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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 2018, 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 2017 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 2017 Senior Officers and Officials include:

  • 2* Chief of Staff, German Navy, Germany
  • 2* Commander DEU Flottilla 1, German Navy, Germany
  • ½* Senior Specialist, Armament Inspectorate, Poland
  • ½* Commander Submarine Service, Royal Netherlands Navy, Netherlands
  • ½* Head International Cooperation, German Navy, Germany
  • ½* Chief of Staff, Belgian Navy, Belgium
  • ½* Branch Head, German Naval Support Command, Germany
  • ½* Executive Director, Directorate for Naval Armaments, Italy
  • ½* Project Officer, South African Navy, South Africa
  • ½* DE&S Combat Systems Team Leader, Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom

Contact Us

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

Steve Baker
Head of Defence Engagement

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