The Warships & OPV Latin America Conference is a forum for discussion on ship design priorities and emerging requirements to strengthen fleet versatility and retain high readiness for the full spectrum of maritime operations. Given the commonality of maritime hemispheric challenges, the conference examines cost-effective ways to manage the renewal and acquisition of naval platforms with updated technologies, advance multi-mission modularity, and enhance indigenous shipbuilding capability. As an international strategic platform, it offers a comprehensive account of geostrategic issues shaping doctrine and requirements for the future fleet and facilitates dialogue between navies, coast guards, national shipyards, and industry.
Over the course of 3 days, the event will address operational requirements for current operations, anticipated platform modernisation and ongoing procurement plans, as well as emerging requirements for specialist vessels.
Since its inception in 2012, the Warships & OPV Latin America conference has grown to become the premier meeting ground for the Higher Naval Commands of the region, attracting over 150 senior officials including Navy Commanders, Directors of Materiel, Heads of Strategic Programs, capability planners, shipyard Directors, as well as leading solution providers. Previous meetings were hosted by Brazil (2018) Chile (2017), Peru (2016), Ecuador (2015), Colombia (2014) and Brazil (2012 and 2013).