Caribbean Basin Coastal Surveillance and Maritime Security 2014

11 - 13 March, 2014

Hilton Barbados Resort, Bridgetown, Barbados


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2014 Featured Speakers

Hon. Richard Sealy
Hon. Richard Sealy
Minister of Tourism and International Transport
Government of Barbados
H.E. Mario Zamora
H.E. Mario Zamora
Minister of Public Security
Costa Rica
Vice Admiral Bento Costa Lima Leite De Albuquerque Junior
Vice Admiral Bento Costa Lima Leite De Albuquerque Junior
Director General of The Secretariat
Inter American Defense Board
Rear Admiral José María García Macedo
Rear Admiral José María García Macedo
General Director of Naval Aviation
Mexican Secretariat of the Navy
Brigadier General Dick A. Swijgman
Brigadier General Dick A. Swijgman
Flag Officer
Netherlands Forces in the Caribbean

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CABSEC 14: Promoting Information Exchange, Capacity Building and Regional Cooperation in the Caribbean Basin

In an environment of increased concern for the global implications of Caribbean maritime security, the CABSEC summit remains the ideal forum for those dedicated to disrupting and dismantling transnational criminal cartels, to gather together and discuss future plans.

Following the success of the inaugural CABSEC conference, we are committed to ensuring that the 2014 conference will build on its legacy and progress the debate on security concerns in the region. The conference attracts senior individuals from across the military/law-enforcement divide, and the many nations of the Caribbean to gather together and engage in meaningful discussion on the security situation in the region.

 Photograph: The CABSEC 13 speaker photograph.


The nexus between transnational organized crime and extremist organizations continues to pose a global threat as well as remaining of concern to nations in the region. Funding for extremist groups around the world is connected to transatlantic illicit flows. These groups continue to threaten U.S. and European interest. For the Caribbean the risk is considerable; Caribbean Nations rely on tourism. The impact of an incident in any part of the Caribbean would be catastrophic for the economy of the region.

These shared challenges offer opportunity for collaboration. Counter-Narcotic operations are a cornerstone for hemispheric security cooperation along the third border of the United States. The EU and West Africa are also bound to the region by historical and cultural ties, making this a truly international forum to discuss the shared challenge of combatting transatlantic illicit trade.

I remain personally committed to ensuring the CABSEC forum is one that can make a meaningful contribution by fostering a community dedicated to tackling these concerns, addressing critical questions of maritime security and promoting the implementation of structures of cooperation within the region and sub-regions.

We look forward to seeing you to the Hilton hotel; Barbados, 11-13 March 2014!

Alexander Stephenson
CABSEC Director
DefenceIQ


Testimonials

“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

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