Maximising Supply Chain Opportunities: The Defence Procurement, Research, Technology & Exportability DPRTE 2024 event.

Maximising Supply Chain Opportunities: The Defence Procurement, Research, Technology & Exportability (DPRTE) event in March 2024.

Are you a defence and technology professional looking to expand your supply chain opportunities?

If you’re looking to expand your supply chain opportunities and stay updated on the latest developments in the defence industry the DPRTE 2024 event offers a unique platform for organisations within this sector to network, showcase their capabilities, and explore potential partnerships.

In this article, we will take a closer look at what DPRTE 2024 has to offer and how Proelium Law can support your legal needs in the defence and security sector.

As a trusted legal partner, with expertise in conflict zones, high-risk environments, and government service, Proelium Law support organisations seeking supply chain expansion opportunities.

Read on for further details on DPRTE 2024 and why attending this event is a must for those in the defence and technology industries.

DPRTE 2024: Unveiling the Future of Procurement

DPRTE (Defence Procurement, Research, Technology & Exportability) is a one-day event that brings together key decision makers and innovators within the defence industry.

With over 140 exhibitors this event offers a unique opportunity to collaborate and network with over 2000 key decision makers from across the full defence acquisition supply chain.

It’s a golden opportunity for defence organisations to explore new business opportunities, engage with potential suppliers and buyers and learn about the latest developments in the industry.

With expert speakers covering a range of topics including procurement strategies, export controls, research and development funding and more, DPRTE 2024 is the perfect platform to learn and network with industry leaders.

Who Should Attend?

If you are a government official, industry representative or involved in defence procurement, research and technology, then DPRTE 2024 is the event for you.

This event provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest innovations and advancements in the sector and connect with potential business partners, procurement leads, supply chain professionals and technology and innovation experts.

If you are in the following sectors you should seriously consider attending DPRTE 2024:

  • Engineering
  • Electrical services
  • Cyber security
  • Lifting equipment
  • Energy
  • Communications
  • Tools and safety equipment
  • Marine services
  • Aviation services
  • Environmental services
  • Security
  • Packaging and storage
  • Infrastructure and construction
  • Consultancy
Maximising Supply Chain Opportunities: The Defence Procurement, Research, Technology & Exportability (DPRTE) event in March 2024. Proelium Law

Why Attend DPRTE

MOD and Public Sector

  • World-Class Training: DPRTE offers top-notch training opportunities for procurement professionals to enhance their skills.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded individuals and expand your professional network.
  • High Profile Speakers: Learn from industry experts and gain valuable insights into the latest developments in defence procurement.
  • Celebrate Excellence: DPRTE is a platform to celebrate the achievements of both buyers and suppliers in the defence procurement community.
  • Support Procurement Reform: Officially supported by the Procurement Advice and Support Service (PASS), DPRTE aligns with ongoing procurement reform plans to help buyers improve their commercial skills through a range of CPD Certified training sessions, all of which are designed in line with ongoing procurement reform plans.
  • Free for MOD and Public Sector: DPRTE is free to attend for all those working in the MOD and wider public sector, making it an accessible and cost-effective way to stay updated on the latest advancements in defence procurement.
  • Connect with Leading Suppliers: DPRTE brings together over 2000 key decision makers from both buyers and suppliers, providing a unique opportunity to meet and collaborate with leading suppliers offering innovative products and services that can support current and future procurement needs.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to expand your supply chain opportunities and stay updated on the latest developments in the defence industry.

Register now for DPRTE 2024 and join over 2000 key decision makers from across the full defence acquisition supply chain, including industry leaders like Proelium Law who can provide valuable insights and guidance for your legal needs in this sector.

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Private Sector Companies

Over the next decade, the Ministry of Defence is committed to investing £186 billion in equipment and support. Defence plays a crucial role in driving the Government’s growth and enterprise agenda with over 40% of all central government spend within the industry.

The MOD engages in highly complex and technologically advanced procurement projects worldwide with the SME fuelling economic growth and providing more than 15 million jobs and playing a vital role in helping to deliver efficient, effective and affordable equipment, services and support for the Armed Forces.

DPRTE 2024 offers the perfect platform for private sector companies to connect with key decision makers and showcase their capabilities, products and services.

  • Build Relationships: DPRTE is a great opportunity to build relationships with potential buyers and trusted suppliers in the defence sector.
  • Keep Up to Date: Stay updated on the latest advancements and developments in defence procurement, ensuring your company is well-informed and able to adapt to changes in the market.
  • Support SMEs: By attending DPRTE, you are supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who play a vital role in delivering efficient, effective, and affordable equipment and services for the Armed Forces.

If you need legal support or guidance within the defence industry, DPRTE 2024 facilitates connections with experts like Proelium Law who specialise in providing legal services for this sector.

Register now

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Keynote Arena and Breakout Sessions

DPRTE 2024 will feature a keynote arena and breakout sessions, covering a range of topics including procurement strategies, sustainable procurement, export controls, cyber security and more. These sessions will be delivered by expert speakers from both the public and private sector

  1. Keynote Arena
  2. Science and Innovation
  3. Zone Digital and Technology
  4. Zone Infrastructure and Estates
  5. Zone Supply Chain
  6. Knowledge Transfer
  7. ZoneMarket
  8. Engagement Zone
  9. The Procurement Act Skills Zone


The Keynote Arena is the go-to place for delegates to gain insights and inspiration about the present and future of public sector service delivery in the defence sector, with esteemed speakers such as government ministers, commercial directors, and leading experts from the defence sector and its supply chain.

Explore the latest trends and innovations that will shape the industry and enhance service delivery.

Additional Opportunities at DPRTE

Partner Pavilions

DPRTE is collaborating with top defence procurement organisations. These partners are responsible for an annual spend of over £20bn in the sector and will be showcasing their capabilities in the Event Partner Pavilions. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from these organisations.

  • Equipment and Supplies Pavilion
  • Infrastructure & Estates Pavilion
  • Science & Technology Pavilion


Prime Contractor Engagement Villages

In recognition of the value that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) bring to the defence sector, DPRTE 2024 will feature three Prime Contractor Engagement Villages. These villages aim to foster collaboration and create supply chain opportunities in the following key areas of defence sector spend:

  • Science & Innovation
  • Infrastructure & Estates
  • Equipment & Supplies


These villages will not only benefit SMEs but also provide a platform for prime contractor organisations to engage with potential suppliers. This is in line with the MOD’s SME Agenda and aims to promote collaboration between established companies and those seeking supply chain opportunities.

Exhibition Venue and Times

Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre

Opening Times: 0900 – 1600

Farnborough is conveniently situated in the southwest of London, with excellent national and international travel connections.

You can reach Farnborough in just 35 minutes by train from London Waterloo, or easily access the venue by car via the M3 with free on-site parking available.

For air travel, Farnborough Airport, located adjacent to the venue, is one of Europe’s leading business airports for private flights worldwide, otherwise is Heathrow is 30 minutes by car and Gatwick, 50 minutes by car.

Proelium Law at DPRTE 2024

Proelium Law LLP is a leading law firm in London that specialises in providing expert legal advice and support to organisations within the defence and security sector.

With a team of highly experienced legal advisors, many of whom have served in the military, Proelium Law offers unparalleled expertise in conflict zones and high-risk environments.

At DPRTE 2024, Proelium Law will be present to provide attendees with valuable legal advice and guidance on various issues related to the defence sector.

This includes international trade compliance, contract review and negotiation, navigating the complexities of duty of care, cyber security and more.

With a deep understanding of defence procurement supply chain management, Proelium Law can also assist with obtaining export licenses for dual-use goods and facilitating shipments to conflict zones affected by sanctions.

Proelium Law’s services are not limited to traditional defence organisations, but also extend to:

  • Private Security Companies
  • Risk Management Companies
  • Executive Protection Agencies
  • Defence Manufacturing Companies
  • Government and Defence Contractors
  • Security Agencies
  • Intelligence Organisations


With expertise in protecting clients’ interests while ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations makes Proelium Law the ideal choice for any defence and security agency.

Additionally, Proelium Law prioritises protecting the intellectual property of their clients’ inventions and equipment, offering valuable guidance to ensure its security.

With a commitment to meeting operational needs and enhancing capabilities, Proelium Law is dedicated to providing comprehensive legal solutions for the defence sector and is an invaluable resource for anyone attending DPRTE and looking to expand their knowledge and network within this industry.

So, make sure to visit Stand MU25 at DPRTE 2024 to learn more about how Proelium Law can help your business thrive in the defence and security sector or contact Proelium Law today.

Maximising Supply Chain Opportunities: The Defence Procurement, Research, Technology & Exportability (DPRTE) event in March 2024. Proelium Law

Maximising Supply Chain Opportunities

Attending DPRTE 2024 gives organisations within the defence sector an opportunity to showcase their capabilities, network with key decision makers and explore potential partnerships. Proelium Law can help maximise these opportunities by providing expert legal advice on trade compliance, contract negotiation and more.

Don’t miss out on this chance to connect with industry leaders, learn about the latest developments and expand your supply chain opportunities.

Join Proelium Law at DPRTE 2024 on March 27th, 2024.