Co-hosted by the Royal Navy and Department for Transport, the inaugural DSEI Maritime Capability Conference will focus on ‘The Maritime Contribution to National Prosperity’, to emphasise the critical importance of maritime trade and industry to the UK’s national prosperity, and to highlight the ways in which the Royal Navy and the Department for Transport are setting the conditions for future maritime success.
The conference has been designed specifically for DSEI visitors and the concurrent London International Shipping Week.
The conference will begin with ministerial overviews of the contributions made by the defence, transport and maritime industry communities to national prosperity, while highlighting the wider economic benefits associated with the implementation of the UK’s National Ship-building Strategy.
Afternoon discussions will draw on the lessons of previous UK procurement programmes, with a view to identifying and sharing best practice observations. A podium discussion will then set the scene for the formal opening of the DSEI exhibition, by expanding the debate to include international insights on defence procurement, from the perspective of suppliers and buyers, before considering how the Type 31e General Purpose Frigate—the first warship built for the Royal Navy with exportability and interoperability inherent in the design from the start—might be optimised to appeal to an international audience.
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