 15, 2017 – Sécurité Civile has a large fleet of aerial firefighting fixed wing aircraft and SAR helicopters. In March 2017, the firefighting fleet was relocated from Marseille-Marignane to Nîmes–Alès–Camargue–Cévennes Airport, centralising aviation assets at the new Aerial Firefighting Training Centre and MRO facility. Tangent Link will be attending this year’s […]

ATR72MPA (P-72A) Public Debut LIMA 17

With Malaysia having a need for maritime surveillance aircraft, it was not surprising to see Leonardo’s ATR72MPA (P-72A) making its public debut at LIMA.  It is the second for the Italian Air Force’s 41 Stormo at Sigonella, Sicily. Alan Warnes

Update on Maritime Surveillance, LIMA 17

The need for a maritime surveillance aircraft has taken priority over the MRCA competition.  In the static display there was the brand new ATR-72MPA and a RAAF P-3C Orion which will become surplus when the eight P-8A Poseidons are delivered to RAAF. In the three aerospace Halls there were several companies marketing maritime surveillance platforms: […]

The first upgraded Sikorsky S-61A-4 Nuri transport helicopter, LIMA 17

The first upgraded Sikorsky S-61A-4 Nuri transport helicopter, was handed over to the RMAF on March 22.  The upgrades have seen the type receive an all new glass cockpit which includes a moving map and digital flight displays. It took five months to complete the first upgrade at Subang airport in Kuala Lumpur, where the […]



25 -27th September 2017
Tartu Airport, Estonia

Aerial FireFighting Europe

16 - 17 October 2017
Nîmes, France

Search & Rescue Europe 2017

19th - 20th October 2017
Nîmes, France


Late 2017
Tartu Airport, Estonia


Planned for late 2018
Saudi Arabia


Planned for 2018
Canberra, Australia

EW and Radar KSA

Planned for December 2017
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia