Offshore Patrol Vessels Middle East Conference

Enhancing Security in the Middle East, Overcoming Operational Challenges for Navies and Coast Guards, and Focusing on the Future Roles of Egyptian Maritime Security Forces

After three enormously successful editions of OPV Middle East, hosted in the UAE, we are proud to move this conference to one of the Middle East’s true power houses in military capability; a region which has spent, and plans to spend, significantly to enhance maritime security and a region which faces particularly unique challenges with the emerging threats of Daesh, offshore critical infrastructure protection, smuggling and maritime trade.

With the blessing of the Egyptian Navy, we are proud to move this truly regional event, which consistently attracts the leading decision makers in navies and coast guards throughout Africa and the Middle East, to Alexandria. Once again, the leading regional navy commanders will congregate to discuss future requirements, explore new business contacts and technology providers and debate the most effective solutions to the fast changing maritime security challenges happening in the region.

Why attend?

  • Increase your naval capabilities by finding affordable and effective new technological solutions to your maritime operations.
  • Enhance multilateral relationships by meeting with decision makers and opinion formers from a wide variety of other navies and coast guards
  • Gain insight into the future strategies of the most important regional maritime security forces by hearing top level presentations from navies such as Egypt, Morocco, Kuwait, Bahrain and more
  • Learn international best practice and how future technologies are adapting maritime operations by meeting with the regional representatives of the most advanced navies in the world, including the Royal Navy, US Navy and French Navy
  • Gather specialist tactical knowledge by transferring practices from countries operating in unique and challenging environments like Pakistan, Ghana, Nigeria, Gabon, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and the Philippines

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Who should attend?

  • Chiefs and commanders of naval forces and coast guards
  • Flag officers from naval forces and coast guards
  • Operational officers with specialist tactical insights
  • Police coast guard and river police officers
  • Port security officers
  • Coastal surveillance and reconnaissance officers in the Air Force and Navy
  • Search and Rescue agencies
  • Ministry of Defence officials
  • Procurement and logistics officers in the armed forces
  • Promising young officers looking for insights in senior command


“Provided a lot of interesting and important information which will be used as a basis for future business development strategy."
Richard Schmitzer, Siemens AG

“ I have had the immense pleasure of working with the organiser for several years. They have consistently delivered outstanding conferences which bring world thought-leaders from all over the globe; the networking experiences are invaluable; the quality of lectures first class; and the onsite experience ideal for stimulating investment and business.”
His Excellency Rear Admiral Ahmed Al Sabab Al Teneiji, Chief of Naval Forces, UAE 2009-2011

“I find it very beneficial as the event provides a platform to meet small targeted customers for detailed and meaningful business discussion”
Liladhar Bagul, Tata Motors Ltd

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Early-confirmed speakers:

  • Vice Admiral Charles D. Michel, Deputy Commandant of Operations, US Coast Guard
  • Vice Admiral John W. Miller, Commander, 5th Fleet / US Naval Forces Central Command
  • Vice Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis HN, Chief of Naval Staff, Hellenic Navy
  • Vice Admiral (R) Dele Joseph Ezeoba, Former Chief of Naval Staff, Nigerian Navy
  • Rear Admiral (R) Ahmed Al Sabab Al Teneiji, former Chief of Naval Forces, UAE Navy
  • Major General Ahmad Yusef Al Mulla, Adviser to the Prime Minister, Kuwait Ministry of Defence
  • Rear Admiral Geoffrey Mawuli Biekro, Chief of Naval Staff, Ghana Navy
  • Rear Admiral Cheikh Bara Cissokho, Chief of Naval Staff, Senegal Navy
  • Major General Rogastian S. Laswai, Commander, Tanzanian People's Naval Forces
  • Professor Guy Thomas, Inventor of Space Based AIS, and former US Coast Guard
  • Rear Admiral Athar Mukhtar, Director General, Pakistan Maritime Security Agency
  • Commodore Will Warrender RN, Commander, UK MCC
  • Staff Commodore Ala'a Abdulla Seyadi, Commander, Bahrain Coast Guard
  • Commodore Athelo Ybañez, Commander, Maritime Security and Law Enforcement Command, Philippine Coast Guard
  • Captain James H. Dick USN, Program Manager, International Fleet Support and Ship Transfer, PMS 326, Naval Sea Systems Command
  • Captain (R) Brad Russell, Sea Systems and CENTCOM Strategic Planner, Navy International Programs Office
  • Dr Brooke Smith-Windsor, Maritime Strategy Expert, NATO Defense College
  • Dr Karen Sumser-Lupson, Commissioner, African Maritime Safety and Security Agency
  • David Martin, Vice President, Global Services, exactEarth Ltd

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Jul 8, 2015