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DVD confirmed 4-5 November 2020

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DE&S Land Equipment and Army Headquarters have confirmed that THE EVENT for those involved in equipment and support for the UK’s Land Forces will return to Millbrook on 4 and 5 November 2020.

What is DVD and why should you attend?

DVD is a biennial defence industry exhibition staged at Millbrook Proving Ground that enables focussed engagement between defence industry, DE&S delivery teams, Army HQ and other defence community users of land equipment.

Jointly sponsored by DE&S and Army Headquarters, DVD is a well-established two-day event that provides an effective forum for all those involved in the land equipment sector to develop ideas and generate a greater understanding of technologies, capabilities and requirements. DVD remains an important event, enabling this coordinated engagement through informal discussion, briefings, demonstrations and displays.

Other stakeholders from across the MOD are welcome to attend to broaden perspectives and encourage innovation.

Industry exhibitors are encouraged to share their own experience and innovative ideas, through demonstrations of equipment and/or services, engagement with MOD staff and contributing to workshops. By doing so we can mutually develop solutions to meet existing and future Land capability requirements.

Press and media are encouraged to register to attend the event, as it is an ideal opportunity to engage directly with defence procurement, support stakeholders and report on important developments within the sector.

What is the latest update on DVD2020?

With the challenge of Covid-19 dominating DVD2020 planning conversations over the past few months, organisers have taken the decision to move this showcase of the latest innovations and developments in land equipment, from September to November 2020.

DVD2020 will have a focus on innovation, with autonomy, digitisation and the electrification of the battlefield at the forefront of our minds.

The leading stakeholder event will bring together acquisition teams and the Defence industry, focusing on future requirements and opportunities over the two days. Those attending will be able to see a wide range of equipment on display, from industry and the military, including everything from specialist vehicles to the equipment and services necessary to support land-based military operations.

For those involved in Land Equipment for Army, DE&S, other Front-Line Commands and the Defence Academy, DVD2020 provides an ideal opportunity to explore new and emerging technologies and develop ideas for how this tech could benefit the UK’s Land Forces in the future.

Director Land Equipment, Major General Darren Crook explains: “After careful consideration and many conversations between DE&S, Army Headquarters and Millbrook about the most effective and safe way to deliver DVD2020, we have taken the decision to delay the event until November.

“Although Covid-19 continues to cause challenges for large scale events, we feel that moving to November will give us the best opportunity to run a successful DVD2020, with all of the benefits that exhibitors and visitors expect from this important UK Land Forces event.”

Kevin Leaver, Head of Events at Millbrook, continues: “The safety and security of exhibitors and visitors to DVD2020 is our top priority and all attendees can be assured that we will remain compliant with the very latest Government guidance at the show in November.”

Please find answers to frequently asked questions about DVD2020 at https://www.theevent.co.uk/Exhibitor/DVD2020-FAQs, as well as informational about exhibiting and visiting the event at www.theevent.co.uk.

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