Knowledge Transfer Zones

Our 6 Knowledge Transfer Zones offer a series of speaking sessions, each focused on key areas within defence sector procurement and supply chain.  Click below to find out more about each zone including confirmed topics and speakers.

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.

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

Sponsored by TetraTech 

Understanding and engaging the market is key for suppliers looking to sell to defence sector. The Market Engagement Zone will deliver a series of sessions aimed specifically at suppliers, offering support in building your business across the defence sector.

Sponsored by DCI

The Procurement Act Skills Zone will deliver a series of sessions aimed specifically at public defence sector procurement buyers and the impact of the Procurement Act. 

The Ministry of Defence manage over £20 billion of third-party procurement spend every year. The size and complexity of many projects requires the Department to work closely with key industry partners to ensure delivery of the defence programme, with over half of the annual spend flowing through their Strategic Suppliers.

Sponsored by BAE Systems