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Enhance Your OPV Operations at the Offshore Patrol Vessels Technology Conference in London

Join 2 expert led panel discussions at SMiís Offshore Patrol Vessels Technology conference and exhibition, taking place in London, 29th - 30th June 2016.

London, United Kingdom, March 20, 2016 --( SMi are delighted to announce that Captain (Ret'd) Phillip Heyl from the US Africa Command will be chairing this year's conference on Offshore Patrol Vessels Technology. Join him today and save £400 if you register by 31st March at

In his presentation, the former Chief of the Air and Maritime Security Branch in the Strategy, Plans and Programs Directorate will share how to design an effective Maritime Security Strategy in hostile regions. Attendees will also get the opportunity to hear about Phillip's personal experience in this area and how to combine air and sea assets to cover complex environment.

This exclusive event aims to bring together the world’s biggest OPV producers for maritime organisations. Join the chairman today and hear 2 expert led panel discussions on international cooperation in operations and the future prospect for modular technologies.

Operators' Panel Discussion: Modular Technologies for Versatile Mission Sets
• Experience in using mission modules in complex environments
• Advantages and disadvantages over mission-specific vessel designs
• Future plans for operational versatility in OPV designs
Panellist include: Finnish Border Guard, The Swedish Coast Guard, US Africa Command and Italian Navy

Builders' Panel Discussion: Latest Design Techniques for Maximised Littoral Operations
• Optimising designs for operations close to shore
• Specific challenges that should be overcome
• Weapons and sensor system requirements for these regions
Panellist include: Damen Shipyards Gorinchem, Finnish Border Guard, IISS and US Africa Command

Join the discussion at

There is currently an early bird offer available; book by 31st of March to save £400 off the conference price.

For sponsorship enquiries, contact Alia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6168 or

For delegate enquiries, contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 207 827 6054 or

For media enquiries, contact Ina Luft on +44 20 7827 6732 or

Offshore Patrol Vessels Technology
8 – 9 June 2016
Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London, UK
Contact e-mail:
Contact tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6054

About SMi Group: Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at
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