RUSI’s Future Maritime Operations Conference

The Royal United Services Institute has opened early registrations for its upcoming conference, which marks the 180th anniversary of the organization.  Conference details are provided below.

RUSI’s Future Maritime Operations Conference is one of the Institute’s flagship events and, since its inception in 2004, has become a permanent fixture and a major milestone in the international maritime conference calendar. In the last few years, both the profile of the conference and the quality of its content has grown stronger each year. With two Ministerial speakers and four major overseas navies leading the debate, the 2011 conference was regarded by many of the participants as the most effective event to date.

With this success in mind, RUSI has worked quickly to kick-start the 2012 event to ensure that this success can be built on once again. Moreover, with maritime issues returning to the forefront of political thinking, the RUSI Future Maritime Operations Conference 2012 will present a significant opportunity to discuss the importance of the use of the sea in supporting national and international economic, defence, foreign and wider security policy requirements.

RUSI is delighted to announce that registration for this conference, to be held on 4-5 July 2012, is now open.

Early Bird Registration rates are currently available. Registration fees, reduced in 2009, remain frozen again at that rate.

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Maritime issues remain at the forefront of global politico-strategic thinking. The 2012 conference - produced in partnership once again with the Royal Navy - presents a significant opportunity to discuss the importance of the use of the sea to global security and prosperity.

Interest in this high-profile international conference already is very high. Participants will hear a range of presentations from senior officials, serving officers, industrialists, academics and other key stakeholders. Session themes include:
• The Strategic Context
• The Importance of the Sea to Jobs, Security and Prosperity
• Energy, the Environment and Resources
• Industry’s Role in Delivering and Supporting Tomorrow’s Maritime Security Capacity
• Maritime Security – Current Regional Challenges
• International Naval Perspectives
• The Role of Navies in International Engagement and Building Global Maritime Security Capacity
• The Way Ahead for the Maritime Debate

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