Call for Papers

Session types

Speaking slots are open to the military, government, industry*, academia, associations and media.

Standard Presentation - 30 mins (including Q&A)

Thought Leadership Panel – 1 hour (including Q&A)

Application Processing

Upon receipt of your application you may be contacted by the Content Team to discuss your paper. Applicants will be notified upon review of whether their paper has been successful or not. Applying for a speaking slot/submitting a paper is free of charge.


Please ensure your paper is topical, thought-provoking and focuses on current issues and opportunities in the defence and security sector. Overly product focused papers are unlikely to be shortlisted. Find out more about the proposed 2017 Seminar Programme topics here.

Speaking slot applications should include:

  • Presentation title
  • Presentation synopsis (c.500 words summarising the key points/objectives of the presentation, who it is aimed at and what delegates will gain from attending)
  • Speaker’s name, job title and organisation
  • Speaker’s bio (c.100 words)

Pre-event marketing of the Seminar Programmes and onsite AV equipment, supporting PowerPoint and video, will be provided.

Paper Submission Form

Permitted file type: PDF.

*Please note that you must be a DSEI 2017 exhibitor in order to be eligible for a speaking slot. Industry presentation slots are subject to the following fees: £750 + VAT (Standard Presentation); £3,000 + VAT (Thought Leadership Panel). You will not be charged until your presentation slot is confirmed and a formal agreement signed. 

Sponsors & Partners


Ministry of DefenceDepartment for International TradeDefence & Security OrganisationADS



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