27 - 28 November, 2018
Sofitel Singapore City Centre

Conference Day ONE - Tuesday, 27th November 2018

8:00 am - 8:45 am REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE / ARRIVAL OF VIPS TO HOLDING ROOM

8:45 am - 9:00 am Opening Remarks by Conference Chairman

9:00 am - 9:30 am State of Maritime Security in Asia

Rear Admiral Joey Tynch - Commander, WESTLOG, DESRON 7, US Navy
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Rear Admiral Joey Tynch

Commander, WESTLOG, DESRON 7
US Navy

9:30 am - 10:00 am Market Intelligence Report on Global Procurement Trends in Apac

Ridzwan Rahmat - Senior Defence Analyst, IHS Janes
  • Reviewing APAC procurement trends for maritime defence and surveillance
  • Understanding operational priorities and challenges that hinder procurement processes
  • Analysing the strategic implications behind recent maritime defence acquisitions and upcoming requirements
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Ridzwan Rahmat

Senior Defence Analyst
IHS Janes

10:00 am - 10:30 am Australia and Indonesia’s Coordinated Patrol for Shared Borders

Rear Admiral Peter Laver - Commander, Maritime Border Command, Australian Border Force
Indonesia is one of Australia’s closest geographic neighbours and our countries’ share a vast maritime boundary that neither country can achieve comprehensive maritime domain awareness over without each other’s assistance and cooperation.  Our countries have been conducting joint coordinated patrols under the command of their respective civil maritime security authorities since 2010.  

Maritime Border Command (MBC), a multi-agency task force within the Australian Border Force, is responsible for undertaking civil maritime security operations to detect, deter, respond to and prevent illegal activities in the Australian Maritime Domain. MBC completed its first iteration of Operation GANNET, a tripartite patrol with the Indonesian Coast Guard (BAKAMLA), and the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) in May 2018, and the second in October 2018. 

The success of the coordinated patrols between our agencies is evident through a substantial reduction of foreign fishing vessels apprehended in Australia’s northern waters over the past 10 years. This case study will explore the use of single points of contact, strategies and maritime domain awareness for the successful trilateral mission.

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Rear Admiral Peter Laver

Commander
Maritime Border Command, Australian Border Force

10:30 am - 10:40 am Speed Networking

10:40 am - 11:10 am MORNING TEA AND COFFEE BREAK

11:10 am - 11:40 am Presentation by DAMEN Shipyards

12:00 pm - 12:40 pm Presentation by ST Airborne Systems

12:40 pm - 1:40 pm Lunch and Networking Break

1:40 pm - 3:40 pm INTEGRATING AIR, LAND AND SEA OPERATIONS FOR ENHANCED MARITIME SECURITY

Creating an effective road map for the integration of air, land and sea operations to tackle maritime issues. Reducing operational overlaps andincreasing competencies.

1:40 pm - 3:40 pm UNDERSTANDING THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION ON DEFENCE AND SECURITY IN APAC

• Analysing the challenges and opportunities that the 4th Industrial Revolution has on defence and security
• Doing more with less- How can governments and industry partner engage in effective collaborations and joint ventures to do more with less?
• Is APAC and SEA ready and equipped to embrace the 4th Industrial Revolution?
• Reviewing the latest technological innovations and trends to enhance maritime security and surveillance in the region

1:40 pm - 3:40 pm TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS AND WHAT IT REALLY MEANS FOR THE MARITIME SECURITY INDUSTRY

• How do the changing technological advancements practically impact evolving maritime security threats?
• How do you stop non-state actors from utilizing and assessing these smart technologies?
• Do tech advancements simply equate to a ‘plug and play strategy’?
• How have governments and tri-services leveraged smart technology to enhance and complement existing assets and systems?

1:40 pm - 3:40 pm ACTUALISING THE LATENT POTENTIAL OF AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS FOR MARITIME AND AERIAL OPERATIONS

• What added value do autonomous systems bring to the table specifically for SEA and APAC maritime security operations?
• How do you ensure that autonomous systems complement rather than complicate existing maritime and aerial surveillance operations and objectives?
• Integrating autonomous systems to your entire command and control framework- Leveraging collected data to empower real time decision making and operations

1:40 pm - 3:40 pm INTEGRATING YOUR CYBER AND ELECTRONIC WARFARE FRAMEWORK IN TODAY’S DIGITAL AGE

• Ensuring comprehensive cyber resilience for your organization- moving beyond just people, processes and systems
• Enabling your systems and organisations are both cyber and electronic-warfare ready- Integrating your organization and capabilities into a single combined platform and framework
• Overcoming challenges in interoperability and organizational overlap
• Preparing for business continuity and disaster recovering planning

1:40 pm - 3:40 pm DRIVING INNOVATION THROUGH ENGAGEMENT AND COLLABORATION BETWEEN ALL STAKEHOLDERS


1:40 pm - 3:40 pm HARNESSING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND MACHINE LEARNING TO BRIDGE MARITIME SECURITY GAPS

• Complementing existing force structures with AI applications and capabilities to maximize mission effectiveness and operations
• Understanding how AI is utilized in data analytics to track and detect deviations
• Reviewing use cases of AI being applied in maritime surveillance, naval combat systems, autonomous systems and naval operations
• Will AI replace or empower human decision making?

1:40 pm - 3:40 pm AERIAL SURVEILLANCE FOR SAR OPERATIONS: OPPORTUNITIES AND LIMITATIONS

Examining the benefits of focused aerial surveillance for SAR operations and challenges of equipment/system limitations.

1:40 pm - 3:40 pm LEVERAGING BIG DATA ANALYTICS FOR MARITIME ANOMALY DETECTION

• Optimising maritime data collection for predictive analysis and threat detection
• Understanding the challenges of filtering huge amounts of data that is resource intensive
• Utilising new methods of data visualization, interaction and mining techniques to improve maritime anomaly detection

3:40 pm - 4:10 pm AFTERNOON TEA & NETWORKING BREAK

4:10 pm - 4:40 pm Trilateral Maritime Patrol” Arrangement Between Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia

Captain Pulendren Paramasivam - Maritime Director, Joint Force Command,, Royal Malaysian Navy
The one million square kilometer tri-border area in the Sulu-Sulawesi Seas between southern Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia has long been a hub for transnational maritime crime and terrorist threats. In a landmark move, Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia launched the trilateral agreement in 2017 for the navies, coast guards and air forces of these nations to undertake coordinated joint patrols to secure the Sulu Sea. In this case study, we will hear from Royal Malaysian Navy on the operational challenges involved and how maritime terrorism and piracy is being controlled with the assistance of pecific assets and systems.pecific assets and systems.
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Captain Pulendren Paramasivam

Maritime Director, Joint Force Command,
Royal Malaysian Navy

4:40 pm - 5:10 pm Enhancing Maritime Security for the Philippines: Philippine Coast Guard

Captain Allan Victor T Dela Vega - Deputy Chief of Coast Guard Staff for Operations (CG-3), Philippine Coast Guard
This session will touch on the efforts of the Philippine Coast Guard in combatting non-traditional threats and enhance inter-agency cooperation with agencies within the Philippines and outside the Philippines. As the Philippine Coast Guard continues to modernize and acquire new assets, the presentation will also touch on existing operational challenges and strategies to overcome these challenges through increased collaboration and further asset acquisitions.
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Captain Allan Victor T Dela Vega

Deputy Chief of Coast Guard Staff for Operations (CG-3)
Philippine Coast Guard

5:10 pm - 5:20 pm Chairman’s Closing Remarks

5:20 pm - 5:30 pm CLOSE OF CONFERENCE DAY ONE