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

Conference Day Two


8:20 am - 8:50 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

9:00 am - 9:30 am OPERATION ATALANTA AND THE ONGOING ROLE OF OPVS IN PROJECTING SEA POWER OFF THE HORN OF AFRICA

·          EUNAVFOR Somalia mission updates: new challenges and strategy for achieving objectives
·          How OPVs have given EU forces the edge in counter-piracy operations
·          Approach to projecting sea power through the use of patrol vessels
Rear Admiral Giovanni Battista Piegaja, Deputy Commander at European Union Naval Forces Somalia

Rear Admiral Giovanni Battista Piegaja

Deputy Commander
European Union Naval Forces Somalia

9:30 am - 10:00 am TECHNOLOGY ENABLED SOLUTIONS AND INNOVATIONS FOR GOVERNMENTAL APPLICATIONS

·          Digitalisation and innovation in the Maritime Space
·          Predictive maintenance systems
·          Highly integrated hybrid systems
·          A new approach to vessel power system management
Bert Ritscher, Business Development Manager at Caterpillar Asset Intelligence

Bert Ritscher

Business Development Manager
Caterpillar Asset Intelligence

10:00 am - 10:30 am OPTIMISING SHIPBUILDING PRACTICES TO IMPROVE THE SPEED OF CONSTRUCTION, TESTING AND DEPLOYMENT

·          Developments in modern shipbuilding to allow for faster planning, fabrication and assembly
·          Outfitting of modern OPVs that will allow for quicker transition between the construction and launch phases
·          Analysis into current shipbuilding process and the need for holistic improvements to speed up the process of design through to deployment
Admiral José Antonio Sierra Rodríguez, Director of Naval Construction at Mexican Secretariat of the Navy (SEMAR)

Admiral José Antonio Sierra Rodríguez

Director of Naval Construction
Mexican Secretariat of the Navy (SEMAR)

10:30 am - 11:00 am WALKING TOWARDS FUTURE OPVS SENSORS

·          Developing trends in radar and EW systems within the maritime domain
·          How OPVs can utilise these systems more effectively to achieve mission success
·          The demands of the future maritime security environment and how OPVs must develop to meet future threat
Rebeca Lopez, Responsible Naval Platforms Business Line at Indra

Rebeca Lopez

Responsible Naval Platforms Business Line
Indra

11:00 am - 12:00 pm MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:30 am - 12:00 pm INCREASING OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR OFFSHORE PATROL VESSELS (OPV) REQUIRES MODERN DIGITAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS – A SOLUTION

·          Tactical intercom facilities and the functionality of a secure radio exchange system are fulfilled by the APCOS VoIP Digital Communication Network, a solution for small naval platforms like OPV
·          Providing intuitive menu guided messaging to ensure interoperability in international coast line missions
·          Outlook in to future design concepts considering customized solutions
Jan Molter, Executive Sales and Operations Manager at Aeromaritime

Jan Molter

Executive Sales and Operations Manager
Aeromaritime

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm MAINTAINING THE PATROL FLEET

·          Procuring and converting legacy vessels to refresh the surface fleet
·          Delivering effective MRO and logistics for a legacy patrol fleet in order to extend the life of the OPV
·          Long-term development plans for Senegal’s naval fleet
Rear Admiral Momar Diagne, Chief of Naval Staff​​ at Senegal Navy

Rear Admiral Momar Diagne

Chief of Naval Staff​​
Senegal Navy

12:30 pm - 12:45 pm NEW TRENDS: SHIPBUILDING / NAVY – FERNÁNDEZ JOVE: CONTROL AND MONITORING SYSTEMS, NEW TRENDS AND TECHNOLOGIES

·          New design of valves, weight reduction and transmission of data information by of the own valves.
·          Support to ILS
·          Digital Twin Objective
Alberto Cachaza Roca, System Engineer/Project Manager at Fernandez Jove Integral Supply

Alberto Cachaza Roca

System Engineer/Project Manager
Fernandez Jove Integral Supply

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm STRONG, SECURE, ENGAGED – THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY IN THE ARCTIC AND BEYOND

·          Canada’s Defence Strategy in the Arctic
·          Design and roles of the Harry DeWolf Class Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel
·          Implementation and integration with other government departments

Commander Michele Tessier, Commanding Officer, HMCS MARGARET BROOKE at Royal Canadian Navy

Commander Michele Tessier

Commanding Officer, HMCS MARGARET BROOKE
Royal Canadian Navy

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm LEVERAGING THE LATEST CAPABILITIES AND INTEGRATING THEM EFFECTIVELY

·          Patrol vessels within an increasingly complex maritime environment and how updated communication systems will form the basis for its ability to contribute to operations
·          Visualising a combined manned/unmanned force within OPV fleets to maximise cost effective situational awareness
·          Integrating C4ISR capabilities into OPVs to support and improve overall fleet domain awareness
Commander Volkrad Kaphengst, Senior Systems Engineer, Integrated Project Teams at Germany Navy

Commander Volkrad Kaphengst

Senior Systems Engineer, Integrated Project Teams
Germany Navy

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm COUNTERING SYMMETRIC AND ASYMMETRIC THREATS: 35MM MULTI-PURPOSE NAVAL GUN SYSTEM – MILLENNIUM


Craig McLoughlin, Vice President of Naval Systems at Rheinmetall Air Defence

Craig McLoughlin

Vice President of Naval Systems
Rheinmetall Air Defence

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm GENERATING REQUIREMENTS FOR A MULTI-FUNCTION SURFACE PLATFORM

·          Jack of all trades, master of none – ensuring that that baseline capability is prioritised before specialised mission sets are considered
·          Defining a clearer distinction between OPVs and corvettes in order to improve balance of forces
·          The danger of overreliance on patrol vessels, its potential consequences and taking steps to avoid it 
Captain (N) Nuno Bulcão Sarmento, Head of the Plans and Policy Division at Portuguese Navy

Captain (N) Nuno Bulcão Sarmento

Head of the Plans and Policy Division
Portuguese Navy

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm SRI LANKA’S ONGOING OPV PROJECT

·          Deploying the advanced offshore patrol vessels to effectively enforce Sri Lanka’s EEZ
·          Supporting a far reaching surveillance and rapid response function for an extended area of operations
·          Integrating updated capability with the existing surface fleet in order to overcome limits to interoperability
Rear Admiral Sujeewa Perera, Commandant, Volunteer Naval Force at Sri Lanka Navy

Rear Admiral Sujeewa Perera

Commandant, Volunteer Naval Force
Sri Lanka Navy

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm USE OF OFFSHORE PATROL VESSELS BY BAKAMLA: A REPORT

·          Background of the challenges in maintaining secure waters around the islands of Indonesia
·          Current fleet and requirements for future development
·          Role of OPVs within the unique mission and responsibilities of BAKAMLA
First Admiral Sandy Latief, Director of Strategy at Indonesian Maritime Security Agency (BAKAMLA)

First Admiral Sandy Latief

Director of Strategy
Indonesian Maritime Security Agency (BAKAMLA)

5:15 pm - 5:45 pm BRAZILIAN NAVY EMPLOYMENT OF PATROL VESSELS – PRESENT AND FUTURE

·          Brazilian Maritime Context
·          Brazilian Navy Missions and Tasks
·          Brazil Naval Power
·          Strategic Programs for the Naval Power
Captain (N) Gustavo Amaral de Britto, Commander of the Southeast Patrol Group at Brazilian Navy

Captain (N) Gustavo Amaral de Britto

Commander of the Southeast Patrol Group
Brazilian Navy

5:45 pm - 5:55 pm CHAIRMAN'S CLOSING REMARKS AND CLOSE OF DAY TWO

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