Naval Zone

Most Comprehensive to Date

Naval Zone

The DSEI 2017 Naval Zone will be the most comprehensive dedicated Naval Zone in DSEI history. In addition to the 1,600 DSEI exhibitors the Zone will incorporate over 50 specialist naval exhibitors and is fully supported by the First Sea Lord and Royal Navy. The Naval Zone is one of DSEI’s greatest strengths with 16 nations represented, twice as many than the 2015 edition.  It's a popular draw for the maritime sector with its unique dockside positioning at ExCeL, London. 

It provides the DSEI audience with unrivalled networking opportunities, insights from key decision makers and the opportunity to see first-hand the industry’s latest vessels in action with interactive presentations and waterborne demonstrations. DSEI is set to host up to eight warships and a number of rotary assets that operate in the maritime domain.

First Sea Lord - Chief of Naval Staff

The DSEI team is delighted to announce Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, will be delivering two keynote addresses at DSEI 2017.  The first on Day Zero, Monday 11 September at the Maritime Capability Conference. The second as the opening keynote in the Naval Zone on Tuesday 12 September on the exhibition floor.

Admiral Sir Philip Jones"DSEI 2015 was the ideal occasion for the Royal Navy to demonstrate its ambition to lead and win through technological innovation. The opportunity to meet with so many partners from academia, industry and overseas at DSEI is, as always, a really useful component of our engagement with the vital partners through whom we seek to deliver this innovation."

Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC
The First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff

Image courtesy of Ministry of Defence

Who Will I See?

Naval Exhibitors

2017 VIP Speakers

  • Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
  • Rear Admiral Chris Gardner CBE, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Ships) and Senior Responsible Owner for the Type 26 Global Combat Ship Programme
  • Jonas Linde, Director Marketing, Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV)
  • John Hudson, Managing Director, BAE Systems Maritime
  • John Howie, Divisional Chief Executive, Marine & Technology, Babcock
  • Muir Macdonald, Managing Director, BMT Defence Services
  • Dave Armstrong, Managing Director, MBDA UK
  • Adm Sir George Zambellas, Senior Advisor, Liquid Robotics, and former First Sea Lord.

2017 Product Categories

Naval exhibitors will display products from  over 100 categories including:
  • Amphibious Craft
  • Antenna, Mast & Towers
  • Anti Submarine Warfare Capabilities
  • Countermeasures
  • Electronic Warfare
  • Engineering
  • Gas Turbines
  • Helicopters
  • Hovercrafts
  • Life Rafts & Rescue Boats
  • Maintenance Repair & Overhaul
  • Maritime Security & Force Protection
  • Missiles
  • Navigation & Position Fixing
  • Patrol Craft
  • Propulsion Systems
  • Radar
  • Shipbuilding, Repair & Construction
  • Submarines & Submersibles
  • Torpedoes
  • Underwater Systems
  • Unmanned Underwater Vehicles
  • Warships

DSEI Strategic Conference

Day Zero: Monday 11 September

Maritime Capability Conference

As part of The DSEI Strategic Conference the Maritime Capability Conference will focus on 'The Maritime Contribution to National Prosperity'.  Opening Address: Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff

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DSEI Naval Seminar Series

Day One: Tuesday 12 September

Seminar Programme: DEVELOP

The first day of the Naval Seminar Programme will focus on the Royal Navy's current and future ambitions. Discussions will centre around ' ship building and export plans with a Keynote Address from Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff.

Day Two: Wednesday 13 September

Seminar Programme: DELIVER

2017 is the year of the Royal Navy. Government, Business and Industry will work together to deliver tomorrow’s capabilities. The UK government are investing billions in growing the Royal Navy for the first time in a generation with new aircraft carriers, submarines, frigates, patrol vessels and aircraft.

Day Three: Thursday 14 September

Seminar Programme: INNOVATE

Technological innovation continues to be important in

the provision of all maritime capabilities. Navies from all over the world are embracing emerging information & surveillance technologies to improve expertise. Sessions on Day 3 focus on harnessing global technologies to increase operational effectiveness, using information as a tool and a weapon.

Day Four: Friday 15 September

People & Skills Day: Recruit, Retain, Develop

Equipment and procurement is the traditional core focus of DSEI but the 2017 event will expand its content to cover one of the most important capability of all – People & Skills. Speakers will cover the opportunities in the industry and touch upon specific questions including 'How the STEM training of Royal Navy recruits contributes to the raising of technological awareness in society'.

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    UK MOD
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    Royal Air Force
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    British Army
  • "DSEI 2015 was the ideal occasion for the Royal Navy to demonstrate its ambition to lead and win through technological innovation. The opportunity to meet with so many partners from academia, industry and overseas at DSEI is, as always, a really useful component of our engagement with the vital partners through whom we seek to deliver this innovation."
    Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC, The First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
    Royal Navy
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    General Sir Chris Deverell Commander Joint Forces Command
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    UK Parliament
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    UK Parliament

 

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