London
Defence
Conference

London
Defence
Conference

London Defence Conference 2024

Deterrence: Building Capacity to Counter Global Threats

 
Held in partnership with King’s College London, this year’s conference takes place at Bush House 21-23 May.
 
Our theme this year is Deterrence, featuring leaders, policymakers, military, academia and industry discussing how to strengthen defence and security in an increasingly dangerous global environment.
 
While our focus is international, given the domestic political environment this year we are also inviting the main parties and their leaders to address the country on the theme of strengthening Britain’s defences and deepening alliances.
 
Attendance at the London Defence Conference is by invitation only. It is open to media by application.
 
To find out more about attending or to become a sponsor or supporter contact our team on: info@londondefenceconference.com

Our History

The London Defence Conference is the annual geopolitical gathering held at Bush House, King’s College London. It was established in 2022 following the full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
 
The LDC is a conference of friendly countries dedicated to increasing the salience and visibility of defence and security in an increasingly dangerous global environment.
 

The Organising Committee

Lord Salisbury

Chairman of the London Defence Conference.

Professor John Gearson

Head of the School of Security Studies, King’s College London, Professor of National Security Studies, and Director of the Centre for Defence Studies in the Department of War Studies.

Professor Wyn Bowen

Professor of Non-proliferation and International Security in the Department of War Studies and Co-Director of the Freeman Air & Space Institute in the School of Security Studies, King’s College London.

Iain Martin

Director of the London Defence Conference, columnist for The Times.

Neil Brown

Commodore RN (Rtd), Geopolitical Strategist, Deltroit Asset Management, Distinguished Fellow, Council on Geostrategy

Hillary Briffa

Lecturer in National Security Studies, and Assistant Director of the Centre for Defence Studies in the Department of War Studies,King's College London.

Supporters

The London Defence Conference is made possible by the backing of our headline sponsors and supporter organisations.

LDC Papers 2024

Do Sanctions Deter?

Russia successfully insulated itself from sanctions following its illegal invasion of Ukraine. For economic deterrence to succeed, allies must learn from the experience.

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Media

Contact

To contact the London Defence Conference team email info@londondefenceconference.com.