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Offshore Patrol Vessels
Optimizing OPV Capabilities to Prepare for Changing Operational Environments and New Maritime Domain Security Challenges

15 October, 2013 - 17 October, 2013, Saint Cyr sur Mer, France

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Welcome to the international Offshore Patrol Vessels conference

The global naval vessels and surface combatants market has an estimated value of US$28.9 billion in the year 2013. Our Offshore Patrol Vessels conference gives you the delegate, unrivaled access to international requirements, plans and policy, procurement and operational military staff that operate within the most dynamic sector of this market- OPV programmes.

The proven annual deliverable of this event has been to assure the opportunity to meet face-to-face with these stakeholders from the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. In 2012, we welcomed senior officers to speak from as far afield as Nigeria, Mexico, Thailand, Peru and the UAE, to deliver exclusive requirements and capability focused presentations to our audience. Our outreach is what maintains our unmatched credibility within the community and we continue to source the most up-to-date and relevant programmes and topics in preparation for 2013...

This year, we are providing this access against the backdrop of Toulon Naval Base in the South of France where you will also be invited to board the French Navy's L'Adroit OPV and the L'Aquitaine frigate in an unprecedented opportunity to assess and to benchmark your own solutions against these advanced platforms and their onboard systems. In the meantime, our military and coast guard partners will be able to exchange knowledge, best practice and operational feedback with their peers throughout a series of streams, focus days, workshops and networking periods.

We look forward to meeting you in October!


"A good variety of topics and background."
Project Management Naval Weapon Systems, German Naval Office

"Generally very good content and well presented."
Head of Defence Sales, Austal

"Round table discussions considered as very fruitful."
Senior Project Manager, Germanischer Lloyd

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Venue & Accommodation

Dolce Frégate Provence
Lieu-dit Fregate, Route de Bandol, RD 559
Saint Cyr sur Mer
83270, France
Phone: +33(0)494293939

Travel and accommodation are not included in the conference fee; however we have put together a HotelMap that displays discounted accommodation for hotels in the area near to Dolce Fregate Provence. The map displays live availability and allows you to book directly with each hotel:

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The conference agenda is available as PDF under downloads.

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  • Michel Aymeric, Secretary General of the Sea, French Government
  • Rear Admiral Mohammad Jawad, Naval Advisor to Head of Iraqi Army, Iraqi Navy
  • Rear Admiral Michel Hofman, Naval Component Commander, Belgian Navy
  • Major General Kenrick Maharaj, Chief of Defence Staff, Trinidad & Tobago Defence Force
  • Commodore Ben Onukwuru, Director, Defence College, Nigerian Navy
  • Commodore Ronald Joseph S Mercado, Patrol Force Commander, Philippines Navy
  • Commodore Mark Mellett, Chief of Naval Staff-Commanding Naval Service, Irish Naval Service
  • Captain Rimants Štrimaitis, Commander, Latvian Navy
  • Colonel Chouchane Mohamed El-Mouldi, Officer Representing CNS, Algerian Ministry of Defence
  • Senior Representative, Operations Division, Royal Malaysian Navy
  • Captain Matt Gimple, Office of Strategic Analysis, USCG
  • Commander Hans Ole Nielsen, Commanding Officer, HDMS Ejnar Mikkelsen, Danish Navy
  • Captain Harilla Dafa, Navy Shipyard Director, Albanian Naval Forces
  • Commander Morten Evensen, Naval Plans & Policy, Norwegian Navy
  • Commander Sacha Bailly, Commanding Officer L'Adroit OPV, French Navy
  • Commander Antonio Mateus, Naval Shipyard Director, Portuguese Navy
  • Stefan Alfredsson, Head of Maritime Security Section, Icelandic Maritime Administration
  • Chris Broadbent, Platforms Engineering Team, Naval Systems, UK MoD
  • Senior Representative, Plans & Policy Division, Spanish Navy
  • Susie Webber, Platforms Engineering Team, Naval Systems, UK MoD
  • Senior Representative, Centre of Excellence for Operations in Confined and Shallow Waters, NATO

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Event details

Defence IQ
15 October, 2013
17 October, 2013
Saint Cyr sur Mer
Dolce Frégate Provence


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