Conference Day One
7:30 am - 8:20 am REGISTRATION AND COFFEE
8:20 am - 8:30 am CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKS
8:30 am - 9:00 am HOST NATION OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Admiral Calderón joined the Spanish Navy in 1973 and over his long career has been in command at posts for NATO, the US Atlantic fleet and of course the Spanish Navy. He has been awarded eighteen military and civilian decorations and is a graduate of the NATO Defense College.
As of March 2017 he has served as the Chief of the Spanish Navy as will be giving the opening address at OPV International 2019.
Admiral Manuel Garat CaraméFleet Commander
9:00 am - 9:30 am LEAD SPONSOR KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
· Welcome introduction
· Explanation about CLUSTER MARITIMO NAVAL CADIZ, mision, founders and partners.
· Manufacturing supply chain as capital value.
Cluster Maritimo Naval Cadiz
9:30 am - 10:00 am MULTIPURPOSE PATROL-BOATS OPERATING IN MARITIME SECURITY TASKS
· Developments in propulsion engineering that can will develop the OPV’s abilities as a rapid deployable security asset
· Prioritising readiness and potential consequences for the range of capabilities available on a single platform
· Overall fleet readiness and assessing the desired contribution of patrol vessels to this
Lieutenant Commander Ángel Faraldo CriadoHead of Capability Definition Plans Section
10:00 am - 10:30 am FLEXIBLE OPVS DESIGN TAILORED TO THE NSR AND CONOPS
· From the NSR and CONOPs to the conceptual ship design
· Design flexibility for conducting a broad spectrum of maritime operations
· Integration of efficient solutions for the whole ship life cycle
Miguel-Ángel MarínHead of General Design Section, Conceptual Engineering
10:30 am - 11:00 am MORNING COFFEE, HEADS OF DELEGATION GROUP PHOTO AND NETWORKING
11:00 am - 11:30 am BLACK SEA SECURITY AND HOW IT HAS AFFECTED ROMANIAN PRIORITIES FOR PROCURING MULTI-FUNCTION VESSELS
· Romanian plans for increased Black Sea presence amid growing tensions and the priorities for its two new patrol vessels
· Indigenous shipbuilding vs outsourcing: what are the positives and negatives?
· Factoring sustainment into the procurement plans in order to reduce MRO timelines and retain fleet readiness
Vice Admiral Alexandru Mîrşu PhDChief of Naval Staff
Romanian Naval Forces
11:30 am - 12:00 pm FASSMER NEXT GENERATION MULTI-MISSION PATROL VESSEL: FLEET LEVEL ASSETS OPTIMIZATION THROUGH INNOVATIVE DESIGN
Fassmer will unveil during the Conference a new OPV class, oriented to medium-size blue-water navies. The presentation discusses the design drivers behind this latest and innovative 90m Multipurpose Patrol Vessel and how it fits force level optimization and improvement of asset utilization.
Robert UrrutiaProject Manager Shipbuilding Division
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm THE PHILIPPINE NAVY’S TEN YEAR PLAN TO IMPROVE SECURITY AROUND ITS VAST MARITIME TERRITORIES
· Focusing naval strategy around the acquisition of new corvettes, submarines and OPVs
· Key requirements and essential capabilities for the Philippine Navy’s new fleet of patrol vessels
· Both current and predicted security concerns and the steps that are being taken to respond effectively through this ten year plan
Rear Admiral Loumer BernabeChief of Naval Staff
12:30 pm - 1:10 pm INDUSTRY PANEL DISCUSSION: PATROL VESSEL MARKET INSIGHT AND INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP
· Where do you see the greatest opportunity for advances in vessel modularity to extend the operational life of platforms, overcome limited budgets and support varied mission types?
· In what specific ways do you think acquisition needs to change most urgently in order for shipbuilders to effectively deliver the most capable platforms they can?
· Trends in OPV design and utility: what can we gain from market insight and how can it improve the platform?
· How will the digital transformation of shipyards and integration of new digital technologies into shipbuilding and MRO revolutionise the ROI made by buyers in this market?
1:10 pm - 2:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm UPDATES TO THE JAPANESE DEFENCE PLAN AND THE ROLE OF OPVS WITHIN ACHIEVING STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
· National Defence Programs Guideline and Mid-Term Defence Programs: goals and roadmap for achieving success
· Planned acquisition for new OPVs and how they will enable the JMSDF to achieve its maritime strategy
· Defining the concepts that will drive vessel acquisition once the defence plans reach a more advanced stage
Captain (N) Tomoyuki SaseStaff Officer, Plans and Programs Division
Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force
3:00 pm - 3:20 pm VTOL PLATFORMS TO AUGMENT MARITIME AWARENESS AND OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY
· Manned to Manned Unmanned Teaming (MUMT) Operations
· Integration of Multi-Role Manned and Unmanned Platforms
· Operational Considerations for Interoperability and Management of Unmanned Systems
Mike ClarkMaritime Market Development Manager
3:20 pm - 3:40 pm OTO MARLIN 40 - PROTECTION AT SEA
· Light weight, small size and compact installation
· High rate of fire and accuracy
· Modular configuration
Alberto BavaRegional Marketing Manager Africa
3:40 pm - 4:10 pm OPV: ROLES AND OPERATIONAL AVAILABILTY - RMN PERSPECTIVES
· Building towards 2050 and the role of “New Generation Patrol Vessels” in realising the vision
· Prioritising days spent at sea, overall readiness and new acquisitions
· The Malaysian procurement model and its commitment to raising overall fleet capacity
Rear Admiral Dato' Sabri bin ZaliCommander, Naval Region II
Royal Malaysian Navy
4:10 pm - 4:40 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING
4:40 pm - 5:10 pm INCREASING PATROL VESSEL LETHALITY: A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION?
· Discussing the viability of OPVs as a battle fleet asset and the potential strategic benefits of further weaponisation
· The survivability question vs discussions into the correct degree of lethality
· The benefits of patrol vessel modularity and the tactical advantage it brings to warfighting
Admiral (ret) Chen Yeong-kangChief
Republic of China Navy (2013-15)
5:10 pm - 5:40 pm CURRENT CONSTRUCTION PROGRAMS IN THE SPANISH NAVY
· Designing patrol vessels that can be the ‘Swiss Army knife’ of the Spanish Fleet
· Current programs underway: progress, targets and challenges
· Vision of the Spanish Navy for the future and how industry ties in with realising this vision
Captain (N) Javier Millán GamboaHead of Systems Engineering Support, Naval Construction Directorate
5:40 pm - 6:10 pm ITALIAN NAVAL PRIORITIES FOR PATROL VESSELS AND HOW ARCHITECTURE REFLECTS STRATEGY
· Recent operational history of the Italian Navy and lessons learned
· Analysing potential challenges in order to develop more effective designs for future platforms
· Ensuring that relationship with industry remains as efficient as possible in the delivery of designs to fit with wider Italian Naval strategy
Captain (N) Gabriele CatapanoHead of Surface Ships Design Office
Italian Navy General Staff
Captain (N) Francesco IavazzoChief, Strategy and Operations Office
Italian Navy General Staff