Keynote Arena

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The DPRTE Keynote Arena is one of the focal points within the event, providing all visitors with a rare opportunity to hear from leading personnel from organisations such as the Ministry of Defence, academia and the wider industry network.

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.


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Speakers Announced

James Heappey MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Defence Procurement)

Andrew Forzani

UK Ministry of DefenceChief Commercial Officer

Air Commodore Rich Withnall

UK Defence Medical ServicesMedical Director

Ruth Todd

Submarine Delivery AgencyCommercial Director

Gary Aitkenhead

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)Chief Executive

Colonel Tim Collins OBE

Leadership and Motivational Speaker

Les Mosco

CEO of Commercial Strategies Limited and former MOD Commercial Director