MEXSEC 14: Mexican Security
Start Date: 2014-12-09
End Date: 2014-12-11
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
International criminal networks use Mexico and the sub-region as a key hub for the distribution, wholesale, and production of illicit drugs and smuggling in weapons from across the northern border. This threatens to reverse the remarkable progress made in economic development over the past decade. The proceeds of organized crime fuels corruption allowing drug cartels to co-opt or buy political power creating an existential threat to the prosperity of the people of Mexico while creating challenges for law enforcement.
MEXSEC is a high-level security summit that brings together senior diplomatic, defense, internal security and law-enforcement professionals from Mexico and around the world in order to share best practice and champion greater national integration and cooperation. MEXSEC supports, and seeks to contribute to, a unified response to maritime and land border security and law enforcement as the most effective way to disrupt and dismantle transnational organized crime and combat illicit flows.
Key topics include:
-Land and maritime border security
-Critical infrastructure security and protecting natural resources
-Intra-agency collaboration and information sharing
-National strategy for fighting organized crime
-Recruiting, training and capacity building for law enforcement
-Future requirements for UAVs, Maritime Patrol and Ground Surveillance Aircraft, Coastal and Border Sensors, Tactical Protected Vehicles, Fast Intercept craft, patrol and surveillance craft, Air Mobility, Light Attack/Counter-Insurgency Aircraft, Support Helicopters
Speakers: Admiral Mariano Francisco Saynez Mendoza, Major General Francisco Aguilar Hernandez, Admiral Conrado Aparicio Blanco, Hon. John B. Saldivar, Celso Gamboa Sanchez, H.E. Amb. Adam Blackwell, Major General Rafael Melara Rivera
Organized by : Defence IQ Enquiries Team