Offshore Patrol Vessels Technology Conference

Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) are becoming an increasingly important resource for Navies and Coast Guards around the world. As shipbuilding technologies continue to advance the mission scope for a single OPV platform greatly increases. Policing missions such as Counter-Piracy and Counter-Terrorism operations can be supplemented now by survey and Mine Countermeasure operations simply by swapping equipment on board the ship. This is all done with a greatly reduced cost compared to mission-specific platforms or full scale warships which have greater maintenance and operations costs compared to flexible OPVs.

Therefore we are proud to announce that we will be launching our inaugural OPV Technology event which will focus on the new potential for OPVs within this proliferation in combat and combat support technology capabilities. The event will be held in London on the 8th-9th June to discuss how individual nations are working to enhance the capabilities of their coastal fleets as well as the prospect for future cooperation and interoperability.

Benefits of Attending

  • Extremely focused on new technologies available to OPV using nations across Europe and beyond
  • Expert led panel discussions on international cooperation in operations and the future prospect for modular technologies
  • Briefings from leading Navy and Coast Guard officers from around the world
  • Learn about current and future national OPV platforms and how they enhance maritime security
  • Discover how to optimise business potential by working with these countries

Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference

Related Research on

Global Military UAV Market Forecast to 2022



  • Assistant Director Doug McLellan, Commander, Border Security Squadron, UK Border Force
  • Captain (Ret'd) Phillip Heyl, Former Chief of the Air and Maritime Security Branch in the Strategy, Plans and Programs Directorate, US Africa Command
  • Commander Massimo Gardini, Head EW Office, Italian Navy
  • Gunnar Holm, Head of Ship Technical Unit, Chief Engineer, Finnish Border Guard
  • Guy Thomas, Director, C-SIGMA, Multinational Maritime Security Centre of Excellence
  • Ian Keddie, Defence Research Analyst, iiss
  • Official Representative from EUNAVFOR Med, EU Navfor Med Operation Commander, EU Naval Force
  • Patrick Keyzer, Business Developer Maritime Operations, TNO-cIVO
  • Piet Van Rooij, Manager of Design and Proposal, Damen Shipyards Gorinchem
  • Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix, Former Chief of Staff to the Commander of Allied Maritime Command Naples, NATO
  • Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Jean-Marie Lhuissier, Maritime Security Consultant

Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference

Source: ASDEvents
Date: Apr 20, 2016