From October 18 to 22, 2021, the VIII Inter-American Naval Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation (VIII CNIE CT&I) took place in the city of Salinas, Ecuador. The Inter-American Defense Board was represented by the Chairman of the Council of Delegates, Vice-Admiral Alexandre Rabello de Faria, who had the opportunity to present the theme: “The technological challenges for the fulfillment of the permanent observation programs of the Inter-American Defense Board”. In addition, he also carried out a positive agenda of interests of the IADB through formal visits in the city of Guayaquil to the General Commander of the Ecuadorian Navy, Rear-Admiral Brúmel Vázquez Bermúdez. In Quito, he visited the Armed Forces Joint Command Chief, Vice-Admiral Jorge Cabrera Espinosa, the Institute of Advanced National Studies (IAEN), and the University of the Armed Forces (ESPE).
- Meeting between General Enzo Bernardini, of the Italian Armed Forces, and the IADB leadership
- Visit of the Secretary-General of SICOFAA to the IADB