CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

DAY – 1 (09 FEBRUARY 2019, SATURDAY)

Session – I (Inaugural Session)
TIME EVENT
0830-0930 Arrival of Guests / Registration
0930 Guests to be seated
1000 Chief Guest: Mr. Arif Alvi, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, arrives
1001 Recitation from the Holy Quran and National Anthem
1005 Welcome Address – by Conference Convener, Vice Admiral (Retd) Syed Khawar Ali Shah HI(M), Director General National Institute of Maritime Affairs (NIMA)
1015 Chief Guest declares the Conference Open
1015 Opening remarks by Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, NI (M)
1025 Keynote Address: “Security Myths and Paradigm Traps: Strategic Thinking for the 21st Century” by Mr. David N. Griffiths, Research Fellow Centre for the Study of Security and Development at Dalhousie University, Canada
1045 Address by the Chief Guest Mr. Arif Alvi, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
1055 Presentation of souvenirs / group photograph
1100-1125 Tea break
Session-II (Implications of Emerging Geo-Political Dynamics on IOR)
1130 Guests to be seated
1135 Guest of Honour – Lt General Edzai Absolom Chanyuka, Commander Zimbabwe National Army
1140 Paper – “Great Power Rivalry in Indian Region’’ by Dr. Huma Naz Baqai, Dean Social Sciences, Institute of Business Administration Pakistan
1200 Paper – “Russian Strategy Towards the Indian Ocean Region: A Russian Perspective” Professor Dr. Oleg Barabanov, Director Valdai Club, Russian Federation
1220 Paper – “Maritime Security Co-operation in the Indian Ocean Region: A Chinese Perspective” by Ms. Yan Yan, Director Research Centre of Ocean Law & Policy ,NISCSS, China
1240 Paper – “Challenges and Opportunities of BRI: Iranian viewpoint” by Dr. Bahador Aminian Jazi, Associate Professor at School of International Relations(SIR), Iran
1300 Question & Answer Session
1325 Presentation of souvenirs / group photograph
1330-1430 Lunch and prayers break
Session-III (Maritime Development – Ocean Governance, Policies & Laws)
1435 Guests to be seated
1440 Chief Guest: Ms. Zartaj Gul, Minister of State Climate Change, arrives
1445 Keynote Address: “Maldives; The Story of a Small Island Developing State” Ms. Dunya Maumoon, Former Foreign Minister of Republic of Maldives
1505 Paper – “Effectiveness of Global and National Regulatory Frameworks to Address Challenges to Ocean Governances in the Arabian Sea” by Dr. Shahid Amjad, “Dean Energy & Environment Department”, IoBM, Karachi & Former DG NIO, Pakistan
1525 Paper – “The State Of Global Fisheries – Contemporary Challenges Related to Indian Ocean Region; Including Legal & Fisheries Management Regimes” by Commodore Bandula Senaratne, Sri Lankan Navy
1545 Paper – “Marine Debris: Environmental Concerns, Sources, Impact and Solution” by Dr. Nuzhat Khan, Head Marine Environment & Chemistry, National Institute of Oceanography, Pakistan
1605 Question & Answer Session
1625 Presentation of souvenirs to Speakers / Chief Guest/ group photograph
1630 Tea break- Closing of the day

Day – 2 (10 February 2019, Sunday)

Session-IV (Maritime Security and Strategy)
0900 Guests to be seated
0905 Chief Guest: Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat HI(M), Vice Chief of the Naval Staff, arrives Guest of Honour – Vice Admiral Alexandra Mirsu Chief of the Naval Staff Romanian Navy
0906 Recitation from the Holy Quran
0910 Keynote Address: “The Role of Prominent Navy Engagements in Setting a Pathway for Cooperation and Peace Among Nations” by Admiral (Retd) William A. Owens, Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, USA
0930 Paper – “Enhancing Maritime Cooperation in the Indian Ocean Region: Tackling Security Threats” by Senior Captain. Shao Shuguang, Commander Task Force, PLA (N), China
0950 Paper – “Contemporary Maritime Security Challenges in the Indian Ocean Region – Perspective of Pakistan Navy ” by Vice Admiral Asif Khaliq HI(M), Commander Karachi
1010 Paper – “The Principles of Co-operation in Maritime Security” by Rear Admiral Mehmet Cem Okyay, Commander of Turkish North Task Group
1030 Question & Answer Session
1055 Presentation of souvenirs / group photograph
1100-1125 Tea break
Session-V (Focusing on Maritime Dynamics of Western Indian Ocean Region)
1130 Guests to be seated
1135 Chief Guest: Dr. Masuma Hasan, Chairman Pakistan Institute of International Affairs, arrives
1140 Keynote address: – “What is the Right Security Architecture for the Western Indian Ocean?” by Prof. Dr. Christian Bueger, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
1205 Paper -“Maritime Security in 21st Century” by Dr Syed Rifaat Hussain, National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Pakistan
1230 Paper – Maritime Security Cooperation: From Mistrust to Trust in the Indian Ocean Region by Bhagya Senaratne, Reader at General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka
1255 Question & Answer Session
1325 Presentation of souvenirs / group photograph
1330- 1430 Lunch and prayers break
Session-VI (Blue Growth – Emerging Challenges & Opportunities in IOR)
1435 Guests to be seated
1440 Chief Guest: Mr. Abdullah Hussain Haroon, Former Foreign Minister, arrives
1445 Keynote Address: “Opportunities of Blue Economy for the Indian Ocean Littorals” by Mr. Nazery Khalid, Head of Group Corporate Communication, Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation, Berhad, Malaysia
1505 Paper – “Gwadar & Makran Coast – Emerging Pivot in the Regional Maritime Cluster:” by Vice Admiral (Retd) Iftikhar Ahmed HI(M)
1525 Paper – “Towards Blue Growth: A Sustainable Ocean-led Development Paradigm (SODP) for Pakistan” Dr. Aneel Salman, Head Business Management Program COMSAT, Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad
1545 Paper – “Contemporary Trends in Shipping and Future of Seafarers and Port Personal” by Mr. Irfan Rahim, Director Special Projects at International Maritime Organisation (IMO), UK
1605 Question & Answer Session
1625 Presentation of souvenirs / group photograph
1630 Tea break – Departure at own convenience

Day – 3 (11 February 2019, Monday)

Working Group Session (Session-VII)
0930 Gathering
0935-1100 Panel discussion in the respective syndicates
Closing Session (Session -VIII)
1145 Guests to be seated
1200 Chief Guest: Mr. Pervez Khattak, Federal Minister for Defence, arrives
1205 Recitation from the Holy Quran
1210 Integration speech by Vice Admiral (Retd) Syed Khawar Ali Shah HI(M), Director General NIMA
1230 Summations by head of respective working groups / panels
1300 Address by Chief Guest
1310 Presentation of souvenirs / group photograph
1315 Lunch

Conference Ends