BiP event Defence Procurement, Research, Technology & Exportability (DPRTE) 2016 took place on 16 March at Cardiff’s Motorpoint. The event showcased innovative solutions and defence procurement advice. In this video MOD Defence Contracts Bulletin Editor Paul Elliott hears from DPRTE Keynote speaker, BT Global Defence and Aerospace Sales Director Richard Hall about his highlights of the conference.
- Why did BT support DPRTE 2016?
- What were its objectives at the event?
- All will be explained in this short video.
Defence Procurement, Research, Technology & Exportability (DPRTE) provides a unique opportunity for organisations – to not only to meet over 1000 key decision makers – but to grow their business by supplying to the industry.
The UK Ministry of Defence spends over £19 billion a year on equipment and services, and the Department’s current Ten Year Equipment Plan details its commitment to spend £160 billion on major defence procurement projects by 2022.
In his 2015 Budget, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced that the MOD’s budget will rise by 0.5% above inflation each year up to 2020/21, and that an additional £1.5 billion for defence and intelligence will be made available within the same timeframe.
To gain a share of this government spend or discover other opportunities within the defence supply chain, REGISTER YOUR INTEREST FOR DPRTE 2017.