Offshore Patrol Vessels 2018 Conference

DESIGN. DEPLOY. SUSTAIN 25 September, 2018 - 27 September, 2018, London, United Kingdom

Defining a Future Role for the OPV

Offshore Patrol Vessels 2018 will be the most international year in the event's history. With representatives already confirmed from 25 nations, including Canada, Ghana, the USA, Malaysia, Oman, Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador and Portugal, this really is your only opportunity to address the challenges facing the global OPV community, as they seek to define a future role for this critical maritime security platform.

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Split across three days, OPV 2018 will undertake to answer one question: how can the OPV sustain its relevance in the future operating environment? At the granular level, the conference agenda will examine the OPV across its life cycle. Topics will include design modularity, through-life management and modernisation, automation, combat systems, communications systems, unmanned platform integration and multi-mission readiness. The forum looks to identify opportunities for collaborative capability development, and targets an OPV blueprint which is interoperable - technically and tactically.

We hope you'll join us in London this September as we work to maximise situational awareness, upgrade inherent baseline capability and deliver a continuous patrol function for the OPV.


Attend Offshore Patrol Vessels for your opportunity to:

  • Define a blueprint for future builds which will maximise deployability, survivability and endurance for OPV operations in the complex environment
  • Enable future deployed operations by better integrating and leveraging the advanced situational awareness and C2 capabilities of the OPV
  • Execute multiple mission sets by integrating modularity and adaptability from the design phase – without compromising on baseline capability
  • Approach continuous vessel operation and minimise downtime by implementing predictive approaches to sustainment, maintenance and support
  • Network the OPV with unmanned and manned airborne assets to increase the platform's ability to patrol beyond line of sight


''The event is very interesting and ther information given is very useful for my job, the whole of the event team were excellent and very professional''
Ship Design Director, Mexican Navy

''The event provided me with valuable insights into the wide range of topics that were discussed''
Rear Admiral (Ret.), Italian Navy

"Excellent conference well attended by decision makers and with good speakers''
Director, Raytheon

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2018 Chairman

  • Rear Admiral (Retd.) Bruce Williams (RN), Conference Chair, Offshore Patrol Vessels International 2018

2018 Early-Confirmed Speakers

  • Vice Admiral Ketil Olsen, Norwegian Military Representative, NATO
  • Vice Admiral Javier Diaz Reina, President, COTECMAR, Colombian Navy
  • Rear Admiral Nick Hine, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Policy), Royal Navy
  • Rear Admiral Ruwan Perera, Area Commander South Eastern Naval Command, Sri Lanka Navy
  • Rear Admiral Zaka Ur Rehman, Director General, Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (Tentative)
  • Commodore Isaac Osei-Kuffuor, Flag Officer Commanding, Western Naval Command, Ghana Navy
  • Commodore Mohammed Mahbub-Ul-Islam, Directorate Naval Plans, Bangladesh Armed Forces
  • Captain Mark Davanzo, Incoming Chief, Office of Cutter Forces, U.S. Coast Guard HQ
  • Captain Mahadzir bin Mokhtar, Chief of Operations and Development for RMN Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Project Team, Royal Malaysian Navy
  • Captain Mohammed Bin Hamood Al Zedjali, Director of Operations, Royal Navy of Oman
  • Captain Maritime Che Engku Suhaimi bin Che Engku Daik, Commanding Officer KM PEKAN OPV, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency
  • Captain Nuno Bulcao Sarmento, Head of the Plans and Policy Division, Portuguese Navy
  • Captain Chin Fong, Inspector General, Jamaica Defence Force
  • Captain Lars Schuemann, Branch Chief Concept Development, Concept & Capability Directorate, EUMS
  • Colonel Pascal Cheylan, Maritime Security Policy, Secretariat De La Mer
  • Captain Charles Bamele, Operational Coordination Director, Permanent Secretariat of the Inter-Ministerial Committee for State Action at Sea
  • Commander Sarah Oakley, Commander Fishery Protection Squadron, Royal Navy
  • Commander Cipriano Pereira, Programme Section, Logistics Division, Spanish Navy
  • Commander Corey Gleason, Commanding Officer AOPV, Royal Canadian Navy
  • Mr Georgios Vourekas, Head Sea Border Sector, FRONTEX
  • Nick Childs, Senior Fellow, Naval Forces & Maritime Security, IISS
  • Robert Veal, Lecturer In Law, University of Southampton
  • Flag Officer, Navy Command, Royal Thai Navy
  • Confirmed Representatives, Border Force, UK Home Office
  • Confirmed Representative, Operational Command, EUNAVFOR Mediterranean

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Aug 14, 2018