10-13 September 2019 | Excel London

Seminar Programme

Seminar Programme

Seminar Programme

DSEI Seminars

Since their creation in 2013 the DSEI Seminars have grown in popularity, providing visitors with high-quality educational content whilst stimulating discussion and debate on topics pertinent to the defence and security sector.  This unrivalled platform includes exclusive keynote presentations from UK Secretaries of State, all four UK MOD Service Chiefs, high-ranking international military officers and thought-leaders from government, industry and academia. Free for visitors to attend, the Seminar Programme provides content in five domain focused theatres on Tuesday 10 to Friday 13 September.

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201 UK and international speakers from governments, militaries and industry

149 sessions across 5 theatres

7879 delegates


DSEI 2019 will deliver the following domain focused seminar programmes, taking place in theatres on the exhibition floor:

  • Aerospace Seminar (West Theatre)
  • Land Seminar (East Theatre)
  • Naval Seminar (South Theatre)
  • Security Seminar (North Theatre)
  • Joint Seminar (Global Theatre


The full Seminar Programme will be available from July 2019 (subject to change).


  • DSEI is a landmark event presenting to the world the excellence of the UK defence and security businesses. We expect to welcome high level international delegations to take part in meetings with our strategic partners. For us in government it is hugely important, an important showcase, a stage for diplomacy, a platform for the international engagement.
    Harriett Baldwin MP, Former Minister for Defence Procurement
    UK MOD
  • I very much look forward to continuing my personal support to DSEI. It provides an excellent opportunity to explore the development of airpower capability, through engagement with the widest range of industry and international partners.
    Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier KCB CBE DFC MA RAF Chief of the Air Staff
    Royal Air Force
  • I much look forward to DSEI. We intend to build on the very positive experience as we construct the partnerships we need to deal with the complexity of the future operating environment
    General Sir Nicholas Carter KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen Chief of the Defence Staff
    Ministry of Defence
  • Once again the Royal Navy is proud to be at the vanguard of DSEI 2019 and I look forward to what I know will be a hugely beneficial opportunity for us all to explore maritime warfare development with so many partners from industry and academia, and with our counterparts from overseas.
    Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC, The First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
    Royal Navy
  • DSEI is a highlight within the defence calendar, I use it to find out what the most recent developments are in every technological area affecting for defence. Without DSEI I fear this sort of interaction, information exchange and knowledge of developments across all domains would be lost. DSEI is an invaluable international biannual event .
    Rt Hon Dr Julian Lewis MP, Chairman, House of Commons Defence Select Committee
    UK Parliament
  • DSEI is a fantastic showcase for defence companies where international buyers, sellers, developers, thinkers, educators and the trainers can all get together. The UK defence industry is looking to recruit more engineers, scientists and developers into 200,000 jobs and up to 10,000 apprentices within UK defence companies. DSEI is an excellent tool to highlight the challenges the industry face as well as showcase its capabilities domestically and overseas.
    James Gray MP, House of Commons Defence Committee
    UK Parliament

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