The Partnering with Defence Conference brings together hundreds of employers and Defence representatives to discuss topics which impact both Defence and industry. You will hear from leading Defence and industry experts and there will be plenty of opportunity to network and visit the exhibition stands.

The Partnering with Defence Conference is organised by Defence Relationship Management (DRM). DRM connects the Ministry of Defence and the Armed Forces to UK employers. The aim is to inform and enlighten delegates about the mutual benefit of organisations partnering with Defence. 

The 2022 theme is ‘The Evolution of the Armed Forces Employer Engagement’ and the conference will cater to the growing interest from UK employers in the Ministry of Defence’s Integrated Review, the associated Defence Command Paper, the Defence & Security Industrial Strategy and the Reserve Forces 2030 Review.

Throughout the day you will hear insights from Industry and Defence experts as they discuss what the future demand from the UK’s Reserves will be and how employers can contribute to this as well as how the Armed Forces Covenant and Defence Employer Recognition Scheme can further support all those within the Armed Forces community.