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"Cooperation for the development of competitive, safe and sustainable ports in the Americas"

XI International Forum and Fair on Maritime Security

“Increasing the Secure Development of the Maritime and Tourism Sector on a Transnational scale”

September 4 – 7, 2017        Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico


Sunday, September 3rd

Hilton Resort Puerto Vallarta
19:00 – 20:00 Welcome Cocktail


Monday, September 4th

Convention Center, Hilton Puerto Vallarta
8:30 – 9:00 Registration and accreditation
9:00 – 09:30 Inauguration of the XI International Forum and Fair on Maritime-Port Security
09:30 – 10:00 Official Group Photo
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:30 Keynote Speech by the Maritime Authority of Mexico

·  Jorge Manuel Sáinz Zamorano – Under Secretary, Secretariat of Navy, Mexico

11:30 – 13:00 Panel: Threats and challenges of the Maritime industry. The Vision of the Maritime Authorities of the Americas

Moderator: Representative of the Maritime Authority of Mexico

·  Captain Rubén Alfredo Alejo, General Directorate of Captaincies and Coast Guards of Peru

·  Michael Brown, Chief, International Port Security Evaluation Division, USCG

·  Prefect General Rene Reibel, Police Director of security, Maritime protection, Argentina Naval Prefecture

·  Q&A

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:00 Keynote Speech IMO: The Maritime Transport and Ports Protection

·  Javier Jasnikouski, Head of Maritime Security, International Maritime Organization (IMO)

15:00 – 16:15 Panel: The implementation of the ISPS Code for the Protection of Port and Maritime Transport Activities

Moderator: Cap. Walter Vera Tudela de la Gala. DICAPI – Peru.

·  Tatiana Tello, Port Security Official, Maritime Authority of Panama, Panama

·  Mario Miranda, Executive Director, Maritime Port Authority, El Salvador

·  Otto Noack Sierra, Executive Director, Central American Maritime Transport Commission

·  Q&A

16:15-16:45 Coffee break
16:45-18:15 Panel: Technological Innovations

Moderator: Oscar Elvio Correas, President PROBYP, Argentina

·  Andrew Baskin, Vice President of Global Policy and Trade, Hudson Analytix, United States

·  Captain Manuel Garate, Director, SAINSEL, Spain

·  Helen Groves, Deputy Program Manager/ Cece García, Cyber Security Analyst, CUBIC, United States

·  Alejandro López Cortijo, President, Black to Green, Spain

·  James EspinoPresident, Gnostech, United States

·  Q&A

19:15 – 20:00 Oceans Union Ceremony
21:00 Authorities Dinner

Tuesday, September 5th

Convention Center, Hilton Puerto Vallarta
9:00 – 10:45 Panel: The challenge of ports towards greater competitiveness

Moderator:  Rafael Lobeto Lobo, Secretary General Foundation Phillipe

·  Jorge Durán, Chief of the Secretariat, Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP), OAS

·  Gonzalo Davagnino, General Director, Puerto Valparaíso, Chile

·  Miguel A. García Beltrán, Director General, API of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

·  Q&A

10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 12:30 Panel: Port activity boosting foreign trade

Moderator: Jorge Durán, Chief of the Secretariat of the CIP, OAS.

·  Ambassador Daniel Chuburu, Ambassador of Argentina in Mexico

·  Captain Manuel Hinojosa López, Perú

·  Nestor Gonzalez, Vice President, DPP Tierra de Fuego, Argentina

·  Q&A

12:30-13:00 Special Speech: Illicit Drug Trafficking by Sea, José Mazzitelli, representative in Mexico, United Nations Office on drugs and crime
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:00 Keynote Speech: Establishment and Operation of Maritime Technology Cooperation Centers (GMN), Rodolfo Sabonge, Director of the Maritime Technology Cooperation Centers for Latin America
15:00 – 16:15 Panel: Opportunities for ports to increase cruise tourism

Moderator: Miguel A. García Beltrán Director General, API Puerto Vallarta.

·  Elva Williams-Richards, Vice President, Port Authority of Jamaica

·  José Arturo Musi, President, Association of Companies for the Attention to Cruises, Mexico

·  Carlos Gerard Guzmán, General Director, Puerto Mágico, México

·  Q&A

16:15 – 17:40 Guillermo Hernández, Global Diving & Sakvage, United States
16:40 – 17:00 Coffee break
17:00 – 18:30 Panel: Experience and best practices in port security

Moderator: Almirante Daniel Flores Bello – Mexico.

·  Oscar Elvio Correas, President OPR, PROBYPSA, Argentina

·  Salvador Zenón Bravo Arriaga, Hutchinson Ports, Mexico

·  Fernando Huarcaya, Manager OPR, Terramar, Peru

·  Captain Luis Fernando Jaunsolo, Security Manager, Montecon, Uruguay

·  Q&A

Wednesday, September 6th

Convention Center, Hilton Puerto Vallarta
9:00 – 10:30 Panel: Environment protection: climate change, Green ports.

Moderator: José Luis Almazán – Universidad Tecnológica de Madrid.

·  Anuj Chopra, Vice President for the Americas, Rightship, United States

·  Francisco García Iglesias, Spain

·  Captain José Perdomo, Secretary, Sociedad Latinoamericana de Operadores de Terminales Marítimo Petroleros y Monoboyas (SLOM), Colombia

·  Cesar Quintana, General Coordinator of Investigation, Universidad de Sinaloa

·  Q&A

10:30-11:00 ·  Jorge Antonio Hernández Valencia, Director General of Citizen Security and Municipal Transit of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-13:00 Panel: Participation of Women in the Port Sector

Moderator: Abigail Díaz de León Benard, UNAM, Mexico

·  Abigail Díaz de León Benard, UNAM, Mexico

·  Amador Saba Casapia, Terminal Internacional del Sur, Perú

·  Gala Camberos Orozco, Coach, Blue Solutions

·  Q&A

13:00-15:00 Lunch
15:00-17:00 Panel: “Maritime Activities Legal and Regulatory Framework”

Moderator: Captain David Alejandro Ker Elizondo

·  Carlos Manuel Trueba and Norberto Z. Gutiérrez “Responsabilidad funcional y civil de los Oficiales de Protección de las Instalaciones Portuarias”

·   Rafael Lobeto Lobo, Report on the establishment of the Maritime Transport International Institute for Mediation and Arbitration

·   Larry Stephen Cox, Chief, U.S. Coast Guard International Port Security Program Legal Section

·   Q&A

17:00-17:30 Closing of the conferences cycles

Announcement of the 2017 ISPS Forum venue

Thursday, September 7th

Convention Center, Hilton Puerto Vallarta
09:00 – 11:00 Simulation Exercise of Port Crisis Management

Coordination: Luis Musolino, Ricardo Blanco and Javier Jasnikouski.

·  General Introduction.

·  Requirements of the ISPS code.

·  Brief introduction to the APEC Manual.

·  Introduction to the theoretical practice.

·  Practices and exercises.

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:30 Continuation: Simulation Exercise of Port Crisis Management

·  Implementation of the theoretical practice.

·  Brief analysis of the results of the theoretical practice.

·  Comments from observers.

·  Introduction of the practice to be held in the port (SEMAR)

13:30 – 15:00 Lunch
15:00 – 17:00 Live Practice in the port facilities of the Integral Port Administration (API) of Vallarta. Coordinator: Captain Javier Mendoza (SEMAR)
17:00 – 17:30 Final Conclusions of the Forum
20:00 – 23:00 Closing Dinner