14-17 September 2021, Excel London                       

Key Information

Key Information

Key Information


ExCel London

One Western Gateway
Royal Victoria Dock
London E16 1XL

+44 (0)20 7069 5000



How To Get There

By Train

Take the DLR (Docklands Light Railway) south to Custom House Station. A covered walkway leads from the station to the exhibition entrance. 

Underground/Tube: Take the Jubilee Line to Canning Town and change for the DLR.

Overground: Take the Overgound train to Stratford, Canada Water or Shadwell and change for either the DLR or Jubilee Lines.

By Car

Please navigate to E16 1XL. 

Parking for up to 24 hours is £20 in the Orange car park (under the main venue) and the East car park (when in use). Parking in the Royal Victoria multi-storey car park is £20 for up to 24 hours.

All on-site parking is pay and display. All machines in Orange accept card payment. Machines accepting cash are available at the two entrances to the venue from the car park. All machines in Royal Victoria multi-storey accept both cash and card.

By Plane

The closest airport is London City Airport, less than a mile from the venue. 

For details on transport from all London airports to the venue, please click here.

Show Times

Monday 9 September Tuesday 10 September Wednesday 11 September Thursday 12 September Friday 13 September

Registration: 0800-0900

Conferences: 0900-1700

Drinks Reception: 1745-1900


Exhibition: 0930-1700

Seminars: 1130-1700

Keynotes: 1000-1100

Exhibition: 0930-1700

Seminars: 1000-1700

Keynotes: 1100-1130

Exhibition: 0930-1700

Seminars: 1000-1700

Keynotes: 1100-1130 

Exhibition: 0930-1600

Seminars: 1030-1500



Frequently Asked Questions

Invoicing & Cancellation

Q. How do I get an invoice/receipt for my registration?
A. An invoice was sent to you by email straight away after registering. If you cannot find it in your inbox, please check your spam folder. If you still can't find it, please contact us.

Q. Admission Policy
A. Please make sure you visit the website and read our admission policy before you arrive onsite.


Q. What is the dress code/appropriate dress for the exhibition/delegates/militaries?
A. Military personnel are advised to wear their uniform. Changing facilities will be available onsite. For other professionals, please wear business attire.

Q. Can I take photos in the conference rooms and exhibition?
A. Please note that filming, photography and/or recording is prohibited within the conference and exhibition. Filming, photography and/or recording of specific Exhibitors and stands is permitted on receipt of permission from the Exhibitor. 

Q. Do the seminar theatres operate under the Chatham House Rule?
A. The Chatham House Rule is not in effect by default. Speakers retain the right, however, to invoke it at the beginning of their presentation whereupon it will last for the duration of that presentation only.


Q. How can I register myself and my colleagues for exhibitor badges?
A. We will send a link and log in details to the main stand holder to register for exhibitor passes before the event. If you are coordinating the stand at DSEI but someone else signed the contract, please contact us.

Q. I have registered as an exhibitor but would like to attend the Day Zero conferences. How do I upgrade my badge?
A. You will have to purchase a conference ticket from the website. We will change your badge category to “Exhibitor Delegate” so you can access the exhibition out of opening hours and attend the conference.

Q. How can we promote our participation at DSEI?
A. We have lots of tools and resources available to help you promote your stand at DSEI. Please contact the Press Team via the website for more details.


  • 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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