Bringing together the defence procurement community

DPRTE connects buyers and suppliers from across the defence procurement and supply chain community – worth more than £25bn+ annually.

It’s a unique event that enables all stakeholders to learn about the latest developments shaping the future of defence procurement  – featuring extensive skills development, networking, collaboration and product showcase opportunities for MOD/public sector buyers and private sector organisations alike.

Minister confirmed for DPRTE 2024

James Cartlidge MP was appointed a Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence on 21 April 2023. He was previously Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury from 28 October 2022 to 21 April 2023.

He was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice and Assistant Government Whip between 17 September 2021 and 7 July 2022.

Confirmed Speakers Include

What's on at DPRTE?

DPRTE 2024 will focus on the main event themes below: 

The Integrated Review Refresh 2023 updated the government’s security, defence, development and foreign policy priorities..

With such a varied set of requirements, innovation is vital to ensure the UK defence sector is operating competitively on a global scale. 

The refreshed Defence Command Paper outlines how Defence will increase its productivity and focus on areas that would achieve real-world impact.

Discover how data and the search for new disruptive technology will create opportunities for the defence supply chain.

The UK defence sector, with an annual turnover of over £20bn and supporting 260,000 jobs, is vital to protecting our country from global dangers and safeguarding national economic prosperity. Across Land, Sea, Air, Space and Cyber the sector creates thousands of specialist and highly skilled jobs, in addition to creating billions in export income.

With an annual spend of approximately £3 billion on construction and infrastructure services on behalf of its customers, the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) represents a significant opportunity for both current and potential suppliers in relation to supporting the Armed Forces. 

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