Offshore Patrol Vessels 2008 (OPVs 2008)

Venue: Cotone Congressi

Location: Genoa, Italy

Event Date/Time: Sep 29, 2008 End Date/Time: Oct 02, 2008
Registration Date: Sep 29, 2008
Early Registration Date: Jul 18, 2008
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Offshore Patrol Vessels 2008
Delivering increased maritime security through multi-role, cost effective vessels
September 29 - 2 October, 2008 • Cotone Congressi Genova, Genoa, Italy

Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs), Corvettes and Fast Attack Craft numbers have greatly increased in the last decade. OPVs are now central to maritime security plans for the future and are set to be a principle part of maintaining EEZ patrol and preserving national security. OPVs are the future of naval power.

Exclusive briefings from:
• Vice Admiral Franco Paoli, Commander-in-Chief Tyrrhenian Sea Department, Italian Navy
• Vice Admiral Cristián Gantes Young, General Director of Logistics, Chilean Navy
• Rear Admiral Ferdinando Lolli, Head Ligurian District, Genoa Harbour Master, Italian Coast Guard
• Rear Admiral Francesco Lo Sardo, Head 4th Department (Naval and Air Assets), Italian Coast Guard
• Rino Pivirotto, Executive Director, Navy International Programmes Office, US Navy
• Commander Renato Micheletti, Staff Officer Air Combat, JAPCC, NATO
• Chris Broadbent, DEC (AWE) Platforms & Enablers Capability Advisor, DSTL, UK MoD
• Robert Zuiddam, Project Manager OPV, Netherlands MoD
• Captain E. Murat Akdeniz, Naval Platform Construction Department Head, Turkish Naval Headquarters

For more agenda details and to register:

Call: +44 (0) 207 368 9300


Additional Information

All New For OPV 2008 As the growth in the global demand for new OPVs and Corvettes continues, more options are now becoming available. The depth and breadth of technology continues to expand with new innovations allowing for an increasingly capable vessel to be designed. The new Technical Workshops Day is designed to examine some of the available option. Individual workshop topics to be covered include: Making the OPV the C2 operational hub Surface navigation and positioning technology Complete integration of all electronic systems, and using cost-effective COTS equipment Command and weapon control systems for OPVs Ship self-protection against threats from missiles and torpedoes Following in tradition, we are delighted to announce that OPV 2008 will also feature an exclusive visit to a shipyard. The day after the main conference you will have the opportunity to visit Fincantieri's shipyard at La Spezia. With a mixture of tour and lectures this is the perfect chance to continue networking with fellow delegate and add to the technical knowledge gained at the conference.