Support Ships 2020: Enabling the Surface Fleet
Supplying the Joint Force
Support Ships 2020 comes at a time of extraordinary growth and investment for the UK and other navies around the world who are seeking to attain, or retain, blue-water capability.
Despite the critical nature of support vessels, afloat support, maintenance and sealift – Support Ships remains the only dedicated conference of its kind in the world. It is a unique opportunity for colleagues to connect and impart knowledge, and for industry leaders to take their message to new audiences – and to learn from the leaders of tomorrow’s naval programmes.
In the UK, the Royal Navy is preparing for the first operational carrier deployment in 2021 – and the Fleet Solid Support Ship programme is on the near horizon.
We are therefore delighted that the UK’s Secretary of Defence, the Right Honourable Ben Wallace MP, along with Commodore Duncan Lamb of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, will be delivering keynote presentations.
Senior officers from the United States, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and across Europe will also be sharing their valuable insight into this vital subject. The international nature of the 2020 event programme speaks to the importance of afloat support – and long-range operational capabilities – for all major navies, at a time when the threat from peer and near-peer adversaries continues to grow.
2020 Speakers Include:
Secretary of State for Defence
ACOS Afloat Support & Commodore
Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Log Ops)
UK Ministry of Defence
Director of Logistics, J4
U.S. European Command
Deputy Director, Fleet Support Service
Assistant Commandant for Engineering and Logistics
US Coast Guard
Deputy Chief of Staff for Support
Commodore (Engineering) RFA
Navy Command HQ
Director of Naval Welfare
Director, Ship Management
US Military Sealift Command, US Navy
SO1 StratMov (Sea), Defence Support Chain Operations and Movement (DSCOM)
UK Ministry of Defence
SO1, Carrier-Enabled Power Projection, Defence Logistics
UK MInistry of Defence
German Navy HQ
Head of Fleet Support, Capabilities Development Office
UK Maritime Autonomous Systems Regulatory Working Group
US Navy (ret.) Chief Engagement Officer
Echo Bridge LLC
Program Director, Business Development & Commercial Division
Introduce or retain a replenishment at sea capability for the surface fleet by defining a blueprint for the multi-role support ship
Meet a growing requirement for strategic sealift by integrating commercial sea freight within the naval logistics chain
Attain maximum availability for the support ship by enhancing the in-service support model
Eliminate supply chain failure for the final mile by increasing the accuracy of demand forecasting
Equip the support fleet to enable blue-water naval operations by identifying long-range solutions for power and propulsion