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Creative Firepower - Digital Expertise And Innovation On Show At DSEI

BFBS joins more than 1,600 defence industry experts at this year's global DSEI event in London

BFBS will join more than 1,600 exhibitors at this year’s Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition.

The media and broadcast organisation, which entertains, informs and connects the British Armed Forces around the world, is displaying stands and hosting panel sessions at the global industry event, which opens at ExCel London exhibition centre on September 10.

DSEI is one of the world’s leading events in the defence and security industry that brings together governments, national armed forces, industry thought leaders and the global defence and security supply chain.

More than 35,000 visitors are expected to flock to the exhibition to see the best innovations and pioneering advancements in defence design and technology, hear more than 300 world class speakers and visit stands representing more than 50 countries.

DSEI 2019 at ExCel London

BFBS Creative, a creative agency which helps the Armed Forces and military charities to communicate in the digital age, will showcase how its team creates digital experiences that reach the audiences that military organisations need to engage in the digital sphere.

Adam Waters, BFBS Director of Digital, said: “From running social media channels to producing amazing video - we’ve got it covered.

“We’re here at DSEI to show the defence community how BFBS can help them thrive online.”

BFBS Creative 2019
BFBS Creative will showcase its digital creation expertise at DSEI

Media Innovation, an arm of BFBS which designs and develops new media and communications solutions and platforms for extremely challenging environments, will be displaying its ground-breaking MiPlayer media platform.

MiPlayer is a new way of delivering entertainment and information which can provide a critical service by giving users access to up-to-date, live information including news and entertainment media, particularly in remote global locations where there is typically little or no internet access – connecting phones, tablets, computers and televisions.

DSEI 2019 - BFBS Media Innovation at this year's fair
Media Innovation at this year's DSEI

BFBS is also hosting several panel sessions during the DSEI event, including Digital Transformation For Leaders, in DSEI’s Global Theatre at 1pm, and Unlocking The Digital Potential Of Military Spouses, in the same space at 1.30pm.

There will also be a BFBS discussion panel, Service Personnel Staying Connected, which examines how staying connected with home and having access to entertainment, are vital to the welfare, performance and the morale of the UK Armed Forces serving overseas.

The discussion, in DSEI’s Global Theatre at 2.30pm, will be chaired by breakfast radio presenter Verity Geere with speakers including Lieutenant General Richard Nugee, Chief of Defence People at the Ministry of Defence, Nick Beer, BFBS Director of Development and Strategy, Sir Simon Wessely, Director at King’s Centre for Military Health Research, Commodore Jim Perks, Royal Navy Commander Faslane Flotilla, and Alex Schillemore, Royal Navy Head of Digital Communications.

The four-day exhibition is supported by the Ministry of Defence and will include attention-grabbing displays of military firepower including warships, tanks and a range of weaponry.

DSEI attracts protests by anti-arms campaigners and activist groups but organisers say the exhibition is a valuable resource to ensure the world’s military forces have the capability they need to protect national interests.



* Visit the BFBS Media Innovation stand at this year’s DSEI event and you could win an Elliot Brown Holton Professional watch - the first military issue watch from a British company in over ten years that comes complete with NATO stock number – recognising its unique identity.

To be in with a chance to win the watch, attendees at DSEI can enter a competition by visiting the BFBS Media Innovation at stand N3-670.