DPRTE 2021


What is DPRTE?

Taking place at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre on Tuesday 5 October, DPRTE – the UK’s leading defence procurement and supply chain event – is back for 2021.

Following the Government’s roadmap for easing COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, the event will take place in an innovative hybrid format, both live in-venue with elements streamed online.

Connecting buyers and suppliers across the defence acquisition supply chain, DPRTE will provide a wealth of skills development, networking, collaboration and product showcase opportunities for organisations that are actively working with the defence sector ­– or are exploring ways to work across the UK’s £20bn annual defence procurement marketplace, and beyond.

Official event partner – Supply2Defence

Supply2Defence is an official event partner of DPRTE 2021!

Join us at DPRTE 2021 to learn more about how we can help you discover your place in the UK’s £20bn defence marketplace.

Supply2Defence is the largest database of contract notices and awards in the UK & ROI, making it the ideal service to support organisations looking to find their next business growth opportunity.

We have a dedicated team of researchers who review more than 3,000 sources daily and publish these directly into our tender alert portal – saving you time and resource on scouring multiple sites and signing up to various portals. No one has more open UK tender opportunities.

Registering for FREE on our Supply2Defence platform automatically gives you access to all UK MOD and blue light contracts and awards. And remember, if you register on Supply2Defence today, you will be eligible for a FREE ticket to this year’s DPRTE!

DPRTE Event Themes

  • Technology & Innovation
  • Infrastructure & Estates
  • Equipment & Supplies
  • Exporting & Business Growth
  • Supply Chain Engagement
  • Skills Enablement

Supported by DE&S, DIO and other leading MOD organisations and trade associations, this one-day event will provide both buyers and suppliers engaged throughout the defence acquisition supply chain with an invaluable opportunity to enhance knowledge, share best practice, and showcase innovation and cost-saving solutions through the exhibition, in addition to gaining an insight into the latest policies and initiatives currently impacting the defence procurement marketplace.

Why Attend?

MOD / Public Sector

Engagement and collaboration across peers and industry plays a vital role in meeting current and future marketplace initiatives and objectives.

The DPRTE 2021 hybrid event 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 provide a unique platform for networking, collaboration, education and innovation.


Over the next decade the UK Ministry of Defence is committed to spending over £186bn 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 the defence acquisition and supply chain.