Seminar Programme

The DSEI Seminar Programme will take place against a political backdrop of historical milestones.  2017 brings Brexit, new governments and elections across Europe and a change of US government; this combined with a competitive global defence & security market means DSEI can promise a conference and seminar programme that will challenge day to day thinking. It will examine the influences on industrial strategies, technology and organisations and tap into the ideas and theories of the people who drive the defence and security sector forward in pursuit of innovation and long-term economic prosperity.

The DSEI Speaker Programme will see over 300 speakers across the week.

Seminar Room

2015 Keynote Speakers included

The Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Secretary of State for Defence

Mr Philip Dunne MP, then Minister of State for Defence Procurement

Adm Sir George Zambellas, then First Sea Lord

Gen Sir Nick Carter, Chief of the General Staff

ACM Sir Andrew Pulford, then Chief of the Air Staff

Gen Sir Richard Barrons, then Commander, Joint Forces Command

Gen Sir Chris Deverell, then Chief of Material (Land)

Michael Fallon Seminar

2015 Seminar Speakers included:

Air Cdre Simon Rochelle, ACOS Capability Development, Royal Air Force

Air Cdre Neville Parton, Head Customer Support Team Air, DE&S

AVM Mel Hupfeld, Acting Chief Capability Development Group, Royal Australian Air Force

Lt Gen Mark Poffley, Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Ministry of Defence UK

Maj Gen Mark Gaunt, Director Support Army HQ, Ministry of Defence UK

Brig (retired) Ben Barry, Senior Fellow Land Warfare, International Institute for Strategic Studies

Gen Adalmir Manoel Domingos, Director of Material, Army's Logistics Command, Brazilian Army

RAdm James Morse, Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Capability), Royal Navy

RAdm Mathias Winter, Chief of Naval Research for the US Navy

Chris Ensor, Deputy Director NTA, CESG, GCHQ

Chris Rampton, Capability Advisor, Centre for Applied Science & Technology (CAST), Home Office

Andrew AJ Forysiak, Division Chief, Capabilities, Integration & Modernization, U.S. Army Cyber Command

Col Enrique Bassaletti Riess, Colonel of Carabineros De Chile/Police Attache, Embassy of Chile

AVM Stuart Atha, Chief of Staff (Operations), Joint Forces Command

Mike Stone, Chief Digital & Information Officer, Joint Forces Command UK

Surg Cdr Steven Bland, Defence Specialist Advisor in CBRN Medicine

Lt Col (RMAF) Mohd Yazid Hassan, Principal Assistant Secretary (Offset), Defence Industry Division, Ministry of Defence Malaysia

Terry Pattar, Senior Consultant, IHS Aerospace, Defence and Security Consulting

Miss Amira Galal, Journalist, BBC Monitoring

Prof Keith Rogers, Professor of Materials/Medical Science, Forensic Institute, Cranfield University

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