Conference Day One - 30 September


12:50 pm - 1:00 pm CHAIRMAN'S WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

·         Addressing national resilience and readiness for operations in the digital

·         Assessing the future operating environment and technological trends shaping naval requirements

·         Future fleet structure: evaluating versatility, persistent visibility, and distributed operations

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Rear Admiral Mike Utley OBE

Commander Strike Force and Rear Admiral Surface Ships
Royal Navy

1:20 pm - 1:30 pm Q&A SESSION

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: PROJECTING SEA POWER WITH MULTI ROLE VESSELS: THE TURKISH APPROACH

Admiral Adnan Özbal - Commander, Turkish Naval Forces

·        The structure of the Turkish fleet and the patrol vessel contribution to strategy

·        Current operational challenges and how this relates to perception of future threats

·        Future requirements and working closely with Industry in generating them

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Admiral Adnan Özbal

Commander
Turkish Naval Forces

1:50 pm - 2:00 pm Q&A SESSION


2:00 pm - 2:30 pm RESERVED FOR INDUSTRY PRESENTATION


2:30 pm - 3:00 pm FILLING THE BULGARIAN NAVY REQUIREMENT FOR MODULAR OPVS

Rear Admiral Georgi Penev - Deputy Commander, Bulgarian Navy

·        Building interoperability between Allies and partners into the design process

·        Modularity and ensuring that the platform his capable of meeting future challenges

·        Assessing the benefits and limits of OPV lethality

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Rear Admiral Georgi Penev

Deputy Commander
Bulgarian Navy

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm IN-APP NETWORKING AND CONFERENCE BREAK

3:15 pm - 3:35 pm CONSIDERATIONS IN SHIP DESIGN FOR A BALANCED MULTI-ROLE VESSEL

Vice Admiral Manuel Antonio Martinez Ruiz - Director for Engineering and Naval Shipbuilding, Spanish Navy

·         Ascertaining the desirable degree of size and complexity for meeting requirements

·         Endurance as a priority: are OPVs getting pushed further away from the shore and so do they require higher levels of endurance?

·         The Spanish Navy BAM OPVs and the added dimension it adds to the fleet

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Vice Admiral Manuel Antonio Martinez Ruiz

Director for Engineering and Naval Shipbuilding
Spanish Navy

3:35 pm - 3:45 pm Q&A SESSION


3:45 pm - 4:05 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

4:05 pm - 4:15 pm Q&A SESSION


4:15 pm - 4:45 pm RESERVED FOR INDUSTRY PRESENTATION


·        Priorities for ordering six new patrol vessels and how they fit into wider Naval strategy

·        The design elements that make POM the preferred platform for the future

·        The integrated capabilities within the platform and planned through life upgrades

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Commander Ghislain Deleplanque

Incoming Head of Protection & Safeguarding Office, Future Naval Programs
French Navy

5:05 pm - 5:15 pm Q&A SESSION


5:15 pm - 5:30 pm IN-APP NETWORKING AND CONFERENCE BREAK

Surface platforms are the essential vehicle by which a nation can achieve its goals at sea and, therefore, represent the physical embodiment of wider naval strategy. The obvious consequence for shipbuilding is to maintain a symbiotic relationship with developments in naval strategy in order to produce long term solutions to gaps in capability. Concepts of future operations and doctrine will all influence the role and design of OPVs in the coming years and will form the basis for this panel discussion let by experts from both the end user and vendor perspective.


This panel discussion will cover:


·        What will be the key changes to naval strategy in the next 10 years that will have the greatest impact to OPV shipbuilding?

·        In what ways can the efficiency of the design process be improved by both end users and industry?

·        How will concepts of the future maritime operating environment manifest in patrol vessel designs by 2030?

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Vice Admiral Manuel Antonio Martinez Ruiz

Director for Engineering and Naval Shipbuilding
Spanish Navy

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Professor Catriona Savage

Professor of Naval Architecture
University College London

6:15 pm - 6:25 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF DAY ONE