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Offshore Patrol Vessels Middle East 2013 Conference

9 December, 2013 - 11 December, 2013, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

OPV Middle East – Why now?

OPV Middle East is the pre-eminent naval conference focusing on technologies and services to increase maritime security in the Middle East. Launched last year, the conference gave exclusive access to presentations and networking lunches and dinners with many of the leading decision makers in Middle East based navies.

With tens of billions of dollars ring fenced for naval acquisitions in the GCC because of the rising importance to protecting offshore assets from terrorism and criminal activity – this conference gives Naval decision makers the perfect opportunity to liaise with their community and discuss solutions to their missions.

Event Highlights

  • OPV Middle East enjoys unique advantages which you will not find elsewhere, including:
  • Confirmed attendance from many of the biggest decision makers and influencers in the region
  • Attended by the most senior officers and officials from UAE’s Navy and Coast Guard
  • Visited by senior flag officers from at least five GCC countries
  • An outstanding exhibition of over 25 industry leaders showcasing their solutions for maritime insecurity
  • Over 200 key decision makers and influencers in Middle Eastern and international Navies and Coast Guards

Key Reasons to Attend

  • Learn the future plans of navies and coast guards in the Middle East, delivered directly by many of the most senior officers in the regions
  • Understand the maritime security threats in the Middle East and debate what products and solutions need acquiring to resolve them
  • Enhance your regional network by socialising with an unrivalled amount of senior decision makers from the Middle East
  • Book with the confidence that large numbers of very senior naval officers will attend this conference having been invited by the former Chief of Naval Forces UAE, Rear Admiral (R) Ahmed Al Sabab Al Teneiji
  • Gain a strategic picture of the naval and coast guard landscape in the region, through the wide mixture of countries represented
  • Receive exclusive access to over twenty speeches from experts on maritime security, whilst seeing the latest industry solutions on the market in the exhibition hall
  • Ensure your company’s products remain front of mind in the vibrant and rich market


"Very interesting, excellent speakers, day one has been fantastic so far"
Commandante, Marina Militare

"Very well organized, great speaker line up, looking forward to rest of the event"
Sales Director Atlas Elektronik

"Excellent conference, very interesting people onsite, great for networking opportunities"

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Venue & Accommodation

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Hotel 
West Corniche, PO Box 111929
Abu Dhabi, 
United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 2 811 5555
Fax: +971 2 811 5588

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The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.

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Speakers and VIP attendees

  • Rear Admiral (Ret’d) Ahmed Al Sabab Al Teneiji, Chairman of OPV Middle East, former Chief of Naval Forces UAE
  • Admiral Datuk Mohd Amdan bin Kurish, Director General, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency
  • Vice Admiral Yurii Ivanovych Ilyn, Chief of Naval Staff, Ukranian Navy
  • His Excellency Vice Admiral Osama El-Gendi, Chief of Naval Staff, Egyptian Navy
  • Vice Admiral John W. Miller, Commander, US Navy Central Command
  • Vice Admiral Dato’Seri Panglima Ahmad Kamarulzaman Bin Haji Ahmad Badaruddin, Chief of Staff, Malaysian Armed Forces
  • His Excellency Major General Yusuf Ahmad Al Mulla, Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, Kuwait
  • His Excellency Rear Admiral Jassim Mohammed Al-Ansari, Chief of Naval Force, Kuwait Navy
  • His Excellency Rear Admiral Mohammed Jawad, Naval Advisor to Head of Iraqi Army, Iraqi Armed Forces
  • Rear Admiral Athar Mukhtar SI(M), Director General, Pakistan Maritime Security Agency
  • His Excellency Rear Admiral (R) Khalid Al Shatti, Former Fleet Commander, Kuwaiti Navy
  • His Excellency Marine Brigadier General Ghanem Mubarak Al-Kameet Al-Hajery, Fleet Commander, Flotilla of the Qatar Emiri Navy
  • His Excellency Staff Brigadier Pilot Abdullah Saeed Al Shamsi, General Manager, Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Agency, UAE
  • His Excellency Staff Commodore Tareq Al Zaabi, Director, Naval Officers Academy, UAE Armed Forces
  • His Excellency Staff Commodore Ala'a Adbullah Seyadi, Commander, Bahrain Coast Guard
  • Commodore Keith Blount, UK Maritime Component Commander, Bahrain
  • Staff Colonel Salem Mohammed A. Al Kendie, Commander, UAE Coast Guard
  • Dr. Karen Sumser Lupson, Commissioner, African Maritime Safety and Security Agency
  • Major Rashid Khamis Al-Kheifi, Staff Officer, Qatar Coasts and Borders Security Department
  • Captain Abdullah, Saleh Staff Officer, Qatar Coasts and Borders Security Department
  • Lieutenant Khalifa Jassim Al-Thani, Staff Officer, Qatar Coasts and Borders Security Department

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Event details

IQPC Middle East FZ LLC
9 December, 2013
11 December, 2013
Abu Dhabi
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Hotel
United Arab Emirates


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