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


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Martin A. Sebastian

Centre Head / Senior Fellow Centre for Maritime Security and Diplomacy (CMSD)
Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA)

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

Vice Admiral Narciso A Vingson Jr, Deputy Chief of Staff, 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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Vice Admiral Narciso A Vingson Jr

Deputy Chief of Staff
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

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Industry Presentation 1 – ELTA

10:30 AM - 10:35 AM Introductory Welcome from Kongsberg

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

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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Martin A. Sebastian

Centre Head / Senior Fellow Centre for Maritime Security and Diplomacy (CMSD)
Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA)
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Vice Admiral Narciso A Vingson Jr

Deputy Chief of Staff
Armed Forces of the Philippines
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Major General Romeo N Dela Cruz

Chief of Air Staff
Philippine Air Force
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Brigjen TNI 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

Industry Presentations & Networking Lunch

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Industry Presentation 2 – SAAB

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Industry Presentation 3 - Aerodata


Interactive Roundtable Discussion Groups - 6 Topics @ 30-Mins Each – 3 Rotations

2:00 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

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Round table 4: Combating Illegal Activities: Dumping, Pollution, Unlicensed Oil Exploration And Fishing

SAC Abdul Rahim bin Abdullah, Commander of Marine Police, Royal Malaysia Police
  • 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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SAC Abdul Rahim bin Abdullah

Commander of Marine Police
Royal Malaysia Police

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Round table 2: Cost-Effective Ways to Improve Intelligence Sharing Among Regional Maritime Security And Surveillance Eco-System

This roundtable will look at both existing and possible new ways to improve intelligence sharing among the various government agencies in the region. The focus will be on identifying gaps in intelligence sharing and identifying cost-effective solutions to close these gaps. It will also discuss the importance of complementing inter-agency efforts and cooperation with integrated technologies to enhance overall operational success.

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Round table 5: 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

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Round table 3: Tackling Maritime Terrorism, Piracy, Kidnapping And Human Trafficking In Asia

Captain Jose William U Isaga*, Chief of Coast Guard Staff, Philippine Coast Guard
  • 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 Jose William U Isaga*

Chief of Coast Guard Staff
Philippine Coast Guard

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Round table 6: Evolving Non-Traditional Security Threats in the Region- How are Navies, Coast Guards and Government Agencies Responding?

This roundtable will look at how the various government maritime agencies are coping with the rapidly evolving non-traditional threats and the strategies that are being implemented to tackle these threats. It will discuss the various technological requirements needed including advanced radars and communication systems, vessel modifications. This session will also discuss type of vessels and aerial platform that should be procured to complement existing efforts.


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 Ensuring Secure Seas: Examining the Context and Subtext of Indian Navy's Strategy

Captain (Dr) Gurpeet S Khurana, Executive Director, India National Maritime Foundation
  • Challenges in maintaining security in India’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and some of the key strategies already in place to address these issues
  • Steps taken by the Indian Navy to upgrade its operational capability and fleet size to meet increasingly sophisticated transnational maritime issues
  • Providing an overview of the current maritime threats to India such as illegal fishing, piracy, human trafficking, armed theft and how it has impacted the country’s economy and national security

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Captain (Dr) Gurpeet S Khurana

Executive Director
India National Maritime Foundation

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Industry Presentation 4: DNV GL

Panel Discussion 2

  • How are Coast Guards faring with operations including SAR, illegal fishing, marine pollution, maritime patrol, humanitarian assistance and illegal immigration?
  • What are some of the key challenges involved in these operations?
  • The role of the multi-purpose vessel—Is this a genuine requirement for Coast Guards?
  • Dealing with transnational operations: Highlighting the importance of inter-agency cooperation


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Martin A. Sebastian

Centre Head / Senior Fellow Centre for Maritime Security and Diplomacy (CMSD)
Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA)
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First Admiral Rahmat Eko Rahardjo

Director of Sea Operations
Bakamla
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Supt Matusin Hj Jumat

Commanding Officer
Brunei Marine Police
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Captain Jose William U Isaga*

Chief of Coast Guard Staff
Philippine Coast Guard
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First Admiral Maritime Dato' Wan Mohd Affandi Wan Ahmad

Director of Sultan Ahmad Shah Maritime Academy (AMSAS)
Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency
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Lt. Col Phouvanh Xayasith

Deputy Director General of Immigration Department
Ministry of Public Security Laos

Closing Remarks & Start of Cocktail


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Martin A. Sebastian

Centre Head / Senior Fellow Centre for Maritime Security and Diplomacy (CMSD)
Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA)