Past event: CABSEC & OPV Latam Conference

Dedicated to Western Hemisphere Maritime Security

Enhancing Maritime Security throughout the Western Hemisphere

The Warships & OPV Latin America Conference is dedicated to fleet renewal throughout Latin America with sessions dedicated to ship design priorities, emerging requirements to strengthen fleet versatility to confront the full spectrum of maritime operations. Given the commonality of maritime hemispheric challenges, the conference examines cost-effective ways to manage the renewal and acquisition of naval platforms with updated technologies, advance multi-mission modularity, and enhance indigenous shipbuilding capability

CABSEC - The Caribbean Basin Martime Security and Coastal Surveillance conference - is dedicated to confronting regional security threats through the development of robust maritime security. This involves maritime patrol aircraft, special mission systems, air assets, and technology for information sharing. The forum operates at the strategic level and draws in Chiefs of Defence, service Chiefs as well as ministers and other senior leaders involved in enhancing regional security cooperation.

Combined these two forums deliver a long-overdue opportunity to meet with senior leaders involved in maritime security from Latin America, the Caribbean, and throughout the Western Hemisphere. The 2022 forum is hosted in Miami in the shadow of U.S. Southern Command, and well-connected via air links throughout the region.

Benefits of Attending:

  • Improve your understanding of Latin American procurement programmes and emerging requirements to formulate winning business proposals with local shipyards
  • Contribute to a strategic summit, with a place at the top table  with leaders drawn from across Latin America and the Caribbean to discuss how to improve maritime domain awareness and information sharing
  • Achieve interoperability for combined operations by learning about software compatibility and open architectures for legacy platforms
  • Enhance situational awareness by gaining a better understanding of scalable tactical control systems, advanced sensor systems, and combat management system modernisation
  • Meet with all of the higher naval commands of the region and OEMs in one place to gain insights on emerging RFIs and tenders

2022 Speaker Faculty


  • Lt. Gen. (ret) Rocky Meade, Formerly Chief of Defence Staff (2016-2022), Jamaica Defence Force
  • Vice Admiral (Retd) Luis Ordonez, Former President of COTECMAR, OPV Latin America Chairman


  • Admiral Jorge Wilson, Commander in Chief, Uruguayan Navy
  • Vice Admiral Edy Santiago Chinchilla Archila, Deputy Minister of the Navy, Guatemalan Ministry of National Defence
  • Prefect General Mario Rubén Farinon, Prefect General, Prefectura Naval Argentina
  • Commissioner Martin Arias Araya, Vice Minister of Public Security and DG of the Coast Guard Service, Government of Costa Rica
  • Major General Darcy E. Molstad, Deputy Commander, Canadian Joint Operations Command
  • Air Vice Marshal Darryl Daniel, Chief of Defence Staff, Trinidad and Tobago Defence Forces
  • Rear Admiral Antonette Wemyss Gorman, Chief of Defence Staff, Jamaica Defence Force
  • Rear Admiral Enrique Arnaez Braschi, Director of Naval Projects, Peruvian Navy
  • Rear Admiral César Augusto Benavides Iraola, Executive Director, SIMA- Perú S.A
  • Rear Admiral Exón Oswaldo Ascencio Albeño, Deputy Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Armed Forces of El Salvador
  • Rear Admiral Luis Fernando Marquez Velosa, President, COTECMAR
  • Rear Admiral (UH) Brendan McPherson, Commander Seventh Coast Guard District, United States Coast Guard
  • Brigadier General Godfrey Bess, Chief of Staff, Guyana Defence Force
  • Commodore Errington Shurland, Chief of Staff, Barbados Defence Force
  • Commodore Dr. Raymond King, Commander, Royal Bahamas Defence Force
  • Commander Robert Scotland, Commander, Cayman Islands Coast Guard
  • Lieutenant Colonel Ricardo Leal, Deputy Commander, Belize Defence Force
  • Capitain (Ret) Armando de Moura Ferraz, Systems Manager of the Fragata Classe Tamandaré Program, EMGEPRON
  • Dominique Bucas, Project director, SEACOP
  • Tonya T. Ayow, Director, IMPACS (Deputy Executive Director), CARICOM IMPACS

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InterContinental at Doral Miami
2505 North West 87th Avenue, 33172-1610
Doral Miami, FL, USA
TEL: +1-305-4681400

Group Rate: $179 per night, excluding applicable taxes and fees Reservation Method: Reserve your room by clicking on the reservation link below, click ‘BOOK NOW’, enter conference dates, for a discounted group rate, subject to availability;
CABSEC Meeting for IQPC

Cut-off date: Monday, October 03rd, 2022 (After that time, the group rate will be offered based on hotel availability only.) Rate is available 3 days prior and 3 days post the event dates. However, these rates are subject to availability and will not be available past the group cut of date.

Travel and accommodation are not included in the conference fee.

Please note: We will never recommend, approve or appoint any third party rooming service to act on our behalf. Please be extremely wary if you are approached by any such companies.
Event details
Organizer : IQEU
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-23863