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In 2015 the conference attracted a wide-ranging audience from across the UK Ministry of Defence, senior military representatives, policy-makers, industry (including SMEs) and academia.

To see the latest programme, please click here.

This year, the agenda will examine:

  • The effectiveness, efficiency and transparency of the UK acquisition process post-SDSR and DE&S reform
  • UK Defence Industries and achieving technological superiority through innovation, flexibility and agility.
  • The wider impact of the US Third Offset Strategy - which seeks to identify new operational concepts and capabilities – on the UK and other allies and its affect on the acquisition and technological spaces.
  • Inward investment, exports, defence collaboration and international defence acquisition perspectives

The programme and confirmed speakers will be available shortly. 



The conference will be held in the Defence Capability Centre at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham. For further venue details please visit:


The registration link also provides details on two recommended hotels (Blundson House and Jurys Inn) and reserving rooms at conference promotional rates.

Event Dinner:

A pre-conference dinner will be held on the evening of Wednesday 15 June at STEAM, the Museum of the Great Western Railway. This unique venue will provide an excellent opportunity to relax, renew acquaintances and network.

The cost of the dinner (including wine) is £65. Complimentary transport will be provided to and from the two recommended hotels (Blundson House and Jurys Inn). Please visit the above link to book your place at the dinner when registering for the conference.

 For further details regarding the conference, please contact Kim Blumnau

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