International Law Of The Sea And Coastal & Maritime Surveillance Focus Day: Wednesday, 11 October 2017

The emphasis of this year’s focus day will have two principal aims. The first half will provide participants with an opportunity to examine and develop tools to engage in a maritime context with the correct understanding of legal frameworks. The second half will enhance awareness of the multifaceted challenges related to ensuring effective coastal and maritime surveillance in the Middle East.

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM Registration, networking and welcome refreshments

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM Welcoming remarks from the focus day chair

9:10 AM - NaN:NaN AM The implementation of international legislations in the Gulf States

Dr. Captain Talal Aladwani, Maritime Ambassador and Expert, International Maritime Organization

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM Joint maritime order with security cooperation

Captain Mustafa Kanafani, Arab League Representative, International Maritime Organization
Using a cooperative approach to better understand the methods for dealing with piracy threats offensively and proactively

Captain Mustafa Kanafani

Arab League Representative
International Maritime Organization

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM Networking and refreshments

Moderator: John Marks, Founder & Senior Advisor, Search for Common Ground

Vice Admiral Ahmad Al-Mulla

Former Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister
Kuwait Ministry of Defence

Kawa Hassan


André Blattmann

Former Chief
Swiss Armed Forces

Vice Admiral (ret.) John Miller

Former Commander
US 5th Fleet

11:20 AM - 12:00 PM Prayer time followed by networking break

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM Enhancing capacity building and maritime security capabilities through international cooperation and initiatives

Vice Admiral Nicolaos Tsounis, Chief, Hellenic Navy
Promoting interoperability by establishing an integrated approach to maritime surveillance through information sharing among forces

Vice Admiral Nicolaos Tsounis

Hellenic Navy

12:20 PM - 12:40 PM The integrated maritime security and surveillance system in the Arabian Gulf

Rear Admiral Dr. Ali Alshuaibi, , Saudi Arabia Coast Guard


Rear Admiral Dr. Ali Alshuaibi

Saudi Arabia Coast Guard

12:40 PM - 1:40 PM Closing ceremony and networking lunch

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight. For the most up-to-date programme, please visit the event website.