From Tomás P. Regalado – Mayor, City of Miami

The City of Miami prides itself on its status as a major global special events destination. Every year, millions of people come to Miami to enjoy our numerous sporting events, concerts, and festivals. It is one of my most sober responsibilities as Mayor to ensure that our residents and guests are able to forge lifelong memories at these events as safely as possible.

I am thankful to The Center for Homeland Defense and Security for putting together a terrific seminar that allowed executives from both private and public organizations to collaborate on critical security issues. The skillfully moderated conversations were both timely and relevant to Miami’s unique concerns. I left the seminar with renewed confidence that our city remains vigilant and is continuing to push its emergency preparations in the right direction.