Coronavirus Update

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Coronavirus Update April 2021

We are delighted to confirm that 3CDSE will be going ahead in person on 7 & 8 July 2021.

First and foremost, your health and safety and that of our staff and wider colleagues, is always our highest priority and first consideration.

Working together with our trusted event partners, including our venues and the local authorities, we have been closely monitoring the coronavirus (Covid-19) situation, and carefully reviewing the Government guidance updates, as well monitoring the progress of the 'roadmap' to the Country's release from lockdown restrictions, which is predicted to end with a full release of restrictions at 21 June 2021.

We are in consultation with all our key stakeholders, including UK Strategic Command equipment capability sponsor, DE&S Delivery Agency and the Three Counties Defence and Security Group, and on the basis of our currently available information, it is our view that the event will be able to go ahead in person on 7 & 8 July. 

COVID-19 Safety  

We will be operating according to the 'All Secure Standard' which are measures designed to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 at events. The standard has been developed by the events industry and is Government approved.   Further background information about the Standard here:  

The '3CDSE All Secure Standard' guidelines include measures that staff, site personnel, contractors, visitors and exhibitors will be required to undertake help 3CDSE ensure the health, safety and welfare of all visitors.  Further information about these guidelines will be available on this website shortly.

COVID-19 Safety Visitor Charge  

Entry tickets to the 3CDSE Expo and Conference free of charge. However all visitors will be subject to a £5 +VAT admin charge to kindly support our COVID-19 safety measures.   

This charge will be incorporated into a one-off Exhibitor Safety pack charge for Exhibitors. The pack will include anti-viral wipes, disposable gloves, hand sanitiser etc which will help ensure that we can maintain a consistent standard of cleanliness throughout the show. 

Please read our Admission Policy for further information about entry.

3CDSE is a not-for-profit organisation, with any profits being donated to military charities and to our trade association, 3CDSG. We therefore thank you for your support in ensuring that we are able to maintain a healthy and safe environment for all.

As you would expect we will continue to keep this under review and update you should there be any further changes. On behalf of UK Strategic Command, DE&S and the organisers of 3CDSE, we would like to reassure you that we remain entirely committed to fostering the strong relationships between Defence and Industry which is afforded by 3CDSE.

We continue to build upon the success of the 2019 event which provided a tremendous forum for engagement and discussion both Authority to Industry and Business to Business. In 2019 UK Strategic Command and DE&S reached over 200 companies and were able to share first hand an overview of future requirements and the potential business opportunities within the Special Projects capability area of UK Strategic Command. 

The event also provided great insight into the perspectives, challenges and opportunities identified by a range of industry partners, in particular Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs). It is an excellent forum to drive greater coherence into the specialist sector and as such continuing these discussions and engagement will be even more important as we look to the future and the outcomes of the Intergrated Review and Defence and Security Industrial Strategy.

Thank you in advance for your support of our efforts to ensure 3CDSE is a healthy and safe environment in which to do business.  I very much look forward to welcoming you to the show.

If you have any specific questions, please do contact us at 

Anna Roby-Welford






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Please note: 3CDSE and its trading company 3CDS (Trading) Ltd do not sell or pass on any 3CDSE contact details to third parties other than those that are expressly authorised to have access to that data for the proper functioning of their roles.

We work with Cyber Quarter, the Midlands Centre for Cyber Security/Univ of Wolverhampton, to ensure that our systems are safe, secure and robust. We are pleased to be rated in the top 10% of organisations for cyber security in the Aerospace and Defence & Security Industry. 

On occasion we are made aware of unscrupulous external actors who claim to hold data from exhibitions such as 3CDSE. Please be advised that any person offering such data and purporting to be acting on behalf 3CDSE is fraudulent. Any such perpetrators will be pursued by our sister company, Harrison Clark Rickerbys (hcr), a Top 100 law firm.

Our Security and IT experts advise that it is best not to respond to such emails as by doing so, you may be unwittingly verifying your own email address. If you have any concerns in this regard, please contact Anna Roby-Welford, Director, 3CDSE