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7th Annual Offshore Patrol Vessels Conference
10th Annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Conference
7th Annual Offshore Patrol Vessels Conference
International Flagship OPV Conference
Novotel , Amsterdam, The Netherlands
25-27 September 2012

10th Annual Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance Conference
Melia Roma Aurelia Antica, Roma, Italy
25 - 27 September 2012

About Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV)

"The annual Offshore Patrol Vessels Conference organized by IQPC has become an important reference world forum concerning the growing use of these naval assets, when senior representatives from different Navies can present and discuss the solutions they have found to reconcile technical issues with operational tasks and budget constraints so as to better accomplish their missions. The multidisciplinary presentations are also an excellent opportunity to get knowledge on new designs and developments from the naval shipbuilding industries, including the platform, its sensors and weapon systems."
- Rear Admiral Francisco Deiana, Director of Naval Engineering, Brazilian Navy

The flagship Offshore Patrol Vessels conference is held each year by Defence IQ, with an international speaker faculty of the utmost highest calibre, featuring senior-level representatives from navies and coast guards around the world.

This year’s meeting features the most international speaker faculty to date for the event, from Netherlands, Nigeria, Mexico, South Africa, India, Ireland, Finland, Italy, Spain and Portugal among others, and integrates a new focus on emerging markets, such as Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.

On top of the event’s traditional focus on OPV platforms, the agenda also looks at Maritime C4ISR and Maritime Domain Awareness, and features a new Shipbuilders Round Table Discussion consisting of major shipbuilders from emerging markets including South Korea, India and Columbia amongst others, allowing conference delegates to learn how to break into the new, markets outside of Europe and discuss Joint Venture opportunities.

It has also just been confirmed with the Royal Netherlands Navy that there will be an exclusive tour of the Holland Class OPV, available to all attendees of the Offshore Patrol Vessels conference, on 26th September 2012.

View the full programme here.

In 2011, the event hosted over 180 attendees from 30 countries for the rare opportunity of intense information-sharing and in-depth discussions with Vice Admirals, Rear Admirals and Commodores, all in one place, for 3 days.

OPV Europe speakers previously included Admiral Jose Santiago Valdez Alvarez, Chief of Staff, Mexican Navy; Vice Admiral O. S Ibrahim, Chief Of Staff, Nigerian Navy; Vice Admiral Roberto Garcia Márquez, Planning Chief, Colombian Navy; Rear Admiral Francisco Roberto Deiana, Director Naval Engineering, Brazilian Navy; Rear Admiral Stanislaw Zarychta, Commander of Maritime Operation Centre, Polish Navy; and Rear Admiral Hervé Nambo Ndouany, Chief of Staff, Gabonese Navy.

The 7th Annual Offshore Patrol Vessels summit will be once again held in Europe, this time in Amsterdam, The Netherlands at the Novotel. Damen Naval Shipbuilding returns as the event’s lead sponsor, along with the support of returning show partners, DCNS, Northrop Grumman, Hawke Transit System, Fassmer, Thales, MTU and STX Canada Marine.

View the full programme here.

Applications for free military guest passes are now available by emailing Ms. Kim Vigilia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. These are available for all active military personnel, one star and above only.

About Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance (MRS)
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As the only event specifically dedicated to maritime patrol aircraft in Europe, Defence IQ is delighted to announce the return of our 10th annual Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance conference.

Last year’s Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance conference attracted over 150 representatives from 20 different nations. Building on this success, our 2012 event provides an unrivalled opportunity to not only listen to senior military commander about the future of their fleets, but also interact with them on a one-to-one basis. It really is the community event for Maritime Domain Awareness experts and is free to attend for all serving military and government officers if you register before Friday, 24th August 2012.

In addition to the two-day main conference, Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance 2012 also features a Focus Day dedicated to Organic ISR Assets for the Naval Commander. Download the conference programme for full details as well as to see who you will be able to meet in Rome in September, but highlights include:

• An analysis of the latest international operations, including Operation Unified Protector, Operation Ocean Shield and Operation Atalanta, as well as regional efforts in the Gulf of Guinea, West Africa and the South China Sea, and the lessons that can be applied for maritime patrol units.
• A full day dedicated to assessing the organic ISR capabilities for the naval commander, and how you can best employ these assets to enhance maritime domain awareness and compliment the use of fixed wing aircraft
• An exploration of the latest efforts to improve data fusion and dissemination to facilitate greater domain awareness and improve decision making within chains of command, with presentations from AFRICOM, US Naval Forces Europe-Africa, Cape Verde and NURC

Official Websites and Registration Pages
The Offshore Patrol Vessels 2012 official website offers complete information on the conference and exhibition, as well as free resources on anti-piracy, maritime security, EEZ awareness and offshore energy assets.

View the full programme here.

The website also provides easy registration options for the conference. Visit the website online at

Click here to register for Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance 2012

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OPVs Conference Program 2012

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OPV & Maritime Security Content and News
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Maritime Security Content
Click to view the Defence IQ infographic on current MPA assets across the world, the services operating patrol aircraft, and our predictions in regards to the current and future requirements for these nations.

In the run up to Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance 2012, this infographic not only reports on some of the current MPA capabilities and requirements from difference nations, but also features links for further articles and video interviews from those countries.

OPVs Content
Defence IQ's Offshore Patrol Vessels Procurement Map 2020+
An interactive map which offers a look at current and future procurement plans from navies and coast guards within the US, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

The interactive map is available complimentary to you here.

Defence IQ Global Procurement Update Document for OPVs
An 8-page document, which outlines the recent movements on acquisition programmes being made in South Africa, Nigeria, France, the USA, India & Mauritius, as well as Canada.

Access a complimentary copy here

News OPVs
This past May, Defence IQ hosted the launch of its regional OPV summit, OPV Latin America in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Collaborated directly with the Brazilian Navy, the event welcomed over 220 attendees from across the globe and featured the attendance of both regional military - Brazilian Navy, Colombian Navy, Chilean Navy, Ecuadorian Navy - and local industry, such as EMGEPRON, ABIMDE, INACE, EISA, and Estaleiro Rio Grande.

The event, which took place at the Centro de Convenções Bolsa do Rio from 21-23 May 2012, was highly covered by local media:


- OPV Conference Held in Brazil for the First Time
- Raytheon apuesta por armas no letales y defensa por niveles de alta tecnología (28/05/2012)
- Nova família de OPV da Guarda Costeira dos Estados Unidos, uma realidade (28/05/2012)
- Raytheon aposta em armas não letais e defesas em camadas utilizando alta tecnologia (28/05/2012)
- Las mejoras del OPV del Proyecto Danubio IV Fase II de Chile aumentarán los costos de esta unidad en un 43% (24/05/2012)
- Melhoramentos do OPV Projeto Danúbio IV Fase II no Chile aumentar os custos desta unidade em 43% (24/05/2012)
- Emgepron desarrolla nuevas versiones del sistema de control táctico SICONTA para el programa PROSUPER (24/05/2012)
- EMGEPRON desenvolve novas versões do sistema de controle tático SICONTA para o programa PROSUPER (24/05/2012)
- Arranca OPV Latin America sobre el reequipamiento de las Armadas de América del Sur (21/05/2012)
- Começa OPV Latin America, evento discute o reequipamento das Armadas sul americanas (21/05/2012)
- La conferencia OPV Latin America se celebra por primera vez con la Armada brasileña en Río de Janeiro (14/05/2012)

OPV and Maritime Reconnaissance Photos, Images & Videos
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Offshore Patrol Vessels Official Photo Gallery
Maritime Reconnaissance Official Youtube Video
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