CAP Aviation Security Conference explores terrorism and its economic impact – Konferensha anual di CAP ‘Aviation Security Conference’ ku enfoke riba terorismo i impakto ekonómiko

CAP Aviation Security Conference explores terrorism and its economic impact

Willemstad – The 4th annual Curaçao Airport Partners Aviation Security Conference (AVSEC Conference) takes place on May 18, with presentations that focus mainly on the threat of terrorism in aviation and the impact that can result from terrorist attacks, such as the economic impact. This year CAP invited; Leticia Monteagudo, former executive at IATA (International Air Transport Association) and executive director of Smart Security Airport Consulting; Anthony Frederick, Manager AVSEC-FAL / HSSE unit at the Trinidad &Tobago Civil Aviation Authority and former senior official in the aviation security branch at ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization); Lesley Fer, Director of the directorate for Risk Management & Disaster Management for the Ministry of General Affairs of the Curaçao government; and speaker on behalf of Curaçao Airport Partners is CAP Chief Executive Officer Ralph Blanchard.

The AVSEC Conference is an informative platform for airport security supervisors, coordinators, civil aviation inspectors in the Dutch Caribbean, and partners in the aviation, tourism and economic industry, during which presentations are offered on critical safety topics and international measures. CAP’s ultimate aim in this is to enhance and exchange knowledge on the implementation of security measures in order to protect and safeguard civil aviation against acts of unlawful interference perpetrated on the ground or in flight. This will be CAP’s 4th time organizing the annual AVSEC Conference.

Selecting interesting speakers
One way CAP works on attracting aviation security representatives to the conference is by selecting interesting speakers on currently critical topics. Last year CAP invited former FBI Deputy Director Mr. John Pistole who elaborated on ‘Counter -terrorism’, Mr. Ted Martin, Senior Aviation Security Inspector, who elaborated on ‘Insider threat’, and CAP AVSEC Manager Mr. Martin Kattestaart who focused on the developments in automation in airport safety.
For the 4th annual AVSEC Conference, Curaçao Airport Partners is honored to yet again offer a range of presentations by skilled and respected international and local experts. This year participants will learn from and interact with Executive Director Leticia Monteagudo of the US-based Smart Security Airport Consulting; Anthony Frederick, Manager Aviation Security and Facilitation and department and Health Safety Security and Environment at the TTCAA; Lesley Fer, Director of the directorate for Risk Management & Disaster Management for the Ministry of General Affairs of the Curaçao government; and CEO of Curaçao Airport Partners Ralph Blanchard.

About the speakers
Leticia Monteagudo is the Executive Director of Smart Security Airport Consulting and a former Executive of the IATA (International Air Transport Association), with twenty-five years of Aviation background and expertise, holding a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Administration and among others certifications from the Harvard Business Mentor Program. Mrs. Monteagudo has interacted with over 400 airports; facilitated over 180 global campaigns; conducted risk assessment and passenger facilitation projects, case studies, and assessments in 22 countries and in 60 international airports. Leticia supports airports in positioning and developing appropriate security risk assessments aimed at improving passenger throughput at check-points, optimizes flow through the terminal landside and contributes towards an improved passenger journey to airside. At a broader scale of contributions and engagement, Leticia is part of an extensive network of industry professionals and commonly engages with governments, regulatory authorities, law enforcement, TSA, third party screening authorities, ICAO, AVSEC and other international organizations in efforts to synchronize and implement a safe risk-based passenger security process that will enhance not only security, but also passenger facilitation at airports. Mrs. Monteagudo became the regional ambassador for IATA’s Security Access and Egress Program that later evolved to Smart Security initiatives.

Anthony M. Frederick is the Manager of the Aviation Security and Facilitation (AVSEC-FAL) Department and the Health Safety Security and Environment (HSSE) Unit at the TTCAA. He is a renowned aviation security specialist with over twenty-five (25) years’ experience. Prior to joining the TTCAA, Anthony worked at various levels within the airline industry in the security field. Anthony was also assigned for three (3) years as a Senior Official /Consultant in the Aviation Security Branch at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Head Quarters, Montreal, Canada. He worked on the eight edition of the ICAO Security Manual Doc 8973, and updated a number of the Aviation Security Training Courses, including the ICAO AVSEC Professional Management Course. He is a certified ICAO Aviation Security Instructor and Security Auditor under the ICAO Universal Security Audit Programme having conducted a number of training and audit missions for ICAO. He is also Chairman of the Caribbean Aviation Safety and Security Oversight System (CASSOS) AVSEC-FAL Committee and a member of the ICAO/LACAC AVSECFAL Regional Group.

Since 2014 Lesley Fer has held the position of Director of the directorate for Risk Management & Disaster Management. Mr. Fer is responsible for preparing for crisis and disaster management on behalf of the Minister of General Affairs. In addition he is the official National Crisis coordinator and he occupies the position of President of the Curaçao Disaster Management Organization that consists of 9 Emergency Support Functions and other NGOs and Private Organizations. Lesley Fer is also responsible for the formalizing of laws and regulations on the field of Risk Management and Disasters, submitting the ‘Landsverordening Rampenbestrijding’, the ‘Disaster Plan’ for the country Curaçao, and the ‘Landsbesluit directie Risicomanagement & Disaster Management’.
CEO of Curaçao Airport Partners, Mr. Ralph Blanchard has 35 years of executive management experience in Airport, Airline, ATC and Air Transportation infrastructure management and Tourism Development Initiatives in the United States of America, Saudi Arabia and the Caribbean. Mr. Blanchard is originally from St. Thomas US Virgin Islands. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management Science and a Master of Business Administration degree, both from the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University located at Daytona Beach Florida. Ralph Blanchard is an accredited Airport Executive as appointed by the American Association of Airport Executives.

Konferensha anual di CAP ‘Aviation Security Conference’ ku enfoke riba terorismo i impakto ekonómiko

Willemstad – Riba 18 di Mei ta tuma lugá e di kuater anual konferensha ‘Curaçao Airport Partners Aviation Security Conference’, o sea ‘AVSEC Conference’, kual ta e konferensha organisá pa CAP dediká na seguridat den aviashon. Durante e konferensha lo tin vários presentashon ku ta trata prinsipalmente e riesgo di terorismo den aviashon i e impakto ku por resultá for di esaki, por ehèmpel e impakto ekonómiko. E aña aki CAP a invitá Leticia Monteagudo, antes un di e ehekutivonan na IATA (International Air Transport Association) i aktualmente direktora ehekutivo di Smart Security Airport Consulting; Anthony Frederick, Manager AVSEC-FAL / HSSE Unit na Trinidad &Tobago Civil Aviation Authority i antes Senior Official den e área di Seguridat den Aviashon di ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization); Lesley Fer, Direktor di Direktorado di Prevenshon i Maneho di Kalamidat bou di Ministerio di Asuntunan General di Kòrsou; i orador representando Curaçao Airport Partners lo ta Ralph Blanchard, Chief Executive Officer di Curaçao Airport Partners.

E konferensha ‘AVSEC Conference’ ta un plataforma informativo pa supervisornan di seguridat aéreo, kordinadó- i inspektornan di aviashon sivil den e parti Karibe di Reino Hulandes, i partnernan den área di aviashon, turismo i ekonomia, kaminda ta presentá tópikonan krítiko riba seguridat i medidanan internashonal. Ophetivo di e konferensha ta pa mehorá konosementu pa ku implementashon di medidanan di seguridat p’asina protehé i salbaguardiá aviashon sivil kontra interferensia ilísito kometé na tera òf durante di buelo. Ta e di kuater aña konsekutivo ku Curaçao Airport Partners (CAP) ta organisá e konferensha di seguridat den aviashon.

Selekshon di orador interesante
Un di e maneranan ku CAP ta purba na atraé representantenan den e área di seguridat aéreo pa e konferensha, ta dor di selektá oradornan interesante ku ta trata tópikonan krítiko i aktual. Aña pasá CAP a invitá Sr. John Pistole ku a elaborá riba e tópiko ‘Counter-terrorism’, Sr. Ted Martin ku a trata e tópiko ‘Insider threat’, i representando CAP tabata Sr. Martin Kattestaart ku a pone enfoke riba desaroyo di outomatisashon den seguridat na aeropuerto.

Durante e di kuater ‘AVSEC Conference’, Curaçao Airport Partners ta honrá di atrobe por ofresé ekspertonan kalifiká i respetá tantu internashonalmente komo lokal, komo orador. E aña aki partisipantenan lo siña i interkambia pensamentu ku Leticia Monteagudo, direktora ehekutivo di Smart Security Airport Consulting; Anthony Frederick, Manager AVSEC-FAL / HSSE unit na Trinidad &Tobago Civil Aviation; Lesley Fer, Direktor di Direktorado di Prevenshon i Maneho di Kalamidat bou di Ministerio di Asuntunan General di Kòrsou; i Ralph Blanchard, Chief Executive Officer di Curaçao Airport Partners.

Tokante e oradornan
Leticia Monteagudo ta direktora ehekutivo di Smart Security Airport Consulting i antes ehekutiva na IATA (International Air Transport Association), ku sigur 25 aña di eksperensha den aviashon i den posishon di un título di Bachelor of Science in Public Administraion i entre otro sertifikadonan di Harvard Business Mentor Program. Monteagudo tin interkambio ku mas ku 400 aeropuerto. Tambe e ta ofresé su servisionan pa sigur 180 kampaña; a realisá evaluashon di riesgo i proyektonan pa fasilidatnan pa biahero; estudionan riba kasonan spesífiko, i otro evaluashon na sigur 22 pais i na 60 aeropuerto internashonal. Monteagudo ta sostené aeropuertonan den nan evaluashon di riesgo, ku alabes mester promové e fluho di biahero na puntonan di kontrol, optimalisá e fluho den e áreanan públiko i kontribuí positivamente na e traspaso entre e área públiko te na avion. Leticia ta parti di un ret di profeshonalnan den e industria i regularmente tin kontakto ku miembronan di gobièrnu, outoridatnan den e área regulatorio, instansianan ku ta mantené órden, TSA (Transportation Security Administration), outoridatnan eksterno di kontrol, ICAO, AVSEC i otro organisashonnan internashonal, esaki ku e afan pa sinkronisá i implementá un proseso pa e biahero ku ta safe i basá riba riesgo real. Esaki lo mester oumentá seguridat, i alabes elevá e fasilidatnan ku ta ofresé na e biahero na aeropuerto. Leticia Monteagudo tabata embahadora regional di ‘IATA’s Security Access and Egress Program’ kual despues a desaroyá den e inisiativanan di Smart Security.

Anthony M. Frederick ta Manager di e departamentu ‘Aviation Security and Facilitation’ (AVSEC-FAL) i di e unidat Health Safety Security and Environment (HSSE) na e outoridat di aviashon sivil na Trinidad & Tobago (TTCAA). Frederick ta un profeshonal renombrá ku 25 aña di eksperensha den e area di aviashon. Antes di a drenta den funshon ta TTCAA, Anthony a traha den diferente funshon den mundo di aviashon, spesifikamente den e area di seguridat. Anthony tambe tabata apuntá pa tres aña komo alto funshonario i konsultant den e área di seguridat den aviashon na e ofisina prinsipal di ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) na Montreal Canada. Tambe e la traha riba e di ocho edishon di e manuak ‘ICAO Security Manual Doc 8973’, i a aktualisá un kantidat di kurso di sertifikashon di ICAO, inkluso e ‘ICAO AVSEC Professional Management Course’. Sr. Frederick ta un ‘ICAO Aviation Security Instructor’ sertifiká i un kontroladó ofishal den e área di seguridat bou di e ‘ICAO Universal Security Audit Programme’. Den e kapasidat aki e la realisá un kantidat di investigashon pa ICAO. Tambe Anthony ta Presidente di ‘Caribbean Aviation Safety and Security Oversight System (CASSOS) AVSEC-FAL Committee’ i miembro di ‘ICAO/LACAC AVSECFAL Regional Group’.

Den 2014 Lesley Fer a drenta den funshon na Direktorado di Prevenshon i Maneho di Kalamidat komo Direktor. Sr. Fer ta responsabel pa preparashon pa krísis i maneho di esaki na nòmber di e Minister di Asuntunan General. Alabes Fer ta e kordinadó na nivel tékniko ora tin kalamidat na Kòrsou. Fer tambe ta Presidente di e organisashon ‘Curaçao Disaster Management Organization’ ku ta konsistí di nuebe (9) grupo ku ta ofresé sosten durante emergensia, diferente NGO’s i sierto kompanianan privá. Un di e responsabilidatnan di Fer ta pa traha konsepto pa lei i regulashon den e área di prevenshon i maneho di kalamidat, i den su kapasidat a entregá ‘Landsverordening Rampenbestrijding’, the ‘Disaster Plan’ pa Kòrsou i e ‘Landsbesluit directie Risicomanagement & Disaster Management’.

CEO di Curaçao Airport Partners , Sr. Ralph Blanchard, tin 35 aña di eksperensia pa loke ta trata maneho ehekutivo na aeropuerto, den aeroliña, den kontrol di tráfiko aéreo, i den maneho di infrastruktura pa transporte aéreo i inisiativanan den desaroyo turístiko na e paisnan Merka, Saudi Arabia i den Karibe. Sr. Blanchard a nase na St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. E tin e título ‘Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management Science’ i ‘Master of Business Administration’, ámbos realisá na e universidat ‘Embry Riddle Aeronautical University’ situá na Daytona Beach Florida. E organisashon ‘American Association of Airport Executives’ a akreditá Ralph Blanchard e título ‘accredited Airport Executive’.

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