Agenda Day 2

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

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Admiral Jorge Montoya Manrique

Former Chief of Defence of Peru
Conference Chairman

9:40 am - 10:20 am RESPONDING TO UNIQUE THREATS IN THE LATIN AMERICAN OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

Admiral Carlos Eduardo Abilleira Aris - Commander, Uruguayan Navy
·          Upgrading the surface fleet to enhance control over jurisdictional waters, which doubles the country’s land mass
·          Participating in international training exercises to achieve interoperability and improve SAR, border control, and peacekeeping missions
·          Evaluating acquisition plans and procurement procedures to circumvent budgetary constraints
·          Advancing situational awareness through modernisation of VTS systems and procurement of maritime patrol aircraft and naval aviation
·          Enhancing interoperability by implementing modular configurations and incorporating coast station specific capabilities under the same management software
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Admiral Carlos Eduardo Abilleira Aris

Commander
Uruguayan Navy


9:30 am - 10:30 am INDUSTRY LEADERS’ PANEL DISCUSSION:

·          As navies embark on ambitious shipbuilding programmes, industry has an instrumental role in supporting naval construction and strengthening national industrial bases of naval operators. What challenges does industry encounter when working with national shipyards in Latin America? How can industry better collaborate with local shipyards to tailor solutions and provide the desired technology to the operator?
·          Working in Latin America is unique, as governments have procedures, which differ from NATO practices. How can industry circumvent some of these challenges through close cooperation with the local maritime industry? With limited budgets and wide arrays of tasks, Latin American navies require modular, flexible platforms. How can industry advance multi-mission modularity without compromising security of the operator?
·          The Latin American operating environment has a unique set of lower-end, asymmetric threats, ranging from transnational criminal networks to natural disasters and illegal fisheries. How can industry best tailor solutions to the regional threat environment? How can industry ensure interoperability of newer platforms with legacy vessels?
·          The future maritime battlespace will require increased connectivity and digitization. How can industry ensure that platforms have open architectures to enable integration of newer software at pace? What solutions are needed to ensure resilience and minimize cyber vulnerability?
Maritime operations will require an ever-increasing ability to collect and act on sensor data to build the tactical picture for operations. How can industry advance collection, processing, and dissemination of data to help defeat transnational organized criminal networks? 

10:30 am - 11:00 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:00 am - 11:30 am DEVELOPMENT OF BRAZILIAN NAVAL MILITARY INDUSTRY

Vice-Admiral (Ret'd) Edesio Teixeira Lima Junior - CEO, EMGEPRON
·          Designing, constructing, and modernizing warships, shipborne combat systems, artillery ammunition, oceanographic services, logistic support and personnel training
·          Promoting the Brazilian Naval Military Industry through project management and collaboration with international partners
·          Overview of the Tamandare-class corvette integration with the wider surface fleet
·          Outlining anticipated activities related to the procurement and maintenance of naval military material
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Vice-Admiral (Ret'd) Edesio Teixeira Lima Junior

CEO
EMGEPRON

11:30 am - 12:00 pm FUTURE PROCUREMENT OF THE COLOMBIAN NAVY

Rear Admiral Oscar Darío Tascón Muñoz - President, COTECMAR
·          Outlining plans to procure 8 frigates and replace the Almirante Pa-Dilla class frigates built in the 1980s
·          Overview of specific requirements for the new fleet of frigates and OPVs
·          Ensuring multi-mission modularity and fleet versatility for the wide array of naval operations in national waters
·          Enhancing situational awareness, threat detection, and sensor-shooter pairing to produce the needed effect at speed 
·          Assessing the expansion of the OPV programme to counter asymmetric threats. Overview of platform requirements for naval operations of the future 
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Rear Admiral Oscar Darío Tascón Muñoz

President
COTECMAR

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm STRENGTHENING THE ECUADORIAN INDUSTRIAL BASE

Captain Arturo García Fernández - Naval Attache, Mexican Navy
·          Overview of the Orion System for asset control, communications, and fleet status reports
·          Boosting indigenous shipbuilding capability to equip the Ecuadorian Navy by engaging in transfer of technology agreements with international industry
·          Ensuring software compatibility and rapid C2 between new and legacy platforms
·          Increasing resilience of communications and strengthening information security against cyber threats and EW
·          CRIPTO Project; Force digitisation and rapid decision-making in an information-dominated operating environment 
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Captain Arturo García Fernández

Naval Attache
Mexican Navy

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm SHIPYARD PANEL DISCUSSION

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND PROCUREMENT OBJECTIVES FOR THE COAST GUARD

Rear Admiral Federico Javier Bravo De Rueda Delgado - Executive Director, SIMA Peru
·          Improving the capability to operate efficiently in joint and combined operations
·          Maintaining high readiness to perform MSO, counter-terrorism missions, jungle and riverine operations against illicit activities
·          Outlining the current structure of the Naval Forces and emerging requirements for operations in the future decade
·          Examining indigenous shipbuilding and Offset agreements for new projects and multi-role vessel programme
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Rear Admiral Federico Javier Bravo De Rueda Delgado

Executive Director
SIMA Peru

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm BUILDING CAPABILITY AGAINST THE LOWER-INTENSITY THREAT

Commandant Javier Arturo Cubero Vargas - Official Director of Puerto Mora, Costa Rica Coast Guard
·          Overview of the fleet, current capability, and the recent commissioning of cutters from the US Coast Guard
·          Lessons learned and feedback from constabulary, interdiction, deployed littoral operations, and trafficking/anti-piracy missions
·          Increasing rapid reaction capability and cooperating with regional partners to defeat transnational criminal networks and terminate drug-trafficking in national waters
·          Evaluating emerging platform requirements to retain the competitive advantage against asymmetric actors and the lower-intensity threat 
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Commandant Javier Arturo Cubero Vargas

Official Director of Puerto Mora
Costa Rica Coast Guard

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

·          Countering illicit trafficking efforts in the region
·          Optimising hull design to minimise acoustic noise, infrared signature, and radar cross section
·          Advancing surface surveillance capability to improve situational awareness and threat detection 
·          Enhancing long-range multi-target detection, short-range classification and surveillance, and imagery for target identification
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Air Commodore Darryl Daniel

Chief of Defence Staff
Trinidad & Tobago Defence Force (Pending Ministerial Authorisation)

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm COAST GUARD PANEL DISCUSSION: ADVANCED CAPABILITY FOR REINFORCED SECURITY

Guy Thomas - Inventor of Space-Based AIS, C-SIGMA
·          Aviation assets have a critical role in enabling SAR operations. How can coast guards enhance situational awareness and readiness through naval aviation? What integration challenges are they facing? How should coast guards conduct SAR operations in remote environments?
·          Coast Guards are often required to perform multinational missions against transnational criminal organisations. What training is required to achieve interoperability and increase the effectiveness of multinational initiatives? How can coast guards better equip their warfighters with the necessary skills to defeat asymmetric threats?
·          How should surveillance and reconnaissance improve to prevent illegal fisheries in territorial waters? How can coast guards better network intelligence gathering assets and advance dissemination of information? What means should be incorporated to accelerate C2 and increase the speed of response? 
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Guy Thomas

Inventor of Space-Based AIS
C-SIGMA

5:15 pm - 5:25 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE DAY 2

Admiral Jorge Montoya Manrique - Former Chief of Defence of Peru, Conference Chairman
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Admiral Jorge Montoya Manrique

Former Chief of Defence of Peru
Conference Chairman