WARSHIPS & OPV LATIN AMERICA
We were delighted to be hosted by the Peruvian Navy in 2016, who are committed to a major fleet modernization program: in total, they will procure six frigates and four offshore patrol vessels as well as undertake significant modernization of the legacy fleet.
The Peruvian procurement is indicative of a trend in the Latin American market towards larger vessel acquisition in addition to smaller OPVs.
Attracting acquisition, capability development, R&D, engineering and operational Naval staff from across the continent, this annual conference has established itself as the surface fleet community event. Each year we discuss the region's most pressing issues in vessel design, procurement and operational capability. We are proud to build on our experiences hosting the conference in Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador to ensure that this conference stays at the forefront of the Latin American surface fleet community.
2016 Speakers Included
General Director of Naval Construction
Mexican Secretariat of the Navy
Former Chief of Defence of Peru (2007-2008)
Director of Naval Projects
Director of Naval Enlistment
Director General de Material Naval
Armada Nacional de Uruguay
Comandante del Comando Específico de San Andrés y Providencia
Commander BAP Bolognesi Frigate
Director General of the Coast Guard
National Coast Guard Service of the Ministry of Public Security
Head of the Naval Group
Servicio Nacional Aeronaval de Panamá
Researcher, Strategic Study Group, Command and Staff College
Captain of PNA GC-27 "Prefecto Fique"
Prefectura Naval Argentina
Global Maritime Awareness Institute for Safety, Security & Stewardship (GMAISS)
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What Past Attendees Have Said
"Defence IQPC OPV Conferences provide a veritable platform and ample opportunity for intellectual exchange and networking by leaders of world navies, maritime operators and other stakeholders with the ultimate objective of developing requisite architecture for enhanced security of the global commons"
“I look forward to sharing in discussions, and exchanging ideas with the diverse range of navies and coast guards, on their latest OPV developments and performance at the 6th Annual Offshore Patrol Vessels conference.”
"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. ..."