In partnership with the Royal Navy and NATO’s Allied Maritime Command, RUSI is holding a major international conference at HMS President, celebrating NATO’s 75th anniversary and exploring the present and future challenges faced by the Alliance.

The conference examines the history, current priorities and future trajectory of NATO as a maritime alliance. Sessions include an exploration of current NATO planning and defence posture, a discussion of strategic challenges in NATO’s strategic seas, and the impact of new technology. The conference focuses on the role of the carrier strike and amphibious power project as key enablers for Alliance deterrence and defence. The conference closes with a review of the issues of recruitment, the development of strategic thinking and industrial capability in the future of warfighting advantage of British and Alliance sea power.

Confirmed Speakers include:

  • Rear Admiral Ewa Skoog Haslum, Chief of Navy, Royal Swedish Navy
  • Vice Admiral Mihai Panait, Chief of Navy, Romanian Navy
  • Rear Admiral Tim Henry, Deputy Commander JFC Norfolk
  • Colonel Steve Eastin, Head of Expeditionary Warfare Strategic Coordination Group, US Navy
  • Rear Admiral Thomas Wall, Commander Submarines NATO
  • Dr Andrew Monaghan, Director of the Russia Research Network and RUSI Senior Associate
  • Professor James Bergeron, Political Advisor to Commander Allied Maritime Command    
  • Niklas Granholm, Deputy Director of Studies FOI, Sweden
  • Vice Admiral Didier Maleterre, Deputy Commander Allied Maritime Command
  • Brigadier Christopher Haw, Programme Director Future Commando Force
  • Melanie Marlowe, Senior Associate CSIS
  • Professor Geoffrey Till, Kings College London
  • Commodore James Blackmore, Commander Carrier Strike Group
  • Admiral Sir Ben Key KCB, CBE, ADC, First Sea Lord 


Places are limited and in high demand for this exclusive event so book today. Early bird discount of 10% off conference tickets is available until midnight Monday 15 April 2024.

Conference ticket pricing is as follows:

Standard Ticket - £600.00 (excluding VAT)

RUSI Individual Member Ticket - £480.00 (excluding VAT)
You need to be a current RUSI Individual Member (excluding RUSI Online Members) to be eligible for this ticket.

RUSI Organisation Member Ticket - £420.00 (excluding VAT)
You need to be a current RUSI Organisation Member Nominee to be eligible for this ticket.