Maritime Piracy & Security: The Way Forward

Venue: Dubai

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Event Date/Time: Feb 09, 2010 End Date/Time: Feb 10, 2010
Early Registration Date: Dec 18, 2010
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As the multitude of challenges facing the global shipping industry develop at a fast pace, it is essential for businesses, governments, ship owners, operators and consultancies to galvanise a collective response to the growing threat of piracy. ACI’s inaugural Maritime Piracy & Security Conference taking place on 9th and 10th February 2010 in Dubai will provide the platform for industry decision makers to formulate a combined response to maritime security threats. The outcomes of this event will form a blueprint for tackling the problem which can be applied in the Gulf of Aden and elsewhere world wide.

Why you cannot miss this event

The risks to cargo, crew and vessel of being caught unprepared at sea are too great to overlook. With incidents at sea costing approximately no less than $5 m it is essential for ship owners and operators to prepare their crew and feet before transit and to know what to do in the event of an incident.
At this Maritime Piracy and Security event, discover how you can avoid incidents at sea through better securing your fleet and crew. Come closer to ensuring safe delivery of your cargo through the operation of Best Management Practices. Avoid the extreme costs of a hijacking and ransom situation. Look at the long term answers to tackling piracy in the Gulf of Aden and developing a blueprint for tackling piracy globally.

Key topics

Understand the latest global trends of threats to maritime safety
Learn how to implement Best Management Practices to safeguard your cargo, crew and vessel
Hear first hand accounts from coastguards, navies, governments and ship operators on the latest developments and how best to approach the problem
Discuss and develop the best long term solutions with industry experts

Speakers Included

Commander Neil Parsonage, Director, UK Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO), Dubai
Commodore Ranjit Rai, Vice President, Indian Maritime Foundation and Former Director of Naval Operations, Indian Navy
Capt. Duncan McKelvie, Area Marine Representative, NYK Line
Commander Stein Olav Hagalid, NCAGS/NSC Branch Head, NATO Northwood
Andrew Mwangura, Head of Security Consultancy, East African Seafarers Assistance Programme
Capt. Farhad Patel, Assistant General Manager, Sharaf Shipping
EJ Hogendoorn, Director - Horn Of Africa Project, International Crisis Group
Temi Omatseye, Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administrative Security Agency NMESA
Lt.col Andre Ciseau, CEO, Seychelles Port Authority
And many more…

An interactive 2 day

Throughout the 2 days you will have the opportunity to hear from your industry peers and discover the latest developments crew management:
• Network with high level industry leaders and peers in the maritime industry
• Profile your organisation amongst the world’s leading maritime organisations and secure maximum exposure
• Learn the latest cutting best practices to be employed in your organisation
• Participate interactive discussions to share knowledge, best practices and bringing discussions to reality

Who will attend?

All ACI’s events attract a targeted group of senior level executives and decision-makers from the industry.
Our meetings are strictly end-user focussed and created specifically for Ship Owners and Ship Managers.
By the direct request of the industry, we are FIRMLY limiting the number of spaces for suppliers to attend 'Maritime Piracy & Security: The Way Forward'.Only a VERY SMALL NUMBER of them will be allowed to join the event.
This is to ensure the emphasis is on the Maritime end-users and making sure that our delegates will have a full and positive experience.
Delegates will include Shipowners and Ship Managers.
Job titles include: Fleet Managers; Operations Managers; Safety Officers; Chief Security officers; Designated Persons Ashore; QHSE.
Also present will be senior representatives from Naval Forces and Coastguards and Policy and Procurement Officials from the US, EU and African States.

Information & Registration
To get additional information on the program, the price and to register, please contact directly Melanie Mulazzi of ACI on +44 207 981 2504 or send her an email at


Additional Information

2 day conference including conference packet: £1325