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Focusing solely on securing the container supply chain without defending other parts of the maritime environment is like bolting down the front door of a house and leaving the back door wide open," Henry Willis, Researcher, RAND "Maritime and Terrorism: Risk and Liability""

The maritime transportation system underpins the world economy and an attack on this network could have disastrous consequences for global commerce. It is vital, therefore to ensure the security of the ports, ship and cargo containers as well as maintaining and improving maritime surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities to provide a broader picture of potential threats.

The SMi Group are proud to announce our 3rd Annual Maritime Security Conference. The event will take place as part of Global Security 2007, a series of three conferences dedicated to security measures being put in place on land, sea and air.

The events offer an unprecedented opportunity for attendees to learn from the operational experience of an excellent selection of internationally-renowned speakers, including:

  • K. Sekimizu, Director, Maritime Safety Division, International Maritime Organisation
  • Rear Admiral Rinaldo Veri, Chief, 3rd Department — General Planning, General Staff, Italian Navy
  • Christoph Seidelmann, President, ICSO - International Container Security Organisation
  • Behrooz Kamgar-Parsi, Senior Research Scientist, Naval Research Laboratory
  • Rear Admiral Dean McFadden, Commander Joint Task Force Atlantic, Canadian Forces
  • Vice Admiral Sir Jeremy Blackham (Ret'd), Independent Defence Consultant, Sarnmere
  • Rear Admiral Igor Kabanenko, Chief of Staff and First Deputy Commander, Ukrainian Navy
  • Lindon Paxton, Senior Systems and Operations Analyst, Defence Science & Technology Laboratory, Ministry of Defence, UK
  • Kenji Kobayashi, Director, Office of Oil Markets and Emergency Preparedness, International Energy Agency
  • Andrew Crawford, Maritime Security Expert, Directorate General for Energy and Transport, European Commission
  • Khalid Bichou, International Logistics and Ports Analyst, PORTeC, Lloyd’s Register Transport Risk Management Centre and Imperial College London, UK
  • Paul Lightburn, Intermodal Security Manager, External Affairs Department, Lloyd’s Register
  • Alexandru Cumpanasu, Executive Director, Association for Implementing Democracy
  • Brian Cranmer, National Maritime Security Compliance Manager, Malta Maritime Authority
  • Ken Gibbons, Director, Ports and Terminals Group

For more information about the other events in this series, please follow the links below:

5th Annual Homeland Security Conference
19th and 20th February 2007
www.smi-online.co.uk/07homeland.asp

Aviation Security Conference

22nd and 23rd February 2007
www.smi-online.co.uk/07aviation.asp

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Sir Jeremy Blackham (Ret'd)

Sir Jeremy Blackham (Ret'd), Independent Defence Consultant, Sarnmere

9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: SECURING THE MOST INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRY IN THE 21ST CENTURY

  • Conditions that make this a decisive time for the future of maritime security policy
  • Opportunities to improve maritime security
  • Improving interdepartmental co-ordination and co-operation as well as fostering good international relations and working partnerships
  • K. Sekimizu

    K. Sekimizu, Director, Maritime Safety Division, International Maritime Organisation

    9:50 A CO-OPERATIVE APPROACH TO MARITIME SECURITY

    Rear Admiral Rinaldo Veri

    Rear Admiral Rinaldo Veri, Chief, 3rd Department – General Planning, General Staff, Italian Navy

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 TRANSPARENCY OF BULGARIAN BLACK SEA BOARDER

    Captain Chavdar Ormanov

    Captain Chavdar Ormanov, Assistant Professor, Technical University, Varna

  • What are the elements of the national security from the sea direction?
  • What is the legal environment nowadays?
  • How the problem can be solved in keeping with the national interests in the Black sea area
  • What are the disadvantages of the existing system?
  • 11:40 MEASURES FOR EFFECTIVE SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY

    Paul Lightburn

    Paul Lightburn, Manager, Lloyds Register

  • The vulnerability of just in time supply chains
  • Providing security throughout the supply chain: manufacturing, warehousing and transport
  • Assessing your supply chain security risks
  • Regulatory requirements
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 BLUE BORDER SECURITY

    Brian  Cranmer

    Brian Cranmer, National Maritime Security Compliance Manager, Malta Maritime Authority

  • Migrants by sea
  • Reasons
  • Routes
  • What they pay
  • Are there any solutions
  • Technology available
  • Multi Agency usable technology
  • 14:30 INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION

    Sir Jeremy Blackham (Ret'd)

    Sir Jeremy Blackham (Ret'd), Independent Defence Consultant, Sarnmere

  • Developing security across vessels and ports – interagency co-operation requirements
  • Approaches to protect against strikes against cruise ships and commuter craft
  • Effective passenger and cargo screening
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 UK MARITIME SURVEILLANCE

    Lindon Paxton

    Lindon Paxton, Senior Systems and Operations Analyst, Defence Science & Technology Laboratory

  • The threats and targets

  • The requirements
  • Current capabilities including AIS and LRIT
  • Future terrestrial solution
  • The potential of space systems

  • 16:20 DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING GLOBAL, INTEROPERABLE STANDARDS FOR CONTAINER SECURITY

    Christoph Seidelmann

    Christoph Seidelmann, President, International Container Security Organisation ICSO

  • The traditional role of the Navy in protecting marine territories
  • The need for inter-agency co-operation
  • The role of the International Maritime Organisation in facilitating security
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Ken Gibbons

    Ken Gibbons, Director, Ports and Terminals Group

    9:10 THE JOINT APPROACH TO MARITIME SECURITY

    Dean McFadden

    Dean McFadden, Commander Joint Task Force Atlantic and Maritime Forces, Canadian Forces

    9:50 MODELLING THE GLOBAL SHIPPING NETWORK

    Khalid Bichou

    Khalid Bichou, Port Operations, Research and Technology Centre (PORTeC), Lloyd’s Register Transport Risk Management Centre, Centre for Transport Studies, Imperial College London

  • Infrastructure, network and supply chain security: Interface analysis and applications in shipping and ports
  • Introduction to PORTeC global shipping network model
  • Examination of network robustness and vulnerability against random and intentional attacks
  • Analysis of cost and economic impacts
  • Opportunities and supporting tools for global operators, insurance and policy maker
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 SPECIAL PANEL DISCUSSION

  • The nature of terrorist threats faced and predicting the likelihood of crises
  • Effective passenger screening and profiling techniques
  • Commonalities between securing airports and seaports
  • Co-operation in counter-measures for terrorism and organised crime
  • Paul Wilkinson

    Paul Wilkinson, Chairman, University of St Andrews

    Ken Gibbons

    Ken Gibbons, Director, Ports and Terminals Group

    Haile  Belai

    Haile Belai, Acting Chief of the Aviation Security and Facilitation, Icao

    Brian  Cranmer

    Brian Cranmer, National Maritime Security Compliance Manager, Malta Maritime Authority

    Dr. Lt. Col (Ret) Kathleen   Sweet M.A., J.D. (USAF Ret.)

    Dr. Lt. Col (Ret) Kathleen Sweet M.A., J.D. (USAF Ret.), , Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

    12:00 SECURING THE DANUBE FROM THE BLACK SEA TO WESTERN EUROPE

  • Expanding European influence,
  • Demilitarization and progress towards civil society,
  • Free movement of goods and people
  • Risk assessment and Integrated Border Management,
  • The riverine environment – Europe’s backdoor
  • Tom Pine

    Tom Pine, Associate Consultant, and Senior Lecturer in Disaster Management, Civil Emergency Management Centre, University of Hertfordshire, University of Hertfordshire and associate consultant, Visor Consultants

    12:40 Networking Lunch

    13:50 MEETING EU STANDARDS FOR MARITIME SECURITY

    Andrew  Crawford

    Andrew Crawford, Maritime Security Expert, Directorate General for Energy and Transport,, European Commission

  • Implementation in the EU Member States
  • How the EU Commission is working with the IMO to facilitate standards
  • implementation
  • Achieving "buy-in" from key stakeholders;
    - Governments
    - Shipping companies
    - Port facilities
    - Security organisations
  • 14:30 REGIONAL SECURITY IN THE BALKANS

    Alexandru Cumpanasu

    Alexandru Cumpanasu, Executive Director, Association for Implementing Democracy

  • Regional security across Romania-Moldova-Transnistria
  • Democracy in the Balkans
  • The Secret Services and their reform in the Balkan countries
  • Regional cooperation in promoting sustainable governance
  • Cross cultural dialogue and cooperation in the Balkans
  • Regional co-operation in promoting sustainable governance
  • Cross cultural dialogue and co-operation in the Balkans
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 INNOVATIONS IN FACIAL RECOGNITION – TOWARDS HUMAN CAPABILITIES

    Behrooz Kamgar-Parsi

    Behrooz Kamgar-Parsi, Senior Research Scientist, Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

  • Design strategies that imitate human performance capabilities
  • Models of human classification functionality
  • Algorithms for matching 3D images
  • Methods of recognition – Humans versus Machines
  • 16:20 PROTECTING AND MAINTAINING THE ENERGY SUPPLY CHAIN

    Kenji Kobayashi

    Kenji Kobayashi, Director, Office of Oil Markets and Emergency Preparedness, International Energy Agency

  • Supply vulnerabilities – chokepoints, regional instabilities and their potential impact
  • Dealing with the threat – the unique maritime challenges – practical, jurisdictional and diplomatic
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    Scarsdale Place
    Kensington
    London W8 5SR
    United Kingdom

    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

     

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