Day 1 - 28 November 2017

Welcome Registration

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Registration & Welcome Coffee / Arrival of VIPs to Holding Room

Morning Plenary Sessions - Macro Overview of Maritime Security Environment in Asia

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

Mike Chen, Chairman, STEi Institute

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Mike Chen

Chairman
STEi Institute

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Keynote Address – State of Maritime Security in Asia

Commodore Nichols A Driz, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Armed Forces of the Philippines
This session will provide an overview of the state of maritime security in Asia, highlighting some of the major flashpoints that have taken place over the past 12 months. It will also look at some of macro economic and geo-political issues that have major impacts on maritime security and coastal surveillance in the region.

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Commodore Nichols A Driz

Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations
Armed Forces of the Philippines

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Facts And Figures – Is There A Secret Arms Race In Asia?

Ridzwan Rahmat, Senior Defence & Security Analyst, IHS Janes
Who is the biggest defence spender in Asia over the past few years and what systems were bought and from which manufacturer? This session will drill deep down into the defence spending of the various Asian countries including Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, China, Vietnam and India to highlight growing focus on maritime security and aims to answer the inevitable question as to whether there is a secret arms race happening in Asia.

  • Expenditure by numbers: Get a country-by-country break-down on past, ongoing and future defence spending
  • Examine the operational needs of the various armed forces in the region
  • Analyse each country’s ongoing and future defence expenditure to identify potential procurement patterns

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Ridzwan Rahmat

Senior Defence & Security Analyst
IHS Janes

Navy Captain (Rtd.) Gideon Landa

Vice President and General Manager, Airborne Systems & Radars Division
ELTA Systems Ltd.

10:30 AM - 10:35 AM Technology to Enhance Maritime Security and Coastal Surveillance

Tony Haugen, Project Manager, Kongsberg Seatex AS

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Tony Haugen

Project Manager
Kongsberg Seatex AS

Speed Networking & Morning Tea-Break

10:35 AM - 10:45 AM Speed Networking

With various senior officers and officials from the maritime security and coastal surveillance eco-system gathered in one place, the sea of faces may seem daunting. This focused, 10-minute activity will allow you to connect with other industry professional in a brief, personal and structured format. Use this opportunity to make new contacts, exchange business cards and plan further conversations throughout the next 2 days of the 14th Annual Maritime Security and Coastal Asia conference to maximize your networking opportunities, and have some fun while at it!

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Morning Tea-Break

Panel Discussion

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Safeguarding Freedom of Navigation Across All Domains Through A Holistic Approach - SAAB

Robert Hewson, Head of Communications, SAAB Asia-Pacific
Ensuring freedom of navigation in vitally important commercial shipping lanes is of paramount importance to Asian countries that rely on trade flows to sustain their economies. In this session, SAAB will showcase some of their relevant systems including Maritime Traffic Management, radars, electronic warfare (SIGINT, COMINT), maritime patrol aircrafts and various weapons and how these systems will work seamlessly hand-in-hand to provide a holistic approach to maritime security and coastal surveillance.

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Robert Hewson

Head of Communications
SAAB Asia-Pacific
This interactive panel discussion will highlight the role that each branch of the armed forces play in strengthening maritime security efforts in the region and whether it is possible for the various agencies to share and integrate assets in order to complement existing maritime efforts. The panel will also identify areas of improvement in both organisational processes and capability gaps between the various organizations. It will focus on existing joint-organisational efforts in maritime surveillance and security operations including inter-agency and intra-agency joint exercises and partnerships.

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Major General Romeo N Dela Cruz

Chief of Air Staff
Philippine Air Force
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Major General Jan Pieter Ate

Directorate General of Defence Potential
Ministry of Defence, Indonesia
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Captain Azman Rabani

Assistant Chief of Operation
Royal Malaysian Navy
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RADM Sam Sokha

Deputy Chief of staff
Royal Cambodian Navy
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Mike Chen

Chairman
STEi Institute

Navy Captain (Rtd.) Gideon Landa

Vice President and General Manager, Airborne Systems & Radars Division
ELTA Systems Ltd.
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Commodore Nichols A Driz

Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations
Armed Forces of the Philippines

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Case-Study: Surveillance Operation over the Mediterranean Sea

Col Clinton O’Neill, Colonel Operations, Plans and Intelligence, Aerodata AG / Optimare / Armed Forces of Malta
  • Introduction of the Maltese Armed Forces (Air Wing) and its relationship with Aerodata
  • Understanding the procurement requirements of the Aircraft and selection criteria with respect to the task profiles
  • Understanding the brief description of the mission equipment and basic performance data
  • Examples of missions with a brief reflection on how the mission can benefit from the mission system and which properties of the mission system were particularly helpful for the particular mission
  • Sharing of experience with the mission system (availability, stability, ergonomics considering mission duration)

Col Clinton O’Neill

Colonel Operations, Plans and Intelligence
Aerodata AG / Optimare / Armed Forces of Malta

Industry Presentations & Networking Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch & Networking Break

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Technical Assurance for Modern Navies – A Classification Society’s Perspective

Christian von Oldershausen, Segment Director Navy, DNV GL
  • DNV GL’s involvement and competence in submarines and smaller combat vessels (OPVs, Patrol Boats and Corvettes)
  • Overview of naval assurance trends
  • Outlook of the industry moving forward using modern tools (Drones, Digital Twin, Class+)

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Christian von Oldershausen

Segment Director Navy
DNV GL

Interactive Roundtable Discussion Groups - 4 Topics @ 30-Mins Each – 2 Rotations

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Round table 1: Cyber Vigilance at Sea: How to Secure Assets From Remote Hacking and Impact on Maritime Security

Lt Col (R) Sazali Sukardi, Senior Vice-President, Strategic Research, CyberSecurity Malaysia
  • Understanding the vicious impact of remote-hacking and why it could be disastrous for maritime agencies to take the threat lightly
  • Putting in place proper safeguards and recovery protocols against cyber attacks on maritime assets

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Lt Col (R) Sazali Sukardi

Senior Vice-President, Strategic Research
CyberSecurity Malaysia

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Round table 3: Combating Illegal Activities: Dumping, Pollution, Unlicensed Oil Exploration And Fishing

Paul Khiu Khon Chiang, Regional Commander of Marine Police Force Region 2, Johor, Malaysia Marine Police Force
  • Examining the severity of illegal activities faced by various governments in the region
  • Discussing the pros and cons of the various strategies being implemented to combat these illegal activities
  • Highlighting the importance of inter-agency cooperation and collaboration in circumventing these threats in the future

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Paul Khiu Khon Chiang

Regional Commander of Marine Police Force Region 2, Johor
Malaysia Marine Police Force
  • Analysing some of the strategies being implemented by the various government agencies to overcome and combat maritime terrorism, piracy, kidnapping and human trafficking
  • Examining ways to adapt to the ever-increasing sophistication of non-traditional threats
  • Highlighting the importance of inter-agency cooperation and collaboration in combatting non-traditional threats in Asia

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Captain Joey D Velarde

Deputy Chief of Staff for Maritime Security Affairs, CG14
Philippine Coast Guard
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LCDR Christine V Bagaan-Asis

Chief, Legal Division, DCS for Maritime Security Affairs, CG14
Philippine Coast Guard
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Alfred McGeachy

Assistant Director – Counter-Terrorism - Maritime Security
INTERPOL

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Round table 4: Integrating Sea, Air And Land Assets To Build A Coherent Maritime Border Security Management Strategy

Major David Hastiadi, Assistant Deputy Director for Infrastructures , Bakamla
In this roundtable, participants will aim to identify capability gaps in existing coastal surveillance capabilities and will then look at some of the most effective and cost-efficient method of integrating existing sea, air and land assets to boost surveillance capabilities.

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Major David Hastiadi

Assistant Deputy Director for Infrastructures
Bakamla

Afternoon Tea Break

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Afternoon coffee break

Afternoon Plenary Sessions - Enhancing Inter/Intra-Agency Cooperation

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Combatting human and drug trafficking and maximizing border protection in Malaysia

Captain Maritime Amran Daud, Director of Tanjung Sedeli Maritime District, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency
  • Assessing the nature of human trafficking attacks and the current operational measures
  • Highlighting the need for technology in assisting operational missions: command and control system and integrated radar
  • Evaluating the challenges involved in obtaining and selecting the right information

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Captain Maritime Amran Daud

Director of Tanjung Sedeli Maritime District
Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Approaches to Coastal Security: Indian Imperatives, Opportunities and Challenges

Vice Admiral Pradeep Chauhan, Director, National Maritime Foundation


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Vice Admiral Pradeep Chauhan

Director
National Maritime Foundation

Closing Remarks & Start of Cocktail

5:00 PM - 5:00 PM Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman and Start of Cocktail

Mike Chen, Chairman, STEi Institute

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Mike Chen

Chairman
STEi Institute