In just a matter of days the defence, space, and security sectors will come together once again at Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI), which returns as one of the industry’s first in-person events of the year at ExCeL London.

In total over 200 ADS members will be attending DSEI between 14-17 September. DSEI is recognised as the world’s largest land, sea and air biennial defence and security exhibition, connecting governments, national armed forces, industry thought leaders and the entire defence and security supply chain on a global scale.

View a full list of ADS members exhibiting at DSEI 2021


United Kingdom Pavilion

ADS is set to welcome over 90 UK companies, including 80 ADS members, in the ADS-hosted United Kingdom Pavilion, showcasing the UK’s world-leading defence and security capabilities.

The UK Pavilion is located in the North Hall of the venue, where ADS will also be co-ordinating tours of key international delegations with UK Defence and Security Exports, as well as domestic delegations and key VIP visits from UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) and Government officials.

Connecting with the team

The ADS Events and Membership Teams will be based at the UK Pavilion and will be on hand to speak with members as well as walking the floors to meet and re-connect with all ADS members in person.  If you would like to meet with one of the Membership team please visit the UK Pavilion Information Desk where the team will be based.

If you would like to meet any of the ADS Defence team, please email indicating what you would like to discuss so we can assign the right team member and arrange a time.

ADS Events

On Wednesday morning ADS will be hosting a SME Breakfast event sponsored by GRC Limited, before an Afternoon Tea Networking event sponsored by Moog, which will welcome senior representatives from our MOD, Front Line Command and Government stakeholders.

Tickets for the ADS Afternoon Tea Networking event are still available. Find out more

Keynote and Seminar Programme

The full schedule of keynotes and sessions can be viewed here and key panels featuring ADS colleagues are listed below:

Tuesday 14 September

14:30 – 15:20: Understanding the Procurement process: Industry and digitisation. Chaired by Scott Cattaneo, Head of Defence Commercial, ADS.

16:00 – 16:45: Manufacturing / SC21 – Strengthening the infrastructure of Production 3, featuring Colin Hart, Head of SC21.

16:00 – 16:45: Opportunity and Innovation: Improving SME engagement in UK defence, featuring Caroline Donaghy, Director – Defence, ADS.

16:00 – 16:50: Industry’s role in delivering the digital backbone and unleashing the power of defence’s data, chaired by Kevin Craven, CEO, ADS.

16:00 – 16:50: Securing the future Navy: public-private technological partnership, chaired by Brinley Salzmann, Director – Overseas & Exports, ADS.

Wednesday 15 September

08:30 – 09:30: ADS SME Breakfast sponsored by GRC Limited, with a speech from Kevin Craven, CEO, ADS.

13:00 – 13:50: Force Development & Education for the Information Age, chaired by Brinley Salzmann, Director – Overseas & Exports, ADS.

16:00 – 17:30: ADS Afternoon Tea Networking Reception sponsored by Moog, with a speech from Kevin Craven, CEO, ADS.

If you miss any of the events or would like to re-watch session you can do so through the event’s digital platform DSEI Connect, which also allows attendees to connect and book both in person and virtual meetings at the event.

Pick up a copy of ADS Advance magazine

With the wide range of defence and security solutions on show at DSEI – we review the British expertise to be displayed in our latest issue of ADVANCE, the official magazine of ADS.​​​​​

Pick up a copy at stand H2-864 for the latest news and developments for UK aerospace, defence, security, and space. ​​​​​​

Visiting the show

Please note that there is no on-site registration which means you must register online in advance of the event.

Find out more and register to attend

We’d like to remind all approved visitors and exhibitors to check DSEI’s COVID-19 entry guidance before visiting the ExCeL to ensure a smooth entry process.

Further event information is available here

We wish everyone a successful show and look forward to doing business face to face again.