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IMSE 2020 FAQ



Background

The Indo-Pacific Maritime Security Exchange is designed to be a “free and open” exchange of perspectives, ideas, and professional assessments related to maritime security in the Indo-Pacific region. Chatham House rules will be in place throughout the sessions to ensure open expression of ideas among all participants.


Why should I attend IMSE?

1. Learn from RIMPAC leadership about desired capabilities and technologies.

2. Listen to more than twenty senior Indo-Pacific decision makers as they discuss collaboration and capacity building in the maritime domain.

3. Expand your knowledge about the region identified by the U.S. Department of Defense as the nation’s priority theater and “…the single most consequential region for America’s future.”

4. Explore what is needed to improve maritime security in the region.

5. Strengthen relationships with maritime leaders.

6. Discover new business opportunities and markets.

7. Network with senior military leaders, members of the diplomatic corps, and the maritime defense community.


Why should my company become a sponsor?

1. Sponsorship will identify your company as a leader and contributor to Indo-Pacific capacity building.

2. Only sponsors will be given the opportunity to exhibit marketing displays.

3. Sponsors will receive recognition at special events, through event signage, on the website, and in the event program.

4. Participate as a panelist in a session that explores joint and international experimentation, new and emerging emerging technologies, and capabilities.


Why is this conference held in Honolulu?

1. Honolulu is uniquein that U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and its major component commands, U.S. Pacific Fleet, U.S. Army Pacific, Pacific Air Forces, Marine Forces Pacific, and Special Operations Command Pacific, are all co-located on the island of Oahu. Honolulu is also home to the 14th Coast Guard District.

2. The Indo-Pacific has been identified as DoD’s “priority theater.”

3. IMSE is scheduled to leverage the presence of an international gathering of maritime leaders in Honolulu for RIMPAC.