The DPRTE 2022 event planner has been released ahead of the highly anticipated event taking place on Thursday 5th May in Farnborough.
DPRTE once again returns to Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre and visitors can expect the usual mix of extensive skills development, networking, collaboration and product showcase opportunities for organisations that are actively working with the defence sector or that are exploring ways to work in the UK’s £20bn+ defence procurement marketplace.
DPRTE 2022 will be run as a hybrid event, allowing delegates the option to attend in person live at the venue, or alternatively to watch elements of the event from the comfort of their office or home environment.
For those looking to hear from the major players in the defence industry, the Keynote Arena will feature a range of high-profile speakers will present on a range of topical and critical subjects that are defining the future of defence procurement, in addition to delivering against today’s current marketplace initiatives and objectives.
This year’s line up will see Megan Wakeling, Systems Engineer at Airbus Defence and Space and finalist in the Women in Defence Awards Emerging Talent Category 2021 take up the role of Meeting Chair.
She will be followed by Jeremy Quin, Minister for Defence Procurement; Alexandra Bailey, Deputy Director, Strategic Partnering Programme at the MOD; Andrea Hough, Co Chair of Defence Suppliers Forum SME Working Group; Chris Hamley, Deputy Director Commercial and Head of Procurement at GCO for MOD Networks; Anita Friend, Head of Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA); Russ Tidbury, Senior Commercial Director at EQUANS Axima UK; Jonathon Pollock, Head of Navy Command Commercial; and Richard McKinney, Director of Regional Delivery at the Defence Infrastructure Organisation – all perfectly placed to provide insight on a whole range of topics that are defining the future of defence procurement.
DPRTE 2022 will host four Knowledge Transfer Zones – Innovation & Digital; Buyer Procurement Reform; Infrastructure & Estates; and Supply Chain Engagement – designed specifically to enhance the knowledge and skills of all attendees, both buyers and suppliers, who are engaged within the defence acquisition supply chain.
The event will also host six unique networking and collaboration areas offering buyers and suppliers the chance to engage with key personnel and organisations representing the diverse sectors that contribute to the future strategy and current delivery of the defence procurement marketplace and its supply chain.
Not forgetting DPRTE’s famous Product Showcase, which will offer a diverse range of innovative products and services that can support both current and future procurement requirements.
Defence has a major role to play in delivering the Government’s growth and enterprise agenda – the MOD accounts for over 40% of all central government spend with industry and its procurement activity includes some of the most complex and technologically advanced projects in the world.
DPRTE 2022 provides an unrivalled platform for defence sector personnel engaged within the procurement cycle and organisations of all sizes across industry to engage and connect within a range of interactive features designed to meet today’s marketplace initiatives and objectives.
The pre-event planner is available to view and download here.
Don’t forget, it’s not too late to book your place at DPRTE 2021 – even if you can’t be there in person. To register today, follow this link.