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.

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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

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