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This year's 6th annual International Port Security conference, hosted by SMi, will convene in London on 3rd and 4th June. With the current threats and tragedies occurring in the Mediterranean, never has such a conference been so current and relevant. With continued illegal migration into the EU through sea borders there is a need for the maritime security community to collaborate and further strengthen relations in order to boost security.

 

There will be a range of topics discussed at the conference in June; these include international port security case studies, strategy and policy in order to comply with the ISPS code as well as presentations from NGOs on seafarers welfare and the effects and causes of maritime piracy. Such a diverse range of topics will allow delegates to learn best practices for port security as well as address the more practical issues and human issues of day-to-day port security.

SMi's 6th annual International Port Security conference will bring many benefits to those delegates in attendance. Delegates will:

  • Complimentary Site Visit to the Port of Dover
  • Obtain a greater understanding of real-life port security
  • Hear how ports are complying with the
  • Collaborate with fellow experts to expand their knowledge and thus further secure their ports
  • Preview the latest technology and how it is being implemented in Ports to both maximise efficiency and increase security
  • Gain an insight into the organised crime and understand how Ports around the globe are combatting this

 

Harbour Master
Operations Manager
Captain of the Port
Maritime Security Coordinator
Marine Inspection Personnel
CEO / Director / Deputy Director
Chief Security Officer / Head of Security
Port Security Officer / Port Facility Security Officer
Head of Maritime Safety and Security
Head of Cargo Security / Supply Chain Security
Risk Manager
Head of Port of Entry

Organisations and Areas:

Departments of Transport
Provincial and Municipal Government Representatives
Port Authorities
Port Facilities / Terminal / Container Operators
Port Security Services
Customs
Immigration
Police Services
Intelligence Agencies
Naval Forces
Coast Guards
Shipping and Cruising Ship Companies
Security programmes
Port security operations
Maritime surveillance
Systems and operations
Plans and requirements
Domain awareness
Maritime programmes
Navigation

 

 

Advance Magazine; Automatic Systems; BAE Systems; Dallmeier Electronic Uk Ltd; Dextera Global; DIRCO; Dubrovnik Port Authority; Embassy of Saudi Arabia; EU Commission; G4S Security Services; Greenwich Maritime Institute; IHS Maritime; Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration; International Maritime Organisation; Malta Transport Authority ; Marine Risk Management; Maritime Security Review; Minetech International; NATO Shipping Centre; Petrospot; Port of Antwerp; Port of Dover; Port Of Gottenberg; Port of Hamburg; Port Of Liverpool Police; Port of London Authority; Port of Los Angeles; Port of Santos - Santos Brasil; Portugese Navy; Royal Oman Police; Sonardyne International; Swedish Armed Forces; The Mariner Group; The Ports of Stockholm; The Shephard Group; U.S. Coast Guard; UKTI;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Captain John Dalby, AFNI

Captain John Dalby, AFNI, CEO, Marine Risk Management ltd

9:10 Port Security – the UK Approach

Stephen Hilton

Stephen Hilton, Head of Maritime Security Compliance & Port Security Policy, Department For Transport (D F T)

·         The security ‘universe’

·         Approach to compliance

·         Challenges for the regulator

·         Stakeholder engagement

·         Cross government working

·         Conclusions

 

9:50 Solving the Conundrum of Ports Security

Commander David  Philips

Commander David Philips, Chief Harbour Master, Port of London Authority

·          Context

o    The maritime security conundrum? A personal reflection

o    The Port of London Authority

·          The PLA’s security responsibilities?

·          The Thames Port Security Authority

·          Achieving security during the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant and the London Olympics

·          Conclusions

 

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Developing a strategic Port Security Authority in a mature ISPS environment

Stephen Reid

Stephen Reid, Chief Officer of Police, Port Security Director, Belfast Harbour

  • Compliance with UK Port Security Policy: the journey so far
  • Establishing a PSA as a limited company in Belfast Harbour
  • Developing a holistic approach to risk across Belfast Harbour
  • Measures to achieve agreement on implementation and deliver security outcomes
  • Communicating with partners and stakeholders
  • Enhancing procedures, processes and technology

     

  • 11:40 Ports and the Welfare of Seafarers

    Roger Harris

    Roger Harris, Executive Director, International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network

  • Why ports are key to the welfare of seafarers
  • Improving access to port-based welfare services and facilities
  • Building mutually beneficial partnerships

     

  • 12:20 Port Security from a Mariners viewpoint

    Captain John Dalby, AFNI

    Captain John Dalby, AFNI, CEO, Marine Risk Management ltd

    ·          The threat from seaward

    ·          Impact on the vessel

    ·          Master’s responsibilities

    ·          Conclusions

     

    13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:10 Port Security and the support of ISPS facilities in the Port of Antwerp

    Ronny  Pauwels

    Ronny Pauwels, Assistant Port Security, Port of Antwerp

    • Maritime security structures in Antwerp
    • ISPS and port security
    • Broadening of the overall security
    • Best practices
    • Sharing intelligence

       

    14:50 Consistently Secured and Consistently Optimised Supply Chain

    Benjamin Hodgson

    Benjamin Hodgson, Senior Research Scientist, European Shippers' Council

    15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:10 NATO’s approach to Maritime Security

    Hallvard Flesland

    Hallvard Flesland, Branch Head, NATO Shipping Centre

           ·         Maritime Security Strategies

    ·         Interagency approach to port/maritime security

    ·         Integrated approach to port/maritime security

    ·         Networked approach – Common Situational Awareness

     

    16:50 Cascading effects in protecting critical maritime infrastructure

    ·          Introduction to critical maritime infrastructure

    ·          Inter dependencies between maritime assets

    ·          Vulnerabilities for interdependencies

    ·          Threat definition

    ·          Strategic risk assessment

    ·          Risk propagation – risk barriers

    ·          Case study

    ·          Conclusions – Recommendations

     

    Professor Nikitas Nikitakos

    Professor Nikitas Nikitakos, Research Associate, Ministry of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction

    Major Spyridon Koletsis

    Major Spyridon Koletsis, Security Expert - Negotiator at KEMEA, Ministry of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction

    17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Captain John Dalby, AFNI

    Captain John Dalby, AFNI, CEO, Marine Risk Management ltd

    9:10 European Union : a major player in port security?

    Christian Dupont

    Christian Dupont, Deputy Head of Unit, DG MOVE, European Commission

    ·          EU legislation and its implementation

    ·          Is the European Commission a watchdog on Port Security?

    ·          Raising threats potentially affecting EU ports

    ·          What influence for the EU Maritime Security Strategy (EUMSS) for port security?

     

    9:50 Information & Situational Awareness in Harbour Protection Ops

    Rear Admiral Luis Sousa Pereira

    Rear Admiral Luis Sousa Pereira, Commandant PRT Navy Marine Corps (Fuzileiros), Portuguese Navy

     

    ·          The information cycle and the OODA loop

    ·          Managing information

    ·          Matching information against HP situational awareness needs

    ·          Conclusion

     

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Development of Dubrovnik Passenger Port and the application of the ISPS Code

    Dario Barbaric

    Dario Barbaric, Port Facility Security Officer, Environmental and Quality Manager, Dubrovnik Port Authority

    ·          Dubrovnik port - general information with traffic figures by categories 2005-2015

    ·          Dubrovnik tourist attractions and economic impact of cruise industry in Dubrovnik

    ·          Dubrovnik Port Development Project

    ·          Integrated border management and inter-agency cooperation

    ·          Implementation of Sea Port Security measures (ISPS Code)

    ·          Challenges faced in port of Dubrovnik from border crossing control

     

    11:40 Safety & Security vs Port Operations (study of the Port of Vigo)

    Juan Martín González

    Juan Martín González, Chief of Safety & Security, Port Authority of Vigo

    ·          Port Security Directive, a change of model

    ·          A special case study: the fishing port

    ·          Specialized areas, specialized controls

    ·          Next steps  

     

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:30 MARSEC - CRISIS LEADERSHIP FOR OPERATIONAL RESILIENCY (AN LMD APPROACH)

    ·         MARSEC RISK & SITUATION ASSESSMENT SCENARIOS -  BEHAVIOURAL ASPECTS &  PREPARATION

    ·         IMPROVING MENTAL ORGANISATION FOR SECURITY & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

    ·         PSYCHOLOGICAL EMERGENCY CRISIS RESPONSE OPTIMISATION

    ·         COMPLEXITIES OF CRISIS LMD, CRISIS DELEGATION AND RESPONSE PRIORITISATION

    ·         STRATEGIES FOR PERSONNEL CARE AND LEARNING

     

    David Attard

    David Attard, Head of Maritime Security Compliance , Malta Transport Authority

    John Schembrl

    John Schembrl, Managing Director, SHIELD Consultants ltd

    14:20 An integrated approach to implementation of the ISPS code for Africa

    Karen Sumser-Lupson

    Karen Sumser-Lupson, Commissioner, African Maritime Safety and Security Agency

    ·         Implementation of International Standards the challenges and benefit

    ·         Importance of a Regional Approach for Port Security

    ·         IGAD Integrated Maritime Safety Security  Strategy

    ·         Standardising training the key to enable the effective implementation of the ISPS code

     

    15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 Maritime Trauma Risk Management - Responding to Traumatic Events at Sea and in Ports.

    Roy Paul

    Roy Paul, Programme Director, Undisclosed

     

  • Crisis and Trauma at Sea and in the Port.
  • Update on Piracy and the effects on seafarers and families. 
  • What lesson have been learnt from Piracy that can be learnt in other traumatic situations.
  • Maritime Trauma Risk Management and its use. 

     

  • 16:10 Inter Agency Intelligence / Information Sharing

    Commander Neil Hall

    Commander Neil Hall, SO1, Royal Navy

  • Understanding Intelligence / Information
  • Threats to and Security of Intelligence / Information
  • Building Trust Between Different Agencies
  • Interoperability and Compatability between Different Agencies
  • GAIN - A Very British Success Story.
  • 16:50 Development and short presentation of Port of Vienna

    Dejana Topic

    Dejana Topic, Superintendent for Customs Warehousing, Port of Vienna

    ·         Container - Terminal facts

    ·         Logistic hub for Vienna region and our services

    ·         Security in a trimodal logistic center 

    ·         Changes in IT requirements never ends

     

    17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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