Events

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

Winter BENS Dining Out

Antica Posta Restaurant 519 E. Paces Ferry Rd NE, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Please join us for our second BENS Dining Out (BDO) and another wonderful evening with Salvatore. I hope you and your spouse/significant other can join us for what promises to be an amazing experience with great food, fellowship, time to catch up and reconnect after the holidays and a great discussion with Salvatore.

$180

Discussion with Heino Klinck

Please join BENS NY for a luncheon conversation on Great Power Competition with China led by Heino Klinck, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia on Wednesday, February 7th. We will especially discuss the outcomes of the Taiwanese general election taking place on January 13th, what those results bode for US/China relations, and…

$35

AUKUS Discussion (Dallas)

Hotel Crescent Court 400 Crescent Court, 17th Floor, Dallas, Texas, United States

Please join BENS members and guests in the Garden Room of Hotel Crescent Court on Wednesday, February 21st, for a luncheon discussion on the AUKUS agreement with the former US Naval Attache to Australia, Captain Matthew Ort, USN (Ret.). AUKUS is an acronym for the trilateral security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the…

$60

Countering Human Trafficking (San Antonio)

Club Giraud 707 N. St. Mary's St., San Antonio, TX, United States

Please join BENS members and guests Wednesday, March 6th, at Club Giraud for a luncheon discussion on countering human trafficking with Austin Shamlin of the Traverse Project.  In a December 29, 2023, statement, the White House said more than 27 million people around the world endure the abhorrent abuse of human trafficking and forced labor, including…

$50

Countering Human Trafficking (Houston)

Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa 111 North Post Oak Ln, Houston, Texas, United States

Please join BENS members and guests Thursday, March 7th, at the Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa for a luncheon discussion on countering human trafficking with Austin Shamlin of the Traverse Project.  In a December 29, 2023, statement, the White House said more than 27 million people around the world endure the abhorrent abuse of human trafficking…

$60

Discussion with Hiring Our Heroes

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

Since 2011, Hiring Our Heroes | U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has worked to create meaningful employment opportunities for transitional service members, veterans, and military spouses. Developing the National Security Workforce continues to be a key priority of BENS work. By providing expertise on human capital strategy, recruitment, and retention we assist the national security community…

$35

MEMBERS ONLY: Roadmap Discussion w/General Ray

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

Please join BENS for a luncheon conversation with BENS President and CEO, General Timothy M. Ray, USAF (Ret.) on Wednesday, March 13th at the Harvard Club. This will be an opportunity for members to meet with and hear directly from General Ray on the new Roadmap for the organization. The BENS Roadmap acknowledges there is…

$75 – $500

MEMBERS ONLY – AmCham Roundtable

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

Please join us for a co-hosted BENS and Australian Strategic Policy Institute - Washington DC (ASPI) Roundtable discussion with a delegation from the American Chamber of Commerce from Australia (AmCham). This session will be led by BENS President & CEO, General Tim Ray, UASF (Ret.) and BENS DC Member, Adam Leslie, Director, ASPI, Washington, DC…

REFUNDS: Event Registration Fees are fully refundable up to 3 business days before the event. After that time, they are non-refundable as BENS has already incurred the expense of registration. Contact your Regional Director, the event coordinator, or email BENS@bens.org to withdraw from an event and begin the refund process. For additional information on refunds and payment policies, please visit our payment information page.