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Who will you meet?

Who will you meet?

Now in its 30th year UDT, Europe’s leading event for the underwater maritime community, will take place in Bremen, Germany from 30th May – 1st June 2017.  UDT is a multi-faceted event that reflects this community's desire for continuous learning to deal with the world's increasingly diverse set of threats and challenges.

The UDT conference addresses a broad remit, promoting the vital creative dialogue between users, researchers, academia and industry.  This year the conference will focus on ‘Optimising the constants by maximising the variables’ with this theme being explored throughout UDT’s diverse conference structure.  

The Keynote Address at this year’s conference will be delivered by Vice Admiral Andreas Krause, Chief of the German Navy.  Admiral Krause brings a wealth of experience from a highly successful career in the Bundeswehr and the German Navy.  Following on from the opening Keynote, the Plenary Panel will explore how the key variables of technology, science and skills can be brought to bear in furthering Undersea Defence.

As well as a world class panel of international military and industry experts, we are delighted to announce that we will be joined at UDT 2017 by over 40 VIP representatives from 12 countries.  They 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.  Of particular note are officials from Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency, the Direction générale de l'armement (DGA) in France, German Bundeswehr, European Defence Agency, Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO), Italian Naval Procurement, Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, and UK MOD Defence & Support Equipment.

 

UDT brings together the entire undersea defence and security supply chain

Attendees include:

  • VIPs
  • Industry Visitors
  • Civil Service & Government
  • Military
  • Exhibitor Personnel
  • Exhibitor Guests from Industry, Military and Government
  • Media

 

Visitor Breakdown

Reasons for Attending

  • 60% to find out about the latest technology
  • 64% to understand future requirements and gain a broader insight into the market
  • 60% to build relationships with exisiting suppliers and network with peers
  • 25% to source a new supplier and invest in new products
Who Will You Meet

Record attendance by International Delegations

As well as a world class panel of international military and industry experts, UDT 2016 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 2016 Senior Officers and Officials include:

  • State Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Norway
  • 2* Chief of Royal Norwegian Navy
  • 2* Head of the Italian Submarines, Italian Navy
  • 2* Chief of Materiel, Navy Command, German Navy
  • 2* Commander Naval Component, Belgian Navy
  • 2* Director Naval Systems, Swedish Armed Forces
  • Director Naval Requirements, Royal Canadian Navy
  • Chief of Mine Warfare Flotilla, Royal Norwegian Navy
  • Commander Submarine Service, Royal Netherlands Navy
  • Commander Submarine Squadron, Polish Navy
  • Commander Submarine Squadron, South Africa
  • Naval Advisor, Royal Australian Navy
  • Combat Systems Team Leader, Defence Equipment & Support, UK

Delegations

The number and quality of the VIPs and Delegations visiting UDT has 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 2017, 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.

Who will you meet

Contact Us

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

Steve Baker
Head of Defence Engagement
E: steve.baker@clarionevents.com

Discover how three days at UDT 2017 can help your organisation reach the global undersea industry, by contacting one of our Sales Manager today:

Ryan Taylor
Sales Manager
T +44 (0) 20 7384 7706
ryan.taylor@clarionevents.com

Alternatively, complete the Stand Enquiry form and a member of the team will contact you at their earliest opportunity.

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Partners & Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

thyssenkrupp

 

Gold Sponsor

SAAB

 

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Shephard Media UDT

 

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