Event Programme

The DSEI 2017 Strategic Conferences and Seminar Programme will take place against a political backdrop of historical milestones.  2017 brings Brexit 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. Both events will 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.

DSEI Strategic Conferences: Day Zero, Monday 11 September, ICC at ExCeL.

Seminar Programme: Tuesday 12 - Friday 15 September, Five theatres within the DSEI exhibition halls.

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

  • “DSEI is a landmark event presenting to the world the excellence of the UK defence and security businesses. We expect to welcome high level international delegations to take part in meetings with our strategic partners. For us in government it is hugely important, an important showcase, a stage for diplomacy, a platform for the international engagement. We are really looking forward to DSEI in September 2017.”
    Harriett Baldwin MP, Minister for Defence Procurement
    UK MOD
  • “I very much look forward to continuing my personal support to DSEI. It provides an excellent opportunity to explore the development of airpower capability, through engagement with the widest range of industry and international partners.”
    Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier KCB CBE DFC MA RAF Chief of the Air Staff
    Royal Air Force
  • “I much look forward to DSEI 17. We intend to build on the very positive experience of DSEI 15 as we construct the partnerships we need to deal with the complexity of the future operating environment”
    General Sir Nicholas Carter KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen Chief of the General Staff
    British Army
  • "DSEI 2015 was the ideal occasion for the Royal Navy to demonstrate its ambition to lead and win through technological innovation. The opportunity to meet with so many partners from academia, industry and overseas at DSEI is, as always, a really useful component of our engagement with the vital partners through whom we seek to deliver this innovation."
    Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC, The First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
    Royal Navy
  • "DSEI 17 will offer Joint Forces Command the opportunity to report on our plans for the future, in particular on operationalising our Warfare In The Information Age concept. I am looking forward to it."
    General Sir Chris Deverell Commander Joint Forces Command
  • "DSEI is a highlight within the defence calendar, I use it to find out what the most recent developments are in every technological area affecting for defence. Without DSEI I fear this sort of interaction, information exchange and knowledge of developments across all domains would be lost. DSEI is an invaluable international biannual event .”
    Rt Hon Dr Julian Lewis MP, Chairman, House of Commons Defence Select Committee
    UK Parliament
  • “DSEI is a fantastic showcase for defence companies where international buyers, sellers, developers, thinkers, educators and the trainers can all get together. The UK defence industry is looking to recruit more engineers, scientists and developers into 200,000 jobs and up to 10,000 apprentices within UK defence companies. DSEI is an excellent tool to highlight the challenges the industry face as well as showcase its capabilities domestically and overseas.”
    James Gray MP, House of Commons Defence Committee
    UK Parliament


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