21 Jun 17. Defence Ministers To Deliver Keynote Speeches at DSEI 2017.
The Secretary of State for Defence, the Rt Hon Sir Michael Fallon MP, has confirmed his attendance at Defence and Security Equipment International 2017 (DSEI). He will deliver a keynote speech during the exhibition, which takes place from 12 – 15 September at ExCeL, London.
The Secretary of State for Defence will be supported by other ministers from the Ministry of Defence including Harriett Baldwin MP, Minister for Defence Procurement, who is also lined up to attend and deliver a keynote address.
Parliamentary support for DSEI was reflected by the significant number of MPs from a range of parties that attended a briefing from the event’s organisers last week. Addressing the reception, guest speaker Ms Baldwin said:
“DSEI could not be more important in terms of the innovation that visitors to the exhibition will see, including some of the latest technologies and conceptual designs. It provides an opportunity to look ahead to future capability”.
DSEI 2017 is fully supported once again by both international and UK military, with senior personnel, including the four UK MOD Service Chiefs, confirmed to speak throughout the four days of the show. A biennial highpoint for the global defence and security industry, DSEI 2017 will host some 1600 exhibitors and is expected to welcome over 34,000 visitors from 108 countries, including 250 international delegations.
20 Jun 19. At the Paris Airshow today, organisers of the Farnborough International Airshow detailed their plans for the forthcoming show which will take place from 16th – 22nd July 2018 at the Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre. Under its new brand, the long-standing aerospace trade event detailed some of the exciting new features planned for the 2018 show under the banner ‘The Future Starts Here’.
As the meeting place for the aerospace industry, organisers have looked to develop the content of the show in line with key trends. As such the show is looking to attract exhibitors from more sectors including Aerospace 4.0 – the term coined to represent the growing digitisation of aerospace manufacturing. Furthermore, the show is also expected to see expanded presence in business aviation, space and cargo sectors alongside the more traditional sectors of commercial, defence, rotary and MRO.
Speaking about the show, Farnborough International Commercial Director, Amanda Stainer said, “With our new sector focuses, the show is looking really positive. Over 80% of space is already allocated with a number of exciting new exhibitors including CASIC (China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation) exhibiting for the first time in the Space Zone. International participation is also on the up and our incredibly successful Delegations Programme and other networking features such as Meet The Buyer set to return in 2018. We’re also expecting a number of aircraft debuts, so watch this space for further announcements.”
Farnborough International also unveiled a number of new developments for the show including an interactive product showcase in Hall 3, spotlight exhibitors and the launch of FINN – Farnborough International News Network – a video-led news channel that will produce daily highlights of the show. During the show, FINN Live will broadcast up-to-the minute news, interviews and commentary across the site-wide large screen network and under the title of FINN Sessions host a conference programme within two on-floor theatres in Hall 3 and 4.
FIA is proud of its pioneering heritage and pedigree for showcasing latest aircraft and technology and the Innovation Zone will once again be demonstrating future technology. It is almost 50 years since Concorde had its first appearance at Farnborough and supersonic commercial aviation is back. Today FIL confirmed the presence of Boom at FIA18. Boom Supersonic intends to surpass Concorde by building a faster and more economical 55-seat superson