CABSEC and SAMSEC 2020

Defence IQ's 8th annual CABSEC and SAMSEC forum will be hosted by the Colombia Navy; Cartagena de Indias, 24 - 26 March.

This established forum meets annually and brings together the region's defence and security leadership to discuss strategy, cooperation, requirements and challenges and has helped advance the security dialogue in the region through the forum's objectives to;

  • Promote regional and hemispheric security cooperation through expanding networks
  • Help to build enduring partnerships in order to enhance regional security capacity in Central and South America and the Caribbean


The theme for 2020 is Increasing the Impact of International Cooperation on Transnational Crime. The Colombian Navy will host our international delegations to take part in discussions, debates and networking including bi-lateral meetings in order to enhance cooperation and establish meaningful consensus on shared challenges. We will also give attendees the unique opportunity to to experience the rich Naval tradition of Cartagena and visit some of the facilities around the bay area. Participants will visit the International Centre Against Drug Trafficking (CIMCON) and the International Coast Guard School within the Naval School (ENAP), COTECMAR and the Colombian Naval Base in Cartagena.

Industry is welcome to join the forum and raise awareness of the technical solutions available to the many challenges across the region.

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Video highlights from CABSEC & SAMSEC 18

Key topics discussed at CABSEC & SAMSEC 2020 included:

 

Combating transnational organised criminal networks

 

Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief cooperation and communication

 

Ensuring the security of the maritime domain and blue economy

 

Facilitating regional and hemispheric security cooperation

 

Sharing lessons relating to the interdiction of illicit through the region

 

National and collective approaches to security challenges

 

Enhancing regional training, capacity building and security cooperation

 

Sharing lessons in procurement and modernization

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