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Offshore Patrol Vessels Middle East
The essential navy and coast guard conference focusing on offshore patrol vessels and maritime security for the Middle East region

10 December, 2012 - 12 December, 2012, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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“Welcome to OPV Middle East, the seminal naval conference with a focus on specific maritime problems and issues affecting Middle East countries.

This conference, like the rest of the organiser’s outstanding OPV series, will bring together the foremost international experts together with the key decision makers from regional Navies and Coast Guards.

As Chairman of this important event I am tasked with steering the agenda and ensuring a formidable line-up of Middle Eastern senior officers will be present.

No doubt, this will be a hugely successful event and I look forward to greeting you at the Abu Dhabi Armed Forces Officers club in December!”

Rear Admiral Ahmed Al Sabab Al Tenaiji, Former Commander of the UAE Navy

Key Reasons to Attend

  • Meet with Commanders of GCC and wider Middle East navies and coast guards
  • Learn about the key requirements for Gulf region navies and their future purchasing plans
  • Benchmark the most advanced naval systems on the market
  • Hear from the key players in maritime security for the Gulf and understand the current and upcoming security challenges they face

Benefits of attending:

  • Learn the full scope and potential of the piracy and terrorism threats, and debate the best solutions to these problems
  • Hear from the foremost experts in this field, operating in Middle East and helping to ensure offshore assets are protected and piracy is combatted
  • Discover the newest technology, from weapons to C4I systems, which assist the mission to overcome piracy and to protect offshore energy assets
  • Hear directly from the Chief of Navy of the Ukraine about their brand new inclusion to Operation Ocean Shield
  • Meet with the GCC and wider Middle East participants who look for new solutions to ensure protection of their offshore assets


"Outstanding speaker panel. Exceptionally valuable."
Steve Philpott, Independent

"Very good as usual. I can even say that this edition was much better than the 2009 edition."
Francisco Deiana, Brazilian Navy

"A useful insight into the wider world of OPV's."
Commander Richard Pethbridge, Royal Navy

"Opportunity to know what customers in the region wants as different countries have different expectations."
Wong Loo Pip, Programme Manager, MTU Asia (OPV Asia-Pacific)

"Fantastic and engaging. The event definitely met our expectations."
Michael Perkins, Vice President Business Development, Quantum (OPV Asia-Pacific)

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Venue & Accommodation

Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel
P.O. Box: 6382, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Tel: 971 2 4415 666

Hotel accommodation and travel costs are not included in the registration fee. Please contact Ajay Bhatia at SNTTA Travel & Tours LLC for travel and accommodation requests, quoting the name of the conference and dates of travel.

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The conference agenda is available as PDF under downloads.

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  • Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Ahmed Al Sabab Al Tenaiji, Former Commander, UAE Navy
  • Major General Ahmad Yusef Al Mulla, Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, Kuwait
  • Commodore Alaa Abdullah Seyadi, Commander, Bahrain Coast Guard
  • Commander Khamis bin-Salim al-Jabri, Representative of the Chief of Navy, Royal Navy of Oman
  • Lieutenant Commander Talal bin-Talib al-Za'abi, Representative of the Chief of Navy, Royal Navy of Oman
  • Admiral Datuk Mohammed Amdan Bin Kurish, Director General, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency
  • Vice Admiral John W. Miller, Commander, US Navy Central Command
  • Vice Admiral Rinaldo Veri, Commander, Allied Maritime Command, NATO
  • Vice Admiral Robert C. Parker, Commander, Atlantic Area, United States Coast Guard
  • Vice Admiral Yurii Ivanovych Ilyn, Chief of Navy, Ukranian Navy
  • Vice Admiral Juan Guillermo FIERRO Rocha, President, Special Studies Commission, Mexican Navy General Staff
  • Rear Admiral Gregorio Bueno Murga, Plans and Policy Division, Spanish Navy
  • Rear Admiral Prof António Manuel Fernandes da Silva Ribeiro, Deputy Vice-Chief of Naval Staff, Portuguese Navy
  • Rear Admiral Domenico Di Capua ITN, Flag Officer, Patrol Forces, Italian Navy
  • Rear Admiral Gualtiero Mattesi ITN, Deputy Commander, EU Naval Force Somalia (EUNAVFOR)
  • Rear Admiral DJ Ezeoba, Chief of Defence Administration, Defence HQ, Nigerian Armed Forces
  • Flotilla Admiral Michel Hofman, Commander, Naval Component, Belgian Armed Forces
  • Commodore Simon Ancona RN, Commander, United Kingdom Maritime Component, Combined Maritime Forces, Bahrain
  • Captain Waseem Kureishy, Commander, 10th Patrol Craft Squadron, Pakistan Navy
  • Mr Bo Axelsson, President, Swede Ship Marine
  • Mr Antonio Pérez de Lucas, Vice President for Engineering and Innovation, Navantia
  • Captain (Ret'd) Philip J. Heyl, Chief of Air and Maritime Security Branch, Strategy, Plans and Programs Directorate, US Africa Command
  • Captain (Ret'd) Philip Holihead, Head of Djibouti Code of Conduct, Implementation Unit, International Maritime Organisation, United Nations
  • Commander Todd J. Offutt, United States Coast Guard Officer-in-Charge, Maritime Liaison Office, Bahrain

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Event details

IQPC Middle East FZ LLC
10 December, 2012
12 December, 2012
Abu Dhabi
Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel
United Arab Emirates


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