Defence Procurement Research, Technology & Exportability 2021 Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre

25 May 2021

For many months we have also been encouraged by an increasing appetite amongst our event participants and partners to return to in-person live events. Therefore, as we are progressing towards the all-important DPRTE event date of 23 June, now is an appropriate time to consider the overall situation, in order to ensure that this event meets the level of expectation of all involved and continues to deliver the benefits that have been associated with it over many years. Most important of all is ensuring that DPRTE can take place in a safe and welcoming environment that conforms to whatever the prevailing government guidance is at that time.

While the signs remain positive there is currently a lack of absolute certainty regarding milestone dates, which is a concern for us as event organisers. While we await defined and consistent government guidance for what restrictions may apply to events such as DPRTE, we have therefore unfortunately taken the decision to postpone the event until Tuesday 5 October 2021. While the date has changed, the venue for the event remains the Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre.

While we understand that this announcement will be disappointing for all participants, we believe that allowing for this additional period of time will enable a much clearer understanding of what is required to ensure that the event fully adheres to all government guidance, and therefore most of all facilitates a safe, engaging and interactive environment.  The safety and well-being of our participants must be, as I’m sure you will appreciate, our primary consideration.

If you are a confirmed participant at DPRTE and have any questions not answered in your direct communication then please contact us on the details below:

Exhibitors/Sponsors – [email protected]

Delegates – [email protected]

We are heading in the right direction and I hope you will agree that while disappointing, this is the right decision to ensure a safe and successful event for all.

I look forward to your participation within DPRTE 2021 on Tuesday 5 October.


Simon Burges

Chief Executive Officer