The ShipTech Forum is a conference that is intended to showcase emerging technologies, address a range of marine and shipbuilding issues as well as ship repair and the advantages they provide for growth and export.
This event facilitates meaningful dialogue between industry, government and military so as to provide stakeholders with the knowledge and share lessons learned from a technological perspective with the aim to showcase successful investments in cutting-edge technologies.
Government: Federal, Provincial, Regional Development Agencies
DND and Royal Canadian Navy
Industry Contractors: Primes, Tier 1, Suppliers
SMEs and Consultants: Suppliers of Parts, Services, Support
NETWORK, CONNECT AND FORGE KEY RELATIONSHIPS
With multiple network breaks, receptions and sitdown meals, you have ample oppourtunties to connect with your desired audience. Partake in the conference sessions and gain firsthand insights on what the industry is looking for so you can better position your product and/or service offerings.
ESTABLISH YOUR THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
Demonstrate your company’s expertise and authority with a customized speaking platform. The oppourtunity to participate directly in delivering educational content increases receptivity to your brand and sales efforts. Be top of mind when industry practicioners are looking for advice and solutions.
INCREASE BRAND RECOGNITION
Consider the marketing exposure you will receive through our print and digital efforts, both internally and via our media partnerships. You will get weeks of pre-event exposure to your target audience. Think of it as a consolidated media buy.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Registration will be closed at 5.00 pm on February 22, 2024
Group discounts applies to minimum of 4 registrants
Individuals wanting to participate in one session must register for the full conference.
You will need access to an internet - Google Chrome works best. Windows Explorer is not recommended.
Once registration is complete, refunds will not be offered.
Director General Maritime Equipment Programme Management Department of National Defence
A native Newfoundlander, former Air Cadet and former soldier of the Communications reserve, Keith Coffen was commissioned as an officer of the Canadian Armed Forces in 1995. Trained as a Naval Combat Systems Engineer, he served at sea in Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships REGINA and HURON as well as in Her Majesty’s Canadian Submarines ONONDAGA and WINDSOR.
Over the course of his career, Commodore Coffen has been primarily focused on the development, delivery and sustainment of equipment solutions that protect the lives of Canadian Armed Forces personnel and enable them to succeed across the full spectrum of lawful military operations worldwide. He has served nationally and internationally in fleet support and project delivery roles including weapon, sensor and platform acquisition and modernization projects.
Commodore Coffen holds degrees in Engineering, Business, and Defence Studies and is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada and the US Naval Postgraduate School. He is also a graduate of the Canadian Forces College, having completed both the Joint Command and Staff Programme and the National Security Programme there. He is certified as a DND Level III project manager, for the management of the largest and most complex projects in the Defence portfolio.
Commodore Coffen was appointed as Director General Maritime Equipment Programme Management and Chief Engineer of the Royal Canadian Navy in July 2022.