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

Head of International Relations

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.

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…


CAL FIRE, the Next Stage

The California firefighting agency has recently been tasked to fight some of the biggest fires in its history, with its ageing aerial S-2T air tanker fleet. Alan Warnes discovers why it may have to alter its future strategy to cope with the additional workload. Last December, the world watched on as another round of wildfires […]

Tangent Link’s EW & Cyber Live Event Illuminates Important Issues

The Electronic Warfare & Military Cyber Live event took place at Tartu Airport, Estonia on 25 – 27 September 2017. Organised by Tangent Link Ltd (UK) in cooperation with the Estonian Ministry of Defence and the Estonian Defence Industry Association, a total of 15 international cyber and EW companies, gave both formal presentations and performed […]

Electronic Warfare Live 2017

Global SuperTanker is Going Truly Global

Global SuperTanker Services operates the biggest aerial firefighting aircraft in the world, a Boeing 747-400, N744ST/’944’. Initially developed by Evergreen International, Global SuperTanker acquired the physical and intellectual property rights related to Evergreen’s original Supertanker. In doing so, it integrated the existing sprayer tank system into ‘944’. At Aerial Firefighting 2017, Jim Wheeler, President and […]

Global SuperTanker

S-64 Skycranes – Jewels in Erickson’s Crown

Erickson Inc. based in Medford, Oregon, has a fleet of 60 helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. But the jewels of its crown are the 20 or so S-64 Skycranes it operates. These former US Army workhorses are deployed all over the world in the north and south hemispheres. Chris Schuldt, Director of Defence & Security […]

Erickson Air Crane Helicopter

Vallfirest Launches Leo Bucket System for Aerial Firefighting

Barcelona-based Vallfirest provides tools and machinery for firefighting, but has now developed the Leo bucket system for aerial firefighting. The Leo enhances any fire attack, generating a completely expanded and homogeneous Class A foam. The system is equipped with a smart release system giving the pilot the chance to drop part of the water in […]

Vallfirest at Aerial Firefighting Europe