REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE, Wednesday 15 May 2019 – The 12th IMDEX continued with the 6th International Maritime Security Conference (IMSC) at Changi Exhibition Centre. The IMSC is a high-profile conference that brings together Chief of Navies, Director-Generals of Coast Guard, government officials, academia, think tanks and key industry players around the world to discus threat to maritime safety and security. The Commander of RBN was invited to speak in a panel comprising of the Chief of Navies from Australia, Republic of Germany and Japan Maritime Self Defence Force where they discussed the topic of ‘Maintaining Peace in Our Maritime Commons’.
That evening, an International warship cocktail reception was held onboard RSS PERSISTENCE, Changi Naval Base to cap of the 12th IMDEX Asia 2019. Singapore Senior Minister of State for Defence Mr Heng Chee How was the Guest of Honour. Several cultural performances by the various navies during the cocktail reception and sunset ceremony, naval tradition during which sailors marks the end of a day.