Surface Warships & Offshore Patrol Vessels 2022 Conference

July 25-28, 2022- London, United Kingdom

Event Postponed: Surface Warships & OPV International, originally scheduled to take place 17-20 January 2022, has been postponed due to changing travel restrictions and continued uncertainty as nations respond to the new variant of concern: Omicron.

Surface Warships & OPV International will now take place 25-28 July 2022.

We are currently working with our speaker faculty to prepare for the new July dates and will publish an updated agenda in January.

By co-locating the leading, international Surface Warships and OPV conferences, we will begin 2022 with a large scale opportunity for naval leaders and professionals to meet in-person.

The meeting will provide shipbuilders, systems suppliers and naval solution providers with a critical mass of prospects and customers, all of who are keen to resume collaborating in a secure, face-to-face environment. The traditional January date for the Surface Warships event provided the nearest possible opportunity for us to get back to in-person business without disrupting our customer’s established schedules, and we want to go as ‘big’ as possible in terms of access and breadth of discussion so that we can deliver against the built-up demand in the market.

The track record of these two conferences attracting truly global participation is unrivalled, and the joining of these two, fundamentally international conference communities, will provide the best opportunity in the conference market to bring the world of naval end users to a single location.

We look forward to seeing you there.

The premier meeting ground for the maritime community

  • 30+ Speakers
  • 50+ Nations   
  • 10+ Networking Hours
  • 150+ Attendees

Benefits of Attending:

  • Enhance your understanding of ship design priorities to retain maritime superiority against near-peer opponents
  • Upgrade operational versatility and multi-mission modularity to face the full spectrum of threats in the future operating environment
  • Improve battlespace awareness by meeting leading solution providers of combat management systems, mission planning software, and sensor systems
  • Inform your organisation of national shipbuilding strategies and modernisation requirements of NATO Navies to formulate winning business proposals
  • Upgrade unit lethality and increase offensive power by learning about advancements in air defence, ASW, and surface-to-surface missile systems

"Excellent opportunity to focus on one of the most important maritime aspects."
Italian Navy

"Very valuable as a networking event"
Director, Strategic Programs, DRS Power Technology, Inc.

"I thought the quality of the speakers was excellent and the way they were grouped together created a lot of synergy. I have been to 3 Surface Warships events it is an outstanding opportunity to interact with counterparts from a wide range of navies and industry."
Programme Manager, US Navy

Conference Chairman

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

2022 Early Confirmed Speakers

  • Admiral Sir Ben Key, First Sea Lord & Chief of Naval Staff (Designate), Royal Navy
  • Vice Admiral William Galinis, Commander Naval Sea Systems Command, U.S. Navy
  • Vice Admiral Christopher Gardner, Director General Ships, DE&S
  • Admiral Almir Garnier Santos, Commander, Brazilian Navy
  • Vice Admiral A'an Kurnia, Chief, Indonesian Maritime Security Agency
  • Vice Admiral Adeluis Bordado, Flag Officer in Command, Philippine Navy
  • Vice Admiral Kzysztof Jaworski, Commander Maritime Operations Center, Polish Operational Command
  • Rear Admiral Rex Cox, Chief Executive Officer, U.K. National Shipbuilding Office
  • Rear Admiral Christoph Muller-Meinhard, Director Support, German Navy
  • Rear Admiral Katsushi Omachi, Director General, Operations and Plans Department, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)
  • Rear Admiral Iain Lower, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Policy), Royal Navy
  • Rear Admiral Chan Peng Cheong, Inspector General, Royal Malaysian Navy
  • Rear Admiral Ed Ahlgren, Commander Maritime Operations Designate, Royal Navy
  • Rear Admiral Stefano Turchetto, Operation Commander, EUNAVFOR MED IRINI
  • Rear Admiral Valentim Rodrigues, Deputy Fleet Commander, Acting Fleet Commander, Portuguese Navy
  • Rear Admiral Mihai Panait, Chief of Naval Forces, Romanian Navy
  • Rear Admiral James Parkin, Director Develop, Royal Navy
  • Major General Jimson Mutai, Commander, Kenya Navy
  • Rear Admiral Gian Marco Chiapperini, Executive Director, SIMA PERU
  • First Admiral Rear Admiral Chan Peng Cheong, Inspector General, Royal Malaysian Navy
  • Rear Admiral Luis Fernando Márquez Velosa, Chief Executive Officer, COTECMAR
  • Rear Admiral Torben Mikkelsen, Chief of Naval Staff, Danish Navy
  • Captain John Driscoll, Chief, Office of Cutter Forces, United States Coast Guard
  • Commodore Godwin Bessing, Chief Staff Officer, Ghana Navy
  • David Massey, CEO, Abu Dhabi Ship Building
  • Captain Aziz Alper Kurultay PhD, Head of Ship Construction, Turkish Navy

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Park Road, TW8 8JF
London, Brentford Middlesex, UK

A Countryside Escape Steeped in History

Perfectly self-contained venue in a West London suburb

On the edge of the 200-acre Syon Park Estate, home to the Duke of Northumberland for over 400 years. The hotel features a spa and indoor pool with whirlpool. Complimentary access to Syon Gardens completes your stay. Eight miles from Central London and seven miles from Heathrow Airport, the venue is a stones throw away from transport links and is the perfect combination of self-contained luxury in West London.