According to Rocío Martínez, 'the forum makes a powerful tool for sharing knowledge, best practices, trends, projects and new technologies applied to maritime activities, and even to cruise tourism.' The forum was joined by international organisations, maritime authorities and renowned professionals within the sector, both in America and Spain.
Rocío Martínez joined the Spanish delegation presenting Gijón (Asturias) as a candidate to host the forum in 2018. Finally Gijón made it and it's going to be hosting this important event next year.
The event was organised by the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS). Admiral Sarmiento Beltrán noted that 'Mexico has reinforced a unified maritime authority carried out by the federal executive through the Ministry of Naval Affairs. An authority permanently applying the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS) according to international policies.' Then Jorge Manuel Sáinz Zamorano added that 'in Mexico there's just a coordinating body for the rest of public authorities, which strengthens maritime security and protection, as well as maritime environment protection.'