14-17 September 2021, Excel London                       

The Manufacturing Hub

The Manufacturing Hub

The Manufacturing Hub

The Future of Defence Manufacturing

NEW for 2019. The Manufacturing Hub has been developed to support the supply chain. Systems Designers, Integrators and Procurement Managers will be able to meet UK manufacturers looking to penetrate the defence & security sector. The Manufacturing Theatre within this hub will enable practical demonstrations of the latest developments.

  • Get professional advice on how to penetrate the defence industry
  • Discover the latest technology
  • Meet international delegations
  • Learn the needs of the industry



Manufacturing Hub Logo


Who Should Exhibit?

The Manufacturing Hub is aimed at UK manufacturers who are new to DSEI, wishing to penetrate 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


Who Should Visit?

The Manufacturing Hub will bring together Tier 2s and lower supply chain ranks, together will Prime exhibitors such as BAE Systems, Leonardo, Babcock and Navantia. 

Visitors will include: 

  • System Designers 
  • System Engineers
  • Procurement Managers
  • Business Development Managers                                                   

The Supply Chain Programme

New for DSEI 2019 is The Supply Chain Programme which offers attendees from Prime (and Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3) organisations holding a job title in procurement / purchasing / supply chain /
design engineering / manufacturing to connect and meet with SMEs and any company with existing or new innovative products. DSEI have invested in a ‘buyer led’ diary appointment tool which enables these
delegates to pre-select the companies that they would like to meet at DSEI. A personal meetings programme is then designed for them prior to the opening of DSEI. This means they can have confidence that when
they arrive at each stand the right person will be available to meet them.

Online Appointment Setting Tool

Exhibitors within the Manufacturing Hub will also have access to the supply chain programme. Exhibitors will be able to request meetings with our buyers, through the online appointment setting tool. More details are available on request.

Stand Packages 

The hub will feature 22 pod-style stands that will include:

  • Graphic Panel
  • Lockable glass showcase with LED lighting 
  • Spotlight
  • Socket
  • 6x exhibitor passes 
  • Tailored PR and social media support 
  • Enhanced exhibitor listing on the DSEI website
  • An optional 32" screen 




Manufacturing Hub Floorplan




Supported by


  • DSEI showcases the best of British defence technology and innovation on the world stage. The UK Government looks forward to engaging with strategic partners, international delegations and pioneering defence companies on the global defence and security agenda.
    Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, 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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