The event was held at RAF Cosford marked a milestone year, a century of Royal Air Force.
This is an exciting time in defence procurement as the armed forces take delivery of the next generation equipment, F35 Lightning, HMS Queen Elisabeth with T26 and future Type 31e in process.
23billion is sold in defence of which 10 billion is exported
Jim Carter, director of supply Chain MOD - MOD's approach to SME's and the supply chain
Panel Session - combat air strategy and the defence supply chain with Will Green Deputy Head of Combat Air Team, MOD and Andrew Kennedy, Head of Strategy BAE Systems
Embedding Innovation in Defence - Ralph Wilkins, Innovation Partner, DASA
Transforming Defence Logistics - Air Cdre Andy Curtis, Defence Support Network Transformation, Programme Director, MOD
Panel Session - How ready for BREXIT are you? A Primer SME's
Defining Defences Contribution to prosperity - Philip Dunne MP
Evening meal was hosted in hanger 3 and guest speaker was Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Douglas Pulford, GCB, CBE, ADC is a retired senior Royal Air Force commander.
Exciting times ahead with the new technology and drone style taxis of the future.