5 May 2022

Event Overview

Following the recently published Defence and Security Industrial Strategy (DSIS) which sets out a new strategic approach to the UK’s defence and security industrial sectors, the UK MOD will invest a total of over £85bn in equipment and support in the next four years.  The DSIS will see industry, government and academia working ever more closely together to drive research, enhance investment and promote innovation.

DPRTE 2021 will provide a unique platform for organisations of all sizes across the defence acquisition supply chain to connect and explore ways in which to work collaboratively, in order to bring in new and emerging capabilities in support of the current and future requirements of our Armed Forces.

The innovative hybrid DPRTE 2021 event will host a range of features designed to support knowledge development, engagement and collaboration including:

Why Attend

MOD / Public Sector

Engagement and collaboration across peers and industry plays a vital role in meeting current and future marketplace initiatives and objectives.

The DPRTE 2021 hybrid event provides buyers engaged across the defence acquisition supply chain with an invaluable opportunity to meet with leading suppliers, who are actively delivering a diverse range of innovative products and services that can support both current and future procurement requirements.

Officially supported by the Procurement Advice and Support Service (PASS), DPRTE also provides a unique platform for buyers to enhance their commercial skills through a range of CPD Certified training sessions, all of which are designed to support the development of procurement skills and capabilities.

Free to attend for the MOD and wider public sector, DPRTE will bring together over 1500 key decision makers and provides a unique platform for networking, collaboration, education and innovation.

Industry

Over the next decade the Ministry of Defence is committed to spending over £186 billion on equipment and support. 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.

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the UK economy, fuelling economic growth and providing more than 15 million jobs. At the MOD, SMEs also play a vital role in helping to deliver efficient, effective and affordable equipment, services and support for the Armed Forces.

DPRTE is a unique opportunity for suppliers to engage with defence acquisition and supply chain.

Event Partners

Venue and Times

Opening Times: 0830 – 1600

Farnborough is conveniently located south-west of London and is served by strong national and international travel links. Travel to Farnborough in just 35 minutes by train from London Waterloo or access the venue by car from the M3 and enjoy free parking on site. For those travelling by air, Heathrow is only 30 minutes and Gatwick 50 minutes by car. Farnborough Airport adjacent to the venue, is one of Europe’s leading business airports for private flights around the world.

Farnborough

Farnborough is conveniently located south-west of London and is served by strong national and international travel links.

Travel to Farnborough in just 35 minutes by train from London Waterloo or access the venue by car from the M3 and enjoy free parking on site.

For those travelling by air, Heathrow is only 30 minutes and Gatwick 50 minutes by car.

By Road

Should you decide to travel by car, Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre is located just off the A325, accessible from the M3 (J4) and A31.

For SatNav directions, please check with your Event Manager which Gate will be accessible and use the following relevant postcode.

Follow signs for event car parking. Parking at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre is free, and we have space for up to 3,500 cars.

By Rail

Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre is within easy reach of four stations- Farnborough Main, Farnborough North, North Camp and Aldershot.

Farnborough Main is served by South West Trains and sits on a mainline to London Waterloo. With up to six trains per hour and journey times as fast as 34 minutes, getting to Farnborough by train is a very fast and easy option. Farnborough Main station is 1.5 miles from the venue and just 5 minutes by taxi. Further information about the facilities at the station is available on the National Rail website.

Farnborough North and North Camp are served by First Great Western and located within a 10-minute taxi ride from the venue.

By Air

Should you decide to travel by car, Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre is located just off the A325, accessible from the M3 (J4) and A31.

Follow signs for event car parking. Parking at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre is free, and we have space for up to 3,500 cars.