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9th Annual MDA: Coastal Surveillance 2012

30 October, 2012 - 31 October, 2012, Singapore, Singapore

Coastal Surveillance, the premier maritime security and coastal surveillance conference in Asia Pacific, brings together the entire ecosystem of defence, government, industry, as well as international organisations. All participants have a vested interest in ensuring the elimination of threats to freedom of navigation in international and regional waters.

Top Benefits of Attending Coastal Surveillance 2012:

  • Network with professionals from your counterpart organisations.
  • Learn from knowledgeable subject matter experts armed with practical, implementable advice.
  • Gain strategic, operational and technical insight on coastal surveillance and border protection as well as broader maritime security issues.
  • Hear about the latest technologies you can tap on to achieve coastal surveillance and maritime security objectives as well as implementation considerations and pitfalls to avoid.
  • Achieve greater information sharing and interoperability across militaries, government agencies, international organisations as well as industry.
  • Benchmark with maritime stakeholders to assess your priorities and focus for 2012 and beyond.

In 2011, more than 200 top experts, military and coast guard personnel as well as maritime security professionals gathered to discuss how to counter coastal surveillance as well as other pressing maritime security threats.

In 2012, look forward to a highly pertinent and valuable conference programme that will be designed by a distinguished panel of senior defence and government officials, maritime security experts and industry professionals. Topics to be covered include:

  • Furthering cooperation between ASEAN and non-ASEAN countries in maritime security and coastal surveillance
  • Building capability and capacity to combat sea piracy and armed robbery, eliminate illegal logging, smuggling of goods and people, illicit trafficking of drugs and other sea-related crimes
  • Accurately predicting emerging threats and enhancing risk assessment capabilities to reduce or eradicate threats
  • Understanding and implementing the latest, most innovative and cost-effective technologies and solutions available to tackle security and surveillance challenges


A well-organised event. Worth attending by relevant officials and business partners.
Captain Muzaffar Mahmood, Deputy Chief Maritime Affairs Wing, Ministry of Defence Pakistan

It’s been really useful to get an overview of worldwide efforts on the maritime security domain.
Capt. Jose M. Bausa, NATO HQ Chief, NATO

The conference focuses on issues that are current and provides participants valuable insight, concepts that we can adopt to our particular needs.
Commander John Fox, Fiji Navy

Coastal Surveillance highlights the utmost importance of considering a problem from different national perspectives.
Vice Admiral Jean-Louis Vichot, French Naval Centre, French Navy

Top Reasons Why Industry Solution Providers Should Attend

  • Get the latest on capability gaps and opportunities your business could help with from key decision makers within the maritime security and coastal surveillance ecosystem.
  • Reach out to potential partners. With regular attendance of Asia Pacific maritime surveillance technology distributors and core ISR platform providers, Coastal Surveillance will provide the perfect platform for you to source your distributor and partner in Asia’s advanced and emerging markets.
  • Identify future opportunities to win business with the regional Navies, Air Forces, Coast Guards, Border Protection agencies who are looking to invest.
  • Network with key decision makers to capture and maintain front of mind. With over 100 senior military and government speakers and VIP guests at the event, establish contact with your potential clients in the APAC region.
  • Hear about new priorities from new leaders of key Navies, Air Forces, Coast Guards, Border Protection agencies as well as other maritime security and coastal surveillance organisations.
  • Keep up to date with all the key developments in combating coastal and maritime threats.

Be the First to Receive the Coastal Surveillance 2012 Agenda

  • 2 days of strategic, operational and technical insights from leaders key Navies, Air Forces, Coast Guards, Border Protection agencies as well as other maritime security and coastal surveillance organisations
  • Actionable takeaways on mitigating emerging threats, reducing risk, forstering greater cooperation and building capability
  • Unrivalled networking with key decision makers from your counterpart organisations

Conference features

  • 30+ technical sessions from Military, Government and Industry
  • Real-life operational case studies
  • 200+ attendees
  • Tailored workshop
  • Special site tour
  • 18 countries represented
  • 27 hours of networking
  • NEW! Sessions from Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Cambodia, Fiji and Papua New Guinea
  • 1 unique Asia Pacific event

Venue & Accommodations

MAX Atria
1Expo Drive
#02-01, Singapore

Capri by Fraser Hotel Residences
Changi Business Park Central 1
Singapore 486037
Tel: +65 (1) 800 313 13 13


Hotel accommodation and travel costs are not included in the registration fee. A reduced corporate room rate has been arranged at Capri by Fraser Hotel Residences, Singapore for attendees at this conference. To take advantage of this special rate, please process the hotel room reservation form provided upon confirmation of your attendance.

The agenda is available as PDF under downloads.


  • Rear Admiral (Rtd.) Bernard Miranda, Director, National Maritime Operations Group, NATIONAL MARITIME SECURITY SYSTEM SINGAPORE
  • Commodore Aage Buur Jensen, Former Commander, CTF-151, Royal Danish Navy
  • Vice Admiral Jean-Louis Vichot, Director, Naval Centre, French Navy*
  • Commodore Philip Libed Cacayan, Commander, Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao, Philippines Navy
  • Dr. Young Gyu Kim, Director, Naval Systems, Agency for Defense Development, South Korea
  • Rear Admiral Waseem Akram, Director General, Pakistan Maritime Security Agency, Pakistan Navy
  • Chad Hsu Chi-Yeh, Senior Executive Officer, Taiwan Coast Guard
  • Major Nguyen Khac Vuot, Maritime Operations, Vietnam Maritime Police
  • Commodore K.H. De Silva, Deputy Commander, Northern Region, Sri Lanka Navy
  • Rear Admiral Gualtiero Mattesi, Deputy Operation Commander, Operation Atalanta, EU NAVAL FORCES
  • First Admiral Hj Adon bin Hj Shalan, Head of Maritime Enforcement, Southern Region, MALAYSIAN MARITIME ENFORCEMENT AGENCY
  • Mike Quin, Defense Business Development Manager, Asia Pacific, Esri
  • Craig Pitman, Defense Technical Advisor, Asia Pacific, Esri
  • Inspector General KR Nautiyal, Deputy Director General, Operations, Indian Coast Guard*
  • First Admiral Tan Kok Kwee, Head of Enforcement, Northern Region Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency
  • Michael Dale, Director of Operations, New Zealand National Maritime Coordination Centre
  • Ziakede Patrick Akpobolokemi, Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency
  • Brigadier Mohamed A. Al-Mannai, Director General, Qatar National Security Shield*
  • First Admiral Dato’ Pahlawan Mohamed Adib Abdul, Chief of Staff, Fleet Operational Command, Royal Malaysian Navy
  • Senior Flag Officer, Representing Chief of Navy, Thai Navy
  • Captain Zalina Sungip, Senior Assistant Director, Air Operations Directorate, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency
  • Senior Representative, JAPAN COAST GUARD
  • Brigadier Mohamed A. Al-Mannai, Director General, QATAR NATIONAL SECURITY SHIELD PROJECT
  • Rear Admiral Sinan Tosun, Commander of SNMG2, Turkish Navy NATO , *Invited
  • Assistant Chief of Staff, Planning and Operations, ROYAL MALAYSIAN NAVY, *tentative
  • Flag Officer Representing the Chief of Navy, INDONESIAN NAVY, *tentative
  • Minister S Iswaran, Second Minister for Home Affairs, SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT, *invited
  • Rear Admiral David Johnston, Commander, BORDER PROTECTION COMMAND, AUSTRALIA, (*tentative)
  • Starred Officer, PHILIPPINES AIR FORCE


Event details

30 October, 2012
31 October, 2012
Singapore EXPO

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