Enhancing Inter-Agency Cooperation Throughout the Hemisphere to Counter Transnational and Transregional Threats
This is your opportunity to participate at the co-located CABSEC 17 & SAMSEC 17 conferences. Held with the formal support of The National Air and Naval Service of Panama (SENAN) in cooperation with Defence IQ this meeting will combine the fifth annual CABSEC conference and the third annual South American Security Summit (SAMSEC).
This established forum moves around the region each year and we are delighted to be hosted by Panama in 2017. The conference traditionally brings together ministers, chiefs of defence, service chiefs, law-enforcement officials, and diplomatic personnel to discuss security capacity building and structures of cooperation within the region and sub-regions.
The key theme for 2017 is inter-agency cooperation with particular application to transnational and transregional threats. Counter-Terrorism; Counter-Narcotics; Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief; and protecting national Exclusive Economic Zones.
The forum is seem as a great place for the various military and government agencies in the region to work and interact with most of their critical partners. Equally, the conference brings senior level industry participation who work with partners throughout the hemisphere.
If you are in the business of addressing the challenges in the region from a networked focused perspective rather than dealing with individual problem sets this conference is for you. You will meet valuable new contacts in agencies throughout the region, and we will help you enhance and build the network you need to counter the networked threats we face.
Minister of Public Security
República de Panamá
Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre – Narcotics (MAOC-N)
Head of the First Region
National Aeronaval Service of Panamá
Coast Guard of Costa Rica
Director of the Maritime Domain
Chief of Defence
El Salvador Armed Forces
Key topics discussed at CABSEC & SAMSEC 2017 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
"Excelente! Muy buenos las presentaciones y el objectivo de la misma es fabulosa pasa nuestros paises de la region del caribe. Espero volver con una presentacion."Captain Victor Pilier, Director de Inteligencia Naval, Armada Republica Dominicana
"Excellent"Simon Riondet, Head of Interagency Unit, OCTRIS
"Great Conference. It is always good to get the main players all in one place to discuss common issues and provide possible solutions"Jeffrey Forde, Special Projects Officer, Regional Security System
"Great Forum"Rear Admiral Macedo, Head of Naval Aviation, Mexican Navy
"The conference was very informative, as it exposed the people dealing with regional security problems to the people who can provide the equipment required to get the job done properly. It exposed all to the security issues confronting the region"Lt. Col. Patrick Wallace, Commander, St. Kitts Nevis Defence Force
"A good information sharing platform. The organisation should include politicians and government officials who make policy, including the legal circle"Captain (CG) John Flores, Colonel Administration and Quartering, Guyana Defence Force
"It was a very informative conference, knowledge was received in regards to the efforts and activities in the drug trafficking trade in the region"Brigadier David Jones, Commander, Belize Defence Force
"Interesting and well organised"James Story, Director, U.S. Department of State