Past event: Surface Warships 2013 Conference

Exploring the design, procurement and operation of the modern surface combatant

Welcome to Surface Warships 2013

Take the opportunity to speak with systems managers and learn about challenges and solutions to difficult integration issue

Surface Warships will provide the ideal environment for industry and naval professionals to discuss innovative future designs and the need to keep current vessels battle ready through capability upgrades and refits.

Attend Surface Warships 2013 to:

  • Explore the developing requirements of global surface combatant programmes in order to help identify potential improvements in your own projects
  • Examine the need for multirole surface vessels, the potential for modular vessels and clip-on capability and the ways in which navies are succeeding in doing more with less
  • Discuss advances in technology that could help to decrease the number of crew required to operate a surface combatant: Will there ever be a totally unmanned vessel?
  • Debate the lessons gleaned from recent operations and how this is likely to shape future procurements. Can you base future decisions on past experience given the change in operating environment?


“Excellent opportunity to learn what other Navy's are doing in developing their programmes and to share ideas with peers”.
Gregg Baumann, US Navy

“Very interesting glimpse of what other nations and industries are doing. Very valuable to see and give thoughts on our programmes”.
Erik Takken, NL MoD DMO

“Very valuable, it is very rare to be able to meet such a relevant group of people in a relaxed atmosphere”.
Felipe Salles, Alide Base Military

“It gave me the overview of surface ships programs I was looking for”.
Nico Cottyn, Belgian Ministry of Defence

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  • Conference Chairman: Vice Admiral (ret) Dr Jose Manuel Sanjurjo Jul, former Director of Naval Construction, Spanish Navy, Navantia
  • Vice Admiral Jose Antonio Ruesta Botella, Chief of Plans and Policy, Spanish Navy
  • Vice Admiral John Miller, Commander, US Navy CENTCOM, US Navy*
  • Rear Admiral Petronio Augusto Siqueira de Aguiar, Fleet Renewal Programme Coordinator, Brazilian Navy
  • Rear Admiral Irfan Arabaci, Head of Operational Training, Representing Admiral Murat Bilgel Commander in Chief, Turkish Navy
  • Rear Admiral Kaleem Shaukat, ask Force Commander, Pakistan Navy
  • Captain Jon Hill, MPM for AEGIS Integrated Combat Systems, PEO Integrated Warfare Systems, US Navy
  • Captain Paul Rouffaer, Deputy Programme Manager, Sea Sparrow, NATO
  • Commander Mustafa Murat, Head of Technical Department, Turkish Navy HQ
  • Commander (sg) Claus Andersen, Chief of Staff, Second Squadron, Royal Danish Navy
  • Commander Gonzalo Sanz, Plans and Policy Officer, Spanish Navy
  • Commander Kenneth Houlberg, Chief of Staff, UK Task Group, Royal Navy
  • Commander Marco Taedcke, Programme Leader, Plans and Policy Department, German Navy
  • Commander Antonio Mateus, Senior Naval Architect, Arsenal do Alfeite, Portuguese Navy
  • Rear Admiral (r) Massimo Annati, Chairman European Non-Lethal Weapons Working Group, Italian Navy
  • Lieutenant Commander Peter Freling, C4i Requirements Manager, Royal Netherlands Navy

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Why attend Surface Warships 2013?

  • Benchmark future naval requirements of attending European, Asian, and Latin American navies
  • Gain valuable face time with key decision makers from organisations including the Brazilian Navy, Turkish Navy, Spanish Navy, Royal Danish Navy, Royal Netherlands Navy, US Navy, and many others
  • Benefit from focussed discussion on future warship design and the challenges faced in the deployment of modular systems, air defence and combat management systems
  • Take advantage of face-to-face discussion with key decision makers to gain unique insight into how to strategically position your product for upcoming modernisation programmes
  • Make sure that your product is front of mind with the most relevant commanders in charge of future procurement and requirement setting, through a customised combination of presentations, networking breaks and social activities

Who Should Attend

You will meet and network with:

By attending Surface Warships 2013 you can expect to meet programme mangers, commercial directors, department heads and those who have direct operational experience with:

  • Surface Combatants
  • Self Defence Systems
  • Surface Warfare
  • Anti-Submarine Warfare
  • Networked Communications
  • Persistent ISR
  • Ship Design and Construction
  • Mine Sweeping
  • Future Threat Analysis

Venue & Accommodation

NH Eurobuilding
Padre Damián, 23
28036 Madrid
Reservations: +34 91 398 46 61

Travel and accommodation are not included in the registration fee. However a number of discounted bedrooms have been reserved at the NH Eurobuilding. Please call the hotel directly on Tel: +34 91 398 46 61 and quote booking reference IQPC to receive your discounted rate, prices start from €110 excluding taxes and includes breakfast. There is limited availability so we do encourage attendees to book early to avoid disappointment.

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Event details
Organizer : IQEU
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-2404