Agenda Day 1

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


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Vice-Admiral (Rtd) Francisco DEIANA, Former Director of Naval Engineering, Brazilian Navy

Former Director of Naval Engineering
Brazilian Navy

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM HOST-NATION KEY-NOTE OPENING ADDRESS: ENHANCING NAVAL CAPABILITY BY RENEWING MARITIME PLATFORMS: NPa 500BR PATROL VESSEL CASE STUDY

· Outlining Project NPa 500BR and indigenous construction of patrol vessels
· Examining ship design for operations in confined areas
· Upgrading air defence capability of patrol vessels
· Enhancing situational awareness by improving C2, integrating optronics and 3D search radar technology onto patrol vessels
· Accelerating rapidity of response to threats from unconventional and criminal forces
· Maximising effectiveness of naval patrol and SAR operations

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM THE SPANISH PROCESS OF OBTAINING SHIPS AND CAPACITIES. FROM DEFINITION TO ENTRY INTO SERVICE

Excmo. Sr. Vicealmirante D. Gregorio Bueno Murga, Jefe de la División de Planes del Estado Mayor de la Armada, Armada Española
· Description of the conceptual process
· Different actors involved
· Relationship with the Industry and the shipyard
· Parallel R & D developments
· The F-110, a ship for the future and an example of the process

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Excmo. Sr. Vicealmirante D. Gregorio Bueno Murga

Jefe de la División de Planes del Estado Mayor de la Armada
Armada Española

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM EXAMINING MULTINATIONAL TRAINING AND NAVAL CONSTRUCTION TO UPGRADE CAPABILITY

Rear Admiral Giancarlo Jesús Polar Figari, Director of Naval Enlistment, Marinha de Guerra del Peru
· UNITAS 2017 in retrospect: enhancing interoperability and enabling joint naval operations through littoral warfare exercise
· Evaluating ship enlistment, emerging requirements, and procurement plans
· Examining modular construction and the commissioning of polar oceanographic research vessel with wider operating profile to provide support to humanitarian operation
· Integrating remotely operated vehicles ROV and torpedo-shaped submarine vehicles AUV Konsberg to upgrade situational awareness

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Rear Admiral Giancarlo Jesús Polar Figari

Director of Naval Enlistment
Marinha de Guerra del Peru

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM OFFICIAL CONFERENCE PHOTOGRAPH OF HEADS OF DELEGATIONS

Senior delegates and speakers will be invited to participate in a group photograph to mark the 7th Surface Warships and OPVs Latin America conference.

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM MAXIMISING PATROLLING CAPABILITIES: PLAN APOLO AND ECUADORIAN PROCUREMENT PRIORITIES

Rear Admiral Renán Ruiz Cornejo, Commander of the Navy, Armada del Ecuador
· Assessing procurement priorities and Plan Apolo to enhance the force’s patrolling capabilities to prevent illicit activities at sea
· Examining the recent commissioning of the Isla San Cristobal, Stan Patrol 5009 OPV
· Consolidating regional cooperation to maximise security of territorial waters and obstruct transnational crime

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Rear Admiral Renán Ruiz Cornejo

Commander of the Navy
Armada del Ecuador

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM INDUSTRY INSIGHT SESSION

Reserved for Naval Group

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM ENHANCING MARITIME CAPABILITY AND SECURITY OF TERRITORIAL WATERS: A TTDF PERSPECTIVE

Commodore Hayden Pritchard , Chief of Defence Staff, Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force
· Examining current objectives, emerging requirements, and ship design priorities
· Assessing the recent commissioning of coast patrol vessels and interceptors to enhance defence against asymmetrical threats
· Outlining plans for the future decade and cooperation with regional partners

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Commodore Hayden Pritchard

Chief of Defence Staff
Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM INDUSTRY INSIGHT SESSION

Reserved for Leonardo

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM ENGAGEMENT WITH EXTERNAL PARTNERS TO BOOST INDIGENOUS CAPABILITY

Confirmed Senior Representative , , EMGEPRON
· Overview of the Basic Engineering Project for the Amazonian River Patrol Ship in conjunction with the Colombian Navy and the Peruvian Navy
· NPA-500BR Project: equipping Latin America with effective patrol capacity
· Modernisation of frigates with combat systems capable of effectively dealing with the threats of modern naval warfare

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Confirmed Senior Representative


EMGEPRON

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM ADVANCING RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT TO ENHANCE MARITIME CAPABILITY

Rear Admiral Javier Diaz Reina, President, COTECMAR
· Optimising ship design to adapt to the modern operating environment
· Assessing electromagnetic compatibility and equipping vessels with electromagnetic warfare capacity
· Providing an overview of current R&D efforts and outlining future projects

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Rear Admiral Javier Diaz Reina

President
COTECMAR

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM EXAMINING SIMA’S DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND SHIP DESIGN PRIORITIES

Rear Admiral Herbert José Del Alamo Carrillo, Executive Director, SIMA
· Assessing ship design, modularity, and multi-role vessel construction
· Evaluating engine propulsion, hybrid-type systems, and ways to accelerate mobility
· Outlining priorities in ship design for the Peruvian Navy and strengthening cooperation with external partners

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Rear Admiral Herbert José Del Alamo Carrillo

Executive Director
SIMA

4:00 PM - NaN:NaN AM ASTINAVE’S CURRENT ACHIEVEMENTS AND PLANS FOR DEVELOPMENT

Camilo Delgado Montenegro, General Director, ASTINAVE EP
· Overview of Plan Apolo and local construction of two 5009Offshore Patrol Vessels -
· Outlining Plan Jupiter and anticipated upgrade of three warships to Esmeralda-class corvettes
· Evaluating development opportunities and consolidating foothold in international markets

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Camilo Delgado Montenegro

General Director
ASTINAVE EP

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

· Enhancing C4ISR to monitor transactions in a more efficient manner
· Examining the implications of the recent commissioning of 2 renovated Island-class oceanic patrol boats, enabling patrol of waters 5,500 kilometers offshore
· Outlining emerging requirements and challenges of conducting patrol in restricted areas
· Identifying capability gaps and procurement plans for the future decade

Comandant Javier Arturo Cubero Vargas

Official Director of Coast Guard Puerto Mora
Servicio de Guardacostas de la República de Costa Rica

8:00 AM - AM ACCELERATING RAPID REACTION TO PERFORM SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATIONS

· Examining operational challenges associated with provision of rapid assistance
· Upgrading communication and maritime detection to improve situational awareness and provide timely support
· Incorporating data management systems and higher-end sensors to enhance detection of vessels with advanced signature management
· Assessing capability gaps and methods to upgrade maritime interdiction, search and rescue, protection of fisheries


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Vice-Admiral (Rtd) Francisco DEIANA, Former Director of Naval Engineering, Brazilian Navy

Former Director of Naval Engineering
Brazilian Navy