10-13 September 2019 | Excel London

Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Call for Papers Form

Complete the form below to submit a paper for the DSEI 2019 Seminar Programme. Speaking slots are open to the military, government, industry**, academia, associations and media.


Standard Presentation - 30 mins, including Q&A

Panel Session – 1 hour, including Q&A (the DSEI Content Team will assist with curating panel sessions and inviting VIP panelists)


The deadline for applications has been extended to Friday 15 March 2019 after which all papers will be reviewed and a shortlist produced. Upon receipt of your application you may be contacted by the Content Team to discuss your paper. Applicants will be notified after the deadline of whether their paper has been successful or not. Applying for a speaking slot/submitting a paper is free of charge.


Please ensure your paper is topical, though-provoking and focuses on current issues and opportunities in the defence and security sector. Overly product focused papers are unlikely to be shortlisted. Abstract word count: c.500; Speaker's bio word count: c.100. 

Find out more about the proposed 2019 Seminar Programme topics here.

Pre-event marketing of the Seminar Programmes and onsite AV equipment, supporting PowerPoint and video, will be provided.

**Please note that industry applicants must be a DSEI 2019 exhibitor in order to be eligible for a speaking slot. Industry presentation slots are subject to the following fees: £750 + VAT (Standard Presentation); £3,000 + VAT (Panel Session). You will not be charged until your presentation slot is confirmed and a formal agreement signed.

The call for papers for DSEI 2019 has now concluded.



  • 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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