DPRTE 2020: New Date Released

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Defence Procurement, Research, Technology & Exportability (DPRTE 2020) has been re-scheduled to take place on 3 September 2020; the event will remain at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre.

Grow your business at DPRTE

DPRTE is a must-attend event if your business is looking to grow its defence client base. The defence marketplace in the UK is worth over £20 billion a year, with lucrative opportunities available for both new and existing suppliers.

Not only can suppliers strengthen ties and communication with the Ministry of Defence and its prime contractors, but there are also numerous opportunities to learn at the event’s various dedicated Knowledge Transfer Zones.

What’s going on at DPRTE 2020

The 2020 event will bring together over 1500 key defence industry decision makers. Supported by the Ministry of Defence, DPRTE provides a unique platform for both buyers and suppliers across the supply chain to engage within a strong range of interactive and educational features, including:

  • 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

Keynote Arena

As always, there will be an impressive line-up at the Live Keynote Arena for DPRTE 2020. These sessions will be led by some of the defence sector’s most influential leaders and speakers.

The 2020 event will include a range of talks covering a number 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.

Commercial Strategies Ltd CEO and former Ministry of Defence Commercial Director, Les Mosco will once again be chairing the arena. Mr Mosco will welcome Chief Commercial Officer at the MOD, Andrew Forzani to open the sessions with a keynote address.

Dstl’s Division Head, Defence and Security Analysis, Rob Solly will be next up. This session will focus on 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 also have a slot. Not to be missed, delegates can expect a highly engaging roundtable discussion on communicating with the Front Line Commands.

This is just a selection of the speakers appearing at the event; for more information, view the DPRTE pre-event planner. 

Global opportunity

Protecting territory and keeping citizens safe are key priorities for all nations across the globe.

Global trends such as shifting balances of power, rising nationalism and the emergence of new digital battlefields are redefining the geopolitical landscape.

This ever-evolving political and security environment is creating a stimulus to increase investment in defence and the requirement to spend more effectively as nations look to protect their own interests.

Joining the UK MOD at DPRTE 2020 are the US Department of Defense (DoD) and the Australian Government – which gives delegates a chance to network on a truly global scale.

Gateway to the defence marketplace

DPRTE has been successfully supporting the defence procurement market 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.

If you are interested in meeting defence procurement experts from across the world, join over 1500 delegates at DPRTE 2020 on 3 September.

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