03 - 04 December, 2019
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore

Conference Day ONE - Tuesday, 3 December 2019

8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration & Morning Tea

Capt. Martin A. Sebastian RMN (R), Centre Head / Senior Fellow, Centre for Maritime Security and Diplomacy at Maritime Institute of Malaysia

Capt. Martin A. Sebastian RMN (R)

Centre Head / Senior Fellow, Centre for Maritime Security and Diplomacy
Maritime Institute of Malaysia

EXAMINING GLOBAL MARITIME SECURITY TRENDS

9:10 am - 9:40 am Keynote: Evolving Global Maritime Security Threats and Strategies for the Future

·         Examining evolving trends of global maritime security threats and implications on maritime security domain
·         Analysing the US Navy’s role in regional maritime security and defence
·         A look into the future on multilateral cooperation to tackle global security challenges more effectively
·         Examining capabilities prioritised by RAAF to maximise readiness and operational effectiveness to counter current and emerging maritime threats
·         What are the new areas of regional cooperation for increased MDA and better risk management
·         What to expect in the future to enhance maritime security
WGCDR Ian Forsyth, Air Force Headquarters at Royal Australian Air Force

WGCDR Ian Forsyth

Air Force Headquarters
Royal Australian Air Force

Group Captain John Grime, Commanding Officer of 92 Wing at Royal Australian Air Force

Group Captain John Grime

Commanding Officer of 92 Wing
Royal Australian Air Force

·         How digitalisation has improved maritime defence environment
·         Practical implementation of digitalisation initiatives
·         How policymakers can facilitate orderly transformation
·         How maritime executives should prepare themselves for the future
Vice Admiral Pradeep Chauhan, AVSM & Bar, VSM, IN (Retd), Director General at National Maritime Foundation, India

Vice Admiral Pradeep Chauhan, AVSM & Bar, VSM, IN (Retd)

Director General
National Maritime Foundation, India

Capt. Tuan N. Pham, Research Fellow with Advanced Research Program at U.S. Naval War College at U.S. Navy

Capt. Tuan N. Pham

Research Fellow with Advanced Research Program at U.S. Naval War College
U.S. Navy

10:50 am - 11:30 am Speed Networking & Morning Tea


ADDRESSING MULTI-DIMENSIONAL THREATS TODAY

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Implications of Climate Change for Maritime Security Forces: A New Zealand Perspective

·         Climate change and security for the New Zealand Defence Force
·         Impacts on New Zealand as a Pacific nation
·         Considerations for the South East Asian region
Lieutenant Commander Aston Talbot, New Zealand Assistant Defence Advisor to Singapore at Royal NZ Navy

Lieutenant Commander Aston Talbot

New Zealand Assistant Defence Advisor to Singapore
Royal NZ Navy

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Security Cooperation in the Sulu Seas – Where It Stands Now and Going Forward

·         Key challenges of collaboration among agencies
·         Examining successful bilateral and regional cooperation
·         Future strategies in deploying effective collaboration for better risk management
Capt. Martin A. Sebastian RMN (R), Centre Head / Senior Fellow, Centre for Maritime Security and Diplomacy at Maritime Institute of Malaysia

Capt. Martin A. Sebastian RMN (R)

Centre Head / Senior Fellow, Centre for Maritime Security and Diplomacy
Maritime Institute of Malaysia

12:30 pm - 1:40 pm Lunch


INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

PEOPLE

1:40 pm - 3:00 pm Roundtable A: Grooming the Next Generation of Maritime Talent
·         How maritime security sector attracts the best young talent given technological advances, modernization and IR4 reshaping the industry
·         The need to reskill and upskill for a future-ready maritime workforce to winning the next fight
·         How will technology transform the future of learning and training
Capt Wachiraporn Wongnakornsawang, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Naval Education Department at Royal Thai Navy

Capt Wachiraporn Wongnakornsawang

Deputy Chief of Staff of the Naval Education Department
Royal Thai Navy

PEOPLE

1:40 pm - 3:00 pm Roundtable B: Shaping the Force Today Through Force Capability Development
·         Identifying key capability elements to deliver robust, responsive and resource efficient forces
·         Ensuring unity of command, common situational awareness and adaptability in the employment of assets across transnational and natural disaster operations
·         Promoting inter-operability with regional and international security partners

OPERATIONS

1:40 pm - 3:00 pm Roundtable C: Creating an Effective Roadmap for Successful Cooperation in Maritime Security
·         Best practices in forging effective interagency coordination on maritime law enforcement activities
·         Integration of marine police in coastal security chain to optimise operations
·         Addressing the need for common situation picture for holistic assessment
·         Strategies to reduce operational overlaps and increased competencies
Vice Admiral Maritime Dato' Mohd Zubil bin Mat Som, Director General – Operations at Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency

Vice Admiral Maritime Dato' Mohd Zubil bin Mat Som

Director General – Operations
Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency

OPERATIONS

1:40 pm - 3:00 pm Roundtable D: Improving Intelligence Sharing to Enforce Security in the Maritime Domain
·         Optimising big data analytics for threat detection
·         Utilising new methods of data interaction to improve intelligence sharing
·         To what extent can information be shared
Lieutenant Commander Gary Brogan, FCO Regional Maritime Security Officer and UK HADR Liaison Officer at Royal Naval Reserve

Lieutenant Commander Gary Brogan

FCO Regional Maritime Security Officer and UK HADR Liaison Officer
Royal Naval Reserve

TECHNOLOGY

1:40 pm - 3:00 pm Roundtable E: Harnessing AI and Machine Learning to Bridge Maritime Security Gaps
·         How this game-changing capability flags out potential threats and derives useful insights
·         What are the new growth areas to enhance long-term competitiveness and value proposition
·         Reviewing recent cases of AI’s application for the maritime industry

TECHNOLOGY

1:40 pm - 3:00 pm Roundtable F: How Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Change the Landscape of Military and Intelligence Operations
·         What value add do autonomous  systems bring for maritime security operations
·         What this means for inter-agency collaboration
·         What are the key challenges in operating unmanned systems  
Capt. Tuan N. Pham, Research Fellow with Advanced Research Program at U.S. Naval War College at U.S. Navy

Capt. Tuan N. Pham

Research Fellow with Advanced Research Program at U.S. Naval War College
U.S. Navy

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Afternoon Tea

STRATEGIC APPROACHES IN MITIGATING THREATS

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm India’s Evolving Coastal Security Architecture: Harnessing Technology

·         What is the current vision to secure the country’s coastal security and critical infrastructure
·         How technological innovations improve smart border management
·         What to expect in the future in enhancing surveillance capabilities
Vice Admiral Pradeep Chauhan, AVSM & Bar, VSM, IN (Retd), Director General at National Maritime Foundation, India

Vice Admiral Pradeep Chauhan, AVSM & Bar, VSM, IN (Retd)

Director General
National Maritime Foundation, India

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Synergizing and Monitoring Effective Implementation of Maritime Patrols

·         Advancing  collaborative efforts between governments and industry partners in effective joint ventures
·         Addressing key challenges of collaboration among agencies
·         Future plans to develop coast guard capabilities to improve its role as a governmental institution
Vice Admiral Maritime Dato' Mohd Zubil bin Mat Som, Director General – Operations at Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency

Vice Admiral Maritime Dato' Mohd Zubil bin Mat Som

Director General – Operations
Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Charting the Way Forward in Building Shared Maritime Domain Awareness in Indo-Pacific

·         How to overcome challenges of collaboration among agencies to tackle maritime security threats
·         Ways to advance regional efforts between governments and industry partners for effective joint ventures
·         Examining successful bilateral and regional cooperation
Commander Jérémy Bachelier, Regional HADR Coordination Centre, French Deputy Defence Attaché (N) at French Navy

Commander Jérémy Bachelier

Regional HADR Coordination Centre, French Deputy Defence Attaché (N)
French Navy

Capt. Martin A. Sebastian RMN (R), Centre Head / Senior Fellow, Centre for Maritime Security and Diplomacy at Maritime Institute of Malaysia

Capt. Martin A. Sebastian RMN (R)

Centre Head / Senior Fellow, Centre for Maritime Security and Diplomacy
Maritime Institute of Malaysia