28-29 June 2017
The Peninsula Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

Conference Day One – Tuesday, 27 June 2017

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 - 9:40 am Enhancing Maritime Security and Surveillance in the Philippines: Strategic, Operational, and Tactical Considerations of the Philippine Navy

Commodore Rommel Jude G Ong - Commander, Naval Forces West, Philippine Navy
•Enhancing maritime security and surveillance in the Philippines: Strategic, operational and tactical considerations of the Philippine Navy
•Updates on the Philippine Navy’s multi-purpose patrol vessels programme and Sail 2020 modernization programme
•Naval acquisition updates in the Philippines: Priority projects in 2017, ongoing and new operational requirements
•Strengthening inter and intra-agency cooperation within the Philippines and the Southeast Asian region

Commodore Rommel Jude G Ong

Commander, Naval Forces West
Philippine Navy

9:40 am - 10:10 am The U.S. Navy’s Efforts to Strengthen Maritime Security in the APAC Region through Multilateral Cooperation

Rear Admiral Donald Gabrielson - Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, Commander, Task Force 73,, U.S. Navy
• Highlighting the role that the U.S. Navy continues to play in strengthening multilateral cooperation and collaboration to enhance maritime security in the APAC region
• Force capability developments to respond to changing maritime security threats and operational requirements
• Addressing non-traditional threats- Humanitarian assistance in previous natural disasters in the Philippines
• Enhancing regional stability through joint exercises and partnerships

Rear Admiral Donald Gabrielson

Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, Commander, Task Force 73,
U.S. Navy

10:10 am - 10:40 am Achieving MDA through Innovative Technology

José Luis De Miguel - Vice President – Head of Product Marketing, Airbus Defence and Space
Technology and operational procedures are rapidly evolving in the maritime domain as an increasing number of high-resolution optics, communications sensing and other multispectral sensors of systems and sensors, with and without humans in the loop, collect an ever growing amount of data.

The ever increasing challenge is how to maximise the value of this data in order to achieve Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA). Airbus Defence & Space has a series of solutions that would help potential operators address the MDA challenge.

• The challenge of achieving MDA
• General introduction of Airbus Defence & Space military aircraft portfolio
• Detailed description of the C295 mission aircraft and its updated Fully Integrated Tactical System (FITS)
• How operating the C295 can improve MDA

José Luis De Miguel

Vice President – Head of Product Marketing
Airbus Defence and Space

10:40 am - 11:00 am Speed Networking Session

We want to increase your networking opportunities and get to know your fellow delegates a little better! Bring your namecards and prepare to engage your counterparts in this exclusive speed networking session!

11:00 am - 11:40 am Morning Coffee & Networking Session

11:40 am - 12:10 pm Protecting and Securing Philippines’ EEZ and Search and Rescue Operations in the Philippines

Commodore Joel S. Garcia - Officer-in-Charge, Philippine Coast Guard
·         Improving the effectiveness of humanitarian assistance operations in the Philippines: How has the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) utilized cost-effective technologies and assets to improve their humanitarian assistance operations?
  • Overcoming non-traditional threats in the Philippines: Combatting illegal fishing, drug trafficking,  and armed robbery
  • Enhancing search and rescue operations through better inter-agency cooperation in the Philippines
  • Highlighting the PCG’s upcoming requirements and procurement timelines for new assets and technology: Updates on the Maritime Safety Capability Improvement Project
  • Procurement plans for 2017 and beyond to support to 15-to-5 fleet transformation 

Commodore Joel S. Garcia

Officer-in-Charge
Philippine Coast Guard


Ferdinand Furch

APJ Public Sector Services Sales Director
Microsoft

·         Highlighting current joint-organisational efforts in maritime surveillance and security operations
·         Identifying areas of improvement in both organisational processes and capability gaps
·         Analysing the progress made thus far and the role of the NCWCS in facilitating inter-agency efforts and collaboration

Commodore Rommel Jude G Ong

Commander, Naval Forces West
Philippine Navy

Chief Superintendent Edmund Gonzalez

Director, Maritime Group
Philippine National Police

Commodore Joel S. Garcia

Officer-in-Charge
Philippine Coast Guard

Rear Admiral Donald Gabrielson

Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, Commander, Task Force 73,
U.S. Navy

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Networking Lunch in the Exhibition Hall

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION GROUPS: DISCUSS AND SPEAK ABOUT THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUES IN MARITIME SECURITY FOR THE PHILIPPINES AND THE SEA REGION!


3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Afternoon Coffee And Networking Session

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm The Philippines Port Authority’s (PPA) Development Plans in Facilitating Maritime Surveillance and Security

Major Loving Fetalvero, Jr. - Manager of the Port Police Department, Philippine Port Authority
·         Providing an update on the PPA’s vessel and port security measures
·         Highlighting the PPA’s strategy in meeting IMO and ISPS standards
·         Analysing current and future development plans to enhance and improve port security through the utilization of smart technology

Major Loving Fetalvero, Jr.

Manager of the Port Police Department
Philippine Port Authority

4:20 pm - 5:00 pm Combatting Illegal Smuggling, Armed Robbery and the Narcotics Trade in the Philippines

Chief Superintendent Edmund Gonzalez - Director, Maritime Group, Philippine National Police
·         Analysing the Philippines Marine Police’s current operations and strategies to overcome and combat maritime smuggling and armed robbery
·         Adapting the Philippine Marine Police’s taskforce capabilities and structure to overcome evolving threats
·         Highlighting the importance of inter-agency cooperation and collaboration in combatting non-traditional threats in the Philippines

Chief Superintendent Edmund Gonzalez

Director, Maritime Group
Philippine National Police

5:00 pm - 5:10 pm Chairman’s Closing Remarks and End of Day 1