From its origin as a networking forum, 3CDSE has evolved to become the UK’s most diverse and forward-thinking security expo. The annual show takes place at Malvern’s Three Counties Showground, where 3CDSE is also gaining a reputation as an active touchpoint for leading-edge technology and innovative strategic thinking. 

As well as introducing SME’s to procurement decision-makers and influencers in the MOD and Law Enforcement agencies, the show is a successful forum for fostering mutually beneficial commercial discussions between SME’s and Primes. 3CDSE is proud of our ever-expanding network of connections and relationships.

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The theme of 3CDSE is Innovation, which includes cyber security, hardware and vehicles, UAV and counter-UAV, manned and unmanned vehicles, technology including Artificial Intelligence and communications.

Our location

The Three Counties of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire comprise the hub of the UK’s defence and security industry – the “golden triangle” – with MoD based in Herefordshire, Qinetiq and the Malvern Cyber Cluster in Worcestershire and GCHQ in Gloucestershire, plus all the satellite industries which have grown up around them.

Several sources record that 90% of the UK’s defence and security innovation has its home in this triangle.

3CDSE always has its targets set on the new threat landscape – how air, sea and land capabilities are evolving to become fit for purpose today and prepared for the new challenges and capability requirements of tomorrow. 

The term ‘hybrid warfare’ has increasingly become the focus, with cyber security, data management, blockchain and space operations entering the conversation. 3CDSE's exhibitors and presenters showcase bold new capabilities to meet these elusive new threat environments, both real and potential.

These include Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) and Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) systems as well as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and Counter-UAV threats. 3CDSE Expo has an excellent external area where physical systems, hardware and vehicles can be demonstrated on a live scale.

1500+

Decision-makers

The 2019 event welcomed over 1500 delegates and 100+ exhibitors and cemented 3CDSE’s reputation
as a forum for the military, suppliers, law enforcement and security agencies to
identify common interests, solutions and opportunities.

3CDSE 2020 anticipates...

2000

DELEGATES

20+

SPEAKERS

100+

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