Latin America Defence and Security Briefing

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9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Latin America defence and security briefing, organised in partnership with DIT Defence & Security Organisation


This event will provide attendees with a series of briefings on the defence, security and political
environment across the region, and the opportunity to meet London-based UK
Government officials and British Embassy staff working in the region.

Register here


Proposed format:


09:00 – 09:30 Arrival and registration

09:30 – 09:45 Introduction
• Words of welcome (housekeeping and agenda – Mark Goldby, Assistant Head, Americas and Caribbean DIT DSO)
• Canning House, CEO, Cristina Cortes
• Director DSO, Simon Everest

09:45 – 12:45 Morning session – briefings from regional experts:
Dr. Phil. Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho, Department of War Studies, King’s College London (0945-1015)
Prof. William Moreira, Naval War College, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1015-1045)
Chris Goodwin-Hudson, Founding Director, Watchman Ltd (1045-1115)
Comfort/coffee break
Dr Llyr Jones, Head of Regional Operations, BAE Systems (1130-1200)
Nick Pane, Senior Partner, Control Risks (1200-1230)
George Middleton, Latin America Business Specialist, DIT and Mark Goldby (1230-1245)
Networking Lunch

13:30 – 15:30 Afternoon session – one-to-one discussion opportunities:
• DSO country desk officers
• Military and Security advisors including Army Export Support Team
• DIT defence and security Trade Officers – British Embassy network
• UK Export Finance

15:30 Event close


The Eventbrite page is private. Please email [email protected] for the password. The venue will be disclosed once you have registered for the event. 



Ticket Pricing

Canning House Corporate Members: No charge

Non-Members: £100 + VAT