Middle East’s leading gathering of senior maritime officials focusing on maritime surveillance and offshore patrol vessels (OPVs)

OPV Middle East is coming to Kuwait! Following a successful edition of OPV Middle East held in Bahrain with the support of the Bahrain Defence Force and Royal Bahrain Naval Force, IQPC is proud to announce that the next edition of the event will be held in the traditional hub of boat building in the Middle East - Kuwait.

Officially supported by the Kuwait Ministry of Defence and the Kuwait Naval Force, this year’s event will focus on enhanced maritime surveillance and the importance of international maritime law in the ever-evolving threat landscape of the region, the significance of which was highlighted by NATO’s first regional centre within the Gulf being opened in Kuwait earlier this year.

If you are looking to meet senior officials from navies and coast guards in the Middle East, plus other senior stakeholders from the defence maritime industry, then make sure you attend this event from 9-11 October in Kuwait to get face-time with these decision makers and build relationships for future business. 

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Why attend?

Build relationships with senior officers from GCC navies and coast guards in order to understand both current and future requirements and to improve inter-governmental cooperation

Learn the newest requirements in corvette and missile procurement from leaders in the industry

Develop your knowledge of key maritime security concerns in the Middle East in order to enhance regional defensive/ offensive capabilities

Understand the latest innovative technologies to boost maritime operations and stay ahead of the curve in an ever-changing threat landscape

Increase international maritime law awareness of all naval staff to effectively navigate rules of engagement in a maritime environment

Who will you meet?

  •  Chiefs of naval staff
  •  Commanders of coast guards
  •  Port and maritime authorities
  •  Flag officers from navies and coast guards
  •  Senior and mid-rank officers both from Kuwait and from regional navies
  •  Marine police
  •  International media focusing on maritime security affairs

Don’t miss this event if you have the following solutions:

  •  Shipbuilding
  •  Systems integration
  •  Communications/C4ISR
  •  Auto ID systems
  •  Engines
  •  Aircrafts/UAS
  •  Bunkering/fuel supply
  •  Missiles
  •  Radar systems
  •  Any other maritime defence technologies
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