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.

OUR CORE VALUES

EXCELLENCE

Delivering quality and unparalleled levels of service

COMMITMENT

Working with urgency, passion and determination

HONESTY

Being open and transparent maintaining the highest levels of integrity

OWNERSHIP

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…

JERRY SPRUILL, NORTHROP GRUMMAN

Coulson Aviation Leading the Way

Wayne Coulson, Chief Executive Officer of Coulson Aviation attended Aerial Firefighting Europe 2017 to deliver a presentation on his latest aircraft – the Boeing 737-300 Fireliner and to attend the exhibition. Coulson Aviation based in Vancouver, has acquired six of these airliners which it will convert into water-bombers. The conversion is being carried out at […]

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Air Affairs’ Airborne ISR

Australian company, Air Affairs was making its first visit to a Tangent Link Aerial Firefighting exhibition.  The Melbourne-based company operates 14 Learjets, the largest fleet in the world and a Beech 200.  The Learjets primary role is Red Air, acting as an adversary for the air force, for low level strike against Navy ships and […]

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Cobham Gets Set to Launch Helicopter Academy

Cobham Aviation Services are all set to launch their Helicopter Academy later in the year, at Newquay International Airport.  It comes just as the company successfully completes its Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) contract early next year, after 20 years of fulfilling the UK MoD’s exacting helicopter training needs. Here at the SAR International Exhibition […]

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Viking Air’s Future Super Scooper Plans

Having officially acquired the Bombardier CL-215/-415 business on October 1, 2016 Canadian aerospace company, Viking Air has been coy about its future plans for the water-bomber.  Until the Tangent Link’s Search and Rescue (SAR) International Conference that is. Viking Air’s Christian Bergeron told the author, “We have spent time rebuilding confidence in the customer’s support functions.  […]

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Sentient Presents it Revolutionary ViDAR System at SAR International 2017

Sentient Vision, based in Port Melbourne, Australia is here at SAR International 2017, presenting its Visual Detection and Ranging (ViDAR) capability. Simon Olsen, the company’s Director of Business Development told the author, “It is an electro optical system that can find very small targets on the ocean in a range of sea states in a […]

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NEXT EVENT

Aerial FireFighting USA

12-14 March 2018
Sacramento, USA

Search & Rescue Asia Pacific 2018

September 2018
Australia

ELECTRONIC WARFARE AND MILITARY CYBER LIVE

Late 2017
Tartu Airport, Estonia

UNMANNED VEHICLES & SYSTEMS

Planned for late 2018
Saudi Arabia

EW and Radar KSA

11 - 12 December 2017
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

ELECTRONIC WARFARE & RADAR KSA 2017

11 - 12 December 2017
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

MARITIME WARFARE

Planned for 2018
Canberra, Australia