DSEI 2017 once again featured sessions in each of the Zones – Air, Land, Naval, Security and Joint. Visitors enjoyed free access to the Seminar Programme and were able to see Ministerial and MOD Service Chiefs' keynotes, and topical presentations delivered by thought-leaders from international military, government, industry and academia.
The Global Platform of Choice
The DSEI 2017 Seminar Programme was designed and crafted by the industry. It engaged fully between military, industry and academia within the defence and security community to address topics that matter.
2017 will see the global defence and security sector evolving to ensure the security of nations in a modern era of combat. Strategic approaches to contingency planning, agile expeditionary forces, whole force concepts, the expansion of intelligence platforms, and the strengthening of its skills base, has led to a revolution in renewed policies, technical innovations, increased competition and greater collaboration.
Air : Air Superiority
Air dominance and capability is at an evolutionary pinnacle in modern warfare. With the introduction of new platforms, upgrade of legacy platforms, enhancement of airborne ISR and extension of global mobility, the technology, training, procurement and support required to deliver these are challenging suppliers, squadrons and air forces around the world. The Air Seminar addressed the issues that are currently engaging global air forces and their suppliers.
Land : Modern Warfare on the Ground
Armies around the world are faced with an increasingly challenging environment which requires the modern soldier to be more agile and more capable, and infantries more tactical and adaptable. The Land Seminar examined the government policies, army strategies and capabilities which influence the configuration of modern warfare on the ground.
|East Theatre sponsored by NIMR|
Naval : Maritime Agility & Efficiency
In today’s defence & security environment of joint and unpredictable, short notice operations, navies are adapting to enable the agility and efficiency required for rapid deployment at sea, while continuing to maintain its more traditional strategic responsibilities. The Naval Seminar delved into the maritime capability challenges for navies and the supplier community.
|South Theatre sponsored by Babcock|
Security : Cyber, Border, CT & Homeland Resilience
The modern security threat environment is varied and complex. Intensifying state competition, regional instability, civil unrest and the borderless realm of cyberspace have manifested a number of emerging global trends. The Security Seminar considered the evolving threat picture and role of industry and government in reshaping security policy and propelling capability into the future.
Joint : Warfare in the Information Age & Joint Environment
Warfare in the Joint space is undergoing necessary and rapid transformation in response to the changing strategic environment. The modern forces structure of joint enablers has brought about a new approach to hybrid warfare and operational optimisation, altering the way in which information and intelligence is exploited to enable a more efficient and capable force. The Joint Seminar looked at how this dynamic environment is continuing to evolve at pace.
Emerging Technology & Disruptive Innovation
In an increasingly competitive defence & security exports market, industry is being challenged to do more and do better in order to meet complex customer requirements. Outpacing competitors by creating new technology and bespoke, future-proof products at affordable prices has become a priority for both governments and industry. To stay ahead of the game, emerging technology and disruptive innovation are now the most important assets in the exports market. DSEI explored current ideas and thinking emanating from this step-change across the defence & security sector.
People & Skills Day
While equipment and procurement is the traditional core focus of DSEI, the event in 2017 expanded its content to cover what is considered by many to be the most important capability of all – the People & Skills of the defence & security sector. Whether it’s inspiring the next generation of STEM professionals, training, retaining or supporting the work force, the seminar programme across DSEI on Day Four will be dedicated to this important element of the sector.