Main Conference Day 2 - 5 November


8:30 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

9:00 am - 9:10 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

9:10 am - 9:40 am THE INTER-AMERICAN DEFENCE BOARD AND ITS ROLE IN MAINTAINING REGIONAL STABILITY

·          The role of IADB in the Caribbean and South America
·          Bringing the fight to criminals through varied approaches and prioritising cooperation
·          Perception of future threats and how IADB plans to contribute to capacity building in order to meet them
·          Collaborative efforts with regional partners in the wake of Hurricane Dorian
·          New patrol vessels and future plans for enhancing maritime domain awareness
·          Roadmap for development of TTDF in the coming years
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Air Commodore Darryl Daniel

Chief of Defence Staff
Trinidad and Tobago Defence Forces

10:10 am - 10:40 am NEW TRENDS IN COASTAL MARITIME SURVEILLANCE THROUGH AUTOMATION AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

·          Reliability in traffic control sensors
·          Autonomous systems information handling
·          Information management and decision taking
·          Integrating systems to a constabulary Command and Control centre
·          Adaptability of the state of the art technologies

10:40 am - 11:10 am MORNING COFFEE & NETWORKING

11:10 am - 11:40 am CAPACITY BUILDING TO MEET NEW THREATS

Confirmed Captain - -, Peruvian Navy
·          The national defence strategy of the Belize Defence Force
·          Priorities for capacity building in order to meet new threats in the region
·          Cooperation with partners in the region in order to deter and disrupt transnational crimes
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Confirmed Captain

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Peruvian Navy

11:40 am - 12:10 pm THE ROLE OF AIR POWER IN MAINTAINING MARITIME DOMAIN AWARENESS AND SECURITY

Colonel Telbert Benjamin - Chief of Defence Staff, Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force
·          Aerial presence as a key component of maintaining security in the maritime domain
·          Fixed wing and rotary platforms: contributions and limitations
·          The role of MRO and factoring it into the acquisition process
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Colonel Telbert Benjamin

Chief of Defence Staff
Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm THE ONGOING EFFORTS FROM RBDF TO ENHANCE READINESS AND CAPACITY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER RESPONSE

Commodore Dr Raymond King - Commander, Royal Bahamas Defence Force
·          An update on Bahamas experience of natural disasters and response to Hurricane Dorian
·          Relationship with international partners and ensuring that RBDF can make valuable contributions to international efforts to disrupt crime and respond to disasters rapidly
·          Modernisation priorities for RBDF in order to ensure that capabilities are versatile and effective at both law enforcement and humanitarian mission sets
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Commodore Dr Raymond King

Commander
Royal Bahamas Defence Force

12:40 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

·          Waterways and oceans that provide the backbone to Mexican preservation of security
·          Training personnel to meet new threats in congested areas of operations
·          Construction of new Mexican patrol vessels and improving the life-cycle of new vessels
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Brigadier General (retd.) José Alfredo Ortega Reyes

Chief Commissioner, Specialized Unit Components
National Guard of Mexico

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm LATIN AMERICA, THE NEXT BATTLEGROUND AGAINST GLOBAL TERRORISM?

·          Transnational Crime, Hezbollah, Hamas and ISIS operations in the Americas
·          The Global Narco-terrorist operations of the Venezuelan regimen, and its impact on the hemisphere security
·          Scenarios and coordinated responses

3:00 pm - 3:10 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS

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

Commander
Cayman Islands Coast Guard

3:10 pm - 3:30 pm CONFERENCE CLOSING CEREMONY AND HANDOVER TO 2021 HOST NATION | FINAL NETWORKING AND OPPORTUNITY FOR GIFT EXCHANGE