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Welcome to DSMC International

Membership Benefits 

Global Outlook on Middle East Defense, Space & Security 


  • Regular Presentations and Discussion Forums: The subscription fee is annual, allowing DSMC member representatives to attend all the Council’s calendar events throughout the membership period.


  • Exclusive Defense, Space & Security Events: DSMC member-only invitations to exclusive Defense, Space & Security events.


  • Middle East-wide Membership with International Access: Membership in DSMC is by invitation only, and provides members with access to senior GCC and international colleagues. Specific inbound participation from members’ will be complemented by outbound opportunities, and as we expand our reach more opportunities will become available, entitling our members to benefit and broaden their international networks.


  • Focus Groups: The ability to tap into the thinking of DSMC members and to ‘brainstorm’ marketing, operational and logistical challenges is a very powerful asset.  Few, if any, organization can offer convenient and timely access to the finest thinking of the best Defense, Space & Security marketers ‘on demand’.  DSMC achieves this by routinely, strategically, and selectively offering its members’ access to the world’s leading experts. Our reputation and capacity to create such opportunities are unparalleled in the region.  DSMC acts as the organizer and facilitator of focus group events, working with our members to deliver valuable discussions, and ensuring the most pressing business needs are addressed.

  • Networking: With an extensive network, DSMC offers members’ the ability to pick up the phone and call other members’ to discuss marketing, budgeting and customer-related issues, in the spirit of mutual support and cooperation.


  • Relationship Brokering: DSMC routinely and regularly engages in corporate ‘match-making’, connecting members’ who express an interest in working together on joint promotions to achieve efficiencies and enable them to more quickly gain market share.


  • Association: Being a member of an invitation-only group, comprising the most prestigious Defense, Space, and Security product and services companies, and having immediate and personal access to decision makers.


  • Ability to Tap Members for Collaborations and Partnerships: DSMC members’ constantly seek out opportunities to work together for mutual benefit; DSMC strongly and actively supports such efforts.


  • Participation in Other Exclusive Initiatives: Including Knowledge Exchange, Joint Promotions, Off-Sites and Database Exchange.


  • Regular Access to Interested Media: DSMC constantly and routinely exploits opportunities to refer members’ to journalists looking for specific points of view on different industry groups and trends in the Defense, Space & Security market and among customers of Defense, Space & Security products and services.  This benefits the profile of our member companies.


  • “CEOs Only” Lunches and Off-sites:  Opportunities for ‘face time’ with senior decision makers in a less formal environment.  


  • Access to Member and Prospective Member List: An extensive list of names, and contact information available only to members’ for special member-targeted mailings and promotions. Member hosted events receive full RSVP list at conclusion of event.


  • Executive Retreats/Off-sites: Opportunities for DSMC members’ to build relationships, discuss current trends, and explore a wide range of collaborations.


  • Research: DSMC periodically conducts specific research projects exclusively for Members.


  • Access and Invitation to Chapter Events: Members’ will have access and invitations to other DSMC Chapter events, as well as published calendars of events and member lists, as we continue to grow.


  • Invitations to Member Events and Participation in Member Clubs: Opportunities to expose your business to a wide range of like-minded members within and outside the Middle East.

  • Coordination of Speaking Opportunities and Participation in Focus Groups: Always focused on the Defense, Space & Security market or Defense, Space & Security customers.


Benefits for DSMC Members:

  • Company logo displayed on DSMC website and marketing materials.

  • 10% discount off all DSMC’s Official Media Filming - corporate photography, event photography and corporate filming services.

  • 10% discount off all GLOBAL DEFENSE: Business Report sponsorship packages.

  • 15% discount off all DSMC Consulting and Advisory Board proposals and packages (when booking and confirmation made in advance).

  • 20% discount off DSMC Additional Business Services (on a case-by-case basis).


Please  download the membership form and send it back to us as stated in the form.

We will inform you as soon as possible on whether your application has been approved.

Please also sign up for our newsletter to not miss any events.

General Atomics

Billy Gililland, Senior Director, International Programs, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems 

I highly recommend DSMC. DSMC has extensive experience as liaison between defense contractors and the UAE Government. DSMC knows and works with many of the most knowledgeable and influential people in UAE and the region. Before our connection with DSMC we were truly casting about in the dark. DSMC has provided us laser like focus and has helped us develop important relationships


Charles Hunter Regional Manager, Industrial Programs & Partnerships at CAE

The DSMC leadership provides an excellent networking platform for international Defence industry members within the UAE. Through regular DSMC working groups DSMC seamlessly facilitates access to local industry facilities and key personnel. The DSMC Team’s enthusiasm and approachable nature provide DSMC members with an excellent opportunity to seek targeted advice and guidance related to the UAE's thriving defence sector.


Jeffrey Johnson, President Boeing Middle East

I would like to recognize the DSMC Team’s strong leadership and support for the DSMC in the UAE. DSMC continues to lead the organization to a new level helping integrate global businesses with Emirati government and industry partners. DSMC has a good vision and strong business acumen in the ventures that he helps to create between government and industry. A special thanks to DSMC for all the support he has provided


Tim Allen, QinetiQ Regional Director - MENA - QinetiQ 

I have been working with DSMC this past year and it fulfils a unique role in supporting the activities of both the defence industry and its UAE government clients.


Baker Botts LP
Mark Bisch, Partner at Baker Botts LP

I'd encourage anyone involved in the defense industry in the UAE to join.

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