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The DSF's Co-founder, Lady Olga Maitland
Welcome to The Defence and Security Forum

The Defence and Security Forum was founded by Lady Olga Maitland in 1983. It was originally a campaigning organisation known as Families for Defence launched to challenge the anti-nuclear protest movements such as CND. Families for Defence’s remit was to promote the NATO case for multilateral nuclear disarmament. In the course of doing so the purpose was to focus on the importance of a proper provision for the defence of the United Kingdom.

Major General Patrick Cordingley, our Chairman Our Keynote Topics

  • International Relations
  • Economics
  • Politics
  • Defence and Security

Free Event: UK-Algerian Investment Forum
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ABBCLady Olga Maitland, as Chairman of the Algeria British Business Council is working closely with the organisers, DMA, Developing Markets Associates to mount the First Ever major Algerian event at top level to take place in the City of London.

She says: "Algeria is unique; it sits at the crossroads to Africa; massively wealthy, with no foreign debt and a huge budget for development. The current 5 year plan ending this year was $286b. Above all this is a politically stable country. This will be a tremendous opportunity to hear first hand of the ways British enterprise can participate in this programme. The focus is on infrastructure, energy, pharmaceuticals, agriculture and industry."

"The visit by the Algerian Prime Minister, M. Sellal will also include talks with the Prime Minister, David Cameron at Downing Street, and the Official Signing of the Double Taxation Agreement. This has come at an opportune time with rapidly developing trade and investment relations, and excellent dialogue between the UK and Algerian governments."

Please let her know if you are interested. There will be no charge. A formal invitation will be sent with fuller details in due course including the location.

Date: Wednesday 10th December 2014

Venue: TBC by formal invitation.

Dress Code: TBC.

Time: TBC by formal invitation..

Ticket Price: FREE.

Defence and Security Forum and posted to 21 Cloudesley Street, London, N1 OHX.

Apply to Lady Olga Maitland at olga.maitland@virgin.net or tel. 0207 837 9212 or mobile 07778 917133.




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A DSF speaker. Lady Olga Maitland talking to delegates. A DSF speaker
Delegates enjoying the debate. Lady Olga Maitland chatting to a delegate. Cordingley







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