MSC20 Program + Themes

Speakers, topics, and themes of discussion for
Maritime Security Challenges 2020.

About the MSC Conference Series

Information about the past biennial MSC Conferences

Info for Sponsors + Exhibitors

Information on how you can be a part of MSC20.

MSC20 Speaker and Panelist Profiles

Information on speakers and panelists taking part in
Maritime Security Challenges 2020.

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Announcing MSC20 program change:

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and governmental restrictions and recommendations on travel and public gatherings, The Navy League of Canada, with the support of the Royal Canadian Navy and the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, has decided to adjust the format of the upcoming Maritime Security Challenges (MSC) conference. The MSC organizers did not take this decision lightly, but given the circumstances, felt that a change to the 2020 program was necessary. This decision is based on the guidance from governmental health officials and our concern for the health and safety of everyone involved.

We are pleased to announce that the next in-person MSC meeting will take place on 22-24 March 2022 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.  In the meantime, MSC will begin a series of virtual presentations to ensure a continuous opportunity for connection, engagement and knowledge sharing across the industry.  The first of these will take place 20-22 October 2020, the dates originally scheduled for MSC20.

A program for the adapted online MSC series will be announced in the coming weeks and will be posted on the MSC website and our social media channels.  Please sign up to the MSC mailing list so that you are kept informed of all MSC developments.

MSC20 will concentrate on Great Power competition in the Indo-Asia-Pacific, with a particular focus on how middle powers are navigating in this challenging environment.

The conference program for MSC20 is now available and the next in person meeting, as ever, will include key networking events such as a daysail on board a RCN Halifax-class frigate, a welcoming reception, and a marquee banquet dinner.

Visit the registration and accommodations pages for more information on joining us for MSC20!