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Get ready for DPRTE 2020

Defence Procurement, Research, Technology & Exportability (DPRTE) 2020 is the leading annual defence procurement and supply chain event in the UK. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, DPRTE has been re-scheduled to take place on 3 September 2020 at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre.

The objective of the event is to strengthen ties and communication between the Ministry of Defence, its prime contractors and the entire defence supply chain, encouraging organisations of all sizes across all industries to grow their business with defence. The defence marketplace in the UK is worth over £20 billion a year, with lucrative opportunities available for both new and existing suppliers – making DPRTE the perfect defence business growth platform.

Defence Contracts International outlines what DPRTE offers to attendees.

Exclusive access

DPRTE attendees will have access to the following areas:

  • DPRTE Product Showcase Exhibition (featuring over 100 suppliers)
  • Live Keynote Arena, featuring talks from industry leaders in defence, including the MOD and Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)
  • Five Knowledge Transfer Zones: Supply Chain and Partnering, Infrastructure and Estates, Technology and Innovation, Procurement Skills, and Doing Business with the US DoD
  • Six Networking and Collaboration Zones: unique areas offering buyers and suppliers the chance to engage with key personnel and organisations representing a range of diverse sectors

DPRTE is set to welcome over 1500 delegates, presenting an invaluable networking opportunity for your organisation, whether you are a buyer, supplier or a market stakeholder.

Live keynote arena

Taking to the stage at the Live Keynote Arena for DPRTE 2020 will be some of the defence sector’s most influential leaders and speakers. Talks will cover a range of important subjects, from supporting the wider defence supply chain, to innovative techniques for procuring defence medical supplies, to the evolution of technology within counterterrorism, among others.

Chairing the Live Keynote Arena once again at DPRTE will be Commercial Strategies Ltd CEO and former Ministry of Defence Commercial Director, Les Mosco.

Chief Commercial Officer at the MOD, Andrew Forzani, will deliver the opening keynote address.

This will be followed by Dstl’s Division Head, Defence and Security Analysis, Rob Solly, who will discuss the key role agencies play in exploiting technical innovation when contributing to the UK’s defence and security.

Fayola-Maria Jack, Head of Defence Commercial, Air and Jonathan Pollock, Navy Command Deputy Director Commercial will then follow, with what is expected to be an impassioned and highly engaging roundtable discussion on communicating with the Front Line Commands.

Keynote speeches will continue from Claire Kober OBE, Managing Director of Homes at Pinnacle Group, Air Commodore Rich Withnall, Medical Director at UK Defence Medical Services and Ruth Todd, Commercial Director at the Submarine Delivery Agency. The final speech concluding the Keynote Arena session will be from motivational speaker, Colonel Tim Collins OBE.

For more information view DPRTE’s pre-event planner. 

Gateway to the defence marketplace

According to statistics from the Department for International Trade’s Defence & Security Organisation (DIT DSO), the UK is the second largest global defence exporter, commanding approximately 12% of the defence export market. There is real opportunity here to grow your business within the global defence sector, providing defence buyers with innovative solutions to their problems – all through effective procurement.

DPRTE has been successfully driving this message since 2012, and will continue to do so for many years to come, enabling buyers and suppliers across the defence sector and wider supply chain to collaborate and streamline their future procurement strategies together.

Join over 1500 delegates at DPRTE 2020 on 3 September.

Register now