14-17 September 2021, Excel London                       

The Supply Chain Programme

The Supply Chain Programme

The Supply Chain Programme


Industry uses many channels of engagement with the defence user community to deliver both the established and emerging needs of Defence.

 Defence think tanks, defence trade associations, defence conferences and exhibitions all play a key role in connecting user requirements with industry suppliers.

We can forget that current and legacy equipment are as important as new and emerging requirements. Capability requires availability in order to be effective. Improving availability through re-engineering and re-imagining existing solutions is an unglamorous but vital part of the efforts undertaken by UK industry to deliver capability to the UK armed forces and their partners.


DSEI’s emphasis on the supply chain and the UK’s manufacturing capability and capacity are designed to connect those in search of availability as much as those who are seeking new and novel solutions. 

The Supply Chain programme helps buyers to make these connections.

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What's Included? 

What's Included? 

  • A 'buyer led' personalised diary of appointments with exhibitors of your choice
  • Dedicated concierge service dealing with any queries prior to the event and onsite
  • Fast track entry to DSEI
  • Access to the exclusive onsite Supply Chain Lounge
  • Connecting with the supply chain in a transparent and accessible business environment
  • Networking events
Buyer-Led Appointments

Buyer-Led Appointments

1. From 1 June Buyers will be able to select the exhibitors they would like to meet via our online meetings tool: BE Link.

2. From 1 July exhibitors will then get the opportunity to request who from our recruited buyers they’d like to meet.

3. In August ‘BE Link’ processes the choices into diary appointments. The diary is then opened to exhibitors and buyers to add to their schedule at their own discretion

DSEI BE Link logo

Online Appointment Setting Tool

BE Link is an online appointment setting tool which uses a algrorithm to create a personalised diary. Mutual matches are made first, then buyer requested appointments and finally there will be the opportunity for procurement professionals to accept requested appointments from exhibitors. BE is an abbreviation for Bonus Eventus – the Roman god of good outcomes and success in business. 

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  • 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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