DESIGN. DEPLOY. SUSTAIN
Defining a Future Role for the OPV
Offshore Patrol Vessels 2018 will examine the platform across its life cycle. As the maritime security environment grows increasingly complex, OPV users require an updated assessment of the role the patrol vessel should play. Can it step up to support the broader battle fleet in a higher intensity conflict scenario, in addition to its conventional role? If so, what might the implications of such a role might be for the design, deployment and sustainment of the future platform?
Split across three days, OPV 2018 will undertake to answer one question: how can the OPV sustain its relevance in the future operating environment? At the granular level, the conference agenda will examine the OPV across its life cycle. Topics will include design modularity, through-life management and modernisation, automation, combat systems, communications systems, unmanned platform integration and multi-mission readiness. The forum looks to identify opportunities for collaborative capability development, and targets an OPV blueprint which is interoperable at a technical and tactical level.
2018 Speakers Include:
Offshore Patrol Vessels International 2018
Programme Section, Logistics Division
Incoming Chief, Office of Cutter Forces
U.S. Coast Guard HQ
Commanding Officer AOPV
Royal Canadian Navy
Attend Offshore Patrol Vessels for your opportunity to:
Network with the largest and most diverse global gathering of the OPV community in the world.
Gain technical insight and understanding into the latest designs with presentations from public and private sector shipyards.
Benefit from strategic analysis of current maritime security concerns delivered by Admirals and Commander from navies and coast guards.
Share lessons learnt from a vast array of mission sets, ranging from law enforcement to environmental protection, gain insight into adapting OPV design to emerging missions.
Explore the latest technological developments in modularity, systems arrangement, propulsion and ship-based unmanned systems.
What Past Attendees Said:
“The event is very interesting and ther information given is very useful for my job, the whole of the event team were excellent and very professional”
“The event provided me with valuable insights into the wide range of topics that were discussed”
“Very well organised”
“Very interesting, especially the parts on maritime security operations. It was a good opportunity to know the best defence companies.”
“A very well balanced and stimulating event”
“Great event, very well organised, very precise and very productive”
“Great arrangement with strong commitment from both suppliers and users”
Good range of Speakers and Topics. It was useful to see new ships and was a good opportunity to network & swap ideas”
“Excellent conference well attended by decision makers and with good speakers”
“Loved it. Very Informative and worth my time attending.”
“Being my 1st OPV Conference it was well organised and the topics were very informative”
“A forum to interact with others in the same field both military and Industry. The event was very informative”
"Well organised and professional, I would attend again and great as great contacts were made”
“Excellent, Drives enhanced networking between the industry and users in the naval community”
"The event challenged ideas and was a great medium to enhance global maritime frontiers. The speaker panel was very rich in experience and the presentations were thought provoking in nature.”
“The event is good for meeting customers and maintaining existing relationships, plus achieving new contacts.”
“The format of the conference (short presentations, emphasis on discussion) ensured that presentations were concise and facilitated the critical discussion of topics.”
“Interesting topics and valuable networking”
“Very interesting event providing very good insights into the current and future trends”
“Very valuable experience, it enabled me to appraise the other navies realities. It also provided excellent networking with industry.”
“A really good and diverse mix of presentations. Extremely informative A .”
“The Event was very well organised, I came away with all the latest on operational requirements and trends.”
“It was a really good conference. The best I have attended.”
“A meeting with valuable information received in respect to current and future OPV.”
“Very good opportunity to meet representatives from both the users and the suppliers”
“Very good event, with high caliber attendees.”