Monday 18th November saw the launch of DSEI Japan, the first integrated defence show in the country and the first time the DSEI brand has been used outside of London.
DSEI Japan attracted twenty-six British companies, including a large selection of DGP companies. The show attracted around 1,000 attendees from the Japanese MOD as well as a strong international presence from the defence industry and several international delegations. We also had several senior stakeholders who delivered opening remarks and attended the show.
The DGP supported the event in many ways;
- In the run-up to the show, the UKDSC ran many sessions with Japanese industry to share approaches to international exhibitions and marketing plans to maximise presence.
- A Defence Industry Dialogue (DID) was hosted and a portion of the session dedicated to workshop-style discussions on potential collaborative areas. This was greeted positively by both British and Japanese Industry.
- UKDSC participated in a panel session as part of the DSEI Japan conference programme and presented at the British Embassy Defence Seminar giving further information on the DGP construct and how we work collaboratively with UK Government as one team.
- DGP also sponsored a highly regarded RUSI Seminar.
DSEI Japan was widely hailed as a success, with the DGP Companies seeing the show as a positive way to engage with Japanese companies as well as the domestic MOD.