Former Director at the Council of Europe Centre of Delphi Joins the List of Maritime Experts to Speak in Qatar Next Month

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QMARSEC has confirmed that Dr. Ioannis Loukas, the General Director, Middle East & North Africa Business Strategies and Politics of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, Doha will be joining Qatar Maritime Security Coastal and Border Surveillance Conference as one of the expert speakers.

Middle East Maritime Security Delegations attend QMARSEC 2013.

“It is a great honor for me to share with the attending military and government delegates at QMARSEC 2014

The organizing committee for QMARSEC 2014 has confirmed Dr. Ioannis Loukas will become one of the guest speakers during the annual conference scheduled to take place on October 14th and 15th 2014 at the Ritz-Carlton in Qatar.

As a PhD in International Relations from the University of Athens, Dr. Ioannis 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, Dr. 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. Dr. 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.

Expressing his gratitude towards Dr. Ioannis Loukas for becoming a part of QMARSEC 2014, the 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 organizing 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.”

Dr. Ioannis Loukas said, “It is a great honor for me to share with the attending military and government delegates at QMARSEC 2014. I honestly 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 is optimistic QMARSEC 2014, “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 organizations in the defense, space and security industry,” he says.    

The Maritime Security Coastal and Border Surveillance Conference (QMARSEC) had a successful debut in the year 2013, and is already Qatar’s Largest Maritime Security Conference. The credit behind the phenomenal success of QMARSEC can be attributed to National Security Shield (NSS) and Defense Services Marketing Council (DSMC), the event’s official host and organizing partner.

For more information please visit the QMARSEC website at http://www.qmarsec.com/

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