UKDSE: event and exhibition support


Support offered by UK Defence and Security Exports (UKDSE) at exhibitions, where appropriate, includes:


  • government-to-government relationships
  • UK VIP programmes
  • delegation management (targeted audience)
  • military/security/cyber adviser(s)
  • bilateral meetings
  • government stand utilising high quality build
  • strong UK brand
  • UK speakers at selected conferences
  • marketing package, which may include:
    • brochures
    • postcards/invitations
    • presentations on capability or equipment

Specifically companies can participate on UKDSE stands through the following methods:

1.1 Exhibition booth / pod system

At certain exhibitions, UKDSE will offer companies the opportunity to exhibit as part of a UKDSE organised UK pavilion.

Main benefits of co-locating with UKDSE are:


  • exhibiting under clear UK/HMG branding
  • more cost effective in terms of stand space
  • senior delegations booked to attend the stand and spend time with companies
  • benefit from government-to-government relationships
  • UKDSE staff on stand alongside your company representatives
  • enhanced marketing before and during the event
  • access to a meeting room and on stand refreshments

The pod system typically comprises of 4 square meters of space, a modular stand system plus flooring; power socket; track lighting; 1 x lockable cupboard; 1 x stool; 1 x fascia panel (company name); 1 x graphic panel; meeting/hospitality room; refreshments; internet access; catalogue entry; 2 x exhibitor passes per company.

Cost is variable depending on the exhibition.

1.2 Export Support Team (EST) display area

Dependent upon UKDSE exhibition objectives, an EST display area may be included on the exhibition stand. Space and appropriate build with power is provided to display a range of UK capabilities and equipment as part of an agreed theme on the UKDSE exhibition stand. A suitable receptacle for marketing literature is also included.

Cost based upon the amount of equipment displayed.

1.3 Free build

UKDSE can provide free build space for companies within a UKDSE organised stand, subject to approval and availability.

Costs will be dependent on organiser space costs.