CONFERENCE DAY TWO
8:30 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION AND COFFEE
9:00 am - 9:10 am CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKS
9:10 am - 9:50 am MORNING KEYNOTE: MEETING NATO'S DEMAND FOR OPERATIONAL SUPPORT AT SEA
9:50 am - 10:30 am MAINTAINING AFLOAT SUPPORT CAPABILITIES AT PACE WITH ROMANIA’S ONGOING NAVAL EXPANSION
- How the Romanian Navy is planning to address of the challenge of increased logistic/naval support demands at a time of unprecedented naval expansion
- The challenges of maintaining secure supply routes in a potentially highly-contested AO, and how this impacts Romania’s approach to afloat support
- How Romanian is modernising its support capability and doctrine to provide greater inter-operative capability with allied navies
Vice Admiral Alexandru MirsuCommander
10:30 am - 11:10 am DELIVERING SUPPORT AT A TIME OF INCREASED LONG-RANGE CAPABILITY
- How the US Navy is preparing to meet demand at a time of surging surface capability, and a renewed focus on blue water conventional operations
- Aligning the commercial sealift model to meet military requirements
- The MSC’s approach to training and preparing personnel for sealift operations
Rear Admiral Michael A. WettlauferCommander, Military Sealift Command
11:10 am - 11:40 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING
11:40 am - 12:20 pm THE UK APPROACH TO SEALIFT, AND HOW THIS MIGHT CHANGE IN 2021+ WITH FIRST CARRIER OP
- How DSCOM determine the annual demand sealift, and how this approach could change in the run-up to 2021
- How closely should sealift requirement/capability be considered in relation to future warship procurement programmes (e.g. Type 31)
- Why is commercial contracting/supplementation of sealift capacity so unusual in the RN, and could this change in future?
Captain Mark Cox RNAssistant Heads of Plans, Logistics Delivery
UK Ministry of Defence
12:20 pm - 1:00 pm LOGISTICS INTEROPERABILITY IN JOINT FORCE OPERATIONS
- Interoperability as the driver behind EUCOM and NATO priorities
- How the global supply chain will develop in order to integrate new technologies
- Challenges and innovations in meeting a resurgent conventional threat against near-peer adversaries
Rear Admiral Peter G. StamatopoulosDirector of Logistics, J4
U.S. European Command
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH
2:00 pm - 2:40 pm DELIVERING OPERATIONAL SUPPORT AND PREPAREDNESS FOR MAJOR INTERNATIONAL DEPLOYMENTS AND EXERCISES
- An overview of the role of NATO MARCOM in identifying support requirement; providing training and sharing capability in order to ensure major multinational fleets are well supplied, and able to inter-operate effectively
- How new technologies and commonalities in support vessel design are improving international support
- How support requirements have changed in recent years in line with the return of near-peer threats, and the impact this has had on sealift/afloat support requirements
Rear Admiral Jose Enrique DelgadoDeputy Chief of Staff for Support
2:40 pm - 3:20 pm HAVE THE DEMANDS OF LOW-INTENSITY WARFARE, COUNTER-INSURGENCY AND ANTI-PIRACY OPERATIONS CHANGED WHAT IS REQUIRED FROM A SUPPORT SHIP, AND HOW IT IS EQUIPPED?
- What will the future maritime operation look like, and how will that affect the delivery of support at sea?
- Does the existing support fleet have the capacity to enable high-intensity operations in the maritime domain?
- Has the longstanding support of routine constabulary and humanitarian operations created a support ship blueprint which is no longer fit for purpose?
3:20 pm - 3:50 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING
3:50 pm - 4:30 pm SEALIFT AND JOINT FORCE SOLUTIONS FOR HUMANITARIAN RELIEF
- Overview of the mission-types currently undertaken by the Bangladesh Navy, and the requirements these place on the Navy in terms of support
- How these mission requirements are balanced with the need to retain war-fighting and long-range naval capability
- Insight into Bangladesh’s international sealift training and preparedness, including new equipment, training etc.
4:30 pm - 5:20 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: THE CURRENT THROUGH-LIFE SUPPORT MODEL, AND HOW INDUSTRY AND DEFENCE CAN COORDINATE FOR A MORE EFFECTIVE LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP
- In this panel, military and industry panellists will explore the current model of ship-building and through-life support, exploring what works, and what could be improved
- Case studies will be explored in which ship builders have provided extended through-life support as part of the original contract
- How else can industry and defence personnel and organisations coordinate in order to improve through-life support: from the signing of a contract through to operational maintenance etc.
Commodore James Fanshawe (Ret.)Chair
UK Maritime Autonomous Systems Regulatory Working Group