Building on the success of the MSC conference series, this year’s event brought together subject matter experts and security practitioners from around the world to consider the most complex and challenging issues facing navies in the Asia-Pacific region. MSC2008 was hosted by the Canadian Navy at Maritime Forces Pacific in Victoria, British Columbia, from 16-19 September 2008.Please visit http://www.msc2008.ca for more information about MSC08 and future events in the MSC series.
Commodore Laurence Hickey discusses The Canadian Navy Staffing Challenge.
Vice-Admiral Gary Garnett (ret) discusses the relationship between the defence industry and the armed forces. We would like to acknowledge the support of the British Columbia innovation Council in sponsoring MSC2008 and assembling this panel.
Captain(N) Joe Sipos leads a discussion of the Personnel and Staffing panel, chaired by Lieutenant-Commander Perry Jacques.
Vice-Admiral Peter Cairns (ret) introduces the Naval Shipbuilding panel, followed by a presentation by Mr. Phillip Brown on Australia's Air Warfare Destroyer.