Agenda Day 1

8:00 am - 8:50 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

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Admiral Jorge Montoya Manrique

Former Chief of Defence of Peru
Conference Chairman

9:00 am - 9:30 am FLEET MODERNISATION AND THE OFFSET STRATEGY

Admiral Fernando Raúl Cerdán Ruiz - Commander-in-Chief, Peruvian Navy
·          Replacing AGUIRRE Class frigates and ANGAMOS Class submarines in line with the strategy to build a flexible navy for the full spectrum of operations
·          Outlining requirements for the new fleet of frigates: the need for state-of the-art, proven sensor and weapons systems compatible with Varayoc CMS capable to embark mission-specific modules
·          Addressing naval aviation and the anticipated acquisition of helicopters and drones to extend ISR capability and situational awareness
·          Modernising the existing surface fleet to be interoperable with the regional partners and the anticipated fleet of new frigates
·          Assessing the Offset Strategy and cooperation with international industry to boost indigenous shipbuilding capacity  
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Admiral Fernando Raúl Cerdán Ruiz

Commander-in-Chief
Peruvian Navy

10:00 am - 10:30 am INDIGENOUS SHIPBUILDING AND COLLABORATION WITH INDUSTRY

Rear Admiral Jorge Portocarrero - Commander, Peruvian Coast Guard
·          Assessing current capability and projects including the construction of amphibious craft in partnership with external parties
·          Promoting indigenous shipbuilding and the transfer of technology to local industry
·          Enhancing cooperation with international industry to fulfill operational requirements and acquire a new fleet of frigates
·          Outlining technological requirements and mechanisms in the new procurement structure 
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Rear Admiral Jorge Portocarrero

Commander
Peruvian Coast Guard

10:30 am - 11:15 am COMMANDERS’ PANEL DISCUSSION: INTEROPERABILITY AND VERSATILITY FOR FUTURE OPERATIONS

·          The commonality of hemispheric challenges calls for greater interoperability and capability against the lower-intensity threat. How can Latin American navies work together to achieve interoperability for multinational operations?
·          Information sharing and situational awareness are critical to defeat transnational criminal networks. What provisions should navies incorporate to enable regional information sharing? How can naval leaders retain high readiness and accelerate C2 to eliminate organized crime and illegal trafficking?
·          Navies need to maintain a persistently visible force and increase lethality to ensure security of national waters. As many fleets are approaching the end of their service lives, commanders are tasked with balancing rapid modernization with budgetary constraints. What is the right approach to shipbuilding and modernisation of the existing fleet? How can industry support operational versatility and multi-mission modularity? What is the necessary force structure for the future operating environment?
Maritime operations will require an ever-increasing ability to collect and act on sensor data to build the tactical picture for operations. How can navies enhance threat detection and accelerate decision-making without compromising signature management?

11:15 am - 11:30 am HEADS OF DELEGATION PHOTOGRAPH


11:30 am - 12:00 pm MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

·          Evaluating the reformed centralized procurement system enforced for greater transparency and accountability
·          Outlining the recent commissioning of the POLA OPV and integrating it with the wider surface fleet
·          Enhancing electronic defence systems with simultaneous jamming and deception countermeasures for multiple active threats
·          Increasing unit lethality and air defence through the integration of advanced tactical and telemetry missiles
·          Equipping the force with naval aviation assets to carry out effective ASW and SAR 
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Admiral José Rafael Ojeda Duran

Secretary of the Navy
SEMAR – Mexico (Pending Presidential Authorisation)

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm CHILEAN PLANS FOR FRIGATE RENEWAL AND MODERNISATION

·          Outlining the anticipated acquisition of Adelaide-class frigates from Australia
·          Evaluating modernisation of Cochrane-class multipurpose frigates with sophisticated components to strengthen the future force
·          Increasing the range of the fleet’s air defences and enhancing lethality of future frigates by arming them with modernised surface-to-air missiles
·          Upgrading platforms with improved combat management systems and 3D radars for greater situational awareness 

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm ENHANCING ECONOMIC, NATIONAL, AND BORDER SECURITY OF THE UNITED STATES

Captain Michael Davanzo - Chief of Cutter Forces, US Coast Guard
·          Increasing agility and responsiveness to effectively address the Nation’s increasingly complex maritime challenge
·          Evaluating plans for the acquisition of 8 National Security Cutters, 25 Offshore Patrol Cutters and 58 Fast Response Cutters (FRCs)
·          Replacing 90 aging Coast Guard high-endurance cutters, medium-endurance cutters, and patrol craft
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Captain Michael Davanzo

Chief of Cutter Forces
US Coast Guard

·          The National Shipbuilding Strategy and the recent procurement of Type 31e light corvettes
·          Transformation of a medium-sized Navy
·          Building mass and augmenting surface fleet reach with limited resources
·          Ensuring operational versatility and multi-mission modularity of existing platforms and future acquisitions
·          Improving maintenance capacity and embedding modularity without compromising core vessel capability
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Commander Stuart Royston

Naval Advisor, Defence & Security Organisation
UK Department for International Trade

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

·          Enhancing situational awareness and methods to detect routes of organized crime operations
·          Increasing readiness and presence at sea to prevent illegal fishery and violations of sales for the conservation of biodiversity
·          Achieving interoperability and strengthening the exchange of information and communications
·          Transforming training to develop high readiness against asymmetric threats 
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Rear Admiral Ángel Eugenio Fonseca Donaire

Chief of the Naval Force,
Nicaraguan Armed Forces (Subject to Final Confirmation)

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm REINFORCING MARITIME SECURITY AGAINST ORGANISED CRIME

Captain Jose Jorge Fortin Aguilar - Chief of Naval Staff, Honduran Navy
·          Evaluating strategic objectives of the Honduran naval force in its area of responsibility
·          Improving recruitment to obtain sufficient numbers of highly qualified personnel trained at different levels to meet operational requirements
·          Outlining plans to increase the fleet size to project naval power and achieve greater presence at sea
·          Reforming training to ensure that sailors and the marine corps have sufficient skills to operate modernised technology in a highly information-dominated battlespace
·          Modernising support ships and achieving an optimal logistics systems
·          Enhancing intelligence gathering, communications, and combat management systems to provide immediate response to current and emerging threats
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Captain Jose Jorge Fortin Aguilar

Chief of Naval Staff
Honduran Navy

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm EXPLOITING SPACE AND CYBER DOMAINS FOR NAVAL OPERATIONS

Prefecto Mayor Paulo Annichini - Head of Naval Material Department, Argentine Coast Guard
·          Assessing technological advancements in cyber and space domains
·          Evaluating methods to accelerate data processing , fusion, analysis, display/decision and dissemination
·          Exploiting commercial space assets to maintain an accurate tactical picture and advance surveillance
·          Space AIS: a game-changing technology for superior decision-making in an information-dominated battlespace
·          Overview of the applicability of space-based technology to SAR and logistical tracking 
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Prefecto Mayor Paulo Annichini

Head of Naval Material Department
Argentine Coast Guard

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Admiral Jorge Montoya Manrique

Former Chief of Defence of Peru
Conference Chairman