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Upcoming Dates

12.09.2023 - 15.09.2023
Country: UK
City: London
Industry: Safety, Security, Risk Management, Defense, Fire Protection


DSEI 2023 will occur between September 12th until September 15th, 2023 as a face-to-face event. Industry players can expect the defence systems industry trade fair to have sound COVID-19 health and safety measures and sanitation protocols in place at the venue.

A Brief Introduction

DSEI gives you an in-depth look into the defence and security sector on a global scale and it has yet to be replicated to this extent anywhere else. The international trade show is combined with a conference to fully explore trends within technologies and solutions to emerging threats in the context of today’s political climate. You’ve 1600 exhibitors showcase the best strategies, systems and equipment of the moment and an audience that numbers 35,000 industry insiders, including 97 official delegations. The conference itself has a fully packed program with some 300 speakers.

An Industry Profile

DSEI finds a home at ExCeL London once every two years and maintains a fairly simple structure as the main exhibition space is divided into the main zones of the defence industry – aerospace zone, land zone, naval zone, security zone and joint zone. In between these five, visitors have the opportunity to see an incredible array of technologies and products - electronic warfare, emergency equipment, telecommunication systems, first aid equipment, infrared systems, radar equipment, surveillance cameras, weapons and ammunition among many others. You have 40 international pavilions and other exciting program features like the CYBER HUB and SECURITY SEMINAR.

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Past Editions

2019 edition

The 2019 edition occurred between 10.09-13.09.2019. It received over 1700 exhibitors with 400 of them being first-time attendants. The rendition also received 36 000 visitors from a total of 114 countries. The edition featured 44 national pavilions including Australia, Turkey, Finland, France, the UK, and the USA. Also, it included an increased Eastern European presence via pavilions dedicated to Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and Ukraine. The 2019 edition included the debut of the Space and Manufacturing Hubs. Over 300 leading industry experts provided valuable information during the lectures. 

2021 Edition

The 2021 edition was quite valuable for the global defence & security industry. It served as the successful restart of the in-person fairs for the UK and the sector. The 2021 edition was in a hybrid format — a face-to-face exhibition complemented by a digital platform. It took place between 14.09.2021 and 17.09.2021. The Edition  featured new additions. Among them was the introduction of the ‘Future Tech Hub’ —  a dedicated hub that combined Innovation, Cyber and Communication. The hub allowed professionals to discuss and examine novelties related to different topics. Among them were digitalisation, cybersecurity, networks & communications. DSEI 2021 received 64 national and international delegations, with many attending in person.