The Cancun Chapter of the Overseas Security Advisory Council hosts event. The following press release was issued by the U.S. Consulate in Merida on June 6, 2017.
CANCUN – Over 70 business executives, civic representatives, government officials and other invited guests attended presentations by renowned hurricane experts Doctor Lixion Avila of the United States National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Specialist Unit, and Doctor Omar Garcia, Research Professor and Meteorologist for The University of Guadalajara, Institute of Meteorology and Astronomy.
The experts reviewed the 2016 hurricane season and discussed hurricane preparedness for individuals, businesses, and the various levels of government.
“The battle against hurricanes is won through preparedness and awareness before the season begins,” said Dr. Avila of the National Hurricane Center.
The event, hosted by the Cancun Chapter of the Overseas Security Advisor Council (OSAC), was held at the Ritz-Carlton Cancun. OSAC is a public-private partnership that facilitates the two-way exchange of security information between the U.S. Government and nearly 4,700 U.S. private sector organizations operating abroad. The Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security administers the Council. In the Yucatan peninsula, the Bureau of Diplomatic Security is represented by the Regional Security Office at the U.S Consulate General in Merida, Yucatan.
Regarding OSAC, Tim Kirsten, Director of Security of the Ritz-Carlton said, “Being an active member of the Council has helped us with our responsibility for the safety and security of our guests and staff as the regular and timely interchange of important information between the members allows us to monitor risks on a much wider scale and in an innovative way assists us with the planning and implementation of our security programs.”
The Council meets multiple times per year to discuss security related topics and to share best practices. Previous meetings included an event hosted on the cruise ship Emerald Princess discussing maritime security, presentations on aviation security at the CasaMagna Marriott, and case studies of virtual kidnappings and extortions presented at the JW Marriott.
To learn more about OSAC, the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, the National Hurricane Center, and the University of Guadalajara Institute of Meteorology and Astronomy, visit:
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