Defence has been an area of focus in the last two years. In November 2020, an additional investment of £24bn in Defence over the next four years was announced, followed by the and publication of the Integrated Review and the Defence in a Competitive Age Command Paper, which set out the government’s vision for defence. The linked Defence and Security Industrial Strategy (DSIS) “aims to establish a more productive and strategic relationship between the government and the defence and security industries.” DSIS promotes and positions industry, government and academia to work closely together to drive research, enhance investment and promote innovation.
Reform of the regulations that govern defence and security procurement and single source contracts is also taking place with the goal of improving the speed of acquisition to similarly drive competition, innovation and productivity.
DPRTE 2023 will provide a unique and unrivalled interactive opportunity for academia, buyers and industry from across the defence procurement community to engage and network while benefiting from a range of innovative features designed for all participants to explore and work towards achieving today’s marketplace objectives.
MOD & Public Sector
Engagement and collaboration across peers and industry plays a vital role in meeting current and future marketplace initiatives and objectives.
DPRTE 2023 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.
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.
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 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.
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 your confirmation emails or delegate badge letter for the gate to access the venue on the day. 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.
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.
London Heathrow is a 30-minute drive from Farnborough. Alternatively, there is a shuttle bus from Heathrow to Woking Train Station where visitors can transfer to Farnborough Main by train in just 10 minutes. London Gatwick is a 50-minute drive from Farnborough or alternatively 50 minutes by train from Gatwick to North Camp from where it is a 10-minute taxi ride to the venue.