3CDSE Visit

Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 6NW.


ARRIVING BY CAR

To find the showground, visitors travelling from the North on the M5 motorway should exit at Junction 7 and follow the signs to Malvern. Travelling from the South on the M5, visitors should exit at Junction 8 onto the M50 motorway and then after a very short distance take Junction 1 signposted to the Malverns.  Follow the brown road signs for Three Counties Showground from all main routes or use postcode WR13 6NW for SAT NAV. There will be free parking available on site.

 

ARRIVING BY TRAIN

The closest train station is Great Malvern which is approximately ten minutes drive to the showground. For train times and updated schedules please see http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

 

DISABLED ACCESS

All the buildings at the showground have ramps and are accessible by wheelchair. If you’re a blue badge holder, please use the brown gate for allocated disabled parking near the showground entrance. You’ll find disabled toilets throughout the showground. Electric scooters and manual wheelchairs are available for the disabled, elderly, and mobility impaired visitors, courtesy of the Event Mobility Charitable Trust. If you have any questions about scooter hire or would like to book, please visit the Event Mobility website page or call 01386 725391.

Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW

If you are looking for a place to stay during the Three Counties Defence & Security Expo 3CDSE we have agreed some preferential 3CDSE 2019 delegate rates with the following hotels nearby.

 

Typical of the region, each hotel offers its own unique style and character. If you wish to extend your stay and also enjoy the glorious Malvern countryside, restaurants, shopping and outdoor experiences that the region has to offer please contact the hotel directly or email kate@3cdse.co.uk to ensure the best-extended rate.

 

The Abbey Hotel, Great Malvern

A historic 4-star hotel in the heart of Great Malvern with landscaped gardens and spectacular views over the Vale of Evesham and the Malvern Hills.

20% off the best available rate. Use code 3CDSE when booking at  https://www.sarova-abbeyhotel.com or call 01684 892332.

 

The Cotford Hotel

Gothic Victorian architecture, luxurious hotel rooms, an award-winning restaurant and beautifully landscaped gardens situated in the town centre.

Rooms reduced from £150 p/night to £65 for a double room (single occupancy) or £60 for a single room. Quote 3CDSE2019 when booking at http://cotfordhotel.co.uk or call 01684 572427.

 

The Colwall Park Hotel, Colwall

A country house hotel in two acres of beautiful gardens situated in the centre of Colwal halfway between Great Malvern and Ledbury.  Perfect for exploring the beautiful Malvern Hills with footpaths from the hotel gardens leading directly onto the slopes of the hills. 10% off the best available rate.

Quote 3CDSE Expo when booking on 01684 540000. See https://colwall.co.uk/ for more information

For further accommodation options please visit the Three Counties Showground website for their local recommendations, which can be found here https://www.threecounties.co.uk/visitor-guide/places-to-stay/.

By attending 3CDSE 2019 you accept the following security criteria.

  • 3CDSE 2019 is open to members of the defence & security industry, those intending to supply to the defence & security industry/military/law enforcement agencies; the military, law enforcement, relevant UK and international government bodies, defence and security-related charities and their associates. In attending the event you confirm that you meet the above criteria.
  • You must present a printed ticket upon arrival at 3CDSE 2019. Electronic copies will not be accepted. Printer facilities will be available, but for expediency and to avoid queues please bring your printed ticket with you.
  • Attendees at 3CDSE may be subject to a spot-vehicle check.
  • All attendees will be subject to a bag check.
  • 3CDSE lanyards and valid entry tickets must be clearly displayed at all times whilst on site.
  • Other than personal bags and equipment relating to exhibitor stands, large bags or other equipment will not be allowed onto the site. There is no secure storage at 3CDSE. Items left unattended anywhere on site at 3CDSE may be removed and if deemed a security risk, destroyed.
  • No mobiles, tablets or other electronic devices will be permitted in the MoD Industry Day theatre. Lockers will be provided external to the theatre to leave such items.


Sponsor


The presence of the DE&S & CAP SP industry day at 3CDSE 2019 provides the opportunity to discuss potential and future commercial requirements with members of the MoD Special Projects Programme Delivery Group, and therefore will be of considerable interest to senior management and decision-makers throughout D&S industry and related industries.

 

DEDICATED NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

The 3CDSE Networking & Innovation Challenge Dinner on 16th July and Conference on 17th July provide an excellent opportunity for sponsors to raise their profile with more intimate groups of key decision-makers.

 

BESPOKE PACKAGES

Sponsorship opportunities can be tailored to build a programme of promotion and engagement that best meets your company’s ROI requirements.

Sponsor Packages

Subject to sponsorship investment, promotional opportunities could include : - 

  • Seeding information via our comms networks prior to the event
  • Interviews/articles hosted on the 3CDSE website which can be distributed via push notifications to 3CDSE delegates via our event app
  • Promotional opportunities on the 3CDSE event app, such as banner adverts
  • Pre-booking meetings with key visitors via the event app
  • Promotion on the 3CDSE website, including enhanced content/dedicated sponsor’s page
  • Your logo in our adverts in Defence Contracts Bulletin/Online and potentially other defence & security media (TBC)

Sponsorship packages start at £5K + VAT For all sponsorship enquiries please contact


Register your interest

For all sponsorship enquiries please contact Emma Humphrey emma@3cdse.co.uk


During the event

  • Discounts on exhibition stands
  • Complimentary ticket/s to the MoD Industry Day and Innovation Dinner
  • Enabling, where possible, discussions and engagement with your identified key targets at the event
  • Push notifications via the event app and regular mentions over the tannoy 
  • Demo & Drone Zone: Enabling and supporting you to create custom displays in the main arena, which provides the space to truly demonstrate the capabilities of drones, hardware and vehicles in the external environment*
  • Full colour advert in the on-the-day event programme
  • Social media promotion 
  • Outdoor flags
  • Banner adverts on the main arena


Post event

  • ‘Thank you to our sponsors’ distributed to all attendees and the wider 3CDSE database
  • Branding on our post-event video, which will be distributed to attendees and hosted on the home page of 3CDSE website
  • Inclusion of footage of your exhibitor stand [and the Demo & Drone zone showcase in our post-event video, if relevant]
  • Re-distribution to our social networks of any video of your showcase created on the day
  • ROI statistics of footfall, delegate seniority etc
  • Subject to the usual health & safety considerations, this could include, at your cost: - Drones: crowd monitoring, asset recovery, heat source recognition
  • Vehicles/Hardware: demonstrations, data collection and display - a safe environment to demonstrate at scale
  • Creating a command & control centre which could relay live data

Sponsor & Exhibitor brochure and Exhibitor Floorplan


Request a PDF brochure


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Demonstration Zone


The 3CDSE Innovation Demonstration Zone in the Main Arena provides a unique opportunity for a range of demonstrations on a live scale, including drones, hardware and vehicles.

Do you have technology, hardware or vehicles that would benefit from live scale outdoor display and demonstration? With an area the size of a football pitch to utilise, your demonstrations can include:

 

• Moving vehicles
• All-terrain display platforms
• Crowd control displays
• Drone demonstrations

 

Create an internal command and control panel at your exhibition stand to show the data and learnings of your demonstrations.

 

As a Drone and Demonstration Zone demonstrator, you will be provided with opportunities to engage with 3CDSE visitors pre, during and post-3CDSE to promote your demonstration and seek feedback.

 

Priority will be given to 3CDSE 2019 exhibitors and sponsors. Any additional costs associated with your demonstration will be the responsibility of the demonstration exhibitor. Terms and conditions will apply.

Wish to demonstrate?

If you would like to demonstrate your product, vehicle, drone or technology, please complete and submit the application form at the below link.

Register your interest


Networking and Innovation Challenge Gala Awards Dinner

Eastnor Castle, Nr Ledbury


The 3CDSE Networking and Innovation Challenge Dinner, held at historic Eastnor Castle, Ledbury, will provide an exclusive and intimate opportunity for further networking with decision-makers from the Military, Law Enforcement, Security Agencies and Industry.

 

Priority entry to the 3CDSE Networking and Innovation Challenge Awards Dinner will be given to Industry Day delegates, Innovation Challenge entrants and Exhibitors.

 

Tables will be hosted by members of JFC CAP SP and DE&S. With just 130 tickets available, applications for dinner tickets will be restricted to max. 3 per organisation.

Due to the popularity of the 3CDSE Innovation Dinner, the following registrant criteria will be given initial priority:

  • An entrant in the Innovation Challenge AND/OR
  • Attendance at the 3CDSE Industry Day AND/OR
  • An exhibitor at 3CDSE 2019

Ticket Allocation

Allocation of tickets for the above registrant types will be made on 31stJanuary 2019.  Thereafter, tickets will be allocated to existing registrants who have registered their interest in Innovation Dinner tickets and who are registered as visitors to 3CDSE 2019, on a first come first served basis. Should tickets remain thereafter, the ticket office will be open to those who register for Innovation Dinner tickets and who are registered as visitors to 3CDSE 2019.


GETTING HERE

The full address for the castle is Eastnor Castle, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1RL.

 

ARRIVING BY CAR

Eastnor Castle is easily accessed from junction 2 of the M50 and nearby M5 Junction 8 on the edge of The Cotswolds. Alternatively, use postcode HR8 1RL for SAT NAV. There will be free parking available on site.

 

ARRIVING BY TRAIN

The closest train stations are Ledbury and Great Malvern which are both a short car journey away. For train times and updated schedules please see http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

 

DISABLED ACCESS

Please note that the main courtyard is gravel. There are 14 steps from this level into the main ground floor state rooms. We have an automatic wheelchair stair climber to carry visitors up these steps; to use this visitors must be able to transfer into our wheelchair which is connected to the stair climber. From there, access for all the main rooms on this floor is very easy. If you have any further queries about access please contact lydia@3cdse.co.uk

For further accommodation options please visit the Three Counties Showground website for their local recommendations, which can be found here https://www.threecounties.co.uk/visitor-guide/places-to-stay/.


1930

Reception drinks and networking

2030

Dinner and Innovation Challenge showcase

2230

Networking Drinks

2400

Carriages

Priority entry to the 3CDSE Networking and Innovation Challenge Dinner will be given to Industry Day delegates, Innovation Challenge entrants and 3CDSE 2019 Exhibitors.

General tickets for those not meeting the above criteria will be available from 1st February 2019. Tickets restricted to max 3 per organisation.

Book your tickets
Eastnor Castle,
Eastnor,
Ledbury,
HR8 1RN

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3CDSE Conference

Three Counties Showground, Malvern


A full day, free to attend conference will run alongside the 3CDSE Exhibition. Entry to the Exhibition will provide access to the conference, however due to limited seating, tickets to the conference sessions must be booked in advance.

Highlights from the conference programme, the full details of which will be confirmed shortly:


Speaker Enquiry

 

The application window is now open for speakers for 3CDSE 2019. We are seeking senior-level speakers from defence and security industry and academia, presenting on relevant topics with an innovation theme.

 

If you would like to apply for a 20 mins speaker slot, please contact the team below:

Contact the Team

INNOVATION THEATRE

1000

Conference welcome  -  Mr Richard Morgan, Director 3CDSE; Head of Defence, Security & the Forces, Harrison Clark Rickerbys

1005

Keynote Speaker - JFC CAP SP Head

1035

SP Industry Day Declassified Brief - DES ISTAR PDG2 Head & Team Leaders

1135

Break

1150

Science & Technology Programme -  DSTL

1220

Agile Procurement  - DES ISTAR Commercial Head

1250

Lunch


ADS Workshop

1150

Security Sector Surgery - Dr Hugo Rosemont & Dr Brian Hampson, ADS


A new feature for 3CDSE 2019, join two senior members of the ADS Security and Resilience Team, Dr Hugo Rosemont and Dr Brian Hampson, for a unique, free-to-attend introductory ‘masterclass’ on understanding and accessing the security and resilience market.


Drawing on their collective experience of operating in Government, industry and academia over the past 25 years, the ADS team will deliver insights to participants on the security threat context and how it is seen by the UK Government; outline the structure and operation of the UK security sector, across public and private sectors; provide an overview of the security science and technology landscape; and deliver an overview of security exports and how companies can access support in international markets.


The masterclass will be open to attendees on a first-come-first-served basis; session repeated at 14.00

1400

Security Sector Surgery - Dr Hugo Rosemont & Dr Brian Hampson, ADS

1400

Leading experts from SME industry

16:30

Close

1030

Running every 45 minutes with the last session available at 1530. An opportunity for insight into each of the Special Project Capability areas and to engage directly with DE&S Capability Leads. Smaller, bookable, sessions to facilitate networking and open dialogue between DE&S, Science & Technology, Primes and SME’s

16:30

Close


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Networking and Innovation Challenge


The 3CDSE Networking and Innovation Challenge AwardsDinner will provide the opportunity to view and celebrate the 3 most successful JFC Commercial Innovation Challenge entrants, and to network with decision-makers from the military, law enforcement agencies, government, security agencies and the private sector.

 

Awards Dinner tickets subject to the following:

  • Priority 1: An entrant in the Innovation Challenge
  • Priority 2: Registering to attend the Industry Day
  • Priority 3: Registering to exhibit at 3CDSE 2019.
  • If an individual’s organisation is not registered as any of the above, the ticket office for Awards Dinner tickets will be open to general delegates from 31st January 2019. 

Taking place at historic Eastnor Castle near Ledbury, the evening aims to be conducive to promote discussion and foster and deepen business relationships. Tables will be hosted by members of JFC CAP SP and DE&S.

 

Priority entry to the 3CDSE Networking and Innovation Challenge Awards Dinner will be given to Industry Day delegates, Innovation Challenge entrants and Exhibitors. With just 100 tickets available, applications for dinner tickets will be restricted to max. 3 per organisation.

 

7.00pm Drinks reception and networking
7.30pm Dinner
9.00pm Awards announcements
10.30pm Drinks and networking
12.00pm Carriages

"It's an opportunity to meet with end users and hear about the problems they are facing, the technology they are using and what does and doesn't work."

— Nicholas Hill, Plextek CEO

3CDS (Trading) Ltd takes your privacy very seriously. By registering for this event we will also use your information on the basis of our legitimate interests to keep in contact with you to update you with information about this and future events which may be of interest to you. We will only ever use the information we collect or receive about you in accordance with our Privacy Policy. If you would prefer us not to contact you about future events or services, or to update you about this event, you can opt out at any time using the unsubscribe or update your preferences in our emails.


Special Projects Industry Day


The Special Projects Programme Delivery Group is responsible for the procurement and in-service support of a range of equipment capabilities used primarily by Specialist Users.

 

This briefing session will also include the opportunity to book 1:1 meetings with members of the Special Projects Programme Delivery Team.

 

The aim of the Industry Day is to share the vision and future programme of work with the wider supplier base and allow for networking opportunities.

 

The programme will include presentations from each of the teams’ specialist portfolios and allow the opportunity for smaller sessions to facilitate more detailed discussions with MoD staff.

To find out more about attending the SP Industry Day and the security clearance process, please complete the form below. Completion of the form will also provide you with entrance to the 3CDSE Exhibition and Conference on 17th July 2019.


Security Clearance

 

Attendance at the SP Industry day will require the individual to hold an extant National Security Clearance of Security Check (SC). The requirement to ensure that attendees are security cleared means that late bookings will not be accepted.

 

By applying for tickets to the Industry Day, you agree to your details being submitted to MOD who will be carrying out security clearance status vetting. Full details will be promulgated to individuals by email as soon as security clearance details have been confirmed by National Security Vetting.

 

Priority Access

 

Security-cleared exhibitors at 3CDSE will be given priority access to tickets to the SP Industry Day.

 

Attendees at the SP Industry Day will be given priority access to tickets for the 3CDSE Networking & Innovation Awards Dinner. Attendees at the Industry Day may also enter the JFC jHub Innovation Challenge. FIND OUT MORE.

 

Priority access ends on 31st December 2018 when ticket sales will be open to general delegates.

Industry Day Discounts

Delegate discounts apply to 3CDSE 2019 Exhibitors and members of ADS. Please ask your membership body for the applicable discount code. Membership must be current on the date of the event 16th & 17th July 2019.

"It's an opportunity to meet with end users and hear about the problems they are facing, the technology they are using and what does and doesn't work."

— Nicholas Hill, Plextek CEO

3CDS (Trading) Ltd takes your privacy very seriously. By registering for this event we will also use your information on the basis of our legitimate interests to keep in contact with you to update you with information about this and future events which may be of interest to you. We will only ever use the information we collect or receive about you in accordance with our Privacy Policy. If you would prefer us not to contact you about future events or services, or to update you about this event, you can opt out at any time using the unsubscribe or update your preferences in our emails.


3CDSE Exhibition & Conference Stand


We’re delighted that you would like to exhibit at 3CDSE 2019.

 

Exhibitors at 3CDSE will be given priority access to tickets to the DE&S & JFC CAP Special Projects Industry Day* and the 3CDSE Networking & Innovation Dinner.

 

Priority access ends on 31st December 2018 when ticket sales will be open to general delegates. (*Industry Day entry subject to holding Security Cleared status)

 

Register your interest below to receive stand package information.

 

To find out more about exhibiting at 3CDSE and to book your stand, please complete the form below.

 


3CDSE Event app

Three months’ prior to the event you will receive an email inviting you to download the 3CDSE event app. The app will allow you to book meetings with other delegates and exhibitors, schedule your attendance at conference sessions, engage in pre, during and post-event conversations and will keep you up to date with all the information you need to get the most benefit from your attendance at 3CDSE.


Exhibitor Discounts

Exhibitor discounts apply to 3CDSE 2018 Exhibitors and members of ADS and Herefordshire Defence & Security Group (HSDG). Please ask your membership body for the applicable discount code. Membership must be current on the date of the event 16th & 17th July 2019.

"It's an opportunity to meet with end users and hear about the problems they are facing, the technology they are using and what does and doesn't work."

— Nicholas Hill, Plextek CEO

Sponsor & Exhibitor brochure and Exhibitor Floorplan


Request a PDF brochure


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3CDSE Exhibition & Conference Tickets


3CDSE 2019 EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE returns to the Three Counties Showground on 17th July 2019. We’re delighted that you would like to attend.

 

Please complete the form below to register your place at this senior-level networking and innovation showcase. Tickets to 3CDSE Exhibition & Conference 2019 are free but restricted to members of the defence & security community only.

 


3CDSE Event

 

Over 150 exhibitors are expected at 3CDSE 2019. Showcasing the latest technologies and innovations, and offering the ideal launch platform for new products, the 3CDSE exhibition is not to be missed.

"It's an opportunity to meet with end users and hear about the problems they are facing, the technology they are using and what does and doesn't work."

— Nicholas Hill, Plextek CEO

3CDS (Trading) Ltd takes your privacy very seriously. By registering for this event we will also use your information on the basis of our legitimate interests to keep in contact with you to update you with information about this and future events which may be of interest to you. We will only ever use the information we collect or receive about you in accordance with our Privacy Policy. If you would prefer us not to contact you about future events or services, or to update you about this event, you can opt out at any time using the unsubscribe or update your preferences in our emails.


3CDSE Home


Now in its third year 3CDSE has grown significantly from its origin as a networking forum to introduce SME’s to procurement decision-makers and influencers in the MoD and Law Enforcement agencies and to foster commercial discussion between SME’s and Primes.

 

3CDSE 2019 will be engaging both UK and foreign intelligence, including the further Five Eyes of USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and European intelligence agencies, as well as Government and Law enforcement agencies.

 


The theme of 3CDSE is Innovation, with a focus on cyber security, hardware and vehicles, UAV and counter-UAV, technology and communications.

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 and at 3CDSE, there is a focus on business development.

"It's an opportunity to meet with end users and hear about the problems they are facing, the technology they are using and what does and doesn't work."

— Nicholas Hill, Plextek CEO

3CDSE is a unique showcase for this hub of innovation to share new ideas and host those involved in the industry nationally and internationally on their “home turf”.

 

The show brings together senior military leading forces development and procurement, senior police engaged in the fight against cyber-crime, the intelligence and security agencies, and the industry innovators who supply them, to identify future strategies and needs.

In 2019 3CDSE will become a 2-day event with the addition of the JFC CAP SP & DE&S Special Projects Industry Day, historically held at Shrivenham and now securing a new home at 3CDSE. There will be restricted entry for this classified briefing, the first such held since 2016, individuals will need to hold an extant SC clearance to attend.

The 2018 event saw over 1000 delegates and 105 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 2018

1000

DELEGATES

40

SPEAKERS

105

EXHIBITORS


The 2019 event follows on from the success of the first Herefordshire Defence & Security Expo HDSE, which was held in Hereford in February 2017 and which became the Three Counties Defence & Security Expo 3CDSE when it moved to its new and current home of the Three Counties Showground, Malvern in 2018.


We wish to thank our sponsors, media and event partners for their support and contribution to 3CDSE.

PLATINUM SPONSOR

GOLD SPONSORS

EVENT PARTNERS

MEDIA PARTNERS

MARKETING PARTNER

We are delighted to once again be supporting Mission Motorsport as the official 3CDSE charity. In its five years of operations, Mission Motorsport has delivered more than 4,000 training days of sport for 1400 beneficiaries, leading to over 230 placements and over 100 jobs.

It is funded by Help For Heroes and The Royal British Legion as well as by industry partners and independent fundraising.

Contact us for support, media, or general inquiries.

For all enquiries please contact the team on
info@3cdse.co.uk

Register your interest