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Since 2016 DSET has been facilitating Military to Military engagement, and continues to give Military the opportunity to educate industry in a challenge lead approach. 
International military and government drive each event agenda and deliver the majority of the live presentations.

DSET is designed to contribute to the advancement of Defence Simulation, Education and Training in the Armed Forces.  

DSET is a yearly event that is held in The United Kingdom. Visitors come from all over the world but predominantly from Europe. The exhibitors and sponsors who attend DSET hail from all different sectors including industry, military and the private sector. DSET started in 2016 and has grown from strength to strength with an increased growth of 43% in 2021, and a further 50% in 2022.

DSET was set up in 2016 to facilitate military to military engagement; and to give military the opportunity to educate industry in a challenge lead approach. International military and government drive the DSET agenda and deliver the majority of presentations.

DSET was set up with a very clear set of objectives:

  • A military set agenda;
  • A predominately military delivered conference;
  • Provide a relevant open community forum for honest debate and discussions;
  • Connect the Military and industry of the training and simulation sector.


1 Ticket | 4 Conferences | 1 DSET



Industry Showcase – Virtual Only

Virtual only. Streamed live through the virtual platform, hear from the DSET exhibitors with interactive presentations, demos and Q&A. Have your questions at the ready!

Wargaming Festival – In Person

Hands-on gameplay at the venue, with the Connections UK and Fight Club International professional wargaming community.  The aim is “learning by doing”, participation is strongly encouraged.


DSET Conference

Hear from Military and Industry speakers on specialist topic areas (live in-person and virtual stream).

Wargaming Conference

Learn about Wargaming and its impact on Human Factors and Business Development. (in-person only)

Hospitality & Awards Evening

Enjoy complimentary drinks and networking for all attendees and the DSET awards ceremony. (in-person only)


DSET Conference

Discuss and debate the challenges affecting the Defence Sector and future capability. (live in-person and virtual stream).

Maritime & Naval Conference

Discover emerging programmes and gather updates from the Royal Navy. (in-person only)

Defence Women’s Action Board Social

Invite only.  If you would like to take part and make a difference, contact the DSET Team. (in-person only).


DSET Specialist Conference

Listen to expert speakers discuss accessing Defence programmes and ask your questions (live in-person and virtual stream).

DSET Workshops

SISO and Government led (in-person only).

Defence Women’s Action Board Meeting

(in-person only)

Serious Games Showcase & Challenge Europe Awards Ceremony

(live in-person and virtual stream)

Why You Should Attend

  • Watch insightful talks from Military & Industry leaders 

  • Engage with interactive presentations on industry topics and challenges

  • Take part in thought-provoking discussions

  • Connect with industry experts during our dedicated networking breaks and networking roulette!

  • Discover new technologies and products in our virtual booth exhibition hall

The DSET Virtual Hub


DSET is a hybrid event, hosted at Ashton Gate, Bristol and streamed live via the Hopin platform. All in-person ticket holders also have full access to the virtual platform so you won’t miss a thing from the event.  

The interactive functionality of the virtual hub allows collaboration between real-world and virtual attendees. 


    Event Replays

    Replays from the DSET 2023 main stage are now available to all attendees in Hopin. Log in to Hopin, enter the DSET 2023 event and replay button on the bottom left of the menu side bar to watch them.


    Join the DSET Community


    “We are already well aware of the value of DSET in simulation, education and training, and the genuine difference between DSET and other conferences. DSET already offers a more inclusive sense of community where it is possible to have an intelligent conversation around the topics presented, and is the only conference we regularly attend where the organisers set out to proactively ask the user community for their views and their current issues, rather than merely putting out a passive “call for papers”.

    DSET has also set an example to others in the sector for much greater diversity in speakers and presenters, including female international senior officers, and participants for the BAME community. There is very good evidence from social science and in the field of cyber education that a diverse group generates better quality decision making and a greater range of actionable alternatives than a group of white males. This is therefore very welcome in a field where the majority merely “take the presenter they are given” and perpetuate the status quo.”

    Defence Academy, UK