Essential Counter-Narcotics Focus Day
Gain clear insight into the operational difficulties of counter-narcotic operations by attending CABSEC 13’s must-attend Counter-Narcotics Focus Day
In-depth insights and interviews
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Caribbean Basin Coastal Surveillance and Maritime Security Summit 2013
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CABSEC 13: Enhancing Security in the Caribbean Basin through Capacity Building and Regional Cooperation
The inaugural Caribbean Basin Coastal Surveillance and Maritime Security Summit occurred on the ‘dushi’ island of Curacao in March 2013. The conference, opened by the Prime Minister, delivered an unparalleled line-up of speakers to an equally impressive audience of ministers, ambassadors, chiefs of defence and security professionals.
The conference played host to distinguished delegations from the Organization of American States (OAS), European Union (EU), Regional Security System (RSS), The CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM IMPACS), Aruba, Bahamas, Bonaire, Canada, Curacao, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, France, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands, Suriname, Sint Maarten, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom and the United States.
Rear Admiral (Retd.) Hardley Lewin (former Chief of Defence of Jamaica) chaired the conference, keeping everything on time and on target, which ensured plenty of opportunities for informal discussion. Additionally, a number of sidebar meetings and bi-lateral negotiations took place, leading to a real atmosphere of collaboration and cooperation towards achieving common security goals.
The Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard put on an excellent show of technical ability and force through a demonstration of the local coast guard assets. The conference and the coast guard demonstration made front-page news!
The demonstration simulated a Go-Fast vessel carrying illicit goods being apprehended by the coast guard RIB with the support of the AW139 Helicopter and DASH 8 Maritime Patrol Aircraft.
The Damen Stan Patrol 4100 Cutter ‘Jaguar’ arrived on the scene at great speed and took charge of the suitable chagrined ‘criminals’ and the demonstration ended with a fly-pass of air assets as the surface assets sailed by.
Afterwards, delegates were invited aboard the moored Cutter and treated to white-knuckle rides on the DAMEN interceptor, reaching speeds of up to 60 knots.
If you are interested in taking part in CABSEC 14 and would like to discuss the possibility, then please do get in touch and together we can help shape the 2014 conference concept.
We look forward to seeing you in 2014!
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“This was the first attendance at CABSEC by FB Heliservices. It turned out to be extremely well attended and provided us with a valuable insight into the region’s helicopter services market. We have also made many useful contacts.”James Goodbourn, Director, Business Development
Our experience at “Maritime Surveillance Rome 2012” convinced us that IQPC forums were an appropriate vehicle to build awareness with governments, authorities and agencies of Indra’s capabilities and experience in maritime surveillance....... José Manuel Pérez-Pujazón, Deputy Executive Vice President, Defence
“Saab found the CABSEC event to be one of the best IQPC conferences we have ever been to. The time and money invested at CABSEC was very well spent…”Rickard Hjelmberg, Vice President Marketing & Sales, Maritime Surveillance Area
"We chose to sponsor CABSEC-13 to get a better understanding of the local market. Defence IQ succeeded getting a great panel of participants and top level speakers which resulted in an insightful conference with interesting discussions during the networking breaks. The organization was efficient, flexible and friendly and the event surpassed our expectations. We will definitely sponsor again for 2014.”Yorgo Hernandez, Director of Business Development, Americas Region
“On behalf of Aviaservice, we would like to thank you for the recent CABSEC conference. Your ability to bring together such a great panel of conference speakers, the organization of the networking area and your efforts onsite to make the conference a success for us helped create the kind of integration that was the key to the success of CABSEC. We felt that the conference was very valuable and we look forward to being a part of it next year.”Lucas von Fedak, Sales Support Manager
"CABSEC was an experience that really exceeded our expectations. It was, for me and my team, the most interesting conference that we have attended"Alejandro Martínez Recasens, Sales Director, Americas
“Attending CABSEC with a little presentation of our company was very useful…the direct contact with key customers and prospects and the exchange of experiences was of great value.”Luuk Vroombout, Managing Director, Alphatron Marine BV
“ CABSEC 13 was exceptional having Coast Guard, Navy, International Organizations, high level government minister and officials, including private sector discussing about regional cooperation, and equipment updating acquisition on the fight against transnational crime, and protection of the Caribbean Basin Security. It just exceeded my expectations” Johan Obdola, Chief Latin America Bureau. InterPort Police