Conference Day One: Monday, 9 October 2017

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Registration, networking and welcome refreshments

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM National anthem


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Rear Admiral Ahmed Al Sabab Al Teneiji

Former Chief of Naval Staff, UAE Navy, and Chairman
OPV Middle East

Rear Admiral Ahmed Al Sabab Al Teneiji

Former Chief of Naval Staff, UAE Navy, and Chairman
OPV Middle East

9:15 AM - 9:25 AM Opening keynote speech and welcome from Kuwait Naval Force

Major General Khaled A. Abdullah, Commander and Chief, Kuwait Naval Force

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Major General Khaled A. Abdullah

Commander and Chief
Kuwait Naval Force

Vice Admiral Ahmad Al-Mulla

Former Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister
Kuwait Ministry of Defence

9:35 AM - 10:45 AM Ribbon cutting ceremony and VIP exhibition tour, networking, refreshments and corporate videos


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Captain Edward H Lundquist

U.S. Navy, Communications Committee Chair
Surface Navy Association

10:50 AM - 11:10 AM Session to be presented by Abu Dhabi Ship Building

Dr. Khaled Al Mazrouei, CEO, Abu Dhabi Ship Building
• New Building of Naval ships
• Dry Docking and repair of Naval ships
• Through Life Capability Management Programme
• Education and Training Programmes

Dr. Khaled Al Mazrouei, CEO, Abu Dhabi Ship Building

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Dr. Khaled Al Mazrouei

CEO
Abu Dhabi Ship Building

Sponsored by: Abu Dhabi Shipbuilding

Dr. Grigorios Koutsogiannis CEng, International Business Development – Middle East & Africa, Lockheed Martin

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Dr. Grigorios Koutsogiannis

International Business Development – Middle East & Africa
Lockheed Martin

Sponsored by: Lockheed Martin


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Commander Mubarak Ali AlSabah Flotilla Commander Kuwait Coast Guard

Flotilla Commander
Kuwait Coast Guard

11:50 AM - 1:30 PM Press conference and networking break and refreshments

12:20 PM - 12:40 PM The false sense of security

Dr. Zafer Alajmi, Director, Gulf Monitoring Group

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Dr. Zafer Alajmi

Director
Gulf Monitoring Group

12:40 PM - 1:00 PM Increased small combatant ship lethality and standoff engagement for increased Survivability

Dr. Thomas Lehman, Segment Manager, Command & Control, Raytheon


Dr. Thomas Lehman

Segment Manager, Command & Control
Raytheon

Sponsored by: Raytheon Company

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM RSNF participations in Maritime Security in the Arabian Gulf

Fahad Abdullah Al- Ghofaily, Commander Eastern Fleet, Royal Saudi Naval Forces

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Fahad Abdullah Al- Ghofaily

Commander Eastern Fleet
Royal Saudi Naval Forces

1:20 PM - 1:40 PM Updating the safety standards on board offshore patrol vessels

Captain Christian von Oldershausen, Segment Director Navy, DNV GL
Technical Assurance of offshore patrol vessels is critical for the overall safeguarding
of the ship’s vital assets, including the captain and the crew. Classification societies
develop, establish and subsequently audit rules and technical standards for
commercial and naval ships to achieve accepted safety requirements on board.
This session will address the latest technical assurance developments on board of
naval vessels as well as the most efficient methods of threat aversion to non-combat
vessels.

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Captain Christian von Oldershausen

Segment Director Navy
DNV GL

Sponsored by: DNV GL

1:40 PM - 2:40 PM Prayer time followed by networking lunch




Captain Edward H Lundquist

U.S. Navy, Communications Committee Chair
Surface Navy Association
The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight. For the most up-to-date programme, please visit the event website.