24 - 26 March, 2020
Club Naval, Cartagena, Colombia

Main Conference Day 1 - 25 March


7:30 am - 8:20 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

8:20 am - 8:40 am OPENING CEREMONY AND NATIONAL ANTHEMS

8:40 am - 8:45 am DEFENCE IQ OPENING REMARKS


Captain (N) Juan Carlos Jimenez, Director Against Armed Drug Trafficking, Colombian Navy at CABSEC & SAMSEC 2020 Chairman

Captain (N) Juan Carlos Jimenez

Director Against Armed Drug Trafficking, Colombian Navy
CABSEC & SAMSEC 2020 Chairman

9:00 am - 9:30 am HOST NATION MINISTERIAL KEYNOTE

9:30 am - 10:00 am COLOMBIAN NAVY WELCOME BRIEFING


Admiral Evelio Enrique de Jesus Ramírez Gáfaro, Commander at Colombian Navy

Admiral Evelio Enrique de Jesus Ramírez Gáfaro

Commander
Colombian Navy

10:00 am - 10:30 am THE DEFENSE STRATEGY OF THE MEXICAN STATE AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH REGIONAL COOPERATION

·          Update on Mexican defence strategy from 2020-2024
·          Priorities for modernisation and bringing new capabilities into operational use
·          Regional cooperation and how the Mexican government aims to strengthen its partnerships
Lieutenant General Dagoberto Espinosa Rodríguez, Sub secretary of Defence at Federal Government of Mexico

Lieutenant General Dagoberto Espinosa Rodríguez

Sub secretary of Defence
Federal Government of Mexico

10:30 am - 11:00 am THE DA62 MPP SPECIAL MISSION AIRCRAFT CONCEPT

·          Ground Station Solutions
·          Training Concept
·          Sustainment
·          Operational Concept
·          Summary
David Datzreiter, Sales Manager, Special Mission Aircraft Division at Diamond Aircraft

David Datzreiter

Sales Manager, Special Mission Aircraft Division
Diamond Aircraft

11:00 am - 11:30 am OFFICIAL HEADS OF DELEGATION PHOTO & MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:30 am - 12:00 pm JAMAICA’S STRATEGIC DEFENCE REVIEW

·          The shift in focus towards cyber operations and integrating disruptive technologies into the Jamaican Defence Forces
·          Multi-national training in Jamaica and its effect on improving cooperation between Jamaican and partner forces
·          Updates on illegal actions in the area and Jamaican initiatives to deter and suppress them
Lieutenant General Rocky Meade, Chief of Defence Staff at Jamaican Defence Force

Lieutenant General Rocky Meade

Chief of Defence Staff
Jamaican Defence Force

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm COASTAL SURVEILLANCE AND MARITIME SECURITY ACROSS USA’S SOUTHERN COAST

·          Changing criminal behaviour and developments in trafficking tactics
·          The challenges of coastal patrol, drug interdiction and emerging capability gaps
·          Key emerging technologies to improve coastal patrol capabilities
Rear Admiral Eric Jones, Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District at US Coast Guard

Rear Admiral Eric Jones

Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District
US Coast Guard

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm ENSURING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TRANSREGIONAL NETWORKS

·          The importance of trans regional networks to the work of the Costa Rican Coast Guard
·          Information sharing and its role in maintaining readiness for combatting transnational threats
·          Plans for future development of Coast Guard capabilities
Colonel Martín Arias Araya, Commander at Costa Rica Coast Guard

Colonel Martín Arias Araya

Commander
Costa Rica Coast Guard

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: HEADS OF DELEGATION LEADERSHIP PANEL

Tasked with realising their nation’s defence strategy, Chiefs of Defence lead the way on setting the course towards guaranteeing the safety of their personnel and facing threats head on. CABSEC & SAMSEC 2020 will host another Chiefs of Defence Panel Discussion to open the floor for discussions between our attendees and those at the forefront of combatting transnational threats.
 
Panellists will discuss:
·          The processes by which multinational cooperation can be improved from the political to the individual levels
·          Where capability gaps are emerging and what the plans are for addressing them
·          The changing nature of transnational threats within Caribbean and South American environments

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm DEVELOPING SEARCH AND RESCUE CAPABILITY

·          Developing new requirements to develop aerial search, rescue, and general patrol missions capability
·          Improving maritime patrol aircraft and naval aviation to conduct SAR operations and improve situational awareness
·          Uruguayan Navy operations within the wider international framework and ensuring that valuable contributions to multi-national efforts are made every time
Rear Admiral José Elizondo, Head of Naval Prefecture at Uruguay Navy

Rear Admiral José Elizondo

Head of Naval Prefecture
Uruguay Navy

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm FRAMEWORKS FOR SUCCESSFUL MANAGEMENT OF MARINE ENVIRONMENTS AND ENSURING READINESS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE

·          The commitment to protecting sovereign waters and the marine species within them
·          Maintaining readiness for environmental response in the event of pollution
·          Wider environmental management and monitoring of data to ensure that capabilities are used most effectively
Confirmed representative, - at Barbados Defence Force

Confirmed representative

-
Barbados Defence Force

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING


Within Western Hemispheric Security there are a range of invested partners, required to offer assistance and expertise when required to. In order for transnational threats that are present in the region to be prepared for and responded to effectively a concerted, multi-national approach is required. This panel discussion will bring together international partners to discuss priorities 
Major General Bill Seymour, Deputy Commander at Canadian Joint Operations Command

Major General Bill Seymour

Deputy Commander
Canadian Joint Operations Command

Commodore Rhett Hatcher, Military Head International Security Directorate, Security Policy and Operations at UK Ministry of Defence

Commodore Rhett Hatcher

Military Head International Security Directorate, Security Policy and Operations
UK Ministry of Defence

Captain (N) Juan Carlos Jimenez, Director Against Armed Drug Trafficking, Colombian Navy at CABSEC & SAMSEC 2020 Chairman

Captain (N) Juan Carlos Jimenez

Director Against Armed Drug Trafficking, Colombian Navy
CABSEC & SAMSEC 2020 Chairman

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm ANTIGUA & BARBUDA APPROACH TO IMPROVING INTERDICTION AND INCIDENT RESPONSE

·          Reviewing training with international partners in order to improve multinational cooperation
·          Recent seizures by the Antigua & Barbuda Defence Forces and the capability gaps it has highlighted
·          Future procurement plans for modernisation and priorities
Confirmed representative, - at Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force

Confirmed representative

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Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm CARICOM IMPACS AND ITS ROLE WITHIN REGIONAL COOPERATION IN THE CARIBBEAN

·          Countering regional security threats and helping to build capacity against transnational crime
·          Joint Regional Communications Centre and Regional Intelligence Fusion Centre roles within IMPACS operations
·          Shared challenges and use of resources in order to support multi-national initiatives to deter, detect and disrupt crime
Major Michael Jones, Executive Director (Ag) at CARICOM IMPACS

Major Michael Jones

Executive Director (Ag)
CARICOM IMPACS

5:30 pm - 5:40 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS & END OF CONFERENCE DAY ONE

Captain (N) Juan Carlos Jimenez, Director Against Armed Drug Trafficking, Colombian Navy at CABSEC & SAMSEC 2020 Chairman

Captain (N) Juan Carlos Jimenez

Director Against Armed Drug Trafficking, Colombian Navy
CABSEC & SAMSEC 2020 Chairman

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EVENING COCKTAIL RECEPTION

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm GALA DINNER