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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

 

  • 7th October 2017 (Saturday) - Arrival of foreign participants and check into hotels in Colombo

  • 8th October 2017 (Sunday) - Icebreaker Dinner for Galle Face Hotel, Colombo

    Time Activity
    1900 Icebreaker Dinner for foreign participants at ‘Chequerboard Area’, Galle Face Hotel, Colombo (By Invitation)
  • Day 1 : 9th October 2017 (Monday)

    INAUGURATION

    Time Activity
    0815 - 0845 Registration of participants
    0845 All participants to be seated in the ‘Grand Ballroom’ for the conference
    0855 Arrival of VIPs
    0900 - 0905 Arrival of the Chief Guest
    0906 - 0910 Opening documentary
    0911 - 0912 Introduction of conference by compere & invite to lighting oil lamp
    0913 - 0916 Lighting of oil lamp
    0916 - 0920 Welcome dance by the Navy cultural troupe
    0921 - 0927 Welcome Remarks by Vice Admiral TJL SINNIAH, WWV, RWP, RSP**, USP, ctf ndu, psc Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy
    0928 - 0930 Introduction of Chief Guest by the Commander of the Navy
    0931 - 1000 Address by Chief Guest
    1001 - 1020 Group photograph
    1021 - 1044 Refreshments

    SESSION – 1

    1045 - 1050 Initial Remarks by the Moderator
    Moderator: Admiral TSG Samarasinghe, RSP, VSV, USP, ndc, psc, Sri Lanka Navy (Retd)
    1051 - 1110 ‘Greater Maritime Cooperation for Enhanced Maritime Security –the Indian Navy’s Perspective’
    By Vice Admiral Karnbir Singh, Vice Chief of Naval Staff, Indian Navy
    1111 - 1130 ‘Trust-based Maritime Relationships for Building Security’
    By Admiral Scott H. Swift, Commander Pacific Fleet, US Navy
    1131 - 1150 ‘Paper by PLA Navy representative’
    By Rear Admiral Cui Yuzhong, Deputy Commander of East Sea Fleet, Chinese PLA Navy
    1151 - 1210 ‘Paper by Pakistan Navy representative’
    By Rear Admiral Abdul Aleem HI(M), Ops - Commander, Coastal Areas (COMCOAST), Pakistan Navy
    1211 - 1225 Discussion
    1226– 1230 Final comments by the Moderator
    1231 – 1330 Lunch at “Jubilee Ballroom”

    SESSION – 2

    1331 - 1335 Initial Remarks by the Moderator
    Moderator: His Honour Judge Jeffrey Blackett, Judge Advocate General of the British Armed Forces
    1336 - 1355 ‘Significance of enhancing maritime visibility: Constrain to overcome maritime blindness’
    By Commodore WDEM Sudarshana,RSP,USP,psc,MSc (D&SS), MA(SSS), Deputy Area Commander, Eastern Naval Area-Sri Lanka Navy
    1356 - 1415 ‘Enhancing maritime visibility through VPDs: Netherlands experience’
    By Major General (RNLMC) F.V. Van Sprang, Deputy Commander, Royal Netherlands Navy
    1416 - 1435 ‘Employment of modern technology to increase maritime visibility: Strategies and mechanisms adopted by JSMDF’
    By Rear Admiral Shunichi Hatano, Vice President, Command and Staff College of JMSDF
    1436 - 1445 Discussion
    1446 – 1450 Final comments by the Moderator
    1451 - 1515 Coffee Break

    SESSION – 3

    1516 - 1520 Initial Remarks by the Moderator
    Moderator: Vice Admiral Satish Soni, Indian Navy (Retd), the United Service Institution of India
    1521 - 1540 ‘Strategic significance of developing interoperability to mitigate sea blindness: Challengers and future concerns’
    By Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, Fleet Commander, Australian Navy
    1541 - 1600 ‘An all inclusive approach towards enhancing maritime visibility: Importance of technology and global cooperation’
    By Rear Admiral Didier Piaton, Joint Commander of the French Forces
    1601 - 1620 ‘Suppression of Piracy and Armed Robbery against ships in Asia; A shared Responsibility’.
    By Nicholas TEO, Deputy Director, ReCAAP
    1621 - 1640 Discussion
    1641 - 1645 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 2 : 10th October 2017 (Tuesday) - Second day of the conference at Grand Ball Room

    SESSION – 4

    0900 - 0905 Initial Remarks by the Moderator
    Moderator: Rear Admiral Donald D. Gabrielson, Commander Logistics Group Western Pacific, US Navy
    0906– 0925 ‘Importance of increasing maritime shared awareness in the Indian Ocean: An analytical view on challenges and way forward’
    By Rear Admiral GDAS Wimalathunga, RWP, USP, MSc (DS) Mgt, MA (SSS), MSc (NS & WS), Director General of Sri Lanka Coast Guard
    0926 - 0945 ‘Strategy to increase maritime visibility in all dimensions: Canadian viewpoint on challenges and opportunities’
    By James Boutilier, Special Advisor - International Engagement to the Commander of Canada's Pacific Command deployed in UAE
    0946 - 1005 ‘Necessity of an all inclusive strategic approach to counter maritime crimes’
    By Mr. Alan Cole, Head, Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
    1006 -1025 Discussion
    1026- 1030 Final comments by the Moderator
    1030 - 1100 Coffee Break

    SESSION – 5

    1101 - 1105 Initial Remarks by the Moderator
    Moderator: Commodore Mathew Williams, Deputy Chief of Navy, New Zealand Navy
    1106–1125 ‘Challenges and strategies required to increase maritime visibilities: Measures in place among neighbouring law enforcement entities’
    By Rear Admiral Mohammad Lokmanur Rahman, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Logistics), Bangladesh Navy
    1126 - 1145 ‘Enhancing maritime visibility through international security cooperation: A critical look at the situation in the Near East and South Asia’
    By Mr.Jeffrey Payne, Manager of Academic Affairs(NESA)
    1146 - 1205 ‘Paper by CNA representative’
    By Dr Eric V Thompson Ph.D., Center for Naval Analyses, Strategic Studies (CNA), USA
    1206 - 1225 Discussion
    1226 - 1230 Final comments by the Moderator
    1230 - 1345 Lunch at‘Jubilee Ballroom’

    SESSION – 6

    1346 - 1350 Initial Remarks by the Moderator
    Moderator:Mr. Abhijit Singh - Observer Research Foundation (ORF)
    1351 - 1410 ‘Global refugee situations: Measures to increase protection and solutions including in maritime context’
    By Mr. Igor Ivancic, Senior Protection Officer, UNHCR
    1411 - 1430 ‘Paper by NMF representative’
    By VAdm Pradeep Chauhan, AVSM & Bar, VSM, Indian Navy (Retd), Director National Maritime Foundation (NMF)
    1431 - 1450 ‘Law of Armed Conflict at Sea and Greater Maritime Security’
    Mr. Bruno Demeyere,Leagal Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
    1451 - 1500 Discussion
    1501 - 1510 Final comments by the Moderator
    1511 - 1530 Coffee Break
    1531 – 1605 Concluding Remarks by Vice Admiral SMB Weerasekara, RSP*, VSV, USP, ndu, psn, MSc (DS) Mgt, DISS, Sri Lanka Navy (Retd)
    1606 - 1615 Vote of thanks by Rear Admiral SS Ranasinghe, WWV, RWP, USP, ndc, psc AOWC, The Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy and Head of the Steering Committee, Galle Dialogue 2017
    1616 - 1645 Presentation of souvenirs to participants
    1645 “Galle Dialogue 2017” Maritime Conference adjourns
  • 11th October 2017 (Wednesday)- Departure Formalities