BENS hosts a wide variety of in-person and virtual events. Most events are only open to members.

Luncheon Discussion with LTG Neil Thurgood, US Army

Crescent Club of Dallas 200 Crescent Ct # 17, Dallas, TX

BENS luncheon discussion on hypersonic weapons with LTG Neil Thurgood, USA, Director of Hypersonics, Directed Energy, Space, and Rapid Acquisition of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology.


Luncheon Discussion with Col. Christopher Kolenda, USA (Ret.)

The Buckhead Club 3344 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, Georgia

BENS Southeast hosts a luncheon with Christopher Kolenda at the Buckhead Club on June 1, 2022. His topic will be: "Learning from the Afghanistan failure: 3 strategies to help your business succeed." He will also discuss his 1700-mile Fallen Hero Honor Ride in memory of his six paratroopers who were killed in action in Afghanistan.


Luncheon Discussion with Duyane Norman: Disruption in the Intelligence Community

BENS National Office 1030 15th St NW, Suite 200 East, Washington

BENS DC hosts Duyane Norman for a luncheon discussion on the need for disruption in the Intelligence Community. Duyane Norman is a retired member of CIA’s Senior Intelligence Service, having served 28 years in the Directorate of Operations and Directorate of Science and Technology.  He is an author and speaker within the Intelligence Community on…


Virtual Discussion w/ Henry T. Wooster, Ambassador to Jordan

BENS is pleased to host a virtual discussion U.S. Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Henry T. Wooster. The bilateral relationship with Jordan is as vital as ever. Please join us as Ambassador Wooster discusses the geostrategic importance of Jordan to the United States and the opportunities it holds for the future.


Chinese Intelligence Threats and American Business

FBI Counter-Intelligence Division Acting Assistant Director Bradley Benavides joined BENS on June 8 for a virtual discussion of Chinese Intelligence Threats and American business. Benavides emphasized that the People’s Republic of China under President Xi Jinping has 3 main concerns: Making the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) the vanguard of the Chinese people, sustaining growth, and…

BENS Roundtable co-hosted by DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis

BENS National Office 1030 15th St NW, Suite 200 East, Washington

Join us for a BENS roundtable co-hosted by the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Intelligence and Analysis. DHS I&A seeks to leverage BENS Member experience and expertise regarding effectively aligning business and government strategy and analyzing ways to refine and expand avenues of communication and cooperation. The Office of Intelligence & Analysis (I&A) is…

Workforce Development Special Working Group Speaker Series with Kym Craven

The BENS Workforce Development Special Working Group hosted an event June 13 to discuss opportunities to increase women's representation in law enforcement leadership, with Kym Craven, Executive Director of the National Association of Women in Law Enforcement (NAWLEE). Craven highlighted efforts of the 30x30 Initiative, an effort organized by NYU School of Law to pursue…

Modernizing the Army’s Industrial Base with General Edward Daly, Army Materiel Command

The Harvard Club of New York City 35 West 44th Street, New York, New York

Please join BENS for a luncheon discussion with Gen. Edward M. Daly, USA, Commanding General of Army Materiel Command, at the Harvard Club for a conversation on the Department’s largest modernization project in more than four decades. The Army is investing $16 billion over 15 years in its organic industrial base, bolstering its internal capability…


In the Wake of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: Is the Alliance Still Relevant?

Pritzker Military Museum & Library 104 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois

Join us in-person in Chicago or virtually for a fireside chat on the new age of NATO with special guests, General Phillip Breedlove, the 17th Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) of NATO Allied Command Operations, and Ambassador Hutchison, Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO. The discussion will be moderated by BENS President and CEO General Joseph…