Venue: London

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Aug 24, 2011 End Date/Time: Aug 25, 2011
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In response to feedback from our established Combating Piracy series, we’ve put together an event which focuses exclusively on West African maritime security.
This event will bring together the global maritime and oil & gas industries to address the latest efforts being made to combat the issues of drugs and arms smuggling, as well as piracy, in West Africa.
You’ll leave with a clear understanding of what’s expected of you, the support that’s available and the work being done behind the scenes to roll out a swift and efficient response to the problem.

What will the agenda cover?
• Outlining the exact nature of the threat: Including an assessment of the risks you face surrounding drugs smuggling, arms smuggling and stowaways
• Understanding the latest action being taken by local forces to ensure the safety of your assets and vessels at anchorage and in port
• Assessing the experiences of the oil & gas industry: With 10% of the world’s oil and gas resources coming from Nigeria, what steps are the oil and gas industry taking to maximise the security of their assets? Hear the pioneering work being done by leading oil & gas companies
• Insights into the impact of maritime crime on the global shipping industry: Identifying and mitigating against the threat of piracy, drugs, people and arms smuggling
• Assessing the liability factor: Understand how being caught up in the illegal drugs and arms trade affects your liability
• A view from Ghana: Examining the impact of maritime security on Ghana’s young oil fields
• Transferring knowledge from Cameroon: Assessing the impact of West African piracy in the region and looking into the work being done there to stop the spread of maritime criminal activity
• Exclusive first hand account from a kidnap victim: What lessons can be learned?

Who should attend?
Ship Owners, operators, managers and charterers from the global shipping industry, including:
• CEOs and COOs from Shipping Companies
• Heads of Operations/Technical
• DPA & CSOs
• Quality and Security Directors
• Marine Superintendents
Representatives from Oil & Gas companies, including:
• Heads of Corporate Security
• Managers, International Security
• Company Security Officers
• Security Advisors
• Project Managers

Attendees will also include:
• International Government Agencies (including defence, police, coats guard, customs, immigration and port authorities)
• Military Authorities
• P&I and Insurance
• Associations
• Ship and Offshore Security Officers
• Lawyers