Offshore Patrol Vessels Conference

Enabling cost-effective maritime security

This proven annual event attracts senior navy and coast guard chiefs from around the world to discuss with each other and industry leaders the challenges of maritime policing: countering illicit flows including migration, piracy, SAR, pollution monitoring, fishery protection and EEZ patrol. Through assessing platforms and auxiliary technologies, delegates benefit from a clear understanding of the technologies on offer and the best path to balancing capability and affordability to help deliver optimum mission effectiveness tailored to unique national requirements.

Military and Industry working hand-in-hand to define a path towards cost-effective maritime security.

The forum benefits from our international experience and series of regional-specific satellite events to bring together the most relevant and thought-provoking conference agenda to date - with OPV operators and industry stakeholders taking part from the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.

To celebrate the conference's 10th anniversary year we’re going to Rome – a city with over 2300 years of naval history and an increasingly challenging contemporary maritime security environment. In the 3rd century BC geopolitical realities beyond Italy forced Rome to recognize the importance of the sea to its own fate. Once again, broader geopolitical realities are reinforcing the importance of securing the Mediterranean Sea and this time the response is happening on both the national and supranational level.

In summary, International Offshore Patrol Vessels conference will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Network with the largest and most diverse global gathering of the OPV community in the world
  • Gain technical insight and understanding into the latest designs with presentations from public and private sector shipyards
  • Benefit from strategic analysis of current maritime security concerns delivered by Admirals and Commander from navies and coast guards
  • Share lessons learnt from a vast array of mission sets, ranging from law enforcement to environmental protection, gain insight into adapting OPV design to emerging missions
  • Explore the latest technological developments in modularity, systems arrangement, propulsion and ship-based unmanned systems

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2015 Confirmed Speakers:

  • Paola Imperiale Minister Plenipotentiary, Coordinator of Maritime Themes, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Admiral José A. Sierra Rodríguez, Director General of Naval Construction, Mexican Navy
  • Vice Admiral UO Jibrin, Chief of Staff, Nigerian Navy
  • Vice Admiral Kazuki YAMASHITA, President of the Staff College, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force
  • Rear Admiral Antonio Natale, Head of VII Dept., Ships Design & Combat System, Italian Navy General Staff
  • Rear Admiral Geoffrey Biekro, Chief of Naval Staff, Ghana Navy
  • Rear Admiral Mohammed Laghmari, Commander-in-Chief, Royal Moroccan Navy
  • Rear Admiral Hasan Üstem, Commandant, Turkish Coast Guard
  • Rear Admiral Dimuthu Cyril Gunawardena, Commander North Central Naval Area, Sri Lankan Navy
  • Rear Admiral George Larusson, General Director, Icelandic Coast Guard
  • Commodore Golam Sadeq, Commandant, Bangladesh Naval Academy, Bangladesh Navy
  • Captain William Nault USN, Chief of Staff, Combined Maritime Forces
  • Captain Jacquy Honoré, Deputy Commander Antsiranana Naval Base, Malagasy Navy
  • Captain Constantinos Fitiris, Commander, Cyprus Joint Rescue Coordination Center
  • Commander Ibrahima Diaw, Commanding of Naval Operational, Senegalese Navy
  • Commander Antonio Rodrigues Mateus, Director, Arsenal do Alfeite
  • Commander Corrado Campana ITA(N), Director of Training Support, NMIOTC
  • Rear Admiral Massimo Annati (Retd.), Chairman of the European Working Group on Non-Lethal Weapons, Italian Navy

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Jul 6, 2015