Posted on September 12, 2014
The organising committee for the Maritime Security Coastal and Border Surveillance Conference (QMARSEC 2014) has confirmed Dr Ioannis Loukas as one of the guest speakers during the annual conference scheduled to take place on October 14 and 15 at the Ritz-Carlton in Qatar, said Qatar Tribune.
A PhD holder in International Relations from the University of Athens, Loukas has had a prolific academic and professional career in the field of armed forces and marine systems. In a career spanning over three decades, Loukas has held several important positions such as the Chair Professor in Greek Naval Academy, professor in Helmut-Schmidt-University of the German Federal Armed Forces, and the director, European Centre of Delphi, Council of Europe.
Loukas has also served as the senior advisor to the chairman of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, Hamburg. At present, he is the general director, Middle East & North Africa Business Strategies and Politics of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, Doha.

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Director of Qatar National Security Shield Project Staff Brigadier (Pilot) Mohammed A al Mannai stated,"I take this opportunity to thank Dr Ioannis Loukas on behalf of the organising committee for QMARSEC 2014. Dr Loukas has spent many years in the Greek Naval Academy, Helmut-Schmidt-University of the German Federal Armed Forces, and ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. His presence will certainly help us achieve another in depth discussion on maritime security at QMARSEC 2014."
Loukas said,"It is a great honour for me to share experiences with the attending military and government delegates at QMARSEC 2014. I feel that events like these have the potential to create a positive impact, as far as solving different maritime security related issues is concerned. I remain dedicated to working with Qatar to achieve their maritime security objectives." The Chairman of Defense Services Marketing Council (DSMC) Matthew Cochran said,"In this year's QMARSEC, our main area of focus will be maritime domain awareness and the steps leading to achieving the same. I am sure that this conference will turn out to be a great learning opportunity for individuals and organisations in the defence, space and security industry," he says.
QMARSEC had a successful debut in the year 2013, and is already Qatar's Largest Maritime Security Conference.