Warship 2015: Future Surface Vessels
10-11 June 2015, Bath, UK
TO BUY THE CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS FOR THIS EVENT, CLICK HERE
Modern navies are a trade-off between advanced technologies and cost, in both construction and operation. Versatility, flexibility, and affordability are key criteria which governments need to balance as warships become an exportable commodity, where market value is just as important as the strategic value of any newly built vessel.
A key theme in many new builds, that goes some way to address the inherent compromises in warship design, is modularity. The development of the Royal Navy Type 26 Frigate and the Littoral Combat Ship in the USA are cases in point. Modular design allows adaptability in meeting threats from smaller vessels, used by pirates and terrorists, to larger threats from enemy navies. While these examples come straight from the drawing board, other countries are adapting existing platforms to meet the ever changing strategic landscape.
To further investigate this topic RINA invites papers from naval architects, class societies, operators, researchers, and builders on all related topics, including:
Keynote: RAdm Henry Parker, Director Ship Acquisition, Ministry of Defence, UK
Selected papers include:
Registration and Payment
Register by 20 May and save money - Early Bird Registration fee
The registration fee includes printed conference papers, lunch, refreshments, drinks reception, a CD-ROM of the papers and presentations after the conference, and VAT. The CD-ROM will be posted to the delegates about 10-12 weeks after the conference.
Additional copies of the conference papers or CD-ROM will also be available for sale ( members £110 and non-members £130) after the event. If you would like to order a copy , contact Billy Allen, Bookshop Assistant on +44 (0)20 7235 4622 or via e-mail at
Registration and Payment methods
1: Register and pay online using a secure link
2: Register and to be sent invoice for payment via bank transfer or cheque
Payments must be made in sterling by Eurocheque, cheque drawn on a bank with a UK branch address or sterling bank transfer. Please note that RINA requires payment before the conference date.
Under UK Customs and Excise regulations delegates from all countries are required to pay VAT on any conference or course taking place in the UK. Delegates from outside the UK may be entitled to reclaim this cost.
Cancellations received in writing two weeks before the event takes place will be subject to an administration charge of £200+VAT. Cancellations received after this time cannot be accepted and are subject to the full event fee. Delegates may be substituted; however this must be sent in writing and confirmed with the Conference Co-ordinator. In the event of cancellation of the programme for any reason, our liability is limited to the return of the registration fee.
Guildhall in Bath High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW
HotelsCombined.com, the world's largest hotel price comparison website, is offering support to participants of the Warship 2014: Submarines & UUV’s conference. An exclusive 10% rebate is given to hotels booked via their website for all attendees.
A list of hotels in Bath can be checked and booked here:
For more information on the rebate program visit:
Sponsor and Exhibitors
RINA events provide the perfect opportunity for effective and highly targeted marketing. Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities exist for all of our conferences. For more information please follow the link or contact John Payten (RINA Group Sales Director) Tel: +44(0)20 7235 4622 Ext 400 or e-mail: to discuss tailored options or availability.
Attendance at the Warship 2015 conference qualifies as Continuing Professional Development. Delegates to the conference will receive a CPD Certificate