Programme

Join us for this 3 day programme!

The Congress will comprise of a three day programme which combines plenary, thematic, regional and interactive sessions. The programme will bring together a wide range of international key speakers from diverse sectors. It also includes three evening functions, which will provide the ideal platform for partnership building.

Day 1
13 Mar 2019
Day 2
14 Mar 2019
Day 3
15 Mar 2019

Welcome Opening Remarks

Dr Koji Sekimizu

Keynote Address: Oman Maritime Heritage

Session speakers: H.E. Dr Ahmed Mohammed Salem Al Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications of the Sultanate of Oman

Keynote Address: The Ocean as the Pathway to International Commerce and the Global Economy.

“Charting the evolution of global commerce and the maritime world economy today.”
Kitack Lim

Panel Discussion: The Ocean as the Pathway to International Commerce and the Global Economy

The Panel Discussion regarding The Ocean as the Pathway to International Commerce and the Global Economy will address the following topics: Topic 1. Revealing the great trade routes of history...
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Carleen Lyden Walker
Ms Caroline Yang
Mr Gerardo A. Borromeo

Keynote Address: Why Must We Connect the Past to Navigate the Future?

“What is Maritime Heritage and why is understanding of it vital today?”
James P. Delgado

Panel Discussion: Maritime Heritage is used to communicate the Issues of the Present and the Future.

The Panel Discussion regarding Maritime Heritage and how it is used to communicate the issues of the present and future will address the following topics: Topic 1. What is the...
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Captain Frederick James Francis
You Zefeng
Richard Wesley
Kevin Sumption
Laura Boon

Panel Discussion: The Ocean as a Pathway to a Sustainable future.

The Panel Discussion regarding The Ocean as Pathway to a Sustainable Future will address the following topics: Topic 1.  The evolving role and future direction of Museums, Aquariums, and Ocean...
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Dr. Shelley Wachsmann
Ole Varmer
Elaina Olivia Chong
S M Daud Hassan
Piet Mast

Panel Discussion: on the Ocean as a Pathway to Cultural Diversity

Synopsis. The Panel Discussion regarding The Ocean as Pathway to a Cultural Diversity will address the following topics: Topic 1.  The ocean as a pathway for migration and how mass...
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Daniel J Basta
Akifumi Iwabuchi
Dr John N Miksic
Hans Van Tilburg
Mr Clement Onn

Closing Remarks

Ole Varmer

Opening Reception

Maritime Experiential Museum™, Resorts World Sentosa
Mr Yap Koon Hong

Welcome and Summary of Day 1

A Summary of Day 1, and presentation of how Day 2 supports the goal to discover and nurture synergies and partnerships among communities.
Timothy J. Runyan

Keynote Address: The Ocean as a pathway to Governance; Using heritage to inform the future

Address to include the following content: 1) Navies and Coast Guards around the Globe. How are navies and Coast Guards preserving their heritage, and using that to communicate to issues...
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Dr Koji Sekimizu

Panel Discussion on The Ocean as a pathway to Governance

The Panel Discussion regarding The Ocean as Pathway to Governance; using heritage to inform the Future will address the following topcis: 1)  Navies and Coast Guards around the Globe.  How...
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Esben Poulsson
Peter Hinchliffe
Frederick J Kenny, Jr.
Paul Holthus
Lawrence Teh

Regional Perspectives: [Asia Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Ocean]

Exploring new Maritime Heritage connections, opportunities, and strategies within regions for helping to support a sustainable future.   Session Speakers: Chair: Daniel Basta Panelists: Ms Noriko Dr. Kevin Fewster Daud...
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Daniel J Basta
Dr. Kevin Fewster
S M Daud Hassan
Mr Gerardo A. Borromeo

Delegates can chose to join 1 of 4 sessions in the afternoon of Day 2

“Today is the Future of the Past” hosted by the World Maritime Heritage Society. Refer to detailed programme below.A series of key presentations and panel discussions covering topics such as...
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Captain Frederick James Francis
Dr. Kevin Fewster
S M Daud Hassan
Mr Gerardo A. Borromeo

Panel Discussion 1: Harmonising Maritime Heritage for One Ocean, One Direction, One World

Speakers: Chair: Ambassador Albert Teo 1. Ambassador K Kesavapany, Senior Advisor – World Maritime Heritage Society 2. Captain Nikolay Zorchenko, Vice President – Far Eastern State Technical Fisheries University, Russia...
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Ambassador Kesavapany
Mr Jeyathurai Ayadurai
Captain Frederick James Francis
Capt Albert Teo
Dr Sanjay Chittarajan Kuttan
Captain Nikolay Zorchenko

Presentation on Museum ships around the World:

Session Speaker: Dr Alexandre Sheldon-Duplais– Service Historique de la Defense, Bureau Marine

Welcome and Summary of Day 2

Dr. Shelley Wachsmann

Group Presentations and Discussions

Moderated by: Daniel Basta, Former Director of NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Program  
Daniel J Basta

Closing remarks

Carleen Lyden Walker
Terry Garcia

• Post Conference Tour option 1 | Asian Civilizations Museum •Post Conference Tour option 2 | S.E.A. Aquarium, The Maritime Experiential Museum

S.E.A. Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa is one of the world’s largest aquariums and home to more than 100,000 marine animals from across 1,000 species. Featuring more than 50 diverse...
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Closing Reception

  Singapore Maritime Gallery

Programme subject to change and development.