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  • About FMMS 2018
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  • Agenda
  • Call for Papers
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  • Exhibitors
  • Sponsors
  • Speakers
  • Meeting Information
  • Affiliated Events
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Date: September 17-20

Location: Virginia Beach Convention Center

Theme:  Readiness, Wholeness and Future Capability — Keys to Expanding Maritime Superiority.

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium (FMMS) is an annual event, alternating between Hampton Roads and San Diego, bringing together the entire naval ship maintenance and modernization community like no other forum.

US military vessels and ships are some of the most complex modern marvels of the 21st century that must operate in demanding seas while completing complex missions for national defense or humanitarian efforts. ASNE's FMMS allows for an open forum of communications and exchange of technical information of ship maintenance and modernization between the US Navy, NAVSEA, industry, academia, deck plate users, and you.

This forum seeks to engage everyone who has a stake in building, repairing, sailing, innovating, updating, training, fighting, and winning on or from the sea on a US or allied military vessel. We are stronger when people with different backgrounds, education, jobs, trades, and experience discuss issues and solutions facing the fleet.

What are some of the intersections of communications from the fleet, industry, and academia of this forum?

  • learn what new technology can do and how best to integrate into a ships systems
  • work with other disciplines and stakeholders to ensure that engineering considerations are built into all phases and lifecycle process
  • share effective repair strategies based on collective data and deck plate experience to help eliminate the cost and time of rework
  • understand what ship designs and systems can be modernized with durable and proven technology
  • train others and share historical knowledge that can be collected for the next generation
  • leverage partnerships between small and large businesses to facilitate technology transition to the fleet

FMMS 2018 will include prominent guest speakers, panelists and paper presentations from the Navy, Coast Guard, industry and academia; providing a unique opportunity to interact with senior military and civil service decision makers, ship and craft operators and maintainers, repair and maintenance personnel, designers, builders, planners, engineers, program managers, life cycle engineers, equipment suppliers and other technical experts.

What will you learn and how will you participate at FMMS 2018?


Click here for a downloadable version of the program summary | Click here for a 1-page FMMS 2018 ad

Build your knowledge, your network, and your perspective.

Ask Questions!
Guest speakers, panelists and paper presentations from the Navy, Coast Guard, industry and academia will discuss current issues and hot topics facing maritime vessels and crews.

Expand Your Network!
A unique opportunity to interact with senior military, civil service decision makers, ship/craft operators and maintainers, repair/maintenance personnel, designers, builders, planners, engineers, program managers, life cycle engineers, equipment suppliers and other technical experts.

Discover NEW Technology!
New innovations and technologies displayed in technical papers and hands on demonstrations by industry and leading experts in their respective fields.

Get Involved!
Opportunities to present, demonstrate, and volunteer.

FMMS 2018 Call for Papers

Theme:  Readiness, Wholeness and Future Capability — Keys to Expanding Maritime Superiority.

Suggested Topical Areas:
  • Readiness: Operational availability and readiness of our ships, systems and sailors.
  • Wholeness: Ensuring the systems we deploy are fully supported with training, logistics and lifecycle data
  • Future Capability: Plans, strategies and challenges to achieve future force structure requirements
  • Respond to the challenges identified in CFFC Admiral Davidson’ ”Comprehensive Review of Recent Surface Ship Incidents” dated 26 Oct 17 at http://s3.amazonaws.com/CHINFO/Comprehensive+Review_Final.pdf.
Specific areas of interest include:
  • Analytics: Turning mountains of data into relevant and actionable information
  • Digital Navy: Leveraging computing power to enhance shipbuilding and lifecycle support
  • Collaboration: Government-Industry Teamwork, Communities of Practice, Knowledge Management
  • Innovation: Advancements in technology, business systems, processes, contract strategies
  • Training: Ready-Relevant Training, Self-Sufficient Sailors, Workforce Development
  • Investment: Achieving force structure, design service life, and affordable modernization
  • Alignment: Aligning Training, Maintenance & Modernization (M&M) to improve readiness
  • Assessments: Material Condition Assessments as a tool to prioritize investment decisions
  • Policy/Contracting: Strategies and Concepts to improve both competition and performance
  • Business Systems: Enterprise systems, processes, and tools to improve M&M performance
  • Modernization: Investment priorities, strategies, and concepts for lifecycle mission relevancy
  • Cybersecurity: Understanding the impacts, threats and strategies for outpacing our adversaries
  • TOC: Total Ownership Cost as a key parameter in new construction and lifecycle
  • C4I / Combat Systems: Current and future investment priorities, and addressing the challenges of Modernizing systems with rapid technology refresh cycles

Submit a one page Abstract (submission closed) prior to 23 March, 2018. The proposal should include:

  • Proposed title
  • Author(s') name(s) 
  • Primary point of contact e-mail address
  • 1-2 page description which includes a problem statement or introduction, an outline of the key points to be made in the paper, and conclusions or recommendations that the paper will address

Download a copy of this FMMS 2018 Call for Abstracts here.

All questions should be sent to the FMMS 2018 Technical Papers Chair: FMMS2018@navalengineers.org.

Key Dates:
ABSTRACTS DUE: March 23, 2018 (deadline extended)
First Drafts of Papers May 25, 2018 (deadline extended)
Final Drafts of Papers July 27, 2018

Registration

Registration for FMMS 2018 is now open.

Register Online

Registration rates are as follows:

  • U.S. Federal Government Employee or Active Duty (non-contractor): $295
  • Accepted technical presentation author - Before September 1: $295
  • Accepted technical presentation author - After September 1: $395
  • ASNE Member - Before September 1: $495
  • ASNE Member - After September 1: $595
  • Non-Member - Before September 1: $595
  • Non-Member - After September 1: $695

Register Online

Exhibitors

Purchase Booth Online (login required) | Exhibit Hall Map | Download Exhibitor Application

Join us at FMMS 2018 to meet with the following exhibitors. Interested in exhibitor or sponsor opportunities? Please contact Erica Smedley Cox, ecox@navalengineers.org and Jessica Galassie, ASNE.Tidewater.Social@gmail.com.  

Exhibitors interested in participating in the MARMC table top displays, please contact Andy Vasquez either by email or phone, mightymo5@verizon.net or (757) 434-5331 no later than August 21.

 Organization  Booth #
 3M  C15
 A.W. Chesterton Company  K6
 ADS, Inc  J1/K1
 Aerotek, Inc.  G3
 Alion Science and Technology  B21
 Amee Bay, LLC  G7
 American Maritime Modernization Association (AMMA)  H1
 Aquam Pipe Diagnostics  A7
 Askew Industrial Corporation  C8
 ASNE Tidewater Section  B1
 Austal USA  F8
 Automatic Coating Limited  N16
 Auxiliary Systems, Inc.  D18
 AV-DEC  K4
 Aydin Displays  C3
 BAE Systems  G16
 Blackmer Military Marine Group
 H21
 Bridgeborn, Inc.  N7
 CACI  C5
 Cla-Val Company  P13
 Clarus Fluid Intelligence  M1/N1
 Colonna's Shipyard, Inc.  J15/K15
 Commander Navy Regional Maintenance Center Norfolk  N5/N6
 Core Mechanical, Inc.  G8
 CTRL Systems, Inc.  G4
 Curtiss-Wright  A14
 Curtiss-Wright, EST Group  A17
 Delphinus Engineering, Inc.  A8
 Design Interactive
 M19
 Dex-O-Tex Marine by Crossfield Products  G14
 Electric Motor & Contracting Co  N17
 Empowering Technologies  F9
 EMS Ice, Inc.  M18
 Enfasco, Inc.  J7
 Fairlead Integrated, LLC  F13
 FCI Watermakers  G17
 Federal Resources   G5/G6
 Fincantieri Marine Systems North America  D6
 FireIce Solutions, LLC  F10
 Fitting Solutions, Inc.  Q4
 Frontier Technology, Inc.  P5
 Glenair, Inc.  C14
 Governor Control Systems, Inc.  J5
 Hepburn and Sons, LLC  Q21
 Hexagon US Federal  K16
 Howell Laboratories, Inc.  A15
 Huntington Ingalls Industries – Technical Solutions   C12
 Hydrasearch Company, Inc.  D13
 IFS
 K3
 Indoor Air Professionals  F19
 Infor (US) Inc  C18
 ITL Solutions  D14
 J.A. Moody Co.  P14
 Jo-Kell, Inc.
 P9/P10
 John Crane, Inc.  F18
 Kitco Fiber Optics, Inc.  D7
 L.A.B. Industries
 J19
 L3 Technologies  C4
 Lake Assault Boats  Q9/Boat
 Life Cycle Engineering  M5
 Lockheed Martin  C9/C10/D9/D10
 Lokring Technology, LLC  K17
 LPI Technical Services  P3
 LSP Technologies, Inc.  Q19
 Ludeca, Inc.  D19
 Military Sealift Command  D15
 Munters Corporation  M6
 NAG Marine  G12
 National Heat Exchange
 K5
 National Inspection & Consultants
 D5
 Newport News Shipbuilding  C13
 NCP Coatings Inc  F6
 NORD-LOCK Inc.  J3
 Norton Sandblasting Equipment  F14/F15/Boat
 NUWC DET FEO NORFOLK
 F3/F4
 Old Dominion University  D17
 PaR Systems
 C7
 Parasense, Inc.  G13
 Penn State ARL  J6
 Philadelphia Gear, A Timken Brand  P12
 Phoenix International Holdings, Inc.  A5
 Pioneer Motor Bearing Co.  M7
 Prime Technology, LLC  F7
 Prism Maritime, LLC
 D3
 Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company  N18
 Progressive Environmental Services  P4
 Projectile Tube Cleaning, Inc.  J18
 Propulsion Controls Engineering
 C6
 QED Systems, Inc.  F12
 RBC Bearings  D16
 Realization Technologies
 C16/C17
 RIX Industries  K19
 RLCB  N3
 Roxtec, Inc.  J16
 Ryzhka International, LLC  F5
 SBSBTC (South Bay Sand Blasting and Tank Cleaning, Inc.)  G19
 Seacoast Electric Company, Inc  K21
 Seaward Marine Services, LLC  N4
 Shannon Specialty Floors  Q12
 Siemens PLM Software  L21
 Silva Non-Skid Solutions  J4
 Southcoast Welding & Manufacturing, Inc.
 M3/M4
 Spatial Integrated Systems, Inc.  P15
 SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings  G15
 Staco Systems  D8
 Standard Calibrations, Inc.  M15/N15
 Superior Electric  A9
 Systecon  K7
 Técnico Corporation  M16/M17
 Tefelen  P21
 The GBS Group
 Q14/Q15
 Thermcor, Inc.  D12
 THOR Solutions, LLC  A4
 Thordon Bearings Inc.  Q10
 Tidewater Association of Service Contractors  D4
 Tidewater Wooden Boat Workshop  C1/D1
 Tiger Drylac  P17
 TRAC Consulting  K18
 Transhield  P16
 Tri-Tec Manufacturing  G10
 U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corp.  L1
 Valkyrie  P6/P7
 Viega  P8
 Virginia Ship Repair Association  A16
 VT Group  F16/F17
 W&O Supply, Inc.  G9
 W.F. Harris Lighting, Inc.  J17

Information for Exhibitors

Download the exhibitor kit by clicking here.

Exhibitor Move-In:
Monday, September 17, 12PM – 8PM
Tuesday, September 18, 7AM – 8AM

Show Hours:
Tuesday, September 18, 9:15AM – 6PM
Wednesday, September 19, 7AM – 4PM

Exhibitor Move-Out:
Wednesday, September 19, 4PM – 9PM

Electrical, Phone and Internet: All electrical, phone, and internet service is provided by the Virginia Beach Convention Center and MUST BE ordered from them and paid online via the Virginia Beach Convention Center website: https://www.visitvirginiabeach.com/convention-center/exhibitor-services/. The exhibit hall will have internet.

Purchase Booth Online (login required) | Exhibit Hall Map | Download Exhibitor Application

Sponsors

Thank you to our FMMS 2018 Sponsors! If you are interested in exhibitor or sponsor opportunities, please contact Erica Smedley Cox, ecox@navalengineers.org and Jessica Galassie, ASNE.Tidewater.Social@gmail.com.

Sponsor Application

Diamond Sponsor

Technology Square

 

Platinum Sponsor

Exhibit Hall Luncheon - Day 1

 

Platinum Sponsor

Exhibit Hall Luncheon - Day 2

 

Gold Sponsor

Continental Breakfast - Day 1

 

Gold Sponsor

Continental Breakfast - Day 2

 

Gold Sponsor

Innovation Theater

 

Silver Sponsor

Symposium Bags (sponsor provided, minimum of 1,500)

 

Silver Sponsor

Symposium Lanyards (sponsor provided, minimum of 1,500)

 

Silver Sponsor

Mobile App

 

Silver Sponsor

Social Interactive Lounge

 

Silver Sponsor

Soft Drinks

Bronze Sponsor

Morning Coffee Break - Day 1

 

Bronze Sponsor

Morning Coffee Break - Day 2

 

Bronze Sponsor

Afternoon Coffee Break - Day 1

 

Bronze Sponsor

Water Bottles - Full Event

 

Bronze Sponsor

Floor Clings

(multiple sponsorships available)

$2,500

  • Appropriate marketing and printed materials
  • Interior of onsite program
  • Electronic signage & walk-in slides
  • Sponsored function signage (e.g. at break, etc.)
  • Various event signage (e.g. banners, sponsor boards, etc.)
  • Symposium website (with link to company website)
  • Half page ad in program (interior page)

Bronze Sponsor

International Naval Design Standards Course

 

Bronze Sponsor

Industry Navy Discussion Panel

 


 

Sponsor Application

Speakers

Meeting Information

2018 FMMS Venue
Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
http://www.visitvirginiabeach.com

Uniform/Attire

  • Attendees - 
Business Attire/Uniform of the Day
  • Presenters (Non-Military) - 
Business Attire
  • Presenters (Military)
 - Summer White or Service Equivalent

Hotel Information

Please note, both hotel room blocks are now closed. Numerous wonderful hotels are in walking distance to the Virginia Beach Convention Center and as such attendees still needing hotel rooms are encouraged to book with the property of their choice.

ASNE has reserved a block of rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Virginia Beach 1900 Pavilion Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451. The group rate is $99 per night plus taxes and fees. To reserve online please click here. To reserve by phone please call: 757-422-8900.  Reservation deadline: 9/2.

ASNE has reserved a second block of rooms at the SpringHill Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront 901 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. The group rate is $99 per night plus taxes and fees. To reserve online please click here. To reserve by phone please call: 757-417-3982. Reservation deadline: 8/16.

Affiliated Events

Scholarship Golf Tournament
To learn more, please visit the ASNE Tidewater Section website at: https://asne-tw.org/event-2889575.

Professional Development Courses
International Naval Design Standards
September 17, 2018, 1300-1700
As budgets have become more and more restrictive, and navies worldwide rely more and more on commercial practices and standards for the core of their warship designs, there has been a continuing trend away from traditional naval design approaches, and towards a baseline centered in common international requirements. Factors such as acquisition reform initiatives of the 1990’s, and a decreased emphasis on national military design documents, have navies worldwide relying on a more global approach to design and acquisition through instruments and organizations such as ASTM F25 Committee, ISO TC8, NATO’s standard ANEP 77, and Classification Society Rules and Guides such as the ABS Rules for Building and Classing High Speed Naval Craft (HSNC) and International Naval Ship Guide. This course will provide a broad overview to two ABS rule sets and the NATO standard. Learn more here.

Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Business Management: Understanding the Forces that Shape the Industry
September 17, 2018, 1300-1700
The Shipbuilding & Ship Repair Industry are amongst the most highly capitalized industries in the world, yet they have relatively low profit margins and employment instability challenges. This course surveys the forces and factors external to a shipbuilding or ship repair company that create this business environment: history, politics, macro-economics, micro-economics, financial structure, systematic risk and regulations. This course also identifies the six (6) reasons that (taken collectively) drive the industry dynamics, and make shipbuilding and ship repair uniquely challenged amongst all major world industries. Learn more here.

Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Business Management: Understanding Shipyard Business Operations
September 20, 2018, 0800-1200
The Shipbuilding & Ship Repair Industry are amongst the most highly capitalized industries in the world, yet they have relatively low profit margins and employment instability challenges. This course surveys the forces, factors and risk considerations internal to a specific shipbuilding or ship repair company that create this business environment: management methods, program control considerations, cross-functional integration. This course introduces the concept of operational process variation (OPV) ©, and highlights its erosive effect on the shipbuilding and ship repair process. This course applies OPV to the ship acquisition and repair process, closely focusing on the importance of owner/customer activity in shaping successful outcomes. Learn more here.

Fundamentals of Welding Engineering: Reducing Shipbuilding Costs Through the Proper Use of Welding Engineering
September 20, 2018, 0800-1200
Navy Vessels are enormous structures that house large complex weapons, propulsion systems, and personnel dedicated to the defense of our nation. Due to their extensive size, welding is a critical process in the production of these massive structures. Properly engineering welds is an interdisciplinary process that must incorporate many different engineering disciplines. Knowledge of chemistry, material science, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, kinetics, heat transfer, and mechanics, along with their interaction, are all critical in order to have a complete understanding of the materials joining process. This knowledge then must be integrated into welding design, materials selection, welding processing, and testing plans to ensure the implemented welds perform to their desired specification. Welding engineering is often underutilized during ship construction, leading to inefficiencies and production errors. Increased utilization of welding engineering can increase productivity, reduce bottle necks, and prevent the welding failures that drive up shipbuilding costs. Learn more here.

ASNE App

Stay up to date with the latest agenda changes and other updates by downloading the ASNE app. To download the event app, please search on "ASNE" in the iOS App Store or Google Play, or visit https://attendify.com/app/e4ej8x/. With the app installed, you can then opt to "Join" the FMMS event (or peruse other upcoming ASNE symposia). There is no cost for the ASNE app, but users are prompted to create a username and password, separate from that which you use on the ASNE website.

Thank you FMMS 2018 Sponsors