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IMSE 2020 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (Tentative)

Thursday, August 6th 2020
9:00 AM Registration Opens
11:30 AMOpening ceremony and luncheon with keynote speaker - Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, USCG (Ret). Admiral Zukunft served as the 25th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard.
1:00 PM Comprehensive maritime security requires implementation across the diplomatic, intelligence, military, law enforcement and economic spheres. Rear Admiral Peter A. Gumataotao, USN (Ret), Director of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) will lead a panel of experts to discuss this. DKI APCSS provides a forum where current and future military and civilian leaders from the Indo-Pacific region gather to address regional and global security issues.
2:00 PMConsul generals from the region will discuss the diplomatic elements of a free and open Indo-Pacific in a panel led by Rear Admiral Robert P. Girrier, USN (Ret), of President Pacific Forum. Pacific Forum is a non-profit, foreign policy research institute based in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Forum’s programs encompass current and emerging political, security, economic and business issues and works to help stimulate cooperative policies in the Indo-Pacific region through analysis and dialogue.
3:00 PMIndustry Panel - Countering the Cyber Threat to Maritime Security
4:00 PMPau Hana Informal Networking Reception in the Sponsor Display Area
Friday, August 7th 2020
8:00 AM Breakfast with keynote speaker - Admiral Chris Aquilino, USN, U.S. Pacific Fleet.
9:30 AMIndo-Pacific Heads of Navies and Senior Leaders Panel led by Admiral Chris Aquilino, USN.
11:30 AM"Salute to RIMPAC" luncheon with Rear Admiral Jonathan Dallas Mead, Royal Australian Navy, Deputy Commander Combined Task Force (CCTF) for RIMPAC 2020. Rear Admiral Mead is the Australian Fleet Commander.
1:00 PM"RIMPAC Wrap" with Vice Admiral Scott D. Conn, USN, Commander Combined Task Force (CCTF) for RIMPAC 2020. Admiral Conn is the Commander U.S. Third Fleet.
2:00 PMSecurity Assistance/Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific. Rear Admiral Francis Morley, USN, Director Navy International Programs Office will present the U.S. Navy perspective while Brigadier Rory Copinger-Symes, U.K. Royal Maines will present the regional perspective as the USINDOPACOM Deputy Director for Security Cooperation. Japan's efforts in the region will be represented by a senior leader (TBD) from the Ministry of Defense.
5:00 PMRooftop reception
6:30 PMDinner with a speaker
Saturday, August 8th 2020
8:00 AMBreakfast with speaker
9:30 AMCollaborative Maritime Law Enforcement - Vice Admiral Linda Fagen, USCG, Pacific Area Commander and the 14th District Commander will discuss collaborative operations in the region. Learn about the unique role of the United States Coast Guard in the region, working with international partners to preserve natural resources and protect the sovereignty of island nations in Oceania. This session will also address new operational capabilities of the Coast Guard to include acquisition of the Legend class cutter allowing the resumption of operations in the Western Pacific.
11:30 AMLuncheon with speaker
1:00 PMIndustry Panel - Innovative Solutions for Exercising Maritime Sovereignty in the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs)
2:00 PMDaniel K.Inouye Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) overview with Rear Admiral Peter A. Gumataotao, USN (Ret). DKI APCSS addresses regional and global security issues, inviting military and civilian representatives of the United States and Asia-Pacific nations to its comprehensive program of executive education and workshops, both in Hawaii and throughout the Indo-Pacific region. DKI APCSS boasts more than 13,000 graduates from 100 countries across the globe.
3:00 PMFinal Word with Admiral Paul K. Zukunft, USCG (Ret)
4:00 PM8:00 Sunset Rooftop Aloha Reception