Main Conference Day 1 - 4 November


8:00 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

9:00 am - 9:20 am OPENING CEREMONY AND NATIONAL ANTHEMS

9:00 am - 9:05 am DEFENCE IQ OPENING REMARKS

9:25 am - 9:40 am CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKS

Commander Robert Scotland - Commander, Cayman Islands Coast Guard

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Commander Robert Scotland

Commander
Cayman Islands Coast Guard

9:40 am - 10:00 am HOST NATION MINISTERIAL KEYNOTE

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

Rear Admiral José Luis Elizondo - Head of Naval Prefecture, Uruguay Navy

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Rear Admiral José Luis Elizondo

Head of Naval Prefecture
Uruguay Navy

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

·          Ground Station Solutions
·          Training Concept
·          Sustainment
·          Operational Concept
·          Summary

11:00 am - 11:40 am OFFICIAL HEADS OF DELEGATION PHOTO & MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:40 am - 12:10 pm THE COLOMBIAN AIR FORCE AND AIR INTERDICTION IN SUPPORT OF JOINT OPERATIONS

Brigadier Godfrey Bess - Chief of Staff, Guyana Defence Force
·          The role of the Colombian Air Force in contributing to Joint Force operations
·          Providing depth in domain awareness so that actions can be coordinated and resources used effectively
·          Where can improvements be made in order to improve Joint Force efficiency
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Brigadier Godfrey Bess

Chief of Staff
Guyana Defence Force

12:10 pm - 12:20 pm ALL ENVIRONMENT UAS’ AND THEIR FLEXIBILITY IN MARITIME AND LAND OPERATIONS


12:20 pm - 12:30 pm CHALLENGES IN FINANCING GOVERNMENT ASSETS: JET DEFENCE’S VALUE PROPOSITION


12:30 pm - 1:00 pm THE DEFENSE STRATEGY OF THE MEXICAN STATE AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH REGIONAL COOPERATION

Lieutenant General André Georges Foullon Van Lissum - Secretary of National Defence, Federal Government of Mexico
·          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
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Lieutenant General André Georges Foullon Van Lissum

Secretary of National Defence
Federal Government of Mexico

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

·          Specific role of the Government at coordinating attempts to tackle organised crime in the country
·          Developments in tactics employed by criminal elements and the capability gaps it has revealed
·          Plans for future development and new acquisition plans to improve interoperability with other agencies and international counterparts
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Brigadier Adrian Reilly

Deputy Director, International Security Directorate, Security Policy and Operations
UK Ministry of Defence

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm JAMAICA’S STRATEGIC DEFENCE REVIEW

Lieutenant General Rocky Meade - Chief of Defence Staff, Jamaican Defence Force
·          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
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Lieutenant General Rocky Meade

Chief of Defence Staff
Jamaican Defence Force

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm UNODC MARITIME CRIME PROGRAMME: PRIORITIES AND PERSPECTIVES ON COOPERATION

·          UNODC within the region and current perspectives on cooperation
·          Challenges and prioritising responses within the multi-national framework
·          Roadmap for future development in order to encourage crime prevention as well as disruption

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


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

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

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

Commander Robert Scotland - Commander, Cayman Islands Coast Guard
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Commander Robert Scotland

Commander
Cayman Islands Coast Guard

6:20 pm - 7:00 pm EVENING COCKTAIL RECEPTION

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm GALA DINNER