8.30 – 8.55 Registration
8.55 – 9.00 Welcome Speech


Dr Xavier Pasco,
Director of the Foundation for Strategic Research (FRS)

9.00 – 9.15 Opening Remarks


2030 : Towards a Return of Combat on the High Seas ?
Admiral Christophe Prazuck, Chief of Staff of the French Navy

9.15 – 10.40 Maritime Ambitions, (re)affirmation of Power
VAdm Patrick Hébrard, Associate Research Fellow, FRS
Profile, Capacity, Partnership: What Future for the German Navy ?
Vice Admiral Rainer Brinkmann, Deputy Chief of the German Navy, Commander German Fleet and Supporting Forces?

The Sea in the Great-Power Ambitions
Alexandre Sheldon Duplaix,  Senior Research Fellow, Historical Defence Service, French MoD

Chinese Navy and Military Shipbuilding: from National to Export
Marc Julienne,  Associate Research Fellow, Asia Department, FRS
10.40 – 11.00 Break
11.00 – 12.30 Technological Innovations, Breakthrough Capabilities
Dr Martin Lundmark, Associate Professor in Military Technology, Swedish Defence University
The Digitization of the Maritime Area
Jean-Noël Stock, VP Customer Support & Services, Thales
Next Generation Naval Platforms and Systems: Science and Technology Perspectives
Eric Papin, Director of Innovation, Naval Group
The Development of Combat Laser Capabilities
Dr Philippe Gros, Senior Research Fellow, FRS
Towards the global dimension of shipbuilding: business innovation, technological innovation and new operational scenarios
Massimo Debenedetti, VP Research & Innovation, Fincantieri
Integration of Unmanned Platforms in Surveillance and Interdiction Missions: OCEAN 2020,  the new pan-European Research Project
Olivier Reichert, Director of Innovation Programme, Safran Electronics & Defense
12.30 – 12.45 Adress by Joël Barre, Chief Executive of the Direction générale pour l’armement (DGA)
12.45 – 13.00 Concluding Remarks by Hervé Guillou, President of the GICAN