International Port Security 2011

Venue: Rotterdam

Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Event Date/Time: Sep 28, 2011 End Date/Time: Sep 29, 2011
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International Port Security
28th – 29th September 2011, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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SMi's 4th annual International Port Security conference held in association with Borderpol, will be held in Rotterdam for the first time on the 28th and 29th September 2011.

Seaports remain the primary gateway for international trade and the security of these ports cannot be understated. International Port Security Rotterdam will address the latest developments in seaport defence, law, treaty enforcement, counter-terror and organised crime activities by exploring a series of global case studies and briefing sessions.

Don’t miss the chance to hear from a line-up of key international speakers providing unrivalled insight into: defence against theft, people trafficking, illegal immigration, drug smuggling and weapon smuggling within your borders. This is set to be an exceptional event bringing together key players from within the port community.

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Hear from our outstanding line-up of key speakers:

• Priyath Bandu Wickrama, Chairman, Sri Lanka Ports Authority
• Rik Verhaegen, Deputy Port Security Officer, Port of Antwerp
• Tony Smith, Senior Director London 2012 Olympic Programme, UK Border Agency
• Thomas Fransson, Senior Security Manager, Port of Gothenburg
• Bill Johnson, Director, Port of Miami
• Christian Dupont, Deputy Head of Unit, DG Transport and Energy, EU Commission
• Anderson Fagundes Silva, Port Facility Security Coordinator, Port of Santos
• Jerome Ntibarekerwa, Secretary General, The Port Management Association of Eastern andSouthern Africa
• Robin Dodridge, Director of Operations, Port of Dover
• Patrick Verhoeven, Secretary General, European Sea Ports Organisation
• Commander Gregory Walcott, Port Security Unit Commander, Trinidad & Tobago Coast Guard
• Steven Heukelom, Port Operations Executive Manager, New Doha Port Project

Speakers will discuss the following key topics:

• Al-Qaeda and Libya’s maritime ambitions in the Middle East
• Challenges facing ports in Eastern and Southern Africa
• London 2012 Olympic Games - Security at the Port of London and the Port of Dover
• Managing borders for major public events
• Mitigating criminal activity at seaports
• Port of Miami – A case study on the award winning safety and security standards
• Review of the European Union (EU) Ship and Port Facility Security System
• Securing Sri Lankan ports and the predicted effects of future growth on security mechanisms
• Security operations in the Port of Antwerp

PLUS – Attend a pre-conference workshop on the 27th September:
Port Security Breach – A Dynamic Threat Based Scenario
Held by Proteez
Container Security and Packing Issues
Held by the Cambridge Academy of Transport

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