14-17 September 2021, Excel London                       

Defence Transformation in the GCC

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Defence Transformation in the GCC

10 Sep 2019
NG Suite 12
‘Transformation’ seems to be a constant refrain in the corridors of the defence and security ministries across the GCC at the moment. There appears to be a clear desire to change the status quo, to focus on efficiency and value for money and to improve capability. This seminar will focus on the approach being taken to transformation, the opportunities for business and the maturity of the transformation programmes themselves. Consulting companies, large and small, have played a major role in the development of grand plans and strategies often reflecting ‘best practice’ from Western countries and now the challenge to tailor advice to suit bespoke, national and regional requirements is beginning. It is no overstatement to say that huge opportunities remain, but companies need to be aware of the direction of travel of transformation in their market segment as well as regulatory changes such as offset and local national employment programmes.
Stuart D'Souza, Co-Founder and CEO - AEI Saudi

  • DSEI showcases the best of British defence technology and innovation on the world stage. The UK Government looks forward to engaging with strategic partners, international delegations and pioneering defence companies on the global defence and security agenda.
    Anne-Marie Trevelyan 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. We intend to build on the very positive experience 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 Defence Staff
    Ministry of Defence
  • Once again the Royal Navy is proud to be at the vanguard of DSEI 2019 and I look forward to what I know will be a hugely beneficial opportunity for us all to explore maritime warfare development with so many partners from industry and academia, and with our counterparts from overseas.
    Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC, The First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
    Royal Navy
  • 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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