The Barbados Defence Force (BDF) and Defence IQ will, in a few days, jointly host the Caribbean Basin Coastal Surveillance and Maritime Security Summit 2019 (CABSEC 19) and the South American Security Summit 2019 (SAMSEC19).
The conference will be held at the Hilton Barbados Resort, from March 26 to 28, under the theme: Promoting Regional Cooperation and Countering Transnational Threats.
It will pay particular attention to counter-terrorism initiatives; counter-illicit flows operations; coordination for humanitarian assistance/disaster relief; and protecting the Blue Economy and national exclusive economic zones.
Now in its seventh year, the conference has a strong history of promoting regional and hemispheric security cooperation through expanding networks in Central America, South America and the Caribbean, as well as other important global networks of cooperation.
It is expected to be attended by 150 to 180 senior defence, security and diplomatic personnel as well as industry representatives.