DSEI 2015 - DSEI 2015 - Opening Times & Registration Information


Visitor Information

Opening Times & Registration Information for DSEI 2015

Date:                                                             Time:

Tuesday 15 September 2015                09.30am - 17:00
Wednesday 16 September 2015         09.30am - 17:00
Thursday 17 September 2015              09.30am - 17:00
Friday 18 September 2015                    09.30am - 16:00

DSEI 2015 is being held at:

ExCeL London
One Western Gateway
Royal Victoria Dock
E16 1XL

ExCeL London is located 10 minutes from Canary Wharf, in the heart of London’s Royal Docks. Click here to see a map of the area.

Badge Holders

DSEI takes over the whole of ExCeL; if you have received your badge before the event you can use the East (Prince Regent) and West (Custom House) entrance. 

You may find it quicker to enter via the East entrance (Prince Regent). 

Non Badge Holders

All visitors must pre-register for DSEI, if your badge doesn't arrive before you leave for the event you will have to collect it from the East Entrance (Prince Regent).

Please note if you are driving to ExCeL the car parking is at the west. You will then need to get the DLR from Royal Victoria station two stops to Prince Regent Station; here you will be able to collect your badge. 

Travelling to DSEI


Travelling By Air

London is the best connected City in the World. You can reach London in less time from more places than any other destination

London has 6 international airports. We recommend using London City Airport, whenever possible. The airport is located 5-minutes from ExCeL London by taxi or 10-minutes by DLR (Docklands Light Railway). The airport offers 350 flights per day, from over 40 international destinations.

Travel Times from the Airports to ExCeL London

London City Airport - 5 mins (car or taxi); 15 mins by DLR
Gatwick - 1 hour 15 mins (car or taxi); 1 hour (public transport)
Stansted - 1 hour (car or taxi); 1 hour 10 mins (public transport)
Heathrow - 1 hour 20 mins (car or taxi); 1 hour 30 mins (public transport)
Luton - 1 hour 20 mins (car or taxi); 1 hour 40 mins (public transport)
Southend - 1 hour 10 mins (car or taxi); 1 hour 34 mins (public transport)

Travelling By Rail

As the Capital of the United Kingdom, London is connected by rail to all major cities in Great Britain. In addition Eurostar operate regular train services to Brussels and Paris operating from St Pancras International.

ExCeL has two entrances, the Jubilee Line is recommended as the quickest route to ExCeL London and the ICC. Alight at Canning Town and change onto a Beckton-bound DLR train, for the quick 2-stop journey to Custom House for ExCeL (West) or Prince Regent for ExCeL (East) and ICC London. For more information on times and routes please visit the TFL website.

Travel by Road

When driving to ExCeL London follow signs for Royal Docks, City Airport and ExCeL. There is easy access from the M25, M11, A406 and A13. For a map showing major local roads click here.

Please contact the AA for information on planning your journey and 24-hour live traffic reports, by calling on +44 (0) 906 888 4322.

For Sat Nav purposes, we recommend using postcode - E16 1DR.

ExCeL London offers on-site car parking for 3,700 cars.

Parking Information

All onsite parking is pay and display, with the exception of the Royal Victoria multi-storey car park, which is located at the west end of the site.

Click here to download our parking map

Parking across our onsite locations is £15 for up to 24 hours.

Please note if you are driving to ExCeL the car parking is at the west. You will then need to get the DLR from Royal Victoria station two stops to Prince Regent station, here you will be able to collect your badge. 


  • ‘Recent events have highlighted the need for an integrated and persistent security response across a wide spectrum of operations.  The British Army is reconfiguring to meet the challenges of the contemporary security environment.  An important part of this adjustment is establishing a close relationship with its industrial partners, seeking out innovative and relevant solutions as part of the DGP and exploiting mutually beneficial agendas to defeat those who threaten our security.’ Lt Gen Mark Poffley OBE, Commander Force Development and Capability, British Army

  • “DSEI 2015 enables us to highlight themes that will influence future UK air capability, and we will continue to pursue the excellent opportunity that DSEI 2015 provides to engage in high-level industry briefings and bilaterals.” Air Vice-Marshal Malcolm Brecht, Chief of Staff Air Capability

  • ”The Joint Helicopter Command is very much looking forward to attending DSEI 15 and the Rotorcraft Strategic Conference.  The event comes at a time when the Command is adjusting to face contemporary challenges after more than a decade of hard campaigning. The JHC’s Future Capability Strategy, which provides a roadmap for the development of Air Manoeuvre capability over the next three decades, will soon be implemented and DSEI provides a great opportunity to discuss emerging opportunities with our industrial partners." Air Cdre R D Mason OBE MA RAF

  • “Harris views DSEI as one of the premier defence exhibitions in the world, providing us a great opportunity to meet with European and other international customers, dealers and industrial partners in one location.  Our participation in the U.S. Pavilion has never failed to attract high levels of attention from senior representatives of government and user organizations.  Consequently, Harris highly values DSEI, and frequently takes advantage of this show to launch new products and showcase emerging technologies to our valued global customers.” Susan Lyne, Harris Corporation, Regional Managing Director, Europe

Event Info

DSEI 2015 date & time:

Tue 15th - 09:30 - 17:00
Wed 16th - 09:30 - 17:00
Thu 17th - 09:30 - 17:00
Fri 18th - 09:30 - 16:00

Venue Info

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

Nearest train stations: Custom House / Prince Regent


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