Egypt to Host Offshore Patrol Vessels Conference

08.05.2015 Egypt
Egypt to Host Offshore Patrol Vessels Middle East Conference

Egypt to Host Offshore Patrol Vessels Middle East Conference

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Following three successful editions of OPV Middle East, hosted in the UAE, IQPC moved this conference to one of the Middle East’s true power houses in military capability; a region which has spent, and plans to spend, significantly to enhance maritime security, and a region which faces particularly unique challenges with the emerging threats of Daesh, offshore critical infrastructure protection, smuggling and maritime trade.

With the backing of the Egyptian Navy, this event will take place in Alexandria on 2-4 June 2015.

Regional Navy Commanders will congregate to discuss future requirements, explore new business contacts and technology providers and debate the most effective solutions to the fast changing maritime security challenges happening in the region.

Early confirmed Speakers include:

  • Vice Admiral Mohamed Laghmari, Inspector General, Royal Moroccan Navy
  • Vice Admiral Charles D. Michel, Deputy Commandant of Operations, US Coast Guard
  • Vice Admiral John W. Miller, Commander, 5th Fleet / US Naval Forces Central Command
  • Vice Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis HN, Chief of Naval Staff, Hellenic Navy
  • Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera, Commander, Sri Lankan Navy
  • Vice Admiral (R) Dele Ezeoba, Former Chief of Naval Staff, Nigerian Navy
  • Vice Admiral Hervé Nambo Ndouany, Special Chief of Staff to the President of the Republilc, Republic of Gabon
  • Rear Admiral (R) Ahmed Al Sabab Al Teneiji, former Chief of Naval Forces, UAE Navy
  • Major General Ahmad Yusef Al Mulla, Adviser to the Prime Minister, Kuwait Ministry of Defence
  • Rear Admiral Geoffrey Mawuli Biekro, Chief of Naval Staff, Ghana Navy
  • Rear Admiral Cheikh Bara Cissokho, Chief of Naval Staff, Senegal Navy
  • Major General Rogastian S. Laswai, Commander, Tanzanian People's Naval Forces
  • Rear Admiral Athar Mukhtar, Director General, Pakistan Maritime Security Agency
  • Rear Admiral Jürgen Ehle, Chairman, European Union Military Working Group
  • Commodore Will Warrender RN, Commander, UK MCC
  • Staff Commodore Ala'a Abdulla Seyadi, Commander, Bahrain Coast Guard
  • Captain James H. Dick USN, Program Manager, International Fleet Support and Ship Transfer, PMS 326, Naval Sea Systems Command
  • Captain (R) Brad Russell, Sea Systems and CENTCOM Strategic Planner, Navy International Programs Office
  • Dr. Brooke Smith-Windsor, Maritime Strategy Expert, NATO Defense College
  • Dr. Karen Sumser-Lupson, Commissioner, African Maritime Safety and Security Agency


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