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Inside DSEI Issue 12 February 2017

DSEI is a vital link in the chain for all exhibitors and visitors We are gearing up for a significant increase in DSEI activity with visitor registration now open. Each DSEI welcomes back a wide range of innovative and successful companies, but we also work hard to engage with a growing number of first time exhibitors. DSEI is a vital link in the chain in which defence professionals of all types - military, industry and academia - see, hear, interact and begin to explore possibilities and ideas that will incubate to become innovations, and innovations that will become eventual products and solutions. For Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), DSEI will provide an opportunity to develop sales of current products and make essential new business and innovation connections, which could offer military and security advantages and convert to potential future sales. For militaries and VIPs, DSEI is a rare opportunity to network with peers and hear about novel concepts that will stimulate new thinking and fresh ideas, and to interact with the broad sweep of international industry, all under one roof. Consequently, a key service for exhibitors is the online appointment tool in EZONE, our online exhibitor portal, providing every exhibitor the option to request meetings with key international government and military decision makers. DSEI can provide this service because it has the full backing of UK Government and Armed Forces, and welcomes close to 3,000 VIPs as part of the 34,000 attendees from across the globe. This service goes live in June. We also invite exhibitors and industry to attend the DSEI Strategic Conferences on Day Zero, 11 September 2017, a day dedicated to expert panels and discussions. We strive to ensure a well-rounded and full discussion on the most pressing issues affecting the sectors represented at DSEI. There are also opportunities for exhibitors to present and attend throughout the four days of the main event as part of the DSEI Seminar Programme In this edition of Inside DSEI you will find the latest updates across our five zones: Air, Land, Naval, Joint and Security. From SMEs to prime contractors, DSEI is the must-attend event of the year, and with some primes making it their only UK show of the year, 2017 really is a DSEI year. We look forward to welcoming you in a few months, and I hope that the following pages will help inspire and prepare you for all that DSEI has to offer. Duncan Reid DSEI Event Director With DSEI 2017 just months away, we are confident that this year’s event will be the most comprehensive and diverse to date. 4 WELCOME


Inside DSEI Issue 12 February 2017
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