IISS Shangri-La Dialogue – Agenda

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All events will take place at the Shangri-La Hotel, 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350, except for dinner on Saturday night, which will be held at the Istana (by invitation only).

All sessions will be on the record.

Helicopter fly by Mount Fuji

FRIDAY 2 JUNE 2017

All Day

Bilateral Meetings between Defence Ministers and Officials

19.00 – 20.00

Opening Reception

Ministerial Reception

20.00 – 22.15

Keynote Address and Opening Dinner

Opening Remarks
Dr John Chipman, Director-General and Chief Executive, IISS

Keynote Address
Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia

SATURDAY 3 JUNE 2017

08.50 – 09.00

Opening of the Summit

Dr John Chipman, Director-General and Chief Executive, IISS

09.00 – 09.30

First Plenary Session

THE UNITED STATES AND ASIA-PACIFIC SECURITY

General (Retd) James Mattis, Secretary of Defense, United States

09.30 – 11.00

Second Plenary Session

UPHOLDING THE RULES-BASED REGIONAL ORDER

Tomomi Inada, Minister of Defense, Japan
Marise Payne, Minister of Defence, Australia
Sylvie Goulard, Minister for Armed Forces, France 

11.00 – 11.30

Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00

Third Plenary Session

NEW CHALLENGES FOR CRISIS MANAGEMENT IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC

Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Minister of Defence, Malaysia
Harjit Singh Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, Canada
General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Pakistan Armed Forces 

13.00 – 14.30

Ministerial Roundtable

Lunch for All Other Delegates

14.30 – 16.15

Bilateral Meetings

16.15 – 16.45

Coffee Break

16.45 – 18.15

Simultaneous Special Sessions

Session 1: NUCLEAR DANGERS IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC

Chair: Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas
Shigeo Yamada, Cabinet Councillor, National Security Secretariat, Japan
Jean-Christophe Belliard, Deputy Secretary-General, Political Affairs; Political Director, European External Action Service
Major General (Retd) Yao Yunzhu, Director Emeritus, Center on China-America Defense Relations, Academy of Military Science, People’s Liberation Army, China
Major General (Retd) Ha Jungyul, Vice Chairman, Policy Committee, Democratic Party of Korea (DPK); Head of National Defence and Security, The Institute for Democracy, DPK 

Session 2: NEW PATTERNS OF SECURITY COOPERATION

Chair: Dr Tim Huxley, Executive Director, IISS–Asia
Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, Chief of the Defence Force, Australia
U Thaung Tun, National Security Advisor, Union Government of Myanmar
General Denis Mercier, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, NATO
Lieutenant General He Lei, Vice President, Academy of Military Science, People's Liberation Army, China

Session 3: DEFENCE IMPLICATIONS OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

Chair: Dr Bastian Giegerich, Director, Defence and Military Analysis, IISS
Air Chief Marshall Sir Stuart Peach, Chief of the Defence Staff, United Kingdom
David Koh Tee Hian, Deputy Secretary (Technology); Deputy Secretary (Special Projects); Defence Cyber Chief, Ministry of Defence, Singapore
Congressman Mac Thornberry, Chairman, Committee on Armed Services, US House of Representatives
Colonel Zhu Qichao, Professor, National University of Defense Technology, People's Liberation Army, China

Session 4: PRACTICAL MEASURES TO AVOID CONFLICT AT SEA

Chair: Nick Childs, Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security, IISS
Senior Lieutenant General Professor Dr Bui Van Nam, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Public Security, Vietnam
General Kazuaki Sumida, Vice Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, Japan Self-Defense Forces
Rear Admiral Donald D Gabrielson, Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific; Commander, Task Force 73; Singapore Area Coordinator, US
Senior Colonel Zhou Bo, Director, Security Cooperation Center, Office for International Military Cooperation, National Defense Ministry, China

19.30 – 22.00

Istana Reception and Dinner (by Invitation Only)

SUNDAY 4 JUNE 2017

09.30 – 11.00

Fourth Plenary Session

FINDING COMMON GROUND ON REGIONAL SECURITY

General (Retd) Ryamizard Ryacudu, Minister of Defense, Indonesia
Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General, Association of Southeast Asian Nations
General (Retd) Ricardo A David Jr, Under Secretary for Defense Policy, Philippines

11.00 – 11.30

Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00

Fifth Plenary Session

GLOBAL THREATS AND REGIONAL SECURITY

Mark Mitchell, Minister of Defence, New Zealand
Lieutenant General Alexander Vasilyevich Fomin, Deputy Minister of Defence, Russia
Dr Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Defence, Singapore

13.15 – 14.45

Ministerial Roundtable

Closing Lunch for All Other Delegates

Southeast Asian Young Leaders’ Programme Lunch

US marines training in Cambodia

Photo by Leonid Iaitskyi

IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2017

The 16th Asia Security Summit took place in Singapore from 2–4 June 2017.


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