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Defence & Security Equipment International 2017

Following the success of DSEI 2015, DSEI 2017 will host a plethora of international pavilions and feature areas for you to enjoy, with five key sector-focused zones: Air, Land, Naval, Security, Joint.

Why Visit?

DSEI 2017

DSEI brings together the entire defence and security industry to source the latest equipment and systems, develop international relationships, and generate new business opportunities.

DSEI 2015 was a major success with more exhibitors and educational content than ever before. Attending the event were:

  • 34,038 unique attendees
  • 1,683 global defence & security suppliers of all sizes exhibited from 54 countries
  • 42 international pavilions

Why Exhibit?

DSEI is the world leading platform for innovative launches across the whole of the defence and security sector.  In 2015 DSEI welcomed over 34,000 attendees, 76% of which had direct influence over purchasing decisions.

This audience included 150 high level speakers from Ministers, Senior Defence Staff and leading industry figures, and 255 Official Delegations.

Philip Dunne at DSEI

DSEI has a proven track record of bringing the entire supply chain together on an unrivalled scale.

More results from 2015:

  • 2,874 VIPs from 84 countries
  • Visitors attended from 108 countries
  • MOD attendance grew by 62%
  • 1,683 global defence & security suppliers of all sizes exhibited from 54 countries
  • 42 International Pavilions

If your business depends on any of the following DSEI can deliver an audience to match your needs:

  • Create relationships in the supply chain – DSEI is the place to meet over 1,600 suppliers, from global companies such as General Dynamics and BAE Systems to Thales, Navantia, G4S, Airbus Defence and Space and Daewoo Shipbuilding
  • Defence and Space and Daewoo Shipbuilding
  • Win international business
  • Raise the profile of your company
  • Align your brand with current military requirements
  • 76% of our visitors are involved in the purchasing process


The number, quality and diversity of the delegations visiting DSEI has long been a distinguishing feature of the event. The delegations include representatives of national governments, ministries concerned with defence and security, central defence staff, armed services and security agencies. They include top decision makers and influencers who are engaged in procurement decisions, identify future requirements or gaps in capability, shape future policy and develop operational strategies.

DSEI 2015 welcomed delegates from 121 countries, and had a record number of international delegations, Senior official visitors to DSEI represent the highest level within national governments, central defence staff, national armament directorates and armed services from land, sea, air and security.

DSEI 2015 was visited by:

  • Over 255 Official Delegations
  • In excess of 1,000 additional domestic and international delegations
  • VIPs, including members of Official Overseas Defence Delegations and DSEI Defence Ministers & Service Chiefs of Staff and guests of the organiser
  • 150 high level speakers from Ministers, Senior Defence Staff and leading industry figures
  • Industry Visitors
  • Civil Service & Government
  • Exhibitor Personnel
  • Exhibitor Guests from Industry, Military and Government


The event hosted the strongest ever attendance from UK ministers and the UK MOD including:

  • Secretary of State for Defence
  • Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology
  • Minister of State for the Armed Forces
  • Minister for International Security Strategy
  • Minister of State for Trade and Investment
  • Lords’ Spokesperson for Defence
  • Respective Secretaries of State for Scotland and Wales

The MOD also fielded a strong team, epitomised by the attendance of

  • Chief of the Defence Staff
  • Chief of Defence Materiel
  • First Sea Lord
  • Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal
  • Chief of the General Staff
  • Chief of Materiel (Land)

Event Detail

Event Date

12 September 2017

Event Location

ExCeL, London - ExCeL, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL