International Offshore Patrol Vessels

Venue: Belgium

Location: Brussles, Belgium, Belgium

Event Date/Time: May 19, 2010 End Date/Time: May 20, 2010
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Event summary:
Offshore Patrol Vessels are the fastest growing segment of the Naval Vessels Market. OPVs are being used in an increasing number of roles, including fishery protection, pollution control, fire-fighting, search and rescue, humanitarian operations, and EEZ patrol. At least 23 countries are known to have a total of 76 OPVs that have been ordered or planned. This is a market that is worth at least $10bn.

This international conference will cover both the high end war fighting vessels as well as the more basic multi-role vessels.

Attend this conference to learn about the evolving threats and security issues, the increasing role of OPVs, national OPV programmes and fleet management, the latest technological advancements, the latest on national and international co-operation and a lot more.

Key speakers:

Haitham El Tabei, Political Researcher, Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs
Thomas Winkler, Ambassador, Undersecretary for Legal Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark
Commander SG Stein Olav Hagalid, Branch Head, NCAGS/NATO Shipping Centre
Captain Chris Chambers, Director, US Navy, Combined Maritime Forces
Dr Eric Grove, Professor of Naval History, University of Salford, UK
Serdar Demirel, Department Head, Naval Systems (SSM), Turkish Industrial Startegy on Naval Programs, Turkish Ministry of Defence
Hande Kivanc, Project Manager, Warship Division (SSM) MILGEM Program, Turkish Ministry of Defence
Ronald T. Kessel, Ph.D., Project Manager, Port Protection, NATO Undersea Research Centre
Captain Massimo Annati, Deputy Chairman European Working Group on Non-Lethal Weapons, Italian Navy
Simon Knight, NDP Team Leader, QinetiQ, UK
Commander Neil Parsonage, RD NP MA LLM, Royal Navy, UK
Captain Andre Katerinic, OPV Manager, South African Navy

For speaking and panelist opportunities please contact:
Andrea Krizsak, Conference Producer
telephone: +36 1 4111 842

For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities please contact:
Alice Fisher, Business Development Manager
telephone: +36 1 4111 840

Key topics:

* the latest national OPV programmes
* the civilian aspects of piracy
* the legal issues, operating as a civilian authority under the jurisdiction of the MoD
* key security challenges
* new OPV capabilities
* the latest materials and technology, core requirements to fleet management
* technology for increased asset performance
* evolving threats in EEZ areas
* the development of non-lethal weapons

and more...

Who should attend:

Naval Forces Development Command, Operational Requirements, Head of Naval Capabilities, Requirements Manager, Business Development Manager, Naval Advisor, Naval Projects, Strategy Director, Director of the division, Strategy Director, Engineering Director