26 - 28 March, 2019
Hilton Barbados Resort, Bridgetown, Barbados

Main Conference Day 1 - 27 March


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

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Commander Mark Peterson

Commander, Barbados Coast Guard
Conference Chairman

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Alexander Stephenson

Deputy Division Director
Defence IQ

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The Honourable Dale Marshall, Q.C., M. P.

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs
Government of Barbados

9:00 am - 9:15 am OFFICIAL CONFERENCE PHOTOGRAPH: HEADS OF DELEGATIONS

9:15 am - 9:45 am HOST NATION ADDRESS: THE BARBADOS DEFENCE FORCE MODERNIZATION PLAN

Colonel Glyne Sinatra Grannum - Chief of Staff, Barbados Defence Force
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Colonel Glyne Sinatra Grannum

Chief of Staff
Barbados Defence Force

9:45 am - 10:15 am ELTA'S REVOLUTIONARY HOLOGRAPHIC COASTAL RADAR SURVEILLANCE SOLUTION TO MEET CURRENT & FUTURE NEEDS




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Rear Admiral Eric Solar Olavarría

Director of Security and Maritime Operations
Chilean Navy

10:45 am - 11:00 am Jet Defence



11:00 am - 11:30 am MORNING COFFEE & NETWORKING

11:30 am - 12:00 pm JAMAICA DEFENCE FORCE'S STRATEGIC DEFENCE REVIEW: EXPANSION OF THE FORCE

Lieutenant General Rocky Meade - Chief of Defence Staff, Jamaican Defence Force
          Jamaica Defence Force's Strategic Defence Review (SDR) and the imminent expansion of the Force to include the recent establishment of the Caribbean Military Academy and the build-out of the Force's cyber domain capability
          The Jamaica Defence Force aims at not just reviewing and developing internal operational and training processes but also seeks to work closely with its regional and international partners for the implementation of standardized operational and training procedures so as to enhance regional security and eliminate illicit activities occurring through our region
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Lieutenant General Rocky Meade

Chief of Defence Staff
Jamaican Defence Force

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm AIRBORNE MARITIME SURVEILLANCE – BRACING FOR TODAY'S CHALLENGES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

Colonel Clinton O’Neill - Branch Head of Operations, Plans & Intelligence, Armed Forces of Malta
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Colonel Clinton O’Neill

Branch Head of Operations, Plans & Intelligence
Armed Forces of Malta

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm CARICOM IMPACS REGIONAL COOPERATION

Major Michael Jones - Executive Director (Ag), CARICOM IMPACS
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Major Michael Jones

Executive Director (Ag)
CARICOM IMPACS

Format: The conference Chairman will invite the Heads of Delegation seated around the conference boardroom / horseshoe top table to share with the audience their top concerns, priorities and scenarios being planned for.
 
To help identify and define the key challenges experiences by nations and organisations operating in the Americas this session will see heads of delegations succinctly state the key threats on the horizon as they perceive it and how they will affect their national interest.
This session will be valuable to:
          Identify common and shared challenges to help steer future collaborative conversations throughout the conference
          Provide strategic notice to other nations on which threats are concerning their colleagues in the hemisphere
          Help to identify nations that have previously dealt with these challenges and how they overcame them
          Raise awareness to industry of how the military perceive the threats in the region to allow them to suggest technical solutions
          Allow delegations to state how the conference can help them achieve deliverables and identify meaningful outcomes for CABSEC/ SAMSEC 2019 as well as areas for deeper consideration in 2020

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Air Marshal (retd.) Sir Christopher Harper

Former Director General
NATO International Military Staff

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm JOINT INTERAGENCY TASK FORCE SOUTH

Rear Admiral Stephanie Keck - Deputy Director, JIATF-South
Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF) South Detects and Monitors illicit trafficking in the air and maritime domains to facilitate International and Interagency Interdiction and Apprehension.
 
          Recent detection and monitoring operations throughout our Joint Operations Area
          Recent successes with regards to the interdiction of illicit trafficking in support of national and partner nation security
          Future threats and how to face those threats
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Rear Admiral Stephanie Keck

Deputy Director
JIATF-South

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Commodore Rhett Hatcher

Military Head International Security Directorate, Security Policy and Operations
UK Ministry of Defence

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm MISSION OF THE FRENCH ARMED FORCES IN GUIANA (FAG) IN SOUTH AMERICA

Lieutenant Colonel Olivier LECLERCQ - Head of the International Relations Division, French Forces in French Guiana
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Lieutenant Colonel Olivier LECLERCQ

Head of the International Relations Division
French Forces in French Guiana


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Vice Admiral René-Jean Crignola

Commander (COMSUP)
French Forces in the French West Indies

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Major General Bill Seymour

Deputy Commander
Canadian Joint Operations Command

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Rear Admiral Peter J. Brown

Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District
U.S. Coast Guard

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Brigadier General Peter Jan de Vin

Commander
Netherlands Forces in the Caribbean

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Rear Admiral Stephanie Keck

Deputy Director
JIATF-South

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Commodore Rhett Hatcher

Military Head International Security Directorate, Security Policy and Operations
UK Ministry of Defence

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Commander Mark Peterson

Commander, Barbados Coast Guard
Conference Chairman

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm AFTERNOON TEA & NETWORKING

4:45 pm - 5:45 pm HEAD OF DELEGATION BOARDROOM CONVERSATION: DEALING WITH THE IMPACT OF MIGRATION AND UNDERSTANDING CRISIS INCIDENTS

Dr. Vanessa Neumann - Juan Guaido’s official representative in the UK Venezuela
HEADS OF DELEGATION BOARDROOM CONVERSATION:
DEALING WITH THE IMPACT OF MIGRATION AND UNDERSTANDING CRISIS INCIDENTS
 
Political and economic changes, evolving security situations, climate change, natural disasters and other global and transnational drivers mean that greater attention must be paid to migration flows, narco-criminals and terrorism.
 
Format: Led by an expert in Latin American and Caribbean security, scenarios will be presented and questions asked allowing for comment, question and debate to take place between the Heads of Delegation at the conference – contributions will also be open to the floor.
 
Outcomes: This session will present scenarios and throw greater light on their impact on various nations in the region as well as understand what effects nations are already experiencing and what plans they have in place. The discussion will also highlight current and potential security threats derived from natural as well as political and economical situations.
 
[this scenario is being developed with policy experts]
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Dr. Vanessa Neumann

Juan Guaido’s official representative in the UK
Venezuela

5:45 pm - 6:00 pm CHAIRMAN’S DAY ONE SUMMARY REMARKS

Commander Mark Peterson - Commander, Barbados Coast Guard, Conference Chairman
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Commander Mark Peterson

Commander, Barbados Coast Guard
Conference Chairman

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm FREE TIME & OPPORTUNITY TO FRESHEN UP

6:45 pm - 9:15 pm GALA DINNER AT THE OFFICERS' MESS