DSEI – Defense and Security Equipment International
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The Defense and Security Equipment International Expo is the largest military, security and law enforcement expo on the UK calendar. This Bi – Annual event is held at the London docklands Excel Center and takes up the entire compound for the 3 day event including the river.
The Expo is an excellent opportunity for companies to demonstrate their latest offerings in their respective defense or security industry, from semi conductors and micro components to battleships and artillery pieces as well as training and logistics services from around the globe. No matter what your position, DSEI is a fascinating event for anyone in the industry, although it can appear a little daunting on the first day (and expect to get lost at least once) you will quickly gain an insight into market place.
As stated the event lasts 3 days, I only managed to attend for one as I had other commitments but there are so many companies exhibiting that it is worth at least 2 days of most peoples time. As well as searching out some new and interesting suppliers it is also a good change to catch up and network with exiting military or security contracts. The Defense and Security Equipment International expo offers a mix of hard business and an almost “Golf Course” atmosphere in which contacts can be made, maintained and strengthened as well as thrashing out deals and crunching numbers.
Tickets don’t run cheap, but press can gain free access and exhibitors can often source discounted tickets for their guests.
All in all I highly recommend DSEI for any member of the industry related to armed forces, police and law enforcement or security services.