Developing the Future Surface Combatant for anInformation-Dominated Battlespace
The surface warships conference has become established as the premier meeting ground for the higher naval commands of the nato alliance and partner states, attracting over 150 senior officials including navy commanders, directors of materiel, heads of strategic programs, capability planners, shipyard directors, as well as leading solution providers.
Over the course of 3 days, the event will address the themes now, tomorrow, and the future, focusing on operational requirements for current operations, anticipated platform modernisation, and integration of disruptive technologies for future surface warships.
The conference will allow the exchange of knowledge in the field of ship design, construction, and operations across the entire spectrum of surface warships – identifying solutions for modernising capabilities and enhancing interoperability to maintain maritime superiority against near-peer opponents and asymmetric threats.
Former Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans and Strategy (N3/N5)
Combined Maritime Forces
Commander Joint Operational Command
Italian Ministry of Defence
Chief of Naval Operations
Deputy for Engineering and Naval Shipbuilding
Commander Maritime Operations
Incoming Commander Maritime Forces
Chief of Operations
Royal Norwegian Navy
Commander Maritime Operations Centre
Polish Operational Command
Deputy Chief of Naval Staff for Plans and Programmes
Commander, Navy Warfare Development Command
Watch the highlights from the 2018 Surface Warships conference
Enhance your understanding of ship design priorities to retain maritime superiority against near-peer opponents
Upgrade operational versatility and multi-mission modularity to face the full spectrum of threats in the future operating environment
Improve battlespace awareness by meeting leading solution providers of combat management systems, mission planning software, and sensor systems
Inform your organisation of national shipbuilding strategies and modernisation requirements of NATO Navies to formulate winning business proposals
Upgrade unit lethality and increase offensive power by learning about advancements in air defence, ASW, and surface-to-surface missile systems
"Excellent opportunity to focus on one of the most important maritime aspects."Italian Navy
"Very valuable as a networking event"Director, Strategic Programs, DRS Power Technology, Inc.
"I thought the quality of the speakers was excellent and the way they were grouped together created a lot of synergy. I have been to 3 Surface Warships events it is an outstanding opportunity to interact with counterparts from a wide range of navies and industry."Programme Manager, US Navy
"Good cross section of subjects and speakers achieved this year. Very useful for keeping abreast of programme developments in other Navies."UKTI DSO
"Good selection - truly international. A very informative event - looking forward to the next one."Fincantieri
"Great that speakers came from so many locations."Future Market Requirement Analyst, TNO
"Excellent speakers, with broad experience over different topics."Director of Naval Projects, Peruvian Navy