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


Hervé Guillou
CEO of Naval Group and GICAN President

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, "Service historique de la Défense"

Chinese Navy and Military Shipbuilding: from National to Export
Marc Julienne,  Associate Research Fellow, Asia Department, FRS
    The UK’s Return to Carrier Strike Operations
Commodore Steve Allen, Assistant Chief of Staff, Carrier Strike and Aviation
10.40 – 10.55 2030 : towards a return of combat on the high sees?

Vice-Admiral Denis Béraud

Major General of the French Navy

10.55 – 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 Concluding Remarks

Joël Barre
Chief Executive of the Direction générale pour l'armement (DGA)