International Offshore Patrol Vessels conference 2016: enabling cost-effective maritime security
This proven annual event attracts senior navy and coast guard chiefs from around the world to discuss with each other and industry leaders the challenges of maritime policing: countering illicit flows including migration, piracy, SAR, pollution monitoring, fishery protection and EEZ patrol. Through assessing platforms and auxiliary technologies, delegates benefit from a clear understanding of the technologies on offer and the best path to balancing capability and affordability to help deliver optimum mission effectiveness tailored to unique national requirements.
Military and Industry working hand-in-hand to define a path towards cost-effective maritime security.
The forum benefits from our international experience and series of regional-specific satellite events to bring together the most relevant and thought-provoking conference agenda to date - with OPV operators and industry stakeholders taking part from the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.
To celebrate the conference's 11th anniversary year we’re going to Glasgow – the home of some of the Royal Navy's most illustrious vessels, including their Type 45 destroyers and, of course, the River Class OPV. We are delighted to announce that our lead sponsor, BAE, will be conducting exclusive tours of their world-class shipyards for our guests, along with a visit to HMS Forth, the Royal Navy's latest River-Class OPV.
Royal Moroccan Navy
Former Chief of Staff to the Commander of Allied Maritime Command Naples
Project Management Office
Programme Dept., Logistics Division
Navy Ships Patrol and RCOPV B2 Programme Manager
Defence and Naval Attaché to the United Kingdom
The Deputy of Ukrainian Navy Chief of Staff
Deputy Chief of Naval Department, Armament Inspectorate
Polish Ministry of Defence
Director of Plans Development, RMN HQ
Royal Malaysian Navy
Assistant Chief of Staff (Planning)
Commander of Ship Groups
Azerbaijan Naval Forces
Commander of the North Western Naval Area
Sri Lankan Navy
General Director of Mahidol Aldulyadej Naval Dockyard
Royal Thai Navy
Director of Shipbuilding Development
Republic of China (Taiwan) Navy
Assistant Commandant for Capabilities
United States Coast Guard
In summary, International Offshore Patrol Vessels conference will offer you the 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 Say
“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.”
Site Vessel Tour
A day of exclusive tours of the Royal Navy’s newest Batch-2 River Class Patrol Boat, and of BAE’s world-class ship-building facilities. This is a unique opportunity to see one of the UK’s latest modular Patrol Vessels both in construction at BAE’s shipyard, and a completed serving vessel. Learn more about its design features, capabilities and performance and how these might be applied to your own OPV upgrade plans, construction and operations