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Maritime Security 2013 Conference


This year’s Maritime Security 2013 Caribbean Conference will be taking place between November 5th and 6th in Providenciles, Turks and Caicos Islands. The purpose of the event is to address the challenges, successes, and solutions of securing the maritime domain in the Caribbean region. The Conference is organized by Homeland Security Outlook (HSO), a conference management organization dedicated to building collaboration and education within the American homeland security community.

President and Founder of HSO, Sareth Neak, describes the need for this conference by saying, “Law enforcement in the United States shares many challenges with its Caribbean counterparts. However, agencies in United States are learning the power of networking, information sharing, and asset coordination. We hope to share these principles with Caribbean law enforcement and government personnel to develop a comprehensive maritime security strategy.”

This Conference is designed to be an interactive learning and collaborative experience, blending a mix of conferences and workshops. Panels will comprise a mix of experts and policymakers from the Caribbean maritime security community with front-line practitioners that personally deal with maritime security challenges on a daily basis. Participants will get the opportunity to interact with leading experts, regional colleagues, and solutions providers that will aim to improve, through constructive dialogue, the Caribbean maritime security strategy.

Some of the topics to be addressed during the Conference include the CARICOM Maritime and Airspace Co-Operation Agreement, the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative, and Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos.

Some of the agencies and organizations that will be represented at the Conference include the UK Ministry of Defence, Bermuda Police Service, British Virgin Islands’ Customs Department, and the Royal Anguilla Police Force, among many others.

More information on this important Conference can be found here.

Jasen Sagman
Jasen Sagman is currently pursuing an M.A. in Global Diplomacy from the University of London, SOAS. He works for a Member of Parliament in Ottawa, and holds an Honours B.A. in Political Science from the University of Toronto. His research interests include terrorism and counter-terrorism, Israeli security, and Canadian foreign policy. He has previously researched for the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, and the Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.