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14 - 17 September 2021

Excel - London

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Manufacturing Hub


Manufacturing Hub

The manufacturing industry is a key part of the UK and world economy. UK manufacturing currently employs 2.6 million people, accounts for 44% of total exports and represents 70% of business research and development.

After a successful launch in 2019, DSEI’s Manufacturing Hub will return in 2021, supporting UK manufacturers to break into the defence sector and strengthen their relationships within this industry, including with prime contractors who rely on skills and technology to deliver complex equipment programmes.

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The Manufacturing Hub is aimed at UK manufacturers who are new to DSEI, wishing to initiate or strengthen relationships within the Defence & Security market.

Products & Services will include:

  • CAD/CAM Software
  • Electronic Components
  • Additive Manufacturing 
  • Turning, Milling and Machining 
  • Ceramics
  • Hybrid Manufacturers 
  • Consultancy Services 
  • Connectors and Cables
  • Electronics 
  • Composites
  • High Precision Press & Mould Tool Components

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2021 Exhibitors Include:


Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC)




Apem Components





Why Exhibit?

Why Exhibit

Meet System Designers,
System Engineers and
Procurement Managers
from Primes, Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 companies.

Why Exhibit

Gain defence market
insight & align your
business with the needs
of the industry.

Why Exhibit

Build and strengthen
relationships in the
defence and security

Why Exhibit

Make valuable
connections at one
of DSEI’s focused
networking events.

4,000+ system engineers/designers visited DSEI in 2019

500+ pre-scheduled meetings between SMEs & Prime contractors took place at DSEI 2019

89% of exhibitors made high quality connections at DSEI 2019

Who Will You Meet?

Babcock Thales



Lockheed Martin General Dynamics

2019 Example Attendees


  • Business Development Manager
  • Engineering Manager
  • Head of Supply Chain
  • Vice President, Procurement
  • Subcontract Manager
  • Procurement Project Manager
  • The Manufacturing Hub was ideal for a first time exhibitor. The location is nice because of the hospitality and space around it and helpful because it is right beside the supply chain lounge. We will definitely consider coming back.
    David Hobbs
    Managing Director, Elite EMC Ltd.
  • It is perfect for an introduction and having access to the supply chain lounge has allowed us to make good contacts.
    Matthew Jordan
    Business Development Manager, Heico Fasteners UK

The Manufacturing Theatre

The Manufacturing Theatre will enable practical demonstrations of the latest developments in supply chain management at every point along its lifecycle. Manufacturing Hub exhibitors will also provide insight into their products and services and how they have been adapted for the defence and security sectors. More information will be available soon.

The 2019 agenda is available to download below. Presentation slides are password protected and available only to 2019 attendees. 

View 2019 Agenda

View 2019 Presentation Slides



Official Manufacturing Hub Partner - GTMA

GTMA is a UK-based trade association representing leading companies in precision engineering, rapid product development, toolmaking, tooling technologies, metrology and other critical manufacturing related products and services.

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