Cranfield University is pleased to be an official event partner for Defence Procurement, Research, Technology & Exportability (DPRTE) 2018 once again.

Cranfield University will be exhibiting at Stand 1Z4 in the Innovation Zone at the Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff on 27th March 2018.

With a hugely diverse set of requirements, across a vast array of goods and services, defence sector spending is valued at over £19 billion annually, making the MOD Britain’s industry’s largest customer, buying everything from military fighting vehicles to education services and all kinds of facilities management services.

In line with the White Paper, National Security Through Technology, the MOD are committed to delivering an invigorated, innovative and cost effective global supply chain. Defence Procurement, Research, Technology & Exportability (DPRTE) 2018 will provide both buyers and suppliers, of all sizes, engaged throughout the defence acquisition supply chain, with an invaluable opportunity to enhance knowledge, collaborate, share best practice and showcase innovation.

Supported by the UK’s leading defence procurement organisations and trade associations, DPRTE 2018 over one single day, will host a range of interactive and educational features, including:

- Live Keynote Arena
- Product Showcase Exhibition
- 4 x Knowledge Transfer Zones
- Defence Procurement Pavilion
- Prime Contractor Engagement Village
- MOD Buyer Engagement Village
- Defence Procurement Advice & Support Zone

Join the UK’s defence procurement and supply chain community at DPRTE 2018.

For further information on DPRTE please click here.

Location and travel details

Motorpoint Arena
Mary Ann St
CF10 2EQ


Tickets are FREE for MOD/public sector delegates and until Wednesday 28 February cost just £95 (+ VAT) for the private sector. All tickets include onsite catering and lunch package.

How to register

As an official event partner for Defence Procurement, Research, Technology & Exportability (DPRTE) 2018, Cranfield University is pleased to invite you to explore the key challenges and future opportunities that exist within the defence acquisition supply chain.

We are also please do be able to offer a discount code for private sector tickets. Use discount code DPRTEPAR on the booking page to get a £20 off the ticket price . 

To register now click here.