Attended by Apex Level Academics Influencers, the opening session had set stage for the Academic Seminar.
- Welcome Address: Dr Siba Barkataki, Research Consultant, Maritime History Society
- Inaugural Address: Vice Adm AR Karve (Retd) PVSM, AVSM, Patron, Maritime History Society
- Thematic Address: Dr Uttara Sahasrabuddhe, Head of Department of Civics & Politics, University of Mumbai
- Inaugural Wrap Up: Cmde Odakkal Johnson, Director Maritime History Society