Renewing the Surface Fleet with Flexible and Versatile Vessels
The Warships & OPV Latin America Conference is a forum for discussion on ship design priorities and emerging requirements to strengthen fleet versatility and retain high readiness for the full spectrum of maritime operations. Given the commonality of maritime hemispheric challenges, the conference examines cost-effective ways to manage the renewal and acquisition of naval platforms with updated technologies, advance multi-mission modularity, and enhance indigenous shipbuilding capability. As an international strategic platform, it offers a comprehensive account of geostrategic issues shaping doctrine and requirements for the future fleet and facilitates dialogue between navies, coast guards, national shipyards, and industry.
Over the course of 3 days, the event will address operational requirements for current operations, anticipated platform modernisation and ongoing procurement plans, as well as emerging requirements for specialist vessels.
Since its inception in 2012, the Warships & OPV Latin America conference has grown to become the premier meeting ground for the Higher Naval Commands of the region, attracting over 150 senior officials including Navy Commanders, Directors of Materiel, Heads of Strategic Programs, capability planners, shipyard Directors, as well as leading solution providers. Previous meetings were hosted by Brazil (2018) Chile (2017), Peru (2016), Ecuador (2015), Colombia (2014) and Brazil (2012 and 2013).
Former Director of Naval Engineering
Commander of the Naval Command of the Pacific
Director for Engineering and Naval Shipbuilding
General Director of the Navy Material
Director of Naval Enlistment
Commander US Naval Forces Southern Command / US Fourth Fleet
Commander of Fleet
Benefits of attending:
Improve your understanding of Latin American procurement programmes and emerging requirements to formulate winning business proposals with local shipyards
Advance fleet versatility and multimission modularity for the full spectrum of maritime operations by meeting with leading OEMs and sub-system solution-providers
Achieve interoperability for combined operations by learning about software compatibility and open architectures for legacy platforms
Enhance situational awareness by gaining a better understanding of scalable tactical control systems, advanced sensor systems, and combat management system modernisation
Meet with all of the higher naval commands of the region and OEMs in one place to gain insights on emerging RFIs and tenders
The Leading Event for the Latin American Maritime Community
Hours Reserved For Networking
What Past Attendees Have Said
"Very valuable. It allowed to know programs of constructions, new capacities, spaces of collaboration and experiences of others."
“It was very important to receive experiences and knowledge of other Latin American Armed Forces”
"Defence IQPC OPV Conferences provide a veritable platform and ample opportunity for intellectual exchange and networking by leaders of world navies, maritime operators and other stakeholders with the ultimate objective of developing requisite architecture for enhanced security of the global commons"