ITEC 2019

VIP Programme


The number and quality of the VIPs and Delegations visiting UDT have long been a distinguishing feature of the event.  Senior Flag Officers and Delegations attend UDT as our VIP guests.  These most influential members of the international undersea defence and security community are the most senior defence and government officials attending UDT, serving in defence and maritime appointments within their home nations.  These military and civil service experts from the undersea maritime community represent all the core areas within the community.  They include top decision makers and influencers who are engaged in procurement decisions, identify future requirements or gaps in capability, shape future policy and develop operational strategies.

UDT offers exhibitors the opportunity to meet with VIPs and Delegations.  As we build up to UDT 2019, we will be working with our exhibitors and our delegations to match the capabilities they are interested in with the products and services offered by exhibitors at UDT.  We offer a meeting request service to help us with this.

Record Attendance by International Delegations

As well as a world class panel of international military and industry experts, UDT 2018 welcomed over 50 VIPs and Delegations from new and traditional markets including high calibre representatives from 18 countries.  Of particular note were the high number of Flag Officers and Civil Service officials covering the core areas of Naval Logistics, Naval Policy & Programmes, R&D, Maritime Operations, ASW, and Procurement and Capability.

UDT 2018 Senior Officers and Officials include:

  • 3* Deputy Chief of Staff, Royal Thai Navy, Thailand
  • 2* COMSUBIN, Italian Navy, Italy
  • 2* Program Group Leader, Defence Acquisition Project Administration, Republic of Korea
  • 2* Head of Naval Systems Department,Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), Sweden
  • 2* Director General, Naval Research and Development Office, Royal Thai Navy, Thailand
  • 2* Director Submarine Capability, Royal Navy, United Kingdom
  • 2* Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Capability), Royal Navy, United Kingdom
  • 2* Deputy of Naval Shipbuilding Engineering, Spanish Navy, Spain
  • 2* Commander, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, United States Navy, United States of America
  • 1* Assistant Chief of Staff Submarines, Royal Navy, United Kingdom
  • ½* Chief of Staff, Belgian Navy, Belgium
  • ½* Head Director of Department of Submarine Projects, Hellenic Navy, Greece
  • ½* Head of Submarine Support Division, Directorate for Naval Armaments, Italy
  • ½* Chief, Naval Armament Inspectorate, Poland
  • ½* Head of Fifth Flotilla, UAE Navy, United Arab Emirates

Contact Us

Please get in touch for any enquiries related to VIP Delegations at UDT. 

Steve Baker
Head of Defence Engagement

2019 Sponsors

Event info

Exhibition opening times:

Tue 12 May
Weds 13 May 
Thurs 14 May

Venue info

Rotterdam Ahoy
Ahoyweg 10
3084 BA Rotterdam

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