Learn more about defence procurement at DPRTE



Today, we will be attending the UK’s premier defence procurement at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena.

If you are attending the Defence Procurement, Research, Technology and Exportability (DPRTE) exhibition, you will find us at the Defence Procurement Pavilion alongside:

  • Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S)
  • Information Systems and Services (ISS)
  • Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO)
  • Front Line Commands (Royal Navy, Army, RAF)

What’s on?

1500 key decision makers will attend this event, many from the Government and military. On the day, Andrew Forzani, Chief Commercial Officer, UK Ministry of Defence, will be one of five Keynote speakers. The Keynote presentations will run until 12:35, giving delegates time to attend training sessions and workshops in the afternoon.

The year’s event will have five Knowledge Transfer Zones and six Network & Collaboration areas. The Knowledge Transfer Zones for 2018 include:

  • Technology and Innovation
  • Export and Business Growth
  • Supply Chain and Partnering
  • Buyer Excellence in Procurement
  • Doing Business with the US Department of Defense

View the full agenda for the event here.


MOD Buyer Engagement Village

Would you like to find out more about defence procurement? Visit the MOD Buyer Engagement Village.

At this year’s DPRTE, delegates have the chance to engage directly with buyers and suppliers, network with colleagues and make new contacts and connections.

Make sure that you arrive early at this event as appointments for the MOD Buyer Engagement Village will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Time slots will be allocated on arrival at the event at the entrance to the MOD Buyer Engagement Village.


US Department of Defense

We are delighted to welcome representatives from the US Department of Defense (DoD) at this year’s event.

Representatives from the DoD team will be attending the event, offering advice to UK defence suppliers that would like to win more work in the world’s largest defence procurement marketplace.

If you are interested in working with the DoD, a “Doing Business with the United States Department of Defense” seminar will be held in the Export and Business Growth Zone at 1pm.


MOD Guide to Defence and Security

If you are not attending this year’s DPRTE but you are interested in working with the MOD, you can learn more by purchasing the MOD Guide to Defence and Security 2018.

The MOD Guide is essential reading for any supplier that wants to work with the defence sector. This extremely valuable resource highlights key industry trends and contacts for 2018.

Buy MOD Guide