19 - 21 February, 2019 | Hilton London Olympia , London, United Kingdom

CONFERENCE DAY TWO - THE FUTURE AFLOAT SUPPORT MODEL

8:00 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

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Commodore Adrian Aplin MBE FCILT FIoD CDir Royal Navy (Rtd)

Former Head of Logistics Strategy
UK Ministry of Defence

9:10 am - 9:50 am CHALLENGES OF SUPPORTING THE ROYAL NAVY OF THE FUTURE

Matt Harrison OBE - Director Naval Support Royal Navy
  • Identifying operational priorities for the Royal Navy
  • Generating and supporting operational capability
  • Setting and delivering the support requirements for acquisition programmes, including the FSS
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Matt Harrison OBE

Director Naval Support
Royal Navy

9:50 am - 10:30 am ENHANCING THE SUSTAINMENT MODEL TO DELIVER MAXIMUM AVAILABILITY FOR THE SURFACE FLEET

Commodore Peter Knipping - Director Materiel Sustainment, Royal Netherlands Navy
  • Delivering a sustainment model that maximises fleet availability
  • Exploiting technology to integrate a more predictive approach to fleet maintenance
  • Increasing platform range
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Commodore Peter Knipping

Director Materiel Sustainment
Royal Netherlands Navy

10:30 am - 11:10 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:10 am - 11:50 am THE FRENCH NAVY’S FLEET SERVICE SUPPORT MODEL

Captain Jean-Mathieu Rey - Deputy Director, Fleet Support Service, French Navy
  • Maximising operational availability for France’s naval fleet
  • Integrating next-generation technology to increase operational efficiency and decrease maintenance cost. Pre-empting operational failure by integrating a predictive approach to fleet maintenance
  • Minimising vessel down-time and extending the platform’s life cycle 
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Captain Jean-Mathieu Rey

Deputy Director, Fleet Support Service
French Navy

11:50 am - 12:30 pm OPTIMISING CONTRACTED SUPPORT ARRANGEMENTS TO MEET NATO’S DEMAND FOR OPERATIONAL SUPPORT AT SEA

Mr Paul Hammond - Chief of Staff, NATO Support and Procurement Agency
  • Maintaining a robust network of support contracts to deliver a global NATO presence without relying on substantial host-nation support
  • Introducing flex within the contracted naval support model to manage fluctuations in immediate operational need
  • Providing the infrastructure and training necessary to re-configure a vessel as a RAS support ship
  • Maximising the interoperable delivery of afloat support
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Mr Paul Hammond

Chief of Staff
NATO Support and Procurement Agency

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm DISTRIBUTING MATERIEL GLOBALLY TO ENABLE AN ENHANCED FORWARD PRESENCE FOR US NAVAL FORCES

Rear Admiral Kevin M Jones - Commanding Officer, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution
  • Delivering an agile distribution network that can enable readiness and extend operational reach for US naval forces
  • Matching supply with demand. Delivering on time, every time to close the supply chain gap
  • Integrating innovation as a core component of naval distribution to enhance efficiency and deliver a better value supply chain service to the defence customer
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Rear Admiral Kevin M Jones

Commanding Officer
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution

2:40 pm - 3:20 pm DELIVERING MARITIME LOGISTICS FOR THE FINAL MILE

Captain Alec Parry - DACOS Logistics Strategy and Capability, Royal Navy
  • Accurately forecasting demand to eliminate gaps in the naval supply chain
  • Upscaling back-end support chain processes to influence and control demand
  • Optimising replenishment at sea for sustained naval operations
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Captain Alec Parry

DACOS Logistics Strategy and Capability
Royal Navy

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

3:50 pm - 4:30 pm INTEGRATING A MULTI-ROLE SUPPORT SHIP WITH A NAVAL JOINT TASK FORCE

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  • Integrating the Vulcano LSS to enable future operations for the Italian Navy’s developing surface fleet
  • Delivering a truly joint support ship capability that can streamline the delivery of liquid and solid cargo as well as military medical care
  • Exploiting modular capacity to increase the LSS’s ability to support the full spectrum of naval operations
  • Providing support to naval joint task forces conducting non-military humanitarian and disaster response operations

4:30 pm - 5:10 pm DELIVERING OPERATIONAL SUPPORT TO A MULTINATIONAL MARITIME SECURITY OPERATION

Senior Representative - Operation Sophia, EUNAVFOR MED
  • Delivering a logistics and support model which can enable continuous patrol for OP SOPHIA
  • Defining a common support model which can cope with a mixed-asset, multinational fleet
  • Using the support ship as a command post on operation
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Senior Representative

Operation Sophia
EUNAVFOR MED

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Commodore Adrian Aplin MBE FCILT FIoD CDir Royal Navy (Rtd)

Former Head of Logistics Strategy
UK Ministry of Defence