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Naval Shipbuilding and Maintenance 2014 Conference

9 June, 2014 - 10 June, 2014, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Putting Lifecycle Management at the Forefront of Naval Platform Acquisition

Naval Shipbuilding and Maintenance Summit Middle East 2014 is proud to be chaired again by Rear (ret) Ahmed Al Sabab Al Teneiji, former Commander of the UAE Navy.

What's new for 2014 and why now?

There is an enormous need within GCC navies to successfully incorporate lifecycle management into the acquisition of new platforms and ensure existing platforms are maintained and serviced with the least amount of down time.

This conference is increasingly important because of the diverse range of missions such platforms are being required to perform and the short response time needed to address asymmetric and unplanned threats and challenges. Regardless of the planned amount of repair and servicing time allocated to a given vessel, priorities change and downtime is often cut.

Regional navies need to address this by securing solutions to maintain and service the key areas and capabilities of all vessels as quickly as possible and even by securing solutions built into a given platform at the design stage.

Naval Shipbuilding and Maintenance taking place in Abu Dhabi on 9 - 10 June 2014 will advance the debate around exactly what new requirements GCC navies should build into new and existing platforms.

Modularity in Ship Acquisition Workshop - 10 June 2014 | 15:00 to 17:00

Modularity makes ships more economical to build. It also makes them more efficient to operate, less expensive to maintain, and less time-consuming to modernise. Whatever the reason, modularity for surface combatants is an imperative; it all fits together.

This workshop will provide an interactive forum for attendees to discuss and debate the ever increasing importance of modularity. Opening with an introduction to modularity, with a focus on its employment in the US Navy, particularly the Littoral Combat Ship, and the workshop will culminate with attendees being set a modularity challenge and asked to offer innovative solutions on how this might be solved.

By attending this workshop, international partners will have the opportunity to come together to address the current challenges and future solutions for modularity in surface combatants

The key themes of the conference include:

  • Building lifecycle management into acquisition of new naval platforms
  • Alternative commissioning and lifecycle considerations and perspectives
  • Minimising downtime of ships whilst in repair
  • Upgrading legacy equipment so it remains relevant

Why Attend?

  • Ensure your company's maintenance services remain front of mind for some of the biggest MRO contracts in the Middle East
  • Network with leading chief engineers and logisticians from international shipyards, navies and coast guards
  • Hear from key decision makers and influencers in the UAE Navy and Armed Forces setting the future parameters on naval maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade for the next twenty years
  • Forge partnerships and support your domestic industry in this burgeoning and vibrant MRO market
  • Debate and influence the large naval MRO and logistics projects which are being formulated by GCC militaries and companies


"The event was a great opportunity for people in the region to network."
Saudi Border Guard

"The conference is all about establishing logistics connections and relationships with partner nations."
Capt. Glen S. Leverette JR., Commodore, US Navy

"I look forward to seeing the Naval MRO conference expand and bring together more navies from all over the GCC."
Marius Vygantas, Vice President, Mubadala

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Who Should Attend?


  • Naval Directors of Logistics (N4)
  • Directors of Joint Logistics (J4)
  • Heads of Naval Maintenance
  • Naval Commanders and Operators


  • Naval Shipbuilders
  • Weapons Systems
  • C4ISR
  • Systems Integration
  • MRO Contractors

Venue & Accommodation

Westin Hotel Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Sas Al Nakhl
Abu Dhabi
126797, United Arab Emirates
Phone: (971)(2) 616 9999
Fax: (971)(2) 616 9998

Hotel and travel costs are not included in the registration fee. For assistance in your travel and accommodation requirements, please refer to details below:

Room Reservation
Special / corporate rate for room accommodation is available in the hotel. You may contact the hotel directly as per the details above quoting IQPC Middle East or the name of the conference.

Flight reservation:
Contact Bindu Babu at SNTTA Travel & Tours LLC Dubai.
Tel: +971 4 282 9000
Fax: +971 4 282 9988
Web site:

Please book at the earliest for your convenience

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

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Conference Speakers

  • Rear Admiral (ret) Ahmed Al Sabab Al Teneiji, Former Commander, UAE Navy
  • Captain (ret) Ned Lunquist, Principal Science Writer, MCR Federal
  • Rear Admiral Nils Wang, Commandant Danish Defence College and Former Commander, Danish Navy
  • Commodore Rob Dorey, Commander Royal Navy Fleet Auxiliary, Royal Navy
  • Brigadier General Hannafiah Jaffal, Head of J4, Malaysian Armed Forces
  • Commander Svein Nielsen, Head of Maintenance, Norwegian Defence and Logistics Organisation
  • Commodore Roldidyn Cris Sergio, Head of Plans and Policy, Philippines Navy
  • Aundre Maas, Naval Technical Officer Codification NSPA, NATO
  • Ayman Alakkawi, Marine Engineer, Senior Instructor, UK Maritime and Coastal Agency
  • Captain Daniel Noll, Head of Logistics Plans and Policy, US Navy Central Command
  • Commodore Glen Leverette, Head of Military Sealift Command, US Navy Central Command
  • Sawafat Ibrahim, Port Supervisor, Egypt LNG
  • Willem Moelker, Programme Manager, Lloyds Register
  • Captain (N) Diego Patron, Programme Manager Tactical and Riverine Capabilities, Colombian Navy

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Event details

IQPC Middle East FZ LLC
9 June, 2014
10 June, 2014
Abu Dhabi
Westin Hotel Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates


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