Fostering cooperation in maritime security in the Middle East
Following a successful edition of OPV Middle East held in Alexandria with the support of the Egyptian Navy, IQPC is proud to announce that the next edition of the event will be held in the naval capital of the Middle East, Bahrain!
Supported by the Bahrain Defence Force and Royal Bahrain Naval Force, this year’s event will focus on the primary topic of GCC cooperation in maritime security; enhancing Bahrain’s leading role in maritime affairs in the same year as the new GCC Unified Naval Operations Centre opens in the country.
Join us at the Middle East’s foremost gathering of naval decision makers from 26–28 September in Manama to be part of a landmark occasion in GCC maritime cooperation.
Royal Bahrain Naval Force
African Maritime Safety and Security Agency
U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet, Combined Maritime Forces
Director of Operations
Pakistan Maritime Security Agency
Commander Australian Fleet
Royal Australian Navy
Head of Technical Support
Royal Bahrain Naval Force
Commander of Alexandria Naval Base
Head of General Planning
Royal Bahrain Naval Force
Area Commander, Southern Naval Command
Sri Lankan Navy
Dual Use and External Partnership BH, Plans Operation and Strategy Departme
French Forces in the United Arab Emirates
Global Lead - Naval Ships
UK Maritime Component Command
Marine & Offshore Manager - Middle East & Africa
Former Chief of Naval Staff, UAE Navy, and Chairman
OPV Middle East
Acting Director, Environmental Policies & Planning
Supreme Council for the Environment
Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister
Kuwait Ministry of Defence
NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre (NMIOTC)
Former Fleet Commander
Kuwait Naval Force
Chairman of NATO Maritime Operations WG, Maritime ISR, Maritime Concepts/Do
NATO Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence
Bahrain Coast Guard
Segment Director Navy
Spanish Navy Senior National Representative in USNAVCENT/CMF Bahrain
Director Marketing & Sales
The Heyl Group
Business Development Manager, Middle East
Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Maritime Security and Facilitat
International Maritime Organisation
Middle East Faculty, NATO Defence College
Maritime Squadron, Malta
Who should attend?
Senior officers from navies and coast guards
Shipbuilders, dockyards and MRO providers
Systems integrators, detection technology providers and AIS providers
OEMs who supply solutions to the maritime industry
Specific solution providers aiming at navies and coast guards
Meet with regional decision makers from navies and coast guards in order to develop relationships and better understand plans for acquisitions and expansion
Improve your understanding of the issues at the heart of maritime security in the Middle East in order to formulate strategies for the future
Meet with senior officers both from Kuwait and other GCC navies at a time of major proliferation in the region in order to position your company front of mind for upcoming procurements
Learn international best practice and how future technologies are changing maritime operations by hearing from representatives of the most advanced navies in the world
Gain introductions to key Kuwaiti defence personnel at a time of record defence spending in the country
Don’t just take our word for it. See what our past attendees have to say:
"Effective and clear. Very high value to exchange ideas and experiences."
"Provided a lot of interesting and important information which will be used as a basis for future business development strategy."
"I find it very beneficial as the event provides a platform to meet small targeted customers for detailed and meaningful business discussion."
IQPC Defence Conferences provide a veritable platform and ample opportunity for intellectual exchange and networking with leaders of world navies, maritime operators and other stakeholders with the ultimate objective of developing requisite architecture for enhanced security of the global commons."
"Very valuable, several important points of view and experiences have been exchanged during the lectures and the meeting."
"The conference was organised very well and there was sufficient time spent with the stakeholders during networking sessions."
"This conference offered an unparalleled opportunity to share these varied experiences in this vital field."
"I have had the immense pleasure of working with IQPC for several years. They have consistently delivered outstanding conferences which bring world thought-leaders from all over the globe; the networking experiences are invaluable; the quality of lectures first class; and the onsite experience ideal for stimulating investment and business."
"The annual OPV Conference organized by IQPC has become an important reference world forum, 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."