28 - 30 January, 2020 | Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington, London, United Kingdom

DAY THREE | INNOVATION FOR THE FUTURE SURFACE FLEET | 31 JANUARY

8:00 am - 8:50 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

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

·          Transformation of a medium-sized Navy
·          Building mass and augmenting surface fleet reach with limited resources
·          Ensuring operational versatility and multi-mission modularity of existing platforms and future acquisitions
·          Improving maintenance capacity and embedding modularity without compromising core vessel capability
Commodore Iain Lower, Head of Strategy & International Relations, Maritime Sector & Parliamentary Engagement at Royal Navy

Commodore Iain Lower

Head of Strategy & International Relations, Maritime Sector & Parliamentary Engagement
Royal Navy

·          Replacing AGUIRRE Class frigates and ANGAMOS Class submarines in line with the strategy to build a flexible navy for the full spectrum of operations
·          Outlining requirements for the new fleet of frigates: the need for state-of the-art, proven sensor and weapons systems compatible with Varayoc CMS capable to embark mission-specific modules
·          Addressing naval aviation and the anticipated acquisition of helicopters and drones to extend ISR capability and situational awareness
·          Modernising the existing surface fleet to be interoperable with the regional partners and the anticipated fleet of new frigates
·          Assessing the Offset Strategy and collaboration with international industry to boost indigenous shipbuilding capacity  
Vice Admiral Santiago Vascones Morey, Chief of the General Staff at Peruvian Navy

Vice Admiral Santiago Vascones Morey

Chief of the General Staff
Peruvian Navy

Rear Admiral Augusto Bohorquez Villalta, Surface Warfare Commander at Peruvian Navy

Rear Admiral Augusto Bohorquez Villalta

Surface Warfare Commander
Peruvian Navy

10:15 am - 11:15 am INDUSTRY LEADERS’ PANEL DISCUSSION: THE FUTURE SURFACE COMBATANT

·          As navies embark on ambitious shipbuilding programmes, industry has an instrumental in supporting naval construction and strengthening national industrial bases of naval operators. What challenges does industry encounter when working with national shipyards?
·          The future maritime battlespace will require increased connectivity and digitization. How can industry ensure that platforms have open architectures to enable integration of newer software at pace? What solutions are needed to ensure resilience and minimize cyber vulnerability?
·          Maritime operations will require an ever increasing ability to collect and act on sensor data to build the tactical picture for operations. How can the collection, processing, and dissemination of data be accelerated?
The future operating environment calls for increased firepower for AAW and ASW. What should the future surface combatant look like to act as an effective deterrent against future conflict? What sub-systems and services will be required? 

11:15 am - 11:45 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:45 am - 12:15 pm PROCUREMENT AND UPGRADES 2028 AND BEYOND

·          Outlining Offset obligations, the Multinational Corvettes programme and modernisation of frigates
·          Multifunctional corvettes: acquiring 4 ships in 7 years with a minimum of 15 day autonomy
·          Frigate modernisation programme: installing new combat management systems, surface-to-air missile launchers, ship-to-ship missile launcher, fire control systems, and torpedo counter-measures in commonality with the corvette programme
·          Procuring mine hunters and upgrading mine layers for future operations in the Black Sea
·          Upgrading lethality by integrating shore based mobile missiles
·          Ensuring high resistance to jamming through electronic counter measures. 
Vice Admiral Alexandru Mirsu, Commander at Romanian Navy

Vice Admiral Alexandru Mirsu

Commander
Romanian Navy

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm DEFINING THE NEW SURFACE COMBATANT

·          Establishing the requirement for new AAW combatant for high sea duration missions, shallow water operation in congested and contested operational environments
·          Enabling technology transfer and indigenous shipbuilding in the future to project naval power in the Mediterranean operating environment
·          Upgrading CMS and FCS for enhanced situational awareness and threat detection
·          Acquiring and upgrading naval air assets to achieve uncontested ISR capability  
Rear Admiral G.N. Bamplenis, Director of Hellenic Navy Armaments Directorate at Hellenic Navy

Rear Admiral G.N. Bamplenis

Director of Hellenic Navy Armaments Directorate
Hellenic Navy

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm TRANSFORMING MARITIME OPERATIONS

CONTENTS TBC
Rear Admiral Marcus Hitchcock, Commander, Navy Warfare Development Command at US Navy

Rear Admiral Marcus Hitchcock

Commander, Navy Warfare Development Command
US Navy

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm NAVAL PROPULSION TRENDS AND GE MARINE GAS TURBINE SOLUTIONS

·          Military propulsion trends
·          Key frigate and large surface combatant threshold requirements
·          Gas turbine solutions to meet current and future propulsion and power requirements
·          Addressing the intermediate-size frigate programme and FTI frigate architecture
·          Integrating digital technologies for data processing in congested operating environments
·          Advancing C4I and electronic warfare
·          Outlining the roadmap for future maritime capability development: determining the balance between acquisition and retrofitting
Rear Admiral François Moreau, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff for Plans and Programmes at French Navy

Rear Admiral François Moreau

Deputy Chief of Naval Staff for Plans and Programmes
French Navy

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm THE NEW NAVAL NORM - A DANISH PERSPECTIVE

·          Examining the strategic setting in the Baltic and the linkage to the outside world: addressing Syria, Ukraine and the ice free parts of the Arctic, including the GIUK Gap
·          Assessing how the transformed Danish Navy is fitting into this setting in lieu of the new Danish Defence Agreement
·          Investing into SM2/SM6, ASW Capacity, BMD and Strike missiles 
Rear Admiral Nils Wang, Director at Naval Team Denmark

Rear Admiral Nils Wang

Director
Naval Team Denmark

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm POWER GENERATION TECHNOLOGY FOR NAVAL PLATFORMS AND DESIGN PRIORITIES FOR THE FUTURE SURFACE COMBATANT

·          Integrating electrical propulsion, high-energy density battery systems, and energy storage to decrease fuel consumption and optimise energy efficiency
·          Incorporating fuel-cell technology for naval platforms
·          Increasing unit lethality and robustness with directed energy systems
·          Networking sensors and UAVs to enhance battlespace awareness
Kees Posthumus, Head, Office for Marine Engineering at Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation

Kees Posthumus

Head, Office for Marine Engineering
Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm CLOSING KEYNOTE: ALIGNING CAPABILITIES TO REGIONAL SECURITY DYNAMICS

·          Assessing NCSIST’s role in vessel modernisation
·          Reflecting on procurement priorities of ROCN for 2030 and beyond
·          Strengthening maritime capability to retain combat superiority in the rapidly evolving Northeast Asian geostrategic context 
Admiral (Ret'd) Chen Yeong-Kang, Director at National Chung-Shan Institute of Science

Admiral (Ret'd) Chen Yeong-Kang

Director
National Chung-Shan Institute of Science

6:00 pm - 6:10 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE

Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB CBE, Former Commander-in-Chief Fleet at Royal Navy

Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB CBE

Former Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Royal Navy