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Work Groups:  RBX will be hosting a series of work groups throughout the program designed to bring groups of our participants together to discuss critical topics and provide recommendations and ideas.  A facilitator will lead the discussion and make notes of the findings which they will share (attributed or anonymous) to the entire program at the end of the last day.  These findings will also be distributed to all participants after the program to share with their colleagues and leadership.  These work groups and findings will help drive the mission of the Response Boat Expo and Conference to lead and impact the response boat community in a positive and impactful way.


Monday, May 22, 2023

10:00-6:00

Exhibit Hall

Exhibitor Set Up

12:00-1:30

Fisherman’s Wharf

Lunch on the Dock

12:00-5:00

Fisherman’s Wharf

On-Water Demonstrations

5:00-6:30

Rudee’s Restaurant and Cabana Bar

Happy Hour at Rudee’s Restaurant and Cabana Bar

Tuesday, May 22, 2023

7:30-8:45

Exhibit Hall

Registration, Exhibit Hall Visit, Continental Breakfast

8:45-9:00

Main Session

Opening Remarks

Sareth Neak
President
Neak Media LLC

9:00-9:45

Main Session

Opening Keynotes

U.S. Coast Guard Leadership TBD

U.S. Navy Leadership TBD

9:45-10:15

Main Session

PMS 300, U.S. Navy and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Boats & Craft Program Office

U.S. Navy PMS 300 Leadership TBD

10:15-12:00

Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall Visit

10:30-12:00

Meeting Room 1

Work Group 1:  DoD Acquisition Processes

  • How the DoD can work better with industry to streamline and create efficiencies in the acquisition process

Facilitator TBA

12:00-12:45

Exhibit Hall

Networking Lunch

12:45-1:15

Main Session

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security Watercraft and Systems Opportunities

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security Representative TBD

1:15-2:30

Main Session

Vessel Lifecyle Cost and Budget Planning

Panelists TBD

2:30-4:00

Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall Visit

2:30-4:00

Meeting Room 1

Work Group 2: Marine Law Enforcement Response and Interdiction: Addressing Manpower and Equipment Issues and Challenges

  • How do we upgrade or replace existing boats and communication systems
  • How to maintain equipment/vessel readiness with limited funds and resources

Facilitator TBA

2:30-5:00

Fisherman’s Wharf

Boat Demo Shuttle from Convention Center to Fisherman’s wharf

  • Runs every 30 minutes with last run at 4:30 to Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Last return shuttle at 5:00 to Convention Center

2:30-4:00

Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall Visit

4:00-4:30

Main Session

U.S. Army Watercraft Vessels and Systems Opportunities

U.S. Army Representative TBD

4:30-5:00

Main Session

Foreign Military Sales Overview and Updates

U.S. Navy PMS 300 Representative TBA

5:00-6:30

Exhibit Hall

Networking Social

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

8:00-9:00

Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall Visit and Continental Breakfast

9:00-12:30

Exhibit Hall

Boat Demo Shuttle from Convention Center to Fisherman’s wharf

  • Runs every 30 minutes with last run at 12:00 to Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Last returning shuttle at 12:30 to Convention Center

9:00-9:45

Main Session

State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies Needs and Challenges in Different Environments and Missions

Panelists TBA

9:45-10:30

Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall Visit

10:30-12:00

Meeting Room 1

Work Group 3:  Boat Building Challenges

  • Identifying commonalities in challenges facing all boat builders
  • Ideas on how to solve or mitigate those challenges

Facilitator TBA

10:30-12:30

Main Session

Advancement in Boat Technology, Design and Materials Presentation

  • 15-30 minute time slots are allotted for Exhibitors to present their latest and greatest products, design, and technologies

Presenting Companies TBA

12:30-1:30

Exhibit Hall

Networking Lunch

1:30-2:30

Main Session

Boat Operators Panel:  Operational insight from the boat drivers

Panelists TBA

2:30-3:00

Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall Visit

3:00-3:30

Main Session

Work Group 1:  DoD Acquisition Processes

 

Presentation of Findings

3:30-4:00

Main Session

Work Group 2: Marine Law Enforcement Response and Interdiction: Addressing Manpower, Equipment and Challenges

 

Presentation of Findings

4:00-4:30

Main Session

Work Group 3:  Boat Building Challenges

 

Presentation of Findings

4:30-4:45

Main Session

Conference Wrap Up