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

Main Conference Day 2 - 28 March


8:00 am - 8:15 am MORNING COFFEE & REGISTRATION

8:15 am - 8:30 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

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

Commander
Barbados Coast Guard

8:30 am - 9:00 am COLOMBIAN AIRFORCE USE OF TECHNOLOGY FOR COORDINATION AND INFORMATION SHARING

Brigadier General Henry Quintero Barrios - Head of Information Technology and Communications Headquarters, Colombian Air Force
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Brigadier General Henry Quintero Barrios

Head of Information Technology and Communications Headquarters
Colombian Air Force

·         Overview of incidents reported in open sources relating to terrorism in South America
·         Examination of the actors present in South America or in contact with the region
·         Narco-terrorism in the Americas
·         Analysis of the levels of violent crime in Latin America and the Caribbean and trends over time
·         Emerging trends and threats and the cyber security aspect 
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Johan Obdola

President
International Organization for Security and Intelligence

9:30 am - 10:30 am HEAD OF DELEGATION BOARDROOM CONVERSATION: SCENARIOS AND CONTINGENCY PLANS FOR THE COLLAPSE OF VENEZUELA

HEAD OF DELEGATION BOARDROOM CONVERSATION:
SCENARIOS AND CONTINGENCY PLANS FOR THE COLLAPSE OF VENEZUELA
 
Format: Led by an expert in Venezuela and Latin American 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.
 
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 the current political and economical situation in Venezuela.
 
1.     Current situation and impacts: Already significant migration out of Venezuela has taken place. How are these effects being experienced by various nations in the region?
a.     Anticipated 2-minute situation updatesfrom: Colombia, Jamaica, Ecuador, Netherlands and France – open to comment from delegations
2.     Migration and refugee crisis: one third of Venezuelans plans to leave in the next few years. There are indications that some will join ELN or even Hezbollah in order to find a way to support themselves or their families. What evidence of the nexus with terrorism have we already seen and how is this likely to evolve?
Anticipated 2-minute updates from: T&T, US DoD, – open to comment from delegations
 
[this scenario is still being developed with policy experts]

10:30 am - 11:00 am MORNING COFFEE & NETWORKING

·         General concept of the operations of the Mexican Navy
·         Conduction of Operations by the Mexican Navy.
·         International cooperation and coordination
·         The Caribbean and drugs
·         Security Challenges
·         Initiatives to Combat Threats
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Vice Admiral Juan José Padilla Olmos

General Coordinator of Naval Aeronautics
Mexican Secretariat of the Navy - SEMAR

·         Efforts to increase air and maritime border surveillance of borders
·         Challenges of information sharing with other nations and organisations
·         Equipment sought to provide cost-effective solutions
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Brigadier General Steven Ortega

Commander
Belize Defence Force

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm RESERVED FOR NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE (T&T, GUYANA, SENAN-PANAMA, ANTIGUA & BARBUDA)

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm ROYAL ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES POLICE FORCE ACTIVITIES AND CHALLENGES FACE BOTH AT HOME AND IN THE REGION

Colin John - Commissioner of Police (Ag.), Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force
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Colin John

Commissioner of Police (Ag.)
Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm RESERVED FOR NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE (T&T, GUYANA, SENAN-PANAMA, ANTIGUA & BARBUDA)

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: COST EFFECTIVE SURVEILLANCE

Cost effective solutions are available to meet the dynamic requirements of surveillance missions over land and water. Advances in technologies and cost reductions make this an area worth continually exploring to identify the best capabilities at the most affordable costs.
 
          Benefits of aerostats and other persistent surveillance technologies as well as the disadvantages and dangers in high winds
          Exploring asset sharing – and support cost sharing through regional training and maintenance measures and the benefits and challenges of nations moving towards a common platform
          Advances in EO/IR sensors and other technologies available
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Juan Martinez

Regional Coordinator for Latin and South America
EU SEACOP

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Karen Clarke

Caribbean Regional Coordinator
EU SEACOP

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm MISSION OF THE FRENCH ARMED FORCES IN GUIANA (FAG) HAVE 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

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

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm UK BORDER FORCE

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm DAY TWO CLOSING KEYNOTE ADDRESS

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Lieutenant Commander Mark Peterson

Commander
Barbados Coast Guard

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Alexander Stephenson

Deputy Division Director
Defence IQ

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Colonel Glyne Sinatra Grannum

Chief of Staff
Barbados Defence Force

6:00 pm - 6:00 pm END OF CONFERENCE