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TENTATIVE PROGRAMME

21st October 2018

Arrival of Foreign Participants and Check in to Hotels in Colombo

1900 Icebreaker Dinner for foreign participants at ‘Chequerboard Area’, Galle Face Hotel, Colombo (By invitation)

Day 01 : 22nd October 2018

Inaugural Session

0815 - 0844 Registration of participants
0845 All participants to be seated in the ‘Grand Ballroom’ for the conference
0855 - 0900 Arrival of VIPs
0901 - 0906 Arrival of the Chief Guest
0907 - 0911 Opening documentary
0912 - 0916 Introduction of conference by compere & invite to light oil lamp
0917 - 0920 Lighting of the oil lamp
0921 - 0924 Welcome dance by the Navy cultural troupe

0925 - 0931

Welcome Remarks
By Vice Admiral SS Ranasinghe, WWV, RWP, VSV, USP, ndc, psc, AOWC Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy
0932 - 0947 Address by the Chief Guest
His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena
The President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
0948 – 0958 Keynote Address
By Mr. Kapila Waidyaratne PC
The Secretary Ministry of Defence, Sri Lanka
0959 - 1003 Introduction to the plenary session

1004 - 1024

Maritime Vision – Indian Perspective
By Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar, AVSM, VSM, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff,Indian Navy

1025 - 1035 Group photograph
1036 - 1050 Refreshments

Session – 1

Maritime Vision – Country Perspective

1051 - 1055 Initial Remarks by the Moderator
Moderator: Professor Christian Bueger, Professor of International Relations, University of Copenhagen
1056 - 1116 Maritime Vision – Chinese Perspective
By PLA Navy Representative
1117 - 1137 Maritime Vision – Russian’s Perspective
By Russian Navy Representative
1138 - 1158 Maritime Vision – US Perspective
By Rear Admiral Murray Tynch, Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific
1159 - 1229 Q & A / Discussion
1230- 1240 Final comments by the Moderator
1241 - 1341 Lunch at ‘Jubilee Ballroom’

Session – 2

Maritime Governance

1342 - 1346 Initial Remarks by the Moderator
Moderator: Professor Gregory Rose, School of Law, University of Wollongong, Australia
1347 - 1407 Maritime Governance in South Asia - What the International Maritime Organization can do
By Dr. Ms. Jivanta Schottli, NSU,Singapore
1408- 1428 Minimizing gaps between International Maritime Law and Domestic Laws (UNODC)
By Mr. Alan Cole, Head of the Global Maritime Crime Programme, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
1429 - 1449 Q & A/Discussion
1450 - 1459 Final comments by the Moderator
1500 - 1525 Coffee Brake

Panel Discussion

Regional Maritime Issues

1526 - 1530 Initial Remarks by the Moderator
Moderator: Rear Admiral William J. Warrender CBE, Flag Officer Sea Training Royal Navy
1531 - 1616 Regional Maritime Issues, Can the Indian Ocean be Collaboratively Managed?
Panel Members

Admiral RK Dhowan, PVSM, AVSM & Bar, VSM, Indian Navy (Retd)-Chairman National Maritime Foundation

First Admiral Anuar bin Mohamed, Assistant Chief of Staff Human Resouece, Royal Malaysian Navy

Rear Admiral Didier Malterre, French Joint Forces Stationed in the UAE
1617 - 1637 Q & A/Discussion
1638 - 1644 Final comments by the Moderator
1645 Close of day 1
1900 - 2200 Official Reception at the ‘Chequer Board Area’ & Dinner at the ‘Jubilee Ballroom’ (By Invitation)

Day 02 : 23rd October 2018

Session – 3

Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief (HADR)

0830 - 0834 Initial Remarks by the Moderator
Moderator: Rear Admiral DC Gunawardena RWP**,RSP, VSV, USP, nswc, psc, hdmc, SLN(Retd),
Additional Director General Civil Security Department
0835 - 0855 Developing a new Regional Role in HADR: Japanese Perspective
By Rear Admiral Katsushi Omachi,Vice President, Command and Staff College of JMSDF
0856 - 0916 Synergizing Regional Efforts and Resources for HADR
By Pakistan Navy Representative
0917 - 0937 HADR A Humanitarian Perspective
By Mr Ken Hume, ICRC
0938 - 1008 Q & A/ Discussion
1009 - 1011 Final comments by the Moderator
1012 - 1040 Coffee Break

Session – 4

Blue Economy

1041 - 1045 Initial Remarks by the Moderator
Moderator: Mr Chris Tilake-Sri Dharmakirti
1046 - 1106 Making Blue Economy a Reality in the Region: Challenges and Solutions
By Rear Admiral M Ashraful HAQ, NUP, ndc, afwc, psc - Bangladesh Navy
1107 – 1127 Harnessing Resources and Expertise to Reap Benefits of Blue Economy
By DR. BP Terney Pradeep Kumara, General Manager - MEPA in Sri Lanka
1128 – 1148 Increasing Benefits of Sustainable use of Marine Resources: Expectations Vs Reality
By Rear Admiral Dr. Amarulla Oktavian, S.T., M.Sc.,D.E.S.D., Commandant of Naval Command & Staff College - Indonesian Navy
1149 – 1219 Q & A/ Discussion
1220 - 1230 Final comments by the Moderator
1231 - 1330 Lunch at ‘Jubilee Ballroom’

Session – 5

Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA)

1331 - 1335 Initial Remarks by the Moderator
Moderator: Vice Admiral Satish Soni ,PVSM,AVSM,NM Indian Navy (Retd)
1336 -1356 Recent Development & Challenges. Mitigating Maritime Security Issues through Enhanced Maritime Domain Awareness
By Commodore Daniel MacKeigan, Senior Global Engagement Officer - Royal Canadian Navy
1357 - 1417 Maritime Situational Awareness – the key to Maritime Security
1418 –1438 Importance of sharing Maritime Domain Information and Optimizing through Collaboration
By Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, Commander Australian Fleet
1439 – 1459 Paper by SLN
1500 –1520 Q & A /Discussion
1521 - 1531 Final comments by the Moderator
1532 - 1600 Coffee Break
 
1601 - 1611 Vote of thanks
By Rear Admiral KKVPH De Silva, WWV*, RWP, RSP, VSV, USP, ndu
The Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy and Head of the Steering Committee Galle Dialogue.
1612 – 1659 Presentation of souvenirs to participants
1700 ‘Galle Dialogue 2018’ International Maritime Conference adjourns