Joint Zone

Joint ZoneDSEI 2017 will see an enhanced Joint Zone with a plethora of products from exhibitors within the following sectors: C4ISTAR, Communications, DIO, Electronic Warfare, Joint Enablers, Logistics, Medical, Robotics & Telemedicine.

Following the huge success of 2015's Medical Innovation Zone the area is being expanded to include more companies along with an award winning demonstration area which will once again being organised with a team from Defence Medical Services (DMS) Medical Directorate. 

Commander - Joint Forces Command

Chris Deverell"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

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2017 VIP Speakers

  • General Sir Chris Deverell KCB MBE ADC Gen, Commander, Joint Forces Command
  • Surgeon Vice-Admiral Alasdair Walker OBE, Surgeon General
  • Brigadier Timothy Hodgetts CBE, Medical Director, Defence Medical Services
  • Col Todd E. Rasmussen, Harris B Shumacker Jr. Professor of Surgery, USUHS, Maryland, USA
  • Mr Paul Heslop, Chief of Programmes, United Nations Mine Actions Service, USA
  • Professor Elon Glassberg, Head, The Trauma and Combat Medicine Branch, Israeli Defence Forces

Award Winning Area

Exhibition News AwardIn 2015 the Medical Innovation Demonstration was designed to showcase the innovative techniques and capabilities used to rescue and treat injured servicemen in recent conflict zones, as well as DMS’s leading work on the UK’s response to the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone. It featured active military medics and high-tech medical kit currently being used by the military, much of which has been designed by DSEI exhibitors.

This area of DSEI was recognised at the 2016 Exhibition News Awards where it won in the prestigious 'Best Feature Area' category.

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  • “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


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