28 - 30 January, 2020 | London, UK

DAY TWO | PLATFORM MODERNISATION AND SHIP DESIGN PRIORITIES | 30 JANUARY

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

8:50 am - 9:00 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS:

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

9:00 am - 9:30 am DESIGNING, BUILDING, DELIVERING, AND MAINTAINING SHIPS AND SYSTEMS FOR THE US NAVY

·          Addressing mid-life upgrades and maintenance challenges
·          Establishing ontime delivery of ships and submarines as a priority
·          Developing means to deny, disrupt, and disable adversaries by advancing cybersecurity
·          Designing a high velocity learning environment
Vice Admiral Thomas Moore, Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command at US Navy

Vice Admiral Thomas Moore

Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command
US Navy

9:30 am - 10:00 am RE-SETTING THE BASELINE FOR THE SURFACE FLOTILLA

·          Exploring task group operations and moving away from single-unite deployments
·          Transforming the structure of the surface fleet and assessing near-term effects on maritime capability
·          Reflecting on the return to ‘thinking and acting like a Carrier Navy’

10:00 am - 10:30 am INDUSTRY LEADERS’ PANEL DISCUSSION: DESIGNING THE FUTURE SURFACE COMBATANT

·          How can we transform maritime capability to allow Navies to retain combat superiority in the future operating environment?
·          How can we enhance through life support and maintenance of the existing fleet? How can Navies avoid disproportionate costs of mid-life upgrades?
·          What should the future surface combatant look like? What is the future multi-mission frigate?
How can industry better support long-term shipbuilding strategies 

11:00 am - 11:30 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:00 am - 11:30 am UPGRADING SITUATIONAL AWARENESS FOR THE FRENCH NAVY

·          Examining requirement for multifunction naval radars and towed array sonars to enhance data collection
·          Employing air and satellite assets to upgrade intelligence gathering
·          Addressing procurement priorities, including the recently approved acquisition of intermediate frigates with ABM capability 
Laurent Sellier, Director Management Unit Naval Armament Operations at French Ministry of Defence DGA

Laurent Sellier

Director Management Unit Naval Armament Operations
French Ministry of Defence DGA

·          Addressing  industry/shipyard engagement and procurement priorities for the mid and short-term
·          Optimising the F-110 frigate for operations in littoral waters
·          Procuring suite of sensors and weapons to enhance performance in the presence of land masses
·          Integrating AAW and ASUW capabilities to reinforce Sea Power Projection and defence against asymmetric warfare threats
·          Reviewing additional innovation aspects for the future frigate, including EW capability and cyber defence 
Vice Admiral Manuel Antonio Martinez Ruiz, Deputy for Engineering and Naval Shipbuilding at Spanish Navy

Vice Admiral Manuel Antonio Martinez Ruiz

Deputy for Engineering and Naval Shipbuilding
Spanish Navy

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm RENEWAL OF THE SURFACE FLEET, THE LITTORAL MISSION SHIP AS A CASE STUDY

·          Examining the regional security dynamics
·          National shipbuilding strategy and the Littoral Mission Ship programme to boost indigenous capability
·          Outlining procurement priorities to retain maritime superiority and capability for near peer-on-peer competition 
Rear Admiral Abu Bakar bin Md Ajis, Commander of Naval Region 1 at Royal Malaysian Navy

Rear Admiral Abu Bakar bin Md Ajis

Commander of Naval Region 1
Royal Malaysian Navy

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm ROMANIAN NAVY’S VISION ON MODERNIZATION PRIORITIES AND MARITIME POSTURE FOR DETERRENCE AND STABILITY IN THE BLACK SEA

·          Outlining plans for the acquisition of 4 new corvettes to boost presence in the Black Sea
·          Conducting mid-life upgrades of Type-22 Broadsword-class frigates to reinforce deterrence against near-peer opponents
·          Indigenous shipbuilding as a key constituent to naval power
Vice Admiral Alexandru Mirsu, Commander at Romanian Navy

Vice Admiral Alexandru Mirsu

Commander
Romanian Navy

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm ANTICIPATED RENEWAL OF THE SURFACE FLEET: VISION FOR 2025

·          Supporting Antarctic logistics
·          Outlining the renewal and acquisition of OPVs and light frigates
·          Enhancing multi-mission modularity to project credible naval power and retain high readiness for MIO 
Rear Admiral David Burden, Director General of Materiel at Argentine Navy

Rear Admiral David Burden

Director General of Materiel
Argentine Navy

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MCM PROJECT

·          Outlining joint procurement of 4 frigates and 12 mine counter measure (MCM) vessels with the Dutch Navy
·          Equipping MCM vessels with unmanned surface and underwater vehicles to find and destroy mines
·          Ensuring innovation and improving the readiness and preparedness of Belgian and Dutch navies to conduct mine warfare 
Captain Jan De Beurme, Chief of Staff at Belgian Maritime Component

Captain Jan De Beurme

Chief of Staff
Belgian Maritime Component

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

3:30 pm - 3:40 pm INNOVATION SHOWCASE ABB

3:40 pm - 3:50 pm INNOVATION SHOWCASE SAFRAN

3:50 pm - 4:00 pm MODERNISATION OF THE SURFACE FLEET OF THE ITALIAN NAVY

·          Enhancing multi-mission modularity and attaining operational versatility: FREMM frigate as a case study
·          Examining NAVARM’s industry engagement on the management of naval programmes
·          Assessing modernisation of weapons systems for PPA frigates: adapting the Aster 30 Block 1 missile for maritime applications
·          Boosting ABM and ASW capability 
Captain Domenico Guadalupi, Naval Armaments Directorate at Italian Navy

Captain Domenico Guadalupi

Naval Armaments Directorate
Italian Navy

4:20 pm - 4:50 pm AUSTRALIAN FUTURE FRIGATE PROJECT

·          SEA 5000 Phase 1 project: examining high-end anti-submarine warfare frigate construction
·          Evaluating characteristics of the Type 26 ASW frigate
·          Boosting indigenous shipbuilding capability and outlining long0term objectives 
Captain Jane Wood, Counsellor Defence Materiel at Australian High Commission

Captain Jane Wood

Counsellor Defence Materiel
Australian High Commission

4:50 pm - 5:00 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE DAY TWO

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