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Conference Documentation: International Port Security

Conference Documentation: International Port Security

As the last line of defence, port security teams play a critical role in ensuring that the nation is protected from external harm. Therefore, it is essential for ports to boast the most stringent security measures possible, using the most up to date technology. With continued migration into the EU through sea borders and the serious threat of terrorism, there is a pressing need for the maritime security community to collaborate and further strengthen relations in order to boost security. Interacting with delegates from across the globe and hearing from industry leading experts will ensure delegates are up-to-date with high priority information that enables you to best secure your seaports, civilians and means of trade.

The SMi group is proud to announce the 7th annual International Port Security Conference. The event will be held in London on the 1st and 2nd of June 2016. The conference aims to bring together key decision makers in the industry to discuss modern methods of port security and provide effective learning experiences for all delegates through expert speakers carefully chosen through extensive research, and workshops magnifying the most topical issues.Topics to be discussed in June include terrorism, cyber security, optimising technology use, regulation and case studies featuring some of the busiest ports from across the world. Our diverse range of topics will allow delegates to learn best practices for port security and understand further how other ports are resolving core challenges.


Day 1
8:30
Registration & Coffee
9:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Chris Jones, Managing Director, MAROPS
9:10
Preparing a Cyber Security Policy in the USA to Protect American Ports
Rear Admiral Paul Thomas, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, USCG
9:50
Security Challenges in the Port of Dover
Emma Ward, General Manager Safety and Security, Port of Dover
10:30
Maritime Security and Security Controls
Captain Attilio Montalto, PSC Port State Control / SAFETY / SECURITY, Guardia Costiera - Italian Coastguard
11:10
Morning Coffee
11:30
The Ports Of Malta: Risk Assessment At Borders
David Attard, Head of Maritime Security Compliance , Malta Transport Authority
11:30
The Ports Of Malta: Risk Assessment At Borders
John Schembri, Managing Director, SHIELD Consultants ltd
12:10
Using Negotiation to Mitigate against External Threats
Major Spyridon Koletsis, Security Expert - Negotiator at KEMEA, Ministry of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction
12:30
Real time security risk assessment for port electronic systems
Major General (Ret.) Vasileios Grizis, Director, Center for Security Studies (KEMEA)
12:30
Real time security risk assessment for port electronic systems
Professor Nikitas Nikitakos, Research Fellow at KEMEA, Ministry of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction
12:50
Networking Lunch
14:00
Port of Long Beach: How the ‘Virtual Port’ Enhances Domain Awareness, Incident Response & Recovery
Randy Parsons, Director of Security, Port Of Long Beach
14:40
Reserved for Sponsor
15:20
Afternoon Tea
15:50
Port of Bremen and Bremerhaven: Identification and Assessment of Abnormal Behaviour in the Port Area - Use Cases of a Seaport
Dr Lars Stemmler, Head of International Projects, Bremenports
16:30
Port of Vigo: Implementing New Technology Mechanisms to Enhance Port Security
Juan Martín, Security and Safety Manager, Port Authority of Vigo
17:10
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One
Chris Jones, Managing Director, MAROPS
Day 2
8:30
Registration & Coffee
9:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Chris Jones, Managing Director, MAROPS
9:10
IMO Legislative Plans to Mitigate Port Security Risks
Chris Trelawny, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Maritime Security and Facilitation, International Maritime Organisation
9:50
Port of Liverpool: How the Port Security Regulations 2009 Have Resulted in Improved Port Security
David Galt, Port Security Officer , Port Security Authority - Liverpool & Manchester
10:30
Morning Coffee
10:50
Port of Rotterdam: Compliance
Reinout Gunst, Security Coordinator, Port of Rotterdam
11:30
Brazil: Port Protection and its integration with the logistics and preparation ahead of major events
Anderson Fagundes, Port Facility Security Manager , Port of Santos - Santos Brasil
12:10
Networking Lunch
13:30
Panel Discussion: What Measures Can be Taken by Ports to Improve Security Operations
Emma Ward, General Manager Safety and Security, Port of Dover
13:30
Panel Discussion: What Measures Can be Taken by Ports to Improve Security Operations
Randy Parsons, Director of Security, Port Of Long Beach
13:30
Panel Discussion: What Measures Can be Taken by Ports to Improve Security Operations
David Attard, Head of Maritime Security Compliance , Malta Transport Authority
13:30
Panel Discussion: What Measures Can be Taken by Ports to Improve Security Operations
Reinout Gunst, Security Coordinator, Port of Rotterdam
13:30
Panel Discussion: What Measures Can be Taken by Ports to Improve Security Operations
Captain Attilio Montalto, PSC Port State Control / SAFETY / SECURITY, Guardia Costiera - Italian Coastguard
14:10
Reserved for Sponsor
14:50
Port of Helsingborg: Port Security in the Nordic Regions
Per Bjornson, Chief Security Officer, Port of Helsingborg
15:30
Afternoon Tea
15:50
Port Development and Port Security: China’s Dream and Ambition
Minghua Zhao, Director, China Maritime Centre, Southampton Solent University
16:30
Common Vulnerabilities in Port Security Operations - The Ship-Operator’s Perspective
Raymond Gibbons, Managing Director, Sentinel Maritime
17:10
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two
Chris Jones, Managing Director, MAROPS

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