29 - 31 January, 2019 | Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington, London, United Kingdom

DAY TWO | PLATFORM MODERNISATION AND SHIP DESIGN PRIORITIES | 30 JANUARY

8:00 am - 8:50 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

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Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB CBE

Former Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Royal Navy

9:00 am - 9:30 am RE-SETTING THE BASELINE FOR THE SURFACE FLOTILLA

Rear Admiral Jerry Kyd - Incoming Commander Maritime Forces, Royal Navy
·          Exploring task group operations and moving away from single-unite deployments
·          Transforming the structure of the surface fleet and assessing near-term effects on maritime capability
·          Reflecting on the return to ‘thinking and acting like a Carrier Navy’
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Rear Admiral Jerry Kyd

Incoming Commander Maritime Forces
Royal Navy

·          Building resilient networks and conducting upgrades in line with the Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority Strategy of CNO
·          Introducing distributed lethality to sustain sea control
·          Creating a forward operating, persistently visible Navy to provide credible combat power
·          Advancing kill chain capabilities and integrated air & missile defence 
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Vice Admiral James Malloy

Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans and Strategy (N3/N5)
US Navy

10:00 am - 11:00 am INDUSTRY LEADERS’ PANEL DISCUSSION: DESIGNING THE FUTURE SURFACE COMBATANT

·          How can we transform maritime capability to allow Navies to retain combat superiority in the future operating environment?
·          How can we enhance through life support and maintenance of the existing fleet? How can Navies avoid disproportionate costs of mid-life upgrades?
·          What should the future surface combatant look like? What is the future multi-mission frigate?
How can industry better support long-term shipbuilding strategies 

11:00 am - 11:30 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:30 am - 12:00 pm DESIGNING, BUILDING, DELIVERING, AND MAINTAINING SHIPS AND SYSTEMS FOR THE US NAVY

Vice Admiral Thomas Moore - Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, US Navy
·          Addressing mid-life upgrades and maintenance challenges
·          Establishing ontime delivery of ships and submarines as a priority
·          Developing means to deny, disrupt, and disable adversaries by advancing cybersecurity
·          Designing a high velocity learning environment
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Vice Admiral Thomas Moore

Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command
US Navy

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm UPGRADING SITUATIONAL AWARENESS FOR THE FRENCH NAVY

Laurent Sellier - Director Management Unit Naval Armament Operations, French Ministry of Defence DGA
·          Examining requirement for multifunction naval radars and towed array sonars to enhance data collection
·          Employing air and satellite assets to upgrade intelligence gathering
·          Addressing procurement priorities, including the recently approved acquisition of intermediate frigates with ABM capability 
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Laurent Sellier

Director Management Unit Naval Armament Operations
French Ministry of Defence DGA

·          Addressing  industry/shipyard engagement and procurement priorities for the mid and short-term
·          Optimising the F-110 frigate for operations in littoral waters
·          Procuring suite of sensors and weapons to enhance performance in the presence of land masses
·          Integrating AAW and ASUW capabilities to reinforce Sea Power Projection and defence against asymmetric warfare threats
·          Reviewing additional innovation aspects for the future frigate, including EW capability and cyber defence 
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Vice Admiral Manuel Antonio Martinez Ruiz

Deputy for Engineering and Naval Shipbuilding
Spanish Navy

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm ENHANCING MARITIME PRESENCE IN THE BLACK SEA

Vice Admiral Alexandru Mirsu - Commander, Romanian Navy
·          Outlining plans for the acquisition of 4 new corvettes to boost presence in the Black Sea
·          Conducting mid-life upgrades of Type-22 Broadsword-class frigates to reinforce deterrence against near-peer opponents
·          Indigenous shipbuilding as a key constituent to naval power
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Vice Admiral Alexandru Mirsu

Commander
Romanian Navy

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm ANTICIPATED RENEWAL OF THE SURFACE FLEET: VISION FOR 2025

Rear Admiral David Burden - Director General of Materiel, Argentine Navy
·          Supporting Antarctic logistics
·          Outlining the renewal and acquisition of OPVs and light frigates
·          Enhancing multi-mission modularity to project credible naval power and retain high readiness for MIO 
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Rear Admiral David Burden

Director General of Materiel
Argentine Navy

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MCM PROJECT

Captain Jan De Beurme - Chief of Staff, Belgian Maritime Component
·          Outlining joint procurement of 4 frigates and 12 mine counter measure (MCM) vessels with the Dutch Navy
·          Equipping MCM vessels with unmanned surface and underwater vehicles to find and destroy mines
·          Ensuring innovation and improving the readiness and preparedness of Belgian and Dutch navies to conduct mine warfare 
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Captain Jan De Beurme

Chief of Staff
Belgian Maritime Component

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm MODERNISATION OF THE SURFACE FLEET OF THE ITALIAN NAVY

Captain Giuseppe Scorsone - Naval Armaments Directorate, Italian Navy
·          Enhancing multi-mission modularity and attaining operational versatility: FREMM frigate as a case study
·          Examining NAVARM’s industry engagement on the management of naval programmes
·          Assessing modernisation of weapons systems for PPA frigates: adapting the Aster 30 Block 1 missile for maritime applications
·          Boosting ABM and ASW capability 
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Captain Giuseppe Scorsone

Naval Armaments Directorate
Italian Navy

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm AUSTRALIAN FUTURE FRIGATE PROJECT

Captain Shane Craig - Naval Advisor, Australian High Commission
·          SEA 5000 Phase 1 project: examining high-end anti-submarine warfare frigate construction
·          Evaluating characteristics of the Type 26 ASW frigate
·          Boosting indigenous shipbuilding capability and outlining long0term objectives 
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Captain Shane Craig

Naval Advisor
Australian High Commission

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm RENEWAL OF THE SURFACE FLEET, THE LITTORAL MISSION SHIP AS A CASE STUDY

·          Examining the regional security dynamics
·          National shipbuilding strategy and the Littoral Mission Ship programme to boost indigenous capability
·          Outlining procurement priorities to retain maritime superiority and capability for near peer-on-peer competition 

6:00 pm - 6:10 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE DAY TWO

Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB CBE - Former Commander-in-Chief Fleet, Royal Navy
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Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent KCB CBE

Former Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Royal Navy