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For The Wharf's gallery of the DSEi arms fair at Excel, click here. Go here for part one

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In a two-part online report, The Wharf talks to the people inside and outside the world's largest arms fair.

In part two, we offer a glimpse inside the arms fair itself, and discover an industry increasingly catering for domestic security as well as the military.

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Protest group Disarm DSEi has warned police it "will not negotiate" ahead of its arms fair action next week.

In an open letter to the Metropolitan Police, the group rejected calls for greater communication as it is "not in control of any of the actions undertaken by the participants" in its demonstration.

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Exhibitors, delegates and protesters are all making last minute preparations for the arrival of the DSEi fair at Excel.

Clarion Events will host its first fair since taking over from Reed Elsevier last year, and hopes to welcome around 26,000 visitors to the bi-annual defence show.

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DOCKLANDS’ controversial arms fair is still up for grabs.

DSEi organiser Reed Elsevier is still talking to interested parties nearly a year after announcing it wanted to sell the international event, which attracts arms traders and governments from around the world to the ExCeL centre every two years. It had hoped to be able to flog the fair by the end of last year.

A spokesman said: “There’s no question of us not selling. It’s just a timing issue.

“We’re committed to getting the maximum value of the fair for shareholders. We’re talking to
interested parties and we’ll make an announcement in due course, but there’s nothing imminent.?

62Feb28ArmsFair.jpgBABY show organisers Clarion Events could soon be mixing bonnets with battleships.

The company, recently acquired by a private equity firm for £125million, is tipped to be among the potential bidders for the DSEi arms fair in Docklands, which has been on the market for around eight months.

Clarion’s portfolio of 65 events and conferences includes the parenting show, which will be arriving at the Royal Docks exhibition centre tomorrow (Friday, February 29).

Current arms fair organiser Reed Elsevier had pledged to offload the controversial exhibition by the end of last year, following pressure from pacifist organisations and healthcare groups.

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