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

Conference Day TWO - Wednesday, 4 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

FUTURE CAPACITY BUILDING AND GOVERNMENT PLANNING

9:10 am - 9:40 am Defence Procurement Trends in Southeast Asia

·         Emerging defence procurement programmes
·         Trends that are shaping defence procurement decisions in the region
·         The increasing presence of Chinese defence suppliers in the region
Ridzwan Rahmat, Principle Defence Analyst at Jane’s by IHS Markit

Ridzwan Rahmat

Principle Defence Analyst
Jane’s by IHS Markit

9:40 am - 10:10 am Ongoing Philippine Coast Guard Modernization to Enhance Law Enforcement Efforts

·         Examining key maritime security priorities going forward
·         Modernization programmes and upcoming requirements to address these priorities
·         Plans for future development of coast guard capabilities to improve its role
Capt. Ferdinan B Picar PCG, Deputy Chief of Coast Guard Staff for Strategic Studies and Modernization, CG-15 at Philippine Coast Guard

Capt. Ferdinan B Picar PCG

Deputy Chief of Coast Guard Staff for Strategic Studies and Modernization, CG-15
Philippine Coast Guard

10:10 am - 10:40 am Key Maritime Security Priorities of Thailand

·         Analysing changing trends of maritime threats
·         Ways to advance efforts to develop joint approach to counter such threats
·         What to expect in the future to enhance maritime security

Capt Wachiraporn Wongnakornsawang

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

10:40 am - 11:20 am Panel: Revamp VS New – What Are the Key Considerations on Future Fleet Management

Experts will discuss how modernization and digital advancements are transforming the way fleets are managed today, best practices for cost effectiveness and operational efficiencies.
·         Maintenance of existing assets: How to overcome challenges of equipment/system limitations
·         Revamping of ageing fleet: What are the cost effective ways to upgrade and modernize equipment to prevent security gaps
·         Procurement of new assets: What are the costs and benefits

Capt. Ferdinan B Picar PCG, Deputy Chief of Coast Guard Staff for Strategic Studies and Modernization, CG-15 at Philippine Coast Guard

Capt. Ferdinan B Picar PCG

Deputy Chief of Coast Guard Staff for Strategic Studies and Modernization, CG-15
Philippine Coast Guard

11:20 am - 11:50 am Morning Tea

INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

AIR

11:50 am - 1:10 pm Roundtable G: Unmanned Aerial Systems As The New Face of Maritime Security
·         What are the new capabilities in unmanned aerial surveillance to optimise operations
·         Developing effective safety standards for UAS in the age of increased autonomy
·         What is the vision for future unmanned aerial capabilities

AIR

11:50 am - 1:10 pm Roundtable H: Integrating Air Platforms to Complement Existing Coastal Security
·         The role of air surveillance to provide comprehensive ground situational awareness to optimise coastal security
·         Reviewing latest emerging technologies in air surveillance
·         What to expect in the future to enhance aerial surveillance and support

AIR

11:50 am - 1:10 pm Roundtable I: Ensuring Counter-Drone Capabilities in Sensitive Sites for Enhanced Security
·         The good and bad of drones
·         Assessing civilian drone capabilities and threats to air defence military systems
·         Developing effective regulations regarding civilian drone use and counter drone systems deployment 

SEA

11:50 am - 1:10 pm Roundtable J: Adopting Smart Technology in Coastal Surveillance
·         What are the macro trends impacting coastal surveillance
·         What are, and should be the priorities for coastal surveillance digitalisation
·         What to expect in the future to enhance coastal surveillance

SEA

11:50 am - 1:10 pm Roundtable K: Search and Rescue Operations – Effective Response for Transnational Incidents

·         Coordinating multilateral SAR operations: Lessons learnt from MH 370
·         The evolution of satellite based maritime ISR to enhance SAR operations  - What are the opportunities and limitations
·         What are the new growth areas to work towards a future ISR architecture to maximise operational efficiency

Capt. Misbah- Ul-Amin (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz Military)

Commanding Officer, Pakistan Maritime Security Agency
Pakistan Navy

SEA

11:50 am - 1:10 pm Roundtable L: Safeguarding Cyber-Attacks Against Satellite Communications Systems: A Digital Threat Reality Affecting the Maritime Industry
·         Managing the increasing number of cyber-attacks in today’s digital age and its escalating impact on ships’ systems and data
·         How to close the cyber backdoor on ships’ systems to secure the bridge from unwanted hackers
·         Reviewing latest technological innovations to improve cyber resilience

1:10 pm - 2:30 pm Lunch

DEVELOPMENTS FOR FUTURE SUSTAINABILITY

This session with key regional stakeholders will discuss:
·         key maritime security priorities going forward from each country’s perspective
·         modernization programmes and upcoming requirements
·         future maritime defence and surveillance procurement plans to address these priorities
Lieutenant Commander Aston Talbot, Royal NZ Navy; New Zealand Assistant Defence Advisor to Singapore; Liaison Officer to Singapore Information Fusion Centre; and Regional HADR Coordination Centre at New Zealand Defence Force

Lieutenant Commander Aston Talbot

Royal NZ Navy; New Zealand Assistant Defence Advisor to Singapore; Liaison Officer to Singapore Information Fusion Centre; and Regional HADR Coordination Centre
New Zealand Defence Force

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

Capt. Misbah- Ul-Amin (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz Military)

Commanding Officer, Pakistan Maritime Security Agency
Pakistan Navy

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Facilitating an Inclusive Regional Security Architecture to Deter Piracy and Sea Robbery in Asia

·         Identifying emerging threats in the region
·         Investigative efforts undertaken to tackle these threats
·         Lessons that can be learned
Dr. Curtis Bell, Program Director at Stable Seas - One Earth Future Foundation

Dr. Curtis Bell

Program Director
Stable Seas - One Earth Future Foundation

4:30 pm - 4:35 pm Chairman’s Closing Remarks & End of Conference