The Maritime Security Cooperation Conference (MSCC 2009)

Agenda Day One

Conference Program - Day One
Opening Session
08:00 - 08.55 Pre-conference registration in event area. Refreshments and networking
Opening Session
Presidential Addresses
09:00 - 09:10 Welcome address, Riad Kahwaji, CEO, INEGMA
09:10 - 09:30 First Key Speaker
His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Foreign Minister Of the UAE
09:30 - 09:50 Second Key Speaker
His Excellency Bernard Kouchner, Foreign Minister Of the French Republic
09:50 - 09:55 Exchange of gifts between Host and Guest and Organizers
09:55 - 10:20 Morning coffee break and networking
First Plenary Session: Global and Regional Maritime Security
  Chaired by General (R’td) Suhail Al Marar, Former Commander, UAE Naval Forces
10:25 - 10:45 Global Geopolitical Challenges: A French Vision
  M. Olivier Darrason,
Chairman, Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale (IHEDN), France
10:45 - 11.05 The Regional Approach to Strategic Partnerships
  H.E. Dr. Anwar Mohammad Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs,
Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs, UAE
11:05 - 11:25 Challenges of Establishing Strategic Partnerships
  Admiral Luciano Zappata, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, NATO
11:25 - 11:45 Panel Discussion
11:45 - 12:15 Networking break, refreshments, and prayers
Second Plenary Session: Key Factors of a Maritime Safety and Security Strategy
  Chaired by General (R’td) Khalid Abdullah Al Buainnan, Former Commander, UAE Air Force and Air Defence, President, INEGMA
12:20 - 12:40 The French Comprehensive Approach
  Michel Miraillet, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, France
12:40 - 13:00 The UAE Vision on Strategic Partnerships
  H.E. Staff Colonel Pilot Sheikh Saeed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, Director, Operations and Training, UAE Armed Forces
13:00 - 13:20 Developing a Collective Maritime Security Strategy: Needs & Goals
  Vice Admiral William Gortney, Commander, US Naval Forces Central Command,
Commander, Fifth Fleet
13:20 - 13:40 Panel Discussion
13:40 - 15:00 Luncheon and prayers
First Round of Working Groups
15:00 - 16:30 Threats, Risks and Vulnerabilities (Workshops running parallel)
  1. Piracy, Security and Safety of SLOC’s
Moderator: Vice Admiral Gerard Valin, Commander, Frech Forces in the Indian Ocean
Ms. Anne Sophie Ave, Director General, Armateurs de France, France
Rear Admiral (R'td) Jacob Schuford, Former President, US Naval War College, United States
Rear Admiral Phillip Jones, Commander, European Operation Atalante
  2. Terrorism and Asymmetric Threats.
Moderator: Rear Admiral Ibrahim Salem, Deputy Commander, UAE Naval Forces
Dr. Anthony Cordesman, Burke Chair for Strategic Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), United States
Rear Admiral Marin Gillier, Commander, Navy Special Forces, France
Camille Grand, Director, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique, France
  3. Illegal Maritime Activities - Goods & Human Trafficking
Pascal Chaigneau, Director, Centre d’Etudes Diplomatiques et Stratégiques, France
Pierre Lellouche, Member of French Parliament, Special Representative of France to Aghanistan and Pakistan, France
Vice Admiral Xavier Magne, Maritime and Air Operations, Assistant Chief of Staff, France
Vice Admiral Raimondo Pollastrini, Commander, Italian Coast Guard
  4. Pollution, Environmental Disasters, and Preserving Fishing Maritime Resources:
International and Regional Challenges.

Moderator: Jon Hutton, Director, World Evironment Monitoring Centre, United Nations
Thabit Zahran Al Abdessalaam, Director, Marine Biodiversity Management,
Environment Agency Abu Dhabi, UAE
Emmanuel Fontaine, Attorney at Law, Oil Maritime Pollution Specialist, France
Damien Cazé, Director, Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable development and
Spatial Planning, France
16:30 Close of first day of conference
20:00 Gala Dinner Reception