FOSTERING STRONGER REGIONAL COOPERATION TO SAFEGUARD BORDERS AND BUILDING NEXT GENERATION MARITIME SURVEILLANCE CAPABILITIES
The sea has long been the single strategic space for prosperity and security. With more than 90% of world trade being conducted via the seas, the importance of safe waters cannot be emphasized further.
While maritime security and coastal surveillance priorities may differ between the nations, regional priorities remain largely the same for Southeast Asia. Growing tensions in the South China Sea and a rise in non-traditional maritime security threats – non-state insurgencies, maritime terrorism, transnational crimes, illegal fishing, smuggling, humanitarian and disaster relief, crisis management and first response operations continue to be key challenges faced by the region.
With these issues in mind, the 15th Maritime Security and Coastal Surveillance Asia 2018 conference is back! This year we will address the increasing need for closer regional cooperation, how to harness smart and advanced technology (i.e. Artificial intelligence in Defence) and building next generation maritime security capabilities to combat existing and new maritime security threats.
WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR
Huge focus on enhancing inter and intra-agency cooperation with actual case studies presented by regional and international organisations
One full day dedicated to adopting smart technology and building next generation maritime defence capabilities, i.e. AI embedded naval systems, big data, blockchain, AUVs, USVs, UAVs, Drones etc.
A total of 13 plenary sessions, 15 roundtable discussions and 4 quick-fire presentations over two days providing attendees valuable opportunities to learn best practices from other naval/military agencies as well as engage in in-depth discussions on issues most relevant to the maritime security community in Asia
NEW! 4 ASEAN country spotlight sessions presenting operational challenges and key priorities for 2019 including acquisition and procurement overview
KEY TOPICS FOR 2018 INCLUDE:
Reviewing Market Intelligence Report on Global Procurement Trends and Challenges
Integrating Sea, Air And Land Assets and Systems To Build A Coherent Maritime Border Security Management Strategy
Exploring Key Tactical and Operational Strategies to Lead a Successful Intra-Agency Missions
Embracing AI Embedded Naval Systems for Maritime Defence
Analysing the Future of Naval and Aerial Surveillance for Maritime Operations
Utilising Smart Technology to Combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing
PAST ATTENDEE TESTIMONIALS
"A well organized annual event addressing maritime security not to miss by navies, coastguards and maritime law enforcement agencies not only in Asia but around the world"
"The Conference provided an opportunity to link the needs of Maritime Security Agencies in Asia with the relevant industrial technology"
"This two-day event is very helpful for the different countries involved as it opens opportunities and creates the need to better understand and cooperate in the regional effort to combat terrorism, piracy, human trafficking and other security threats"
"A perfect forum to acquire or update knowledge about both regional and industrial models to deal with modern MARSEC issues"
"Great for setting up the stage for more meaningful interactions between armed forces of different nations!"
KEY FIGURES FROM 2017
Sponsors & Exhibitors
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 14TH MARITIME SECURITY AND COASTAL SURVEILLANCE ASIA 2017 CONFERENCE