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US Army Deputy Chief of Staff and CIA Chief Information Officer to speak at DSEI

Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) will for the first time host key industry and military speakers from the United States as well as government representatives. The biennial defence and security event will be held 14-17 September at ExCeL London with a new digital offering, DSEI Connect running alongside. American exhibitors will also be part of the largest international group this year, the USA Pavilion.

US Army Deputy Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Erik C Peterson

Emphasizing the importance of the United States in global defence and security, on Tuesday 14th September, US Army Deputy Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Erik C Peterson, will deliver DSEI’s first international keynote address. At 1530 on Wednesday 15th, DSEI will also welcome Juliane J. Gallina, Chief Information Officer of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) who brings experience from leadership positions in the public and private sectors. There will be space for a limited number of media to attend both of these sessions.


Through DSEI Connect, the new DSEI digital platform, visitors will also hear from the US Department of Defense, Acting Head of Acquisition, Gregory Kausner.


Top US officials will also participate in a range of DSEI seminars. On Wednesday 15th September, Billy Smith, US Government Chief Information Officer will feature at the Cyber Hunting at Scale – Zero Boundaries and Zero Trust seminar. US Army Special Operations Command, Lieutenant Colonel (retd) Dave Whitmire, will also talk about Post of the Future: Training and Technology Requirement on Thursday 16 September at 1600hrs.

Juliane J. Gallina, Chief Information Officer of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Organised by Kallman Worldwide, the US Pavilion is DSEI’s largest international group at nearly 3,000m2. Under the agreement signed in February 2021, Kallman will give North America customers local support and an enhanced experience when exhibiting as part of the US Pavilions.


Key exhibitors Leidos as well as Polaris Government & Defense, which will debut the highly anticipated MRZR Alpha light tactical vehicle. To promote US products and services overseas the US Department of Commerce will also be part of the US Pavilion alongside other government organisations such from several States, including the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, the Washington Office of Economic Development & Competitiveness and the Arizona Commerce Authority.


DSEI is committed to upholding the highest health and security standards based on the latest government guidelines, and in close cooperation with the London ExCeL venue. With recent rules relaxation in effect, fully vaccinated visitors from the United States are able to visit the United Kingdom and join the show onsite without having to quarantine. However, all travellers entering the UK must present proof of vaccine or a negative Covid test taken within 72 hours of arrival and have a Day 2 PCR Test booked.

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