The Maritime Security Cooperation Conference (MSCC 2009)

Agenda Day Two

Conference Program - Day Two
07:00 - 08:00 Registration, networking, and morning refreshments
Third Plenary Session
Presidential Addresses: Technology and Cooperation
  Chaired by Professor Gilles Kepel, Chairman, Middle East Studies, Sciences-Po Paris, EuroGolf, France
08:10 - 08:30 Key Factors for Successful Cooperation
  Jean-Francois Tallec, Secretary General for the Sea, France
08:30 - 08:50 Naval Technological Advances in C4I
  Major General (R'td) Abdullah Al Hashemi, Former Deputy Commander of UAE Air Force and Air Defense
08:50 - 09:10 Sea-Based Air Defense: The Navy’s Role in Missile Defense Network
  H.E. Abdullah Toukan, Non-Resident Scholar, INEGMA
09:10 - 09:30 Panel Discussion
09:30 - 10:00 Morning coffee break and networking
Second Round of Working Groups
10:00-11.30 “The Need for Cooperation” (Working groups running parallel)
1. Maritime Intelligence (Surveillance and Information Exchange).
  Moderator: Rear Admiral (R’td) John Sigler, Deputy Director, National Defense University, United States
Mike Coulter, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Secretary of Defense, United States
Frederic Fave, Director Safety, Security, & Environment Department, CMA-CGM, France
Professeur Forcade, Professor, Sorbonne University, France
2. New Technologies: Impact on Maritime Challenges – Industrial Implications, Joint Ventures, and Civil Companies
  Moderator: Brigadier General Jacques Roujansky, Head of “Protection and Safeguard” capabilities within the French Defense acquisition organization (DGA), Acquisition Corps, French Forces
Bill Saltzer, CEO, Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB), UAE
Vice Admiral (R'td) Xavier Rolin, Corporate Defence Adviser, Thalès
Moayad Samman, CEO, King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB), Jordan
3. Disaster Relief: Search & Rescue Operations & Role of Naval Assets in Aid Missions.
  Moderator: Rear Admiral Ali Al Moallem, Commander, Lebanese Navy
Vice Admiral (R'td) Kevin Cosgriff, Former Commander, US Fifth Fleet, United States
Amar Daoudi, Director, Logistics, World Food Programme, United Nations
Alain Perret, Director, Homeland Security Department, Ministère de l’Intérieur, France
4. Energy, Oil and Gas Geopolitical and Economical Challenges – Gulf Cooperation Council & Europe
  Moderator: Olivier Appert, Chairman and CEO, Institut Français du Pétrole, France
Jerome Ferrier, Director, Global Security Total, France
Senior Board Member, ADNOC, UAE
Ms. Ruba Husari, Middle East Energy Expert
5. International Security Organizations: Local, Sub-Regional, Regional and International
  Moderator: Rear Admiral (R'td) Dr. Samir El Khadem, Former Commander, Lebanese Navy
Francis Vallat, Chairman, Institut Français de la Mer, France
Dr. Eric Thompson, Director, International Affairs Group, Center for Naval Analysis, United States
Captain George McCarthy, Head of Outreach and Coordination Office of Global Maritime Situational Awareness, United States
11:30 - 12:00 Networking break, refreshments, and prayers
Final Plenary Session: “The Way Ahead”
  Chaired by: Brig. Gen. Rashad Al-Shibani, Commander of Staff College, UAE Armed Forces
12:05 - 12:20 Improving International Maritime Security Cooperation
  Admiral Pierre-François Forissier, Commander, French Navy
12:20 - 12:35 Improving Gulf Maritime Security Cooperation
  Rear Admiral Mohammed Al Sabab Al Tenaiji, Commander, UAE Navy
12:35 - 12:50 Panel Discussion
12:50 - 13:00 Closing remarks by Riad Kahwaji
13:00 - 14:00 Luncheon
14:00 End of Conference