Offshore Patrol Vessels

29 September - 01 October, 2015

Meliá Roma Aurelia Antica, Rome, Italy

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Featured Speakers

Admiral José A. Sierra Rodríguez
Admiral José A. Sierra Rodríguez
Director General of Naval Construction
Mexican Navy
Vice Admiral Felicio Angrisano
Vice Admiral Felicio Angrisano
General Commandant
Italian Coast Guard
Vice Admiral Umio Otsuka
Vice Admiral Umio Otsuka
President of the Staff College
Japan Maritime Self Defense Force
Rear Admiral Antonio Natale
Rear Admiral Antonio Natale
Head of VII Dept., Ships Design & Combat System
Italian Navy General Staff
Rear Admiral Mohammed Laghmari
Rear Admiral Mohammed Laghmari
Commander-in-Chief
Royal Moroccan Navy
Rear Admiral Hasan Üstem
Rear Admiral Hasan Üstem
Commandant
Turkish Coast Guard
Rear Admiral Geoffrey Biekro
Rear Admiral Geoffrey Biekro
Chief of Naval Staff
Ghana Navy
Commodore Christopher Gardner
Commodore Christopher Gardner
Assistant Chief of Staff Ships and Submarines
Royal Navy
Bangladesh Navy
Commodore Golam Sadeq
Commandant, Bangladesh Naval Academy
Bangladesh Navy

International Offshore Patrol Vessels conference 2015: 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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