24 - 26 September, 2019
Parador de Cádiz, Cadiz, Spain

Conference Day One


7:30 am - 8:20 am REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

Vice Admiral (Res) Javier Romero, Commander, Ferrol Naval Base (2015-17) at Spanish Navy

Vice Admiral (Res) Javier Romero

Commander, Ferrol Naval Base (2015-17)
Spanish Navy

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 Caramé, Fleet Commander at Spanish Navy

Admiral Manuel Garat Caramé

Fleet Commander
Spanish Navy

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.
Diego Chaves, President at Cluster Maritimo Naval Cadiz

Diego Chaves

President
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 Criado, Head of Capability Definition Plans Section at Spanish Navy

Lieutenant Commander Ángel Faraldo Criado

Head of Capability Definition Plans Section
Spanish Navy

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 Marín, Head of General Design Section, Conceptual Engineering at Navantia

Miguel-Ángel Marín

Head of General Design Section, Conceptual Engineering
Navantia

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 PhD, Chief of Naval Staff​​ at Romanian Naval Forces

Vice Admiral Alexandru Mîrşu PhD

Chief 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 Urrutia, Project Manager Shipbuilding Division at Fassmer

Robert Urrutia

Project Manager Shipbuilding Division
Fassmer

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 Bernabe, Chief of Naval Staff at Philippine Navy

Rear Admiral Loumer Bernabe

Chief of Naval Staff
Philippine Navy

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?
Vice Admiral (Res) Javier Romero, Commander, Ferrol Naval Base (2015-17) at Spanish Navy

Vice Admiral (Res) Javier Romero

Commander, Ferrol Naval Base (2015-17)
Spanish Navy

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 Sase, Staff Officer, Plans and Programs Division at Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force

Captain (N) Tomoyuki Sase

Staff 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 Clark, Maritime Market Development Manager at Leonardo

Mike Clark

Maritime Market Development Manager
Leonardo

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 Bava, Regional Marketing Manager Africa at Leonardo Electronics

Alberto Bava

Regional Marketing Manager Africa
Leonardo Electronics

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 Zali, Commander, Naval Region II at Royal Malaysian Navy

Rear Admiral Dato' Sabri bin Zali

Commander, 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-kang, Chief at Republic of China Navy (2013-15)

Admiral (ret) Chen Yeong-kang

Chief
Republic of China Navy (2013-15)

·          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 Gamboa, Head of Systems Engineering Support, Naval Construction Directorate at Spanish Navy

Captain (N) Javier Millán Gamboa

Head of Systems Engineering Support, Naval Construction Directorate
Spanish Navy

·          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 Catapano, Head of Surface Ships Design Office at Italian Navy General Staff

Captain (N) Gabriele Catapano

Head of Surface Ships Design Office
Italian Navy General Staff

Captain (N) Francesco Iavazzo, Chief, Strategy and Operations Office at Italian Navy General Staff

Captain (N) Francesco Iavazzo

Chief, Strategy and Operations Office
Italian Navy General Staff

6:10 pm - 6:20 pm CHAIRMAN'S CLOSING REMARKS - CLOSE OF DAY ONE

Vice Admiral (Res) Javier Romero, Commander, Ferrol Naval Base (2015-17) at Spanish Navy

Vice Admiral (Res) Javier Romero

Commander, Ferrol Naval Base (2015-17)
Spanish Navy

6:45 pm - 9:30 pm EVENING GALA DINNER HOSTED BY CLUSTER MARÍTIMO NAVAL CÁDIZ