Media Centre

Welcome to DSEI's online media centre - the focal point for all media information on DSEI. In the lead up to DSEI this section of the website will be updated regularly with information for journalists. DSEI is established as a truly international defence and security event and is a major attraction for relevant trade and broadcast media. DSEI provides an excellent opportunity for members of the media to gather the most up-to-date news and information on the global defence and security industries. A comprehensive, fully-staffed DSEI Media Centre will be open to all accredited media during the exhibition and will be the focal point for media information about exhibitors and DSEI news.



Media Enquiries

For Journalists

For all media related queries please contact our PR agency CMS Strategic on +44 (0) 020 7866 2487 or

For Exhibitors

EXHIBITORSCMS Strategic provides PR support for all DSEI 2017 exhibitors. This includes CMS Strategic liaising with a wide range of trade and international media with a defence or security equipment focus to promote both the event itself and what exhibitors are showcasing there. Newsworthy exhibitor information will be considered for use in DSEI press releases and as part of the material sent to media for show previews. Please let CMS Strategic know the contact name and details for your company’s PR officer or PR agency so that all PR-related communications with you are directed to the appropriate person. If you have any questions relating to PR support for DSEI please contact CMS Strategic on +44 (0) 020 7866 2487 or email us at We look forward to helping you make the most of your participation at DSEI.


Conferences & Seminars

DSEI Strategic Conferences, taking place Monday 11 September at the ICC, ExCeL London, will be open to the media but due to limited capacity, registrations will be charged at the usual rate and places allocated accordingly. The programme can be accessed here.

The DSEI Seminar Programme is free for media to attend. It runs Tuesday 12 – Friday 15 September at ExCeL London and the schedule of speakers and sessions can be accessed here.

Media Centre Sponsor

  • “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


Sponsors & Partners


Ministry of Defence             Department for International TradeDefence & Security OrganisationADS



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