Aviation Safety Campaign – Miami
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Welcome from the Campaign Organizer:

On behalf of the World Food Programme and the Humanitarian organizations it gives me great pleasure to warmly welcome you to the First Aviation Safety Awareness Campaign – Miami, Florida.

The Aviation Safety Awareness campaign is held on the backdrop of improving the Caribbean’s States emergency and disaster response preparedness with the focus on disaster response preparation and state oversight challenges in the Caribbean region.

The campaign is held in collaboration and support of the World Food programme (WFP), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), UAE General Civil Aviation Authority and among other supporting organizations to address various angles of the campaign main topics).  

Lastly, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and all of those supporting this humanitarian aviation event, those who invested their time and effort to bring this innovative campaign into reality.

Organized and Supported By


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Aviation Safety Campaign Location

The campaign is taking place at Waterford Conference Center, Miami which is located:

800 Waterford way, Miami, Fl 33126 USA

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Your arrival in Miami

  • Visas and Entry Information

Please be reminded that, US visa might be required and therefore, Visa must be obtained prior to arrival. You are personally responsible for obtaining an entry visa to United States of America through your closest embassy or consulate in your respective countries.

Visit the Department for Foreign affairs website for full details. The campaign cannot intervene in the application process or guarantee such documentation.

  • Flying to Miami, USA

Miami is a city in the state of Florida with the major airport being . Further information on state of Florida “Sunshine State” can be found on: https://www.myflorida.com/

  • Transportation

The campaign does not provide ground transportation; however, you may use the available public transportation, taxi to your hotel available options.

  • Currency

The official currency is the United States Dollar the estimated exchange rate around 1 US dollar to 0.9 Euro. There are exchange at the airport and in Miami

All major credit cards are accepted at the hotels and other sales places

  • Taxes

There is no departure tax at Miami International Airport

There is a 6% general sales taxes of the city Miami, Florida for 2019

  • Weather

  • Electricity

Electricity in the United States of America is 120 V, 60 Hz, plug type A/B

  • Aviation Safety Campaign Focal Point

sharjah.asu@wfp.org, Jasmeen.sihra@wfp.org,

(Landline) +971-6-5574799 (Sun-Thursday 8:30-16:30 Dubai time)



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Security Clearance

  • You are advised to avoid using ATMs in dark / secluded / nonpublic locations
  • Do not accept any help or distractions from strangers when using ATMs
  • Do not expose cash / valuables / expensive jewelry in public
  • Do not walk alone in the dark
  • All UN participants must obtain security clearance prior to the arrival through the DSS website: http://dss.un.org under ‘TRIPS’.
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Emergency contact numbers



Government Information


Humane Society of Greater Miami


Miami-Dade County Animal Services


Miami-Dade County Team Metro Hotline


Miami-Dade County Police (non-emergency)


Miami-Dade Safety Hotline



Day 1: 11th July 2019 [MC: Dawn Flanagan, ICAO]
08:30 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:30

Opening Ceremony (MC - Dawn Flanagan - ICAO):
    •  Samir Sajet - World Food Programme (WFP)

Welcome and Opening Remarks
    •  Peter Cerda - IATA Regional Vice President, The Americas
    •  Miguel Ramos - ICAO

AREA 1: Disaster Response Preparations

Area 1_Panel 1 - Facilitator: Christopher Barks, Director, Western Hemisphere Office, Office of International Aviation, Federal Aviation Administration

09:30 - 11:00

ATM contingency planning and regional
cooperation for contingency response and

Eddian Méndez

Regional Officer, ATM/SAR ICAO

Overview of disaster coordination in Western
Hemisphere and Caribbean Aviation and
Resilience and Recovery Group (CARRG)

Andrea Freeburg

Foreign Affairs Specialist, Western Hemisphere, FAA

The World Food Programme Continuous
Readiness for Disaster Response
United Nations - World Food Programme

Jose Odini

Chief Aviation Safety Unit, WFP

Frank Cawkwel

WFP Supply Chain Barbados

Panel Discussion: ICAO, FAA, WFP  

11:00 - 11:30 Networking & Coffee Break

Area 1_Panel 2 – Facilitator: Capt. Miguel Ramos, GASOS Programme Manager, Air Navigation Bureau, International Civil Aviation Organization

11:30 - 13:00

IATA Regional Office

Floyd Abang


Airline Perspective – Operational Resilience

Fabian Drago, Randall Ali & Giselle Cortes

JetBlue Airways

Panel Discussion: IATA, Airline Jet Blue  

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch & Networking Break

AREA 2: Safety Oversight Challenges and Regional Cooperation – Facilitators: Miguel Ramos &
Dawn Flanagan – ICAO

14:00 - 17:30

Safety Oversight Challenges and Regional Cooperation

Miguel Ramos

GASOS Programme Manager - ICAO

Wimen Fong

Asesora Legal - ACSA

Dawn Flanagan

Implementation Support Officer -


EASA Representative ICAO and
Canada - EASA   

Eduardo Chacin

Regional Manager, Safety - CASSOS

15:00 - 15:30 Networking & Coffee Break
17:30 - 17:45

Day 1 wrap-up and introduction to next day’s break-out sessions

Day 2: 12 th July 2019
09:00 - 10:30

Disaster Preparedness

How the FAA Develops Air Traffic Contingency Planning

Brad Cantrell, Group Manager, Contingency Policy & Procedures, FAA

Jim Bedow, Manager, Air Traffic Management Programs, CGH Technologies

10:30 - 11:00 Networking & Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00 Workshop Discussion – Disaster Preparedness (continued)
12:00 - 12:30 Summary & Conclusions – Disaster Preparedness
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch & Networking Break
13:30 - 15:00 Workshop discussion – Regional Cooperation
15:00 - 15:30 Networking & Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:30 Workshop discussion – Regional Cooperation (continued)
16:30 - 17:00

Summary & Conclusions


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