Provisional Programme

DAY 1 – 7TH OCTOBER, 2019

08:00 – 10:00  Arrival/Registration

OPENING CEREMONY

10:00 – 10:05 Nigeria National Anthem
10:05 – 10:15 Introduction/Recognition
10:15 – 10:20 Welcome Speech by DG/CEO NIMASA
10:25 – 10:30 Goodwill Message by ECOWAS President
10:35 – 10:40 Good will Message by ECCAS President
10:45 – 10:50 Goodwill Message by AU Commission Chairperson
10:55 – 11:00 Goodwill Message by Secretary General, IMO
11:05 – 11:10 Remarks by Chief of the Naval Staff -NIGERIA
11:15 – 11:20 Remarks by Honourable Minister of Defence
11:25 – 11:30 Remarks by the Honourable Minister of Transportation
11:40 – 11:55 Keynote address by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
12:00 – 12:05 Photographs
12:05 – 12:25 Tea Break

MAIN EVENTS

12:30 – 14:00 Parallel Thematic Sessions
Panel 1: Maritime Security: Evolving Roles, Models, Missions and Capabilities
Panel 2: Ensuring Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea: Effective Regional Cooperation and Roles of International Partners
14:15 – 15:15 Lunch
15:30 – 17:00 Parallel Thematic Sessions 
Panel 3: Balancing Geopolitical, Economic and Geostrategic Interests in Maritime Security Initiatives
Panel 4: Maritime Governance, Security and the Blue Economy
17:15 – 17:45 Plenary
17:15 – 17:45 Cocktail Reception/Networking

DAY 2 – 8TH OCTOBER, 2019

08:00 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 10:30  Parallel Working Sessions
Panel 5: Maritime Security, Legal Framework and Regulatory Issues in the Gulf of Guinea
Panel 6: Maritime Security: Moving Beyond Policy Statements to Taking Collective Actions
10:40 – 11:10 Plenary
11:15 – 11:40 Tea Break
11:45 – 13:15 Parallel Thematic Sessions
Panel 7: Technology Deployment in Maritime Security: Emerging Issues
Panel 8: Future of Maritime Security: Trends, Emerging Threat Vectors and Capability Requirements
Panel 9: Enhancing Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA)
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:45 – 16:15 Parallel Thematic Sessions
Panel 10: Maritime Security Partnerships: The Roles of Civil Societies
Panel 11: Harmonized Standard Operating Procedures (HSOP): A Model for Cooperation
16:30 – 17:15 Special Session: High Level Meeting of Navy Chiefs of Gulf of Guinea Countries and the Maritime Industry Stakeholders (Strictly by invitation).
17:20 – 17:50 Plenary
19:30 – 22:00 Special Dinner (Strictly by Invitation)

DAY 3 – 9TH OCTOBER, 2019

08:00 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 10:00 Consideration of Conference Document
10:00 – 10:45 Tea Break

CLOSING SESSION/CEREMONY

11:00 – 12:45 Leaders/Partners Commitment Statements
13:00 – 14:30 Reading/ Adoption of Communique
14:45 – 15:00 Closing Remarks by The Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
15:00 –15:15 Vote of Thanks by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation
15:30 End of Conference/Departure

SIDELINE EVENTS ARE EXPECTED TO HOLD WITHIN THE MARGIN OF THE CONFERENCE.