8th ECGFF Plenary Conference


'Cooperation, Coordination and Collaboration' 

8th Plenary Conference Documents (login required)




20 September 2016

1200 - 1700

Registration desk open for arrivals, Park Plaza Riverside Hotel London

1830 – 2100

Welcome reception, IMO building, 4th floor Terrace


21 September 2016         


Welcome refreshments, IMO Delegate Lounge

0900– 0905        

Opening remarks, Mr Richard Parkes, Director of Maritime Operations, Maritime and Coastguard Agency

0905 – 0910

Welcome, Vice Admiral Sir Alan Massey KCB CBE, Chief Executive, Maritime and Coastguard Agency


Presentation on the new legal mandate and future cooperation with national authorities and interaction with the


§  Speech by Christos Economou DG MARE

§  Presentation by Ms Ana Christina Jorge FRONTEX (EBCA)

§  Presentation by Mr Markku Mylly, EMSA

§  Presentation by Ms Karin Hermansson, EFCA



Presentation on Migrant Operations in the Mediterranean

Vice Admiral Georgios Barkatsas Hellenic Coast Guard

1040 – 1100

Group Photograph

1100 - 1130

Refreshment Break Delegates Lounge

1130 – 1145

Report of UK Chair Year. Secretariat events; Warsaw Workshop; Engagement with EU Agencies); Funding requests;

Work Plan; Operations Portal Mr Roly McKie Deputy Head of Maritime Operations HM Coastguard

1145 – 1155

Conclusion Paper 1 ECGFA Network Project (SQF). Progress report. Next steps. Future plans briefing and update,

Ms Kati Heiska Finnish Border Guard

1155 -1205

Conclusion Paper 2 ECGFF Work Plan: Way forward and future plans

1205 – 1215

Conclusion Paper 3 Operations Portal: Progress report. Next steps and future plans.

1215 -1230

Conclusion Paper 4 - ECGFF Chair rotation: discussions on  proposals and agreement of conclusion statement

1230 – 1245

Conclusion Paper 5 Secretariat Planning Group

1245 - 1300

Conclusion Paper 6 – Warsaw Workshop report and recommendations

1300 - 1430


1430- 1700

Cultural Visit to the Palace of Westminster


Plenary ends for day

1900 – 2145

Formal Reception, Lancaster House, St James’s


22 September 2016


Welcome refreshments. Delegates Lounge

0900 – 0905

Opening remarks and programme briefing

0905 - 0935

Update on Recent Migrant Rescue and Management Activities, Rear Admiral Nicola Carlone, Italian Coast Guard

0935 - 1015

Maritime Intervention and Salvage Response in the UK, Mr Hugh Shaw

Secretary of States Representative for Maritime Salvage and Intervention

1015 – 1035

Presentation on the new Swedish Coast Guard Organisation Rear Admiral Dan Thorell, Swedish Coast Guard

1035 - 1100

UK National Drowning Prevention Strategy 2016 – 2026, Mrs Kirsten Pointer

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

1100 - 1115

Presentation on Mediterranean Coast Guard Forum, Captain Enrico Castioni

Italian Coast Guard

1115 – 1145

Refreshment break

1145 – 1245

Presentation on The UK National Maritime Information Centre, Commander Ian Lynn MA OBE RN, Deputy Director,

UK National Maritime Information Centre

1245 – 1315

Presentation on ECGFF – Portuguese chairmanship, Introduction Major General Jose Fonseca,

Presentation by  LTCDR Antonio Mourinha

Future Secretary of the ECGFF


Handover ceremony Mr Richard Parkes, Director of Maritime Operations Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Acceptance speech and comments Commodore Mário Simões Marques Portuguese Navy






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