Enhancing Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) and Increasing Security and Defence Resource Optimisation.

Defence IQ's annual CABSEC and SAMSEC forums will be hosted by the Jamaica Defence Force; Kingston, 27-29 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 key theme for 2018 is Enhancing Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) and Increasing Security and Defence Resource Optimisation, with particular application to transnational and transregional threats. Counter-Terrorism; Counter-Narcotics; Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief; and protecting national Exclusive Economic Zones throughout the hemisphere.

If you are in the business of addressing the challenges in the region we will help you enhance and build the network you need to counter the networked threats we face.

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Key topics discussed at CABSEC & SAMSEC 2018 include:


Combating transnational organised criminal networks


Strengthening inter-institutional coordination for the exchange of information


Ensuring the security of the maritime domain and EEZ is safeguarded for economic purposes


Facilitating regional and hemispheric security cooperation


Sharing lessons relating to the interdiction of narcotics flowing 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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