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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Lieutenant Commander Mark Peterson

Commander
Barbados Coast Guard

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Alexander Stephenson

Deputy Division Director
Defence IQ

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

The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counternarcotics and Global Threats develops DoD counterdrug (CD) and counter-transnational organized crime (CTOC) policy. It also issues guidance, establishes priorities, and oversees resource allocation and program execution, for DoD CD and CTOC missions. These missions focus on countering illicit drug trafficking, but also include countering illicit financial flows and the illicit trafficking of people, wildlife, natural resources, and weapons. Primary activities include:
          Overview of U.S. DoD Counter-Narcotics Efforts in the Western Hemisphere
          DoD support to U.S. domestic and foreign government efforts to combat drug trafficking and drug-related terrorist activities through detection and monitoring of illicit drug smuggling, information and intelligence sharing, and capacity building
          DoD and interagency efforts for the detection and monitoring of the maritime and aerial transit of illegal drugs into the United States.
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Thomas Alexander

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counternarcotics and Global Threats
U.S. Department of Defence

9:45 am - 10:15 am COLOMBIAN NAVY’S ROLE IN HEMISPHERIC AND GLOBAL SECURITY

Admiral Ernesto Durán González - Commander, Colombian Navy
          The importance of hemispheric security and the sharing of naval intelligence among partner nations engaged in countering transnational threats – in particular narcotics – in the Caribbean and South American region
          Colombia’s global role and participation of the naval ship 7 DE AGOSTO in NATO's counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD in 2015 to Colombia’s new role as a global partner of NATO
          The operations and strategic plans for the Colombian Navy in the Caribbean theatre including naval intelligence cooperation and partnerships through CIMCON
 
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Admiral Ernesto Durán González

Commander
Colombian Navy

10:45 am - 11:30 am MORNING COFFEE & NETWORKING

11:15 am - 11:45 am JAMAICA DEFENCE FORCE'S STRATEGIC DEFENCE REVIEW: EXPANSION OF THE FORCE

Major 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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Major General Rocky Meade

Chief of Defence Staff
Jamaican Defence Force

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

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

Executive Director (Ag)
CARICOM IMPACS

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm UK DEFENCE ENGAGEMENT IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm HEAD OF DELEGATION THREAT RADAR FORUM

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

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

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

Rear Admiral Pat DeQuattro (or 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 Pat DeQuattro (or Deputy)

Director
JIATF-South

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm DUTCH ASSETS AND MISSION IN THE CARIBBEAN

Brigadier General Peter Jan de Vin - Commander, Netherlands Forces in the Caribbean
          Development pathways COMNLCARIB
          Mission to Deliver maritime security & safety in the Caribbean Area by Investigation, Law Enforcement & Search and Rescue
          From 2020 onwards the DCCG is using Intelligence-Led Policing based on a current common situational awareness
          COMNLCARIB and DCCG relationship looking at the use of military in support of Intelligence-Led Policing
          International cooperation and coordination
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Brigadier General Peter Jan de Vin

Commander
Netherlands Forces in the Caribbean

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm FRENCH ARMED FORCES IN THE WEST INDIES CHALLENGES, ASSETS AND PERSPECTIVES

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm AFTERNOON TEA & NETWORKING

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm IADB: ROLE IN REGIONAL COOPERATION AND COORDINATION

Brigadier General Stephen Lacroix - Director General of the Secretariat, Inter-American Defense Board
·         The role of the Inter-American Defense Board in Caribbean and South America
·         Developing a multi-dimensional approach to security, and the challenges
·         How IADB can advance the fight against Transnational Threats
What the challenges of the future look like and how IADB can help transformation of defence capability to confront them
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Brigadier General Stephen Lacroix

Director General of the Secretariat
Inter-American Defense Board

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm DAY ONE CLOSING KEYNOTE: MARITIME SECURITY IN THE CARIBBEAN

Jose Vila Del Castillo - Regional Representative, UNODC
          Identifying needs for long-term solutions to organise crime and transnational organised crime within the region
          Importance of South-South cooperation
          Capacity building initiatives within the region, including bi-lateral coordination and cooperation
          Initiatives of UNODC in these areas and the potential for future cooperation and initiatives
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Jose Vila Del Castillo

Regional Representative
UNODC

5:00 pm - 5:15 pm CHAIRMAN’S DAY ONE SUMMARY REMARKS

Lieutenant Commander Mark Peterson - Commander, Barbados Coast Guard
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Lieutenant Commander Mark Peterson

Commander
Barbados Coast Guard

5:45 pm - 6:00 pm FREE TIME & OPPORTUNITY TO FRESHEN UP

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PRE-DINNER DRINKS RECEPTION - HOSTED BY THE BARBADOS DEFENCE FORCE

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm GALA DINNER AT THE OFFICERS' MESS