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14 - 17 September 2021

Excel - London

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Naval Zone


Naval Zone

The Naval Zone is an interactive showcase of the latest vessels and maritime technology. DSEI's distinctive dockside setting delivers a showcase of maritime capabilities and international warships.

Fully supported by the Royal Navy and First Sea Lord, the Naval Zone provides unrivalled networking opportunities, insights from key decision makers and the opportunity to see the industry's latest vessels in action.



"In a world of constant competition, the conversations that we are able to have at DSEI are more important than ever. The Royal Navy remains committed to being at the forefront of technological development, maintaining our battle-winning edge through innovation"

Admiral Tony Radakin

First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, Royal Navy


​​​​​​Over 100 categories including:

  • Amphibious craft
  • Anti-submarine warfare capabilities
  • Electronic warfare
  • Hovercrafts
  • Naval simulations
  • Ship yards
  • Life rafts and rescue boats
  • Missiles
  • Radar
  • Submarines and submersibles
  • Underwater systems
  • Unmanned underwater

2021 Exhibitors Include:

Atlas Elektronik Marine Specialist Technology




SubSea Craft




Harland & Wolff



  • We’ve had a busy and productive week. As a company we’re on the fringe of naval construction but we’ve had a lot of interest in shipbuilding and our capabilities. DSEI attracts high level delegations and we’ve had some very good discussions. The event has been well organised with superb facilities and friendly helpful security.
    Andy Askham
    Cammell Laird
  • This is our second time exhibiting , and every key customer we’ve met has been at DSEI. We’ve had strong engagement and a positive experience at the show and have already booked for 2021.
    Ben Metcalfe
    Chief Executive, Landau UK Commercial
Visting Warships

Visting Warships

DSEI 2021 will once again feature an impressive array of naval static displays. In 2019, five Royal Navy vessels were accompanied by ships from France (FS GARONNE), Belgium (BNS POLLUX) and The Netherlands (HNLMS ZEELAND).

Waterborne Demonstrations

Waterborne Demonstrations

Offering exhibitors a unique opportunity to showcase their capabilities on the River Thames. DSEI's waterborne demonstrations can be viewed from a purpose built grandstand and are broadcast throughout the exhibition halls.

Naval Seminar

The 2019 Naval Seminar included a keynote address from First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff. Supported by the Royal Navy, the
seminar programme focused on the  following themes:

  • Carrier Strike
  • Littoral Strike
  • Maritime Security
  • Industry Engagement
  • Tomorrow’s Training


Timetables for DSEI 2021 will be announced soon. 

View 2019 Agenda

2019 Maritime Capability Conference

The Maritime Capability Conference 2019 was delivered in partnership with the Royal Navy on DSEI Day Zero (Monday 9 September) at ExCel London.

The conference focused on the following topics under the overarching theme of ‘Autonomous Operations in a Digital Navy’.

  • Digitisation - How to digitise the Royal Navy and ensure Information advantage is at the heart of the future naval approach
  • Autonomy - Exploring the opportunities to increase mass, reach and lethality of the Royal Navy
  • Machine Speed Warfare – Harnessing new, disruptive technologies to gain war-winning advantage
  • Manpower - Manning and training the future increasingly ‘autonomous navy’


The conference agenda from DSEI 2019 is available below. Presentation slides are available for 2019 conference attendees only. 


View 2019 Agenda

View 2019 Presentation Slides

2021 Conference

DSEI 2021 will for the first time present a unified agenda with all  three forces being represented on the same stage. Taking place on 13 September 2021, the Day Zero will be a single stream conference, focusing on how the British Forces are coordinating with each other, industry, and the international defence community.

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