The UK defence sector, with an annual turnover of over £20 billion and supporting 260,000 jobs, is vital to protecting our country from global dangers and safeguarding national economic prosperity. Across Land, Sea, Air, Space and Cyber the sector creates thousands of specialist and highly skilled jobs, in addition to creating billions in export income.
With a hugely diverse set of requirements, across a vast array of goods and services, the Ministry of Defence is British industry’s single largest customer, buying everything from office equipment to education services and all kinds of facilities management services as well as military equipment and supplies of all kinds.
The Equipment and Supplies Pavilion will provide visitors with an unrivalled opportunity to engage directly with key procurement organisations, such as DE&S, that are responsible for setting procurement strategy and delivering the MOD’s annual procurement spend of over £20bn.
For MOD and wider public sector personnel engaged within the delivery of procurement, the Pavilion will bring together key organisations, providing a unique networking opportunity. In addition, the Pavilion offers the chance to share and explore the ideas and best practice that are actively supporting and developing current objectives and initiatives.