25 - 27 February, 2020 | Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington, London, United Kingdom

CONFERENCE DAY ONE

8:00 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

9:00 am - 9:10 am CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKS

Rear Admiral (Retd.) Robert Tarrant, Former Commander Operations at Royal Navy

Rear Admiral (Retd.) Robert Tarrant

Former Commander Operations
Royal Navy

9:10 am - 9:30 am HOST NATION WELCOME ADDRESS


The Right Honourable Ben Wallace MP, Secretary of State for Defence at HM Government

The Right Honourable Ben Wallace MP

Secretary of State for Defence
HM Government

9:30 am - 10:10 am RFA KEYNOTE ADDRESS: THE ROYAL FLEET AUXILIARY’S ROLE IN A “NEW NAVY”

  • What does the transformed “New Navy” look like?
  • How will the Royal Fleet Auxiliary support Navy Transformation
  • Preparing for the Carrier and Littoral Strike Groups of the 2020s
  • Strategic opportunities in the new decade
Commodore Duncan Lamb, ACOS Afloat Support & Commodore at Royal Fleet Auxiliary

Commodore Duncan Lamb

ACOS Afloat Support & Commodore
Royal Fleet Auxiliary

10:10 am - 10:50 am GUEST KEYNOTE: HOW THE SRI LANKAN NAVY IS ADAPTING ITS SUPPORT PROGRAM AHEAD OF RAPID NAVAL EXPANSION

  • An overview of the Sri Lankan Navy’s current plans for growth in the lead-up to 2025, and where the priorities lie
  • How the Sri Lankan Navy is approaching the challenge of supporting and maintaining a significantly expanded flee
  • How Sri Lanka has historically met the demands of supporting vessels during periods of irregular warfare using fast supply vessels, and how this approach will be supplement (or supplanted) in future
Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva, Commander at Sri Lankan Navy

Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva

Commander
Sri Lankan Navy

10:50 am - 11:30 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:30 am - 12:10 pm THE FRENCH NAVY’S APPROACH TO PREDICTIVE MAINTAINENANCE AND SUPPORT FOR CARRIERS

  • An in-depth look into the last 18-month carrier maintenance period, including lessons learned and plans for the next period
  • Insight into the French Navy’s approach to predictive maintenance – how new technologies have been used, and where opportunities for new solutions remain
  • How the current approach to afloat support and maintenance for the carrier force has evolved between procurement and active deployment
Rear Admiral Jean-Mathieu Rey, Deputy Director, Fleet Support Service at French Navy

Rear Admiral Jean-Mathieu Rey

Deputy Director, Fleet Support Service
French Navy

12:10 pm - 12:50 pm SUPPORTING THE UK’S CARRIER-ENABLED POWER PROJECTION

  • How UK Defence has adapted its support model as the UK regains its carrier strike capability; how new requirements have been identified, and solutions implemented
  • The UK’s approach to future support requirements
  • Supporting carrier-enabled power projection as a joint capability
 
Commander Suzannah Curtis, SO1, Carrier-Enabled Power Projection, Defence Logistics at UK MInistry of Defence

Commander Suzannah Curtis

SO1, Carrier-Enabled Power Projection, Defence Logistics
UK MInistry of Defence

12:50 pm - 1:50 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

1:50 pm - 2:30 pm HOW THE NETHERLANDS NAVY IS RETAINING –AND BOOSTING – SUPPORT FOR BLUE WATER OPERATIONS

  • How the Netherlands Navy is improving fleet availability, and how technological developments are enhancing the RNN’s predictive maintenance abilities
  • Overview of recent support procurement programmes, and how these have – and will – boost capability as part of a blue water fleet
  • How HNLMS Dan Helder will boost the RNN’s blue-water capability, and how the multirole concept with fit within current RNN naval doctrine and operations
Commodore JW Hartman, Director of Materiel Sustainment at Royal Netherlands Navy

Commodore JW Hartman

Director of Materiel Sustainment
Royal Netherlands Navy

  • An in-depth overview of the new vessels’ capabilities and roles (including fuel transport, waste management and repair facilities)
  • Do these new vessels therefore classify as multirole ships, and does this represent a wider trend for the French Navy, and their peers?
  • How the French Navy went about determining requirements for these new vessels, working alongside Italian counterparts
Commander Mathieu Teisseire, Head of Fleet Support, Capabilities Development Office at French Navy

Commander Mathieu Teisseire

Head of Fleet Support, Capabilities Development Office
French Navy

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

3:40 pm - 4:20 pm HOW THE RFA IS PREPARING FOR BLUE WATER OPERATIONS

  • Second-day introductory keynote from the RFA, exploring their approach to support availability on long-range operations
  • Future plans, and lessons learned in relation to the Tide Class, and how this could influence the approach taken on the FSS programme
  • The UK take on multi-role functionality and defensive measures (in order to improve survivability, for example) vs. specialised platforms
Commodore David Smith, Commodore (Engineering) RFA at Navy Command HQ

Commodore David Smith

Commodore (Engineering) RFA
Navy Command HQ

4:20 pm - 5:00 pm DELIVERING SUPPORT TO AN EXPANDING NAVY, ACROSS A RANGE OF GEOGRAPHIES AND AO’S

  • An overview of the steps the RAN is taking to increase its Antarctic capabilities, thereby extending its ability to operate beyond the host nation
  • Delivering replenishment at sea for longer-range naval operations
  • Providing support to naval joint task forces conducting humanitarian and disaster response operations
Confirmed Representative, From at Royal Australian Navy

Confirmed Representative

From
Royal Australian Navy

Rear Admiral (Retd.) Robert Tarrant, Former Commander Operations at Royal Navy

Rear Admiral (Retd.) Robert Tarrant

Former Commander Operations
Royal Navy