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Connect with UDSS at DPRTE 2024: A Prime Opportunity to Shape the Future of Defence Procurement

Representatives from Universal Defence and Security Solutions (UDSS), including Co-chair Peter Hewitt JP FCSI FRSA and UDSS Director, Lieutenant General Sir Mark Poffley, KCB, OBE will be attending the Defence Procurement, Research, Technology & Exportability (DPRTE) 2024 on Wednesday, 27th March 2024, at the Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre.

DPRTE stands as the leading event connecting buyers and suppliers across the vast defence procurement and supply chain community, a sector that boasts an annual worth exceeding £25bn.

UDSS invites you to book a meeting with us in advance. This is your chance to directly engage with our team, learn about our innovative defence and security solutions, and discuss how we can support your procurement objectives and challenges.

Book a meeting in advance with the UDSS team at DPRTE 2024

DPRTE 2024 is not just an event; it's an ecosystem where modern defence procurement's future is sculpted through skill development, networking, collaboration, and an expansive product showcase. It's an arena that gathers MOD/public sector buyers and private sector organisations, offering a unique window into the innovations and developments steering defence procurement into the future.

This year, James Cartlidge MP, appointed Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence, is confirmed to attend. His presence underscores the event's significance and its central role in shaping defence procurement policies and practices.

Why Attend DPRTE 2024

For MOD and Public Sector attendees, DPRTE provides unparalleled opportunities to:

  • Engage with procurement professionals sharing similar interests.
  • Participate in world-class training sessions.
  • Network with high-profile speakers and celebrate procurement excellence.
  • Meet leading suppliers offering innovative solutions for current and future procurement needs.

Supported by the Procurement Advice and Support Service (PASS), DPRTE also enhances buyers' commercial skills through CPD Certified training, aligning with ongoing procurement reforms. Admission is complimentary for the MOD and the wider public sector, bringing together over 2000 decision-makers.

For the Private Sector, the Ministry of Defence's commitment to spending over £186 billion on equipment and support over the next decade represents a substantial opportunity. The MOD's procurement activities are vital for delivering the Government's growth agenda, with SMEs playing a crucial role in ensuring efficient, effective, and affordable support for the Armed Forces.

DPRTE is an invaluable chance for suppliers to tap into the defence acquisition and supply chain, offering benefits like increased turnover, higher profits, and workforce expansion.

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