decision analysis partners was awarded the organization of the 2008 U.S.-Morocco International Transshipment Conference by the U.S. Department of State to be held in Tangier, Morocco from May 20th – 22nd. The focus of the conference is on the challenges, roles and responsibilities of Governments in stemming the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, as well as conventional weapons through large transshipment ports. decision analysis partners assisted in the selection of venues and vendors, preparation of the agenda, side activities including a reception at the American Legation building, planning of transportation, welcoming of delegates, meals, preparation of proceedings, and the operation of the conference.
Morocco was one of the first countries to accord recognition of the new American republic when it allowed American ships access to Moroccan ports in 1777, shortly after the outbreak of the American Revolution. Less than ten years later, the two countries signed a Treaty of Friendship and Peace which was renewed for an indefinite term in 1836. As testament to the special nature of the U.S.-Moroccan relationship, the Moroccan city of Tangier is home to the oldest U.S. diplomatic property in the world, and the only U.S. National Historic Landmark located outside the United States, the Tangier American Legation.