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Why attend UDT?

UDT 2024

Developing the future of undersea defence capabilities

As Europe's largest dedicated undersea defence technology exhibition and technical conference, UDT facilitates the exchange of knowledge on advanced undersea defence technologies shaping the future of the global maritime defence industry.

Across the three event days, the show gathers a broad selection of key members from the international naval community including senior military officials, European and International Ministries of Defence, technology suppliers, academia and industry professionals to help end users highlight existing issues and seek solutions to them.

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Why attend UDT

UDT 2023 - Key highlights
UDT 2023 - Key highlights
UDT 2023 - Key highlights
UDT 2023 - Key highlights

What are the benefits of attending the event?

Research-rich Technical Conference

As the only undersea defence technology event to deliver a highly technical conference, you can expect to hear from NATO representatives and industry experts on the international collaboration in development of cutting-edge submarine capabilities. UDT 2024 will lead the scientific and technological debate across every aspect of 'The Undersea Challenge'.

2024 agenda

Technical conference

Specialist Exhibitors

Explore the latest undersea defence technologies from world-renowned defence suppliers including BabcockBAE Systems, L3Harris, Naval Group, Rheinmetall and SAAB in the exhibition hall.

Interested in displaying your maritime defence solutions? Make a stand enquiry.

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Specialist Exhibitors

MeetMe Platform

MeetMe, our online platform to book meetings offers a unique opportunity for attendees to network with industry professionals and potential clients.

All of our leading undersea defence technology suppliers, and senior military and government leaders will be on this platform, providing you with a key networking opportunity. 

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MeetMe platform

International VIP Delegations

Several high-ranking military officers, influential government officials, and international delegations attended UDT in 2023.

With the event returning to London this year and greater engagement from the UK MOD, we are expecting to witness more senior leaders at the show.

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VIP delegates

DisTec Theatre

The free-to-attend Disruptive Technology (DisTec) Theatre at UDT will explore how non-traditional technologies can help aid navies and seamlessly integrate into the defence industry to protect our critical national infrastructure whilst enhancing established subsea systems. It will consider other markets such as communications and oil and gas, looking into developments such as subsea cabling, CNI security and cyber security.

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DisTec platform

Networking Opportunities

UDT offers a range of opportunities to help you maximise your networking potential across the three event days. 

Right from booking meetings in a formal setting at the show to joining your peers for a glass of wine at the more relaxed evening networking reception - attendees are encouraged to get involved in every possible way.

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Networking Opportunities
The UDT conference was very well organised and stimulating, with a number of excellent speakers and an opportunity to meet with industry colleagues and decision-makers in defence.

- Simon Petitt, Complex System Product Lead, Atlas Elektronik UK