Admiral Harris

Admiral Harry Harris, Jr., Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet

Maritime Security Challenges 2014, the 6th iteration of the MSC conference series, took place at the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC, Canada from October 6 – 9, 2014. Over 190 delegates from 22 nations came together to discuss important naval issues in an open, frank and intimate environment. Among the conference delegates were 13 serving flag officers from 9 nations and many additional retired flag officers. Vice Admiral Ron Buck, Royal Canadian Navy (Retd), Immediate Past President of the Navy League of Canada served as the conference’s Honourary Chair. Dr. Jim Boutillier, Special Advisor, International Engagement, Maritime Forces Pacific, Royal Canadian Navy chaired the Conference Program Committee.

Keynote presentations were made by Vice Admiral Mark Norman, Commander, Royal Canadian Navy and Admiral Harry Harris, Jr., Commander US Pacific Fleet. Rear Admiral Bill Truelove, Commander Maritime Forces Pacific, Royal Canadian Navy, provided closing comments.

Speaker and poster presentations from MSC2014 are available below in order in which they were presented, and are saved in minimized PDF format, except where otherwise marked.

Panel 1 – The Naval Rebalance to the Pacific

Panel 2 – Developments in the Indian Ocean

Lunch Presentation – A View from the Philippine Navy

  • RAdm. Caesar Taccad – PDF

Panel 3 – Building the Fleets of Tomorrow

Panel 4 – The Expansion of Economic & Commercial Activities at Sea

Panel 5 – Navigating Maritime Disputes

Lunch Presentation – An ASEAN Perspective on Maritime Cooperation

Special Presentation – A South American Perspective on Pacific Seapower

Panel 6 – Technology and Naval Operations

Poster Presentations

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