Santo Domingo.- The Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (Funglode) today starts the 4th International Conference on Security and Defense 2012, titled "The tourism and hotel security: strategies and perspectives," with 23 exhibitors from 12 countries in the proposal of public policies on tourism safety in the Dominican Republic.
Center for Security and Defense (Cesede) director Josefina Reynoso Chicon warned that Dominicans need to know and established the difference between the types of security, "which isn’t only citizens, but food, tourism, drug trafficking and the economy."
The conclave starts in Funglode headquarters today and ends Saturday.
"For the first time defense and security issues are taken away from the Dominican Republic National Police and Armed Forces and are handled by civil society, which doesn’t handle these issues well, so this conference is a type of education and to create public policy and prevention," Reynoso said.
She said in addition to innovative proposals on public policy, different players will work on developing strategies "to provide the tourism industry with the necessary tools that allow increased business and competitive advantages offered by the country as a destination with a highly secure environment compared with the countries of the region."
Experts from 12 countries
The specialists who’ll take part in the gathering are from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Panama and Dominican Republic, among others, all prominent scholars.