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Naval Damage Control Speaker Information


Naval Damage Control - 22nd - 24th October 2024

Location: Utilita Bowl. Botley Road, Southampton, S030 3RD

Navy Leaders looks forward to welcoming you to our Naval Damage Control event taking place in Southampton, UK. The following pages will provide useful information such as local accommodation, transport & event details to make your visit to Southampton as easy and enjoyable as possible.

Event Details

Registration desk

The Registration desk will be open from 8am.

Located on the ground floor of the hotel, to the right of reception which will be clearly sign posted.


Your badge will be available for collection from the Registration desk.

Please either print or have a digital copy of your confirmation ready when collecting your badge.

Dress code

This is military event, please wear uniform where possible. Otherwise, smart business dress is requested.


There will be complimentary public Wifi throughout the event. The password for access will be on display at the Registration desk.


The latest agenda is available for download here.


The event networking app and digital agenda will be launched 3 weeks pre-event, please keep a lookout for the launch details which will be shared with you via your registration email address.

Speaker Information

Presentations and AV

If possible, please send over your presentation no later than Friday 11th October to Abbie on If this is not possible, please bring your presentation with you on the day on a USB stick. All presentations should be set to widescreen 16.9 on a PowerPoint file. Just to reiterate we would ask that your presentation last around 20 minutes as that allows time for the audience to ask questions afterwards.

We would encourage you to use videos or media within your presentation, it is mandatory to check your slide deck and that the audio/video are working correctly with the AV technician on site prior to your speaking slot. This is best done during the networking breaks, or morning registration if you have an early speaking slot. This will ensure your presentation is delivered without any technical difficulties or formatting issues. We do not accept any responsibility for your presentation going wrong on the day.

All speakers will be provided with a lectern microphone, clicker and screen to view your presentation.

What to include and not to include in your presentation

As the experts, we will of course let you decide what to include in your briefings but please refrain from giving unnecessary background information into your subject (as many other briefers may have already covered this) and try to avoid, unless called for, organisational structure charts. Your presentation should be no longer than 10-15 slides. If someone is very interested in hearing more about you, they can speak to you during the networking breaks.

Post Conference

It is our policy to distribute the slides of each presentation after the event to all conference attendees. If you do not want your presentation distributed after the conference, or would like it edited before we release it, then please let Abbie know.


We are very pleased that you are able to join us at our combined Global Defence Helicopter event. We are extremely grateful to our Industry partners that, thanks to their support, we are able to offer free passes to all military and public sector guests. You may well be approached onsite by members of our team asking to introduce you to some of these partners. We would respectfully ask that you facilitate this where possible as this will only happen when there is a shared interest between parties.

Venue Details

Location: Utilita Bowl. Botley Road, Southampton, S030 3RD


Parking is complimentary, exit code to be collected from reception.


London Heathrow – 65 miles

London Gatwick – 90 miles

Southampton – 3.8 miles


Radio Taxi’s: +44 O(0) 23 8066 6666


For more travel information see the hotel website: HERE

Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Express Southampton 

0.2 Miles from the venue, 5 minute walk 

Expires 11th October 

Code - NDC

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Premier Inn
Premier Inn

Defence Leaders have partnered with Webex by Cisco to deliver an industry-leading and secure interactive event app and networking platform.

The Defence Leaders app will deliver a full suite of capabilities to enable you to effectively navigate the exhibition, create your own personal agenda, discover our awesome speaker line-up, network with other attendees and take part in polls and Q&A.

Your personal profile will be ready and waiting for you to claim upon launch of the app. We will share further details on how to download and log-in in the coming weeks.

The app will be live all-year-round and will be your personal assistant for all Defence Leaders events.

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