Indonesia's Defence Minister to open inaugural Maritime Security and Coastal Surveillance event

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Posted: 03/31/2017

SINGAPORE -- With more than 15 Indonesian and regional government agencies having confirmed their participation at the Maritime Security and Coastal Surveillance Indonesia 2017, this event is shaping up to be the most anticipated gathering of maritime security and coastal surveillance personnel in Indonesia.

The two-day conference will be held in InterContinental Jakarta MidPlaza on 25-26 April 2017 and is fully endorsed by the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Indonesia.

The conference will be officially opened by Indonesia’s Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu.

With the theme of “Securing Indonesia’s Maritime Sovereignty through Asset Modernisation and Technological Innovations”, the conference will discuss the active maritime security and surveillance requirements of various Indonesian government agencies and services as they search for the latest technological solutions to assist them with their operations.

These include operational, procurement and tactical strategies in place to protect freedom of navigation in Indonesia’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and regional waters with the ultimate aim of transforming Indonesia into a global maritime fulcrum.

Among the government agencies that have confirmed their participation are the Indonesian Navy, Indonesian Air Force, Badan Keamanan Laut Republik Indonesia (Bakamla), Badan SAR Nasional (Basarnas) and Indonesian Marine Police. The top three local defence integrators, PT Pindad, PT Dirgahayu Indonesia and PT PAL Indonesia, have also confirmed their attendance. 

List of participating organisations:

  • Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Indonesia
  • Indonesian Navy
  • Indonesian Air Force
  • Badan Keamanan Laut Republik Indonesia (Bakamla)
  • Badan SAR Nasional (Basarnas)
  • Indonesian Marine Police
  • PT Pindad
  • PT Dirgahayu Indonesia
  • PT PAL Indonesia
  • Royal Malaysian Navy
  • Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency
  • Malaysia Marine Police Force
  • Royal Thai Navy
  • Philippine Navy
  • IHS Janes
  • Centre for Strategic and International Studies
  • Microsoft
  • Damen Shipyards
  • Elettronica SpA
  • PT Lab Sistematika Indonesia
  • PT Warga Kusuma Jaya

“The inaugural Maritime Security and Coastal Surveillance Indonesia 2017 conference will offer the ideal platform for the international and regional Navies, Coast Guards and maritime government organisations to revisit the scenario surrounding maritime security and coastal surveillance via a constructive dialogue,” said Dr Timbul Siahaan, Director General of Defence Potential, Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Indonesia.

Registration for Maritime Security & Coastal Surveillance Indonesia 2017 is still open at www.coastalsurveillanceindonesia.com. For further information, contact IQPC at enquiry@iqpc.com.sg or call +65 6722 9388.

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Posted: 03/31/2017

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