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6th Indian Ocean Conference

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About the Conference

The Indian Ocean Conference was started in 2016 at Singapore, with participation from 30 countries. In the last six years, the Conference has emerged as the flagship consultative forum for countries in the region over regional affairs. The Conference endeavours to bring critical states and principal maritime partners of the region together on a common platform to deliberate upon the prospects of regional cooperation for Security And Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR).

Speakers

  • H.E. Prithvirajsing ROOPUN G.C.S.K
    H.E. Prithvirajsing ROOPUN G.C.S.K
    President, Mauritius
  • H.E. Faisal Naseem
    H.E. Faisal Naseem
    Vice President, Maldives
  • H.E. Sheikh Hasina
    H.E. Sheikh Hasina
    Prime Minister, Bangladesh
  • S. Jaishankar
    S. Jaishankar
    External Affairs Minister, India
  • A. K. Abdul Momen
    A. K. Abdul Momen
    Foreign Minister, Bangladesh
  • Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood Albusaidi
    Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood Albusaidi
    Foreign Minister, Oman
  • Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman
    Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman
    Minister in the Prime Ministers' Office and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs, Singapore
  • Wendy R. Sherman
    Wendy R. Sherman
    Deputy Secretary of State, USA
  • Tandi Dorji
    Tandi Dorj
    Foreign Minister, Bhutan
  • Nayaran Prakash Saud
    Nayaran Prakash Saud
    Minister for Foreign Affairs, Nepal
  • Josoa Rakotoarijaona
    Josoa Rakotoarijaona
    Minister of National Defence, Madagascar
  • Nimal Siripala de Silva
    Nimal Siripala de Silva
    Minister of Ports, Shipping and Aviation, Sri Lanka
  • Charles E. Fonseka
    Charles E. Fonseka
    Minister of the Interior, Seychelles
  • Md Shahriar Alam
    Md Shahriar Alam
    State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh
  • Tim Watts
    Tim Watts
    Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs, Australia
  • Tharaka Balasuriya
    Tharaka Balasuriya
    State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka
  • Do Hung Viet
    Do Hung Viet
    Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Vietnam
  • Saeed Mubarak Al Hajeri
    Saeed Mubarak Al Hajeri
    Assistant Minister for Economic and Trade Affairs, United Arab Emirates
  • Takagi Kei
    Takagi Kei
    Parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan
  • SOEUNG Rathchavy
    SOEUNG Rathchavy
    Secretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Cambodia
  • Seyyed Rasoul Mousavi
    Seyyed Rasoul Mousavi
    Deputy Minister and DG (South Asia), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Iran
  • Esala Weerakoon
    Esala Weerakoon
    Secretary General, SAARC
  • Tenzin Lekphell
    Tenzin Lekphell
    Secretary General, BIMSTEC
  • Isiaka Abdulqadir Imam
    Isiaka Abdulqadir Imam
    Secretary General, D-8

Organising Committee

Presidium

  • S. Jaishankar
    S. Jaishankar
    External Affairs Minister, India
  • Vivian Balakrishnan
    Vivian Balakrishnan
    Minister for Foreign Affairs, Singapore
  • Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood Albusaidi
    Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood Albusaidi
    Foreign Minister, Oman
  • A. K. Abdul Momen
    A. K. Abdul Momen
    Hon'ble Foreign Minister, Bangladesh

Members

  • Suresh Prabhu
    Suresh Prabhu
    Former Union Minister, Government of India
  • Md Shahriar Alam
    Md Shahriar Alam
    Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh
  • Saurabh Kumar
    Saurabh Kumar
    Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
  • M J Akbar
    M J Akbar
    Former Minister, Government of India
  • Vijay Thakur Singh
    Vijay Thakur Singh
    Director General, Indian Council of World Affairs
  • Ong Keng Yong
    Ong Keng Yong
    Executive Deputy Chairman, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore
  • Ram Madhav
    Ram Madhav
    Member, Governing Council, India Foundation, India
  • Shekhar Sinha
    Shekhar Sinha
    Former C-in-C, Western Naval Command, Indian Navy; Member, Board of Trustees, India Foundation, India
  • Pankaj Saran
    Pankaj Saran
    Former Deputy National Security Advisor, India
  • Gautam Bambawale
    Gautam Bambawale
    Former Ambassador, India
  • Sunaina Singh
    Sunaina Singh
    Vice Chancellor, Nalanda University; Member, Board of Trustees, India Foundation, India
  • Shaurya Doval
    Shaurya Doval
    Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation
  • Mashfee Binte Shams
    Mashfee Binte Shams
    Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh
  • 2

    Days

  • 27

    Ministers and
    Heads of States

  • 40

    Countries

  • 300

    Delegates

Schedule

  • Session 1
    11:00 hrs to 12:30 HRS
    Pre-Conference Thematic Sessions
  • Session 2
    14:00 hrs to 15:30 HRS
    Pre-Conference Thematic Sessions
  • Session 3
    19:00 hrs to 20:20 HRS
    Inaugural Session
  • Session 4
    20:25 hrs
    Dinner Address
  • 20:45 hrs onwards
    Inaugural Dinner
  • Session 1
    9:30 hrs to 11:00 HRS
    Plenary Session
  • Session 2
    11:30 hrs to 13:00 HRS
    Plenary Session
  • 13:00 hrs to 14:00 HRS
    Lunch
  • Session 3
    14:00 hrs to 15:30 HRS
    Plenary Session
  • Session 4
    16:00 hrs to 17:30 HRS
    Plenary Session
  • 19:30 hrs onwards
    Dinner

DAY 1

Friday, May 12, 2023

SCHEDULE
  • Session 1
    11:00-12:30 HRS

    Pre-Conference Thematic Sessions

    Thematic Session 1: Roadmap for an economically sustainable future in the Indo-Pacific

    Thematic Session 2: Forging partnerships in the Indo-Pacific for peace and prosperity

  • Session 2
    14:00-15:30 HRS

    Pre-Conference Thematic Sessions

    Thematic Session 3: Rise of a peaceful Indo-Pacific for a resilient global future

    Thematic Session 4: Dealing with non-traditional security challenges for a peaceful and sustainable Indo-Pacific

  • Session 3
    19:00-20:20 HRS

    Inaugural Session

  • Session 4
    20:25 HRS

    Dinner Address

  • 20:45 HRS onwards

    Inaugural Dinner

DAY 2

Saturday, May 13, 2023

SCHEDULE
  • Session 1
    09:30-11:00 HRS

    Plenary Session

  • Session 2
    11:30-13:00 HRS

    Plenary Session

  • 13:00-14:00 HRS

    Lunch

  • Session 3
    14:00-15:30 HRS

    Plenary Session

  • Session 4
    16:00-17:30 HRS

    Plenary Session

  • 19:30 HRS onwards

    Dinner

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