RAN Sea Power Conference 2013

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The theme of the 2013 Conference is Naval Diplomacy and Maritime Power Projection: The Utility of Navies in the Maritime Century, which is designed to capitalise on the presence of many foreign navies in Sydney for the International Fleet Review. The 21st century has been described as a maritime century as much as it is an Asian century, due to the pervasive nature of global sea trade and the predominantly maritime environment of Indo Pacific Asia. The theme will examine the contemporary utility of navies as tools of statecraft, from hard and soft power perspectives. It will also explore, in a dedicated session, the notion of 'a maritime school of strategic thought;' a debate that has emerged in Australia in 2012, ahead of the promulgation of a revised National Security Statement and Defence White Paper.

For further information regarding the Sea Power Conference contact:

Sea Power Centre - Australia
Department of Defence
Canberra ACT 2600

Email: seapower.conference@defence.gov.au
Website: http://www.seapowerconference2013.com.au

Program of Events

The detailed program will be updated as speakers confirm their participation. So far, the following speakers have indicated their acceptance:

  • Professor Michael Wesley, National Security College, ANU
  • Mr Peter Jennings, Executive Director, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
  • Associate Professor James R. Holmes, Naval War College
  • Admiral Cecil D. Haney, Commander US Pacific Fleet
Date and Time Event
Sun, 6 Oct 2013 Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
1200 - 1600 Advance Registrations
Day 1 - Mon, 7 Oct 2013
0700 - 1700 Registration
0730 - 0900 Welcome Breakfast and Official Opening Ceremony (Invitation Only)
0900 - 1045 Exhibition Viewing
1000 - 1030 Morning Tea
1045 - 1200 Session 1: ADF Service Chiefs
1200 - 1415 Lunch and Exhibition Viewing (Halls 3, 4, 5, & 6)
1415 - 1530 Session 2: Asian Century and Maritime Century
1530 - 1600 Afternoon Tea
1600 - 1700 Exhibition Viewing
1700 - 1830 PACIFIC 2013 Welcome Reception
Day 2 - Tue, 8 Oct 2013
0800 - 0900 Registration
0830 - 1030 Session 3: Smart Power and Global Security
1030 - 1100 Morning Tea
1100 - 1220 Session 4: Navies and Foreign Policy
1220 - 1350 Lunch and Exhibition Viewing
1350 - 1510 Session 5: Regional Engagement and Power Projection
1510 - 1540 Afternoon Tea and Exhibition Viewing
1540 - 1700 Session 6: Naval Diplomacy and Maritime Power Projection
1700 - 1800 PACIFIC 2013 Networking Function / Exhibition Viewing
Day 3 - Wed, 9 Oct 2013
0800 - 0900 Registration
0830 - 1015 Session 7: A Maritime School of Strategic Thought
1030 - 1100 Morning Tea
1100 - 1200 Exhibition Viewing
1200 - 1330 Lunch and Exhibition Viewing
1230 - 1430 International Fleet Review City March (IFR Event)
1330 - 1600 Exhibition Viewing
1330 - 1500 Maritime Australia Ltd hosted IFR Ships Company Luncheon at PACIFIC 2013
1430 - 1630 Lord Mayor’s Reception / BBQ (IFR event – invitation only)
1530 - 1700 Young Leaders’ Strategic Forum: Lessons for Australia from Maritime Strategy
1700 - 1800 Exhibition Viewing
1700 - 1800 PACIFIC 2013 Networking Finale