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12 - 15 September 2023

Excel - London

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Content Overview

Content Overview

DSEI 2021 Theme

In 2021, the main theme of DSEI was Integrated Response to Future Threats, with a focus on Multi Domain Integration. The recent publication of the UK Ministry of Defence's Integrated Review has placed renewed emphasis on the importance of efficient inter-force collaboration, and the resulting impact on current and required platforms.

The DSEI 2021 forums explored what this means for future operational requirements, and how best to manage collaboration across the supply chain to deliver them.

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DSEI 2021 is both a live event in London AND a virtual event. For those who cannot join the event in person due to Covid restrictions, the DSEI Connect virtual event platform will enable them to fully participate remotely. 

DSEI Connect provides all registered participants access to live-streamed and on-demand content as well as the ability to identify and arrange virtual or in person meetings with potential business partners, bringing DSEI to you wherever you are.

All the forum discussions at DSEI 2021 were developed in partnership with UK MoD Working Groups, to ensure the topics were relevant, timely and productive. 

Types of Content

Zone Forums

Zone Forums

Each of the five DSEI Zones (Aerospace, Land, Naval, Security & Joint) has a forum dedicated to the challenges of that particular domain, running a series of panels throughout the first three days of the exhibition.

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Hub Theatres

Hub Theatres

DSEI's capability focused hubs act as a focal point for topical solutions. Theatres in these areas enable demonstrations and exhibitor product launches. In 2021 the three hub theatres focused on developments in medical, space and manufacturing.

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Webinar Series

Webinar Series

Before and after DSEI, there are a number of webinar series running on a monthly basis which look at the key themes of the show and gather insights from some of the most senior names in the industry.

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Key Themes

The DSEI Forums and hub theatres are focused around the following core themes:

Industry Engagement & Acquisition

Future Operational Requirements

Obtaining & Retaining Skills

Information Exploitation

DSEI 2021 is proud to have partnered with Women in Defence UK, working with them to promote a diverse and creative range of voices discussing the most pressing themes within the industry. 

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