Maritime Security & Coastal Surveillance Philippines 2016

In conjunction with the National Coast Watch Council Secretariat, Office of the President, Republic of Philippines, Defence IQ is inviting participation at the Maritime Security & Coastal Surveillance Philippines 2016 on 9-10 June 2016 at The Manila Hotel, Philippines

Your chance to meet SEA Navy Chiefs, Coast Guards & Operational Procurement Officers

The conference will follow on from the presidential elections taking place in May, and gather senior government officials, political decision makers and organisational heads not only from the Philippines but across Southeast Asia to discuss the current challenges and strategies to enhance maritime security and surveillance in the region.

In response to these growing regional threats, the Philippines government has increased its 2016 defence budget by 9.2 per cent for 2016, reaching a total of PHP126.62 billion (US$2.66 billion). As part of this increase, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) modernization program, has also risen from PHP15 to PHP25 billion pesos ($528.3 million). With this new spending power, 2016 is expected to be a significant year for defence related procurement in the Philippines!

Maritime Security & Coastal Surveillance Philippines will focus on the key issues and themes including:

  • Operational and technological challenges and solutionsto overcome persistent transnational threats such as illegal fishing, piracy, armed robbery, drug and human smuggling, illegal trespassing and border security.
  • Strategies and systems for enhanced inter-agency cooperation and law enforcement against maritime threats: Updates from Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia on interoperability between agencies for fast coordinated response to threats.
  • Focused streams on modification and procurement plans:How navies and coast guards in Asia and beyond are developing land, sea and aerial assets to combat the evolving nature of modern maritime threats and to enhance maritime domain awareness to safeguard the EEZ.
  • Focused roundtable discussion on latest industrial technologyincluding C4ISR, radars, automatic identification system (AIS) and vessel tracking management system (VTMS). Choose the most relevant technological requirement for your organisation

Keynote speakers in 2016 include:

  • Rear Admiral William M Melad the Commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard
  • Vice Admiral Caesar Taccad the Flag Officer-In-Command of the Philippine Navy
  • Admiral Na Arreenich the Commander In-Chief of the Royal Thai Navy
  • Commander Piyanun Kaewmanee, Head of Policy and Strategy Section, Royal Thai Navy
  • Admiral Maritime Dato’ Haji Ahmad Puzi Bin Ab Kahar, Director General, MMEA
  • SAC Abdul Rahim Bin Abdullah, Commander Of Marine Police, Royal Malaysian Police
  • Admiral (ADM) Ade Supandi, Chief of Staff, Indonesian Navy

Registration for Maritime Security & Coastal Surveillance Philippines 2016 is now open at  The programme is also available for review. For further information, contact or +65 6722 9388.

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