Video produced by U.S. Southern Command and used with permission.
Responding to General John Kelly’s request for greater security focus and assistance on Latin America and the Caribbean, over twenty BENS members and guests joined his staff at U.S. Southern Command headquarters in Doral, Florida to cohost a two-day ‘Global Business Symposium’. The symposium – with members J.R. Helmig, Daniel Wallance, and members from the Southeast Region spearheading BENS' involvement – featured member-led presentations on diverse topics ranging from anti-money laundering to global energy markets. The collaborative setting fostered a robust conversation on best business practices and the evolving economic environment in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
With audience attendance upwards of 50 personnel for sessions on global finance and banking and counter threat finance compliance, the panels provided important tactical and strategic information for junior staff. The symposium highlighted the important role of economic factors to the strategic mission of SOUTHCOM, and was a powerful example of private-public partnership in action. Click on the video above which summarizes the two-day event.