28 - 30 January, 2020 | London, UK

DAY ONE | OPERATIONAL PERSPECTIVES | 29 JANUARY

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

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

9:15 am - 9:45 am HOST NATION OPENING ADDRESS: ROYAL NAVY OPERATIONS

·          Examining current operations of the Royal Navy and outlining operational challenges
·          Delivering operational support to NATO missions
·          Maintaining high readiness and enhancing operational versatility  
·          Looking at the future of the underwater battlespace
Rear Admiral Paul Halton, Commander Maritime Operations at Royal Navy

Rear Admiral Paul Halton

Commander Maritime Operations
Royal Navy

9:45 am - 10:15 am NAVY STRATEGY AND GREAT POWER COMPETITION

·          Building resilient networks and conducting upgrades in line with the Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority Strategy of CNO
·          Introducing distributed lethality to sustain sea control
·          Creating a forward operating, persistently visible Navy to provide credible combat power
·          Advancing kill chain capabilities and integrated air & missile defence 
Vice Admiral James Malloy, Commander at Combined Maritime Forces

Vice Admiral James Malloy

Commander
Combined Maritime Forces

10:15 am - 10:45 am MODERN MARITIME DETERRENCE

·          Multi-national cooperation
·          Warships at the heart of deterrence
·          Using hard & soft power
·          Complex Maritime Security Architectures
Major General Charles Stickland, Commander at EUNAVFOR Somalia

Major General Charles Stickland

Commander
EUNAVFOR Somalia

10:45 am - 10:50 am HEADS OF DELEGATION PHOTOGRAPH

10:50 am - 11:20 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:15 am - 11:45 am THE STRATEGIC CENTRALITY OF MARITIME CAPABILITIES IN THE OVERALL GEOSTRATEGIC SCENARIO, WITH PARTICULAR FOCUS ON THE ‘ENLARGED’ MEDITERRANEAN SEA AND ITALY

·          Centrality of “maritime” geopolitics
·          Strategic versatility, tactical flexibility, logistic sustainability of the naval assets and component Capability to influence “on the sea” and “from the sea” every kind of environment
Vice Admiral Giuseppe Cavo Dragone, Commander Joint Operational Command at Italian Ministry of Defence

Vice Admiral Giuseppe Cavo Dragone

Commander Joint Operational Command
Italian Ministry of Defence

11:45 am - 12:15 pm COUNTERING THE FUTURE THREAT: DEVELOPMENTS IN NAVAL COMBAT SYSTEMS

·          Mission system effectiveness as the defining factor for current and future surface ships to survive and to succeed in naval operations worldwide.
·          Providing the “future-proof” capabilities that are needed to bring surface warships to the next levels of mission effectiveness and survivability
·          Enhancing situational awareness across the entire threat spectrum, sensor robustness, next-level fire control, increased Artificial Intelligence -based automation and decision-support are among the spearheads in combat system development during the next decades

Captain RNLN (Ret'd) Paul S. Rouffaer

Director Business Development
Thales

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm CURRENT OPERATIONS AND MULTI-MISSION MODULARITY OF THE PORTUGUESE NAVY

·          Ensuring full operational capability of recently commissioned Karel Doorman-class M frigates and Viana do Castelo-class OPVs
·          Examining multi-mission modularity and reevaluating TTPs to prepare for the planned replacement of corvettes
·          Addressing littoral warfare and repurposing M-frigates for low-intensity conflict
·          Upgrading Mk-46 lightweight torpedoes launching systems to the Mk 54 standard, and integrating the  Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) to retain maritime superiority 
Vice Admiral Henrique Gouveia e Melo, Fleet Commander at Portuguese Navy

Vice Admiral Henrique Gouveia e Melo

Fleet Commander
Portuguese Navy

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm WHAT ARE YOUR CAPITAL WARSHIPS TRAINING AND EXERCISING FOR? PAST WARS, PRESENT CONFLICTS OR THE BATTLEFIELDS OF THE FUTURE?

·          The world is changing and navies must adapt their doctrines, tactics and procedures to be relevant on the future symmetric battlefield. This, of course, translates to new requirements for realistic and dynamic tactical training and deployment ready exercises
·          Proper training and exercises are vital to manage the expected main characteristics of the future battlefield: Confined, Confused, Congested, Contested
·          To respond to the shift in focus from asymmetric operations to, once more, prepare the surface combatants for the symmetric war and defence of national borders, FMV has developed a four dimensional training and exercise arena at our Härnösand Naval Test and Training Range
Jonas Linde, Senior Flight Test Engineer, Director Marketing Test & Evaluation at FMV

Jonas Linde

Senior Flight Test Engineer, Director Marketing Test & Evaluation
FMV

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm OPERATIONAL PRIORITIES: FROM COUNTER-NARCOTICS TO ANTARCTIC AND MULTINATIONAL MISSIONS

·          Aligning capabilities to the rapidly evolving regional security dynamics
·          Ensuring high readiness and accelerating rapidity of response for counter-narcotics operations
·          Establishing a permanent base on Antarctica in line with the Colombia Antarctic Program (PAC)
·          Lessons learned from participation in NATO’s Operation Ocean Shield 

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm DISRUPTING HUMAN SMUGGLING AND TRAFFICKING NETWORKS

Rear Admiral Olivier Bodhuin, Deputy Commander at EUNAVFORMED Operation Sophia

Rear Admiral Olivier Bodhuin

Deputy Commander
EUNAVFORMED Operation Sophia


3:30 pm - 4:00 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm CHALLENGES IN PERUVIAN NAVY CAPABILITIES DESIGN TO FACES CURRENT AND FUTURE DEMANDS

·          Improving the capability to operate efficiently in joint and combined operations
·          Maintaining high readiness to perform MSO, counter-terrorism missions, jungle and riverine operations against illicit activities
·          Outlining the current structure of the Naval Forces and emerging requirements for operations in the future decade
·          Examining indigenous shipbuilding and Offset agreements for new projects and multi-role vessel program
Rear Admiral Oscar Alejandro Torrico Infantas, Navy Project Director at Peruvian Navy

Rear Admiral Oscar Alejandro Torrico Infantas

Navy Project Director
Peruvian Navy

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm MINES ARE ON THE RISE – CHALLENGES AND POSSIBILITIES FOR SURFACE COMBATANTS

·          Addressing requirements for enhanced Mine Countermeasures (MCM) Systems
·          Assessing the role of unmanned vessels and autonomous self-propelled acoustic-magnetic  minesweepers
·          Evaluating plans to upgrade the propulsion system and enhance CBRN detection and protection capabilities
 
Captain Fredrik Palmquist, Commander 4th Naval Warfare Flotilla at Swedish Navy

Captain Fredrik Palmquist

Commander 4th Naval Warfare Flotilla
Swedish Navy

5:00 pm - 5:10 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE DAY ONE

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

5:10 pm - 6:30 pm ICEBREAKER DRINKS RECEPTION