Babcock joins DPRTE 2020 for the first time

DPRTE 2020

DPRTE is delighted to announce that Babcock International is joining an impressive list of exhibitors and sponsors at the UK’s premier annual defence industry procurement event.

Defence Procurement, Research, Technology & Exportability 20 is a one-day event being held at the Farnborough International Exhibition Centre on April 1.

Delegates will have an opportunity to visit exhibit stands ranging from infrastructure to training support, arrange individual meetings with some of the largest names in Defence, and hear key speakers from the MOD and Defence procurement sector.

Simon Burges, Managing Director of DPRTE, said: “Babcock is a huge name in the Defence procurement sector and a standard bearer for the UK, so we’re delighted that they are taking part in DPRTE for the first time this year.

“We host companies of all sizes from multinationals to SMEs at DPRTE. The presence of Babcock demonstrates the importance of the event to the defence procurement sector places on DPRTE as an event which enables such a wide range of companies and Defence organisations to come together and network and do business.

Based in the UK, Babcock is a global provider of critical engineering services which support national defence. The company can be found in this year’s Supply Chain Engagement zone.

The Defence acquisition and supply chain marketplace is worth more than £20 billion annually and DPRTE is officially supported by key Defence prime contractors and Government procurement organisations.

With more than 1,500 delegates from the UK MOD, academia and industry and six individual knowledge zones, DPRTE 2020 will be the largest gathering of key people from across Defence procurement.

DPRTE also boasts a full programme of key speakers at the event, including James Heappey, the UK Government’s minister responsible for Defence Procurement, Ruth Todd, Commercial Director of the UK’s Submarine Delivery Agency, Andrew Forzani, Chief Commercial Officer for the UK Ministry of Defence and motivational speaker Colonel Tim Colins OBE.

The event offers a unique platform for buyers and suppliers of all sizes to engage across a range of interactive and educational features to enhance knowledge, collaboration and develop business opportunities. For more information visit our website