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Sea ports remain the most viable access point for international trade. Billions of tonnes of cargo and millions of passengers traverse the oceans each year with over 90% of trade moving through the major ports and sea lanes.
 

In order to ensure the safety and security of that vital economic blood line, individual ports are responsible for the protection of cargo, people and property. However, the often large sizes of ports and the proliferation of potential threats means that this cannot be achieved with guards and fences alone.

 

To reduce costs, save vital manpower and overall enhance security measures, technology is key; smart access points, integrated surveillance and tracking networks, computer systems and collaborative training and preparedness allow port authorities and port facility managers to properly defend and manage the sea ports and their importance to global trade.

The SMi Group's 8th Annual Port Security conference will take place on the 19th and 20th June 2017 and will bring together major sea port security operators alongside world leading solution providers to find the right solutions to the most important security challenges faced at major container ports.

  • A complete focus on security technology from access point control to non-intrusive cargo inspection and sophisticated CCTV systems
  • Explore the most important topics to date such as Cyber resilience and security automation
  • Major Sea ports from Europe, USA, Middle East and Asia will be in attendance
  • Interact with key decision makers at the heart of developing security capabilities
  • Meet with cutting edge solution providers showcasing their state of the art security technology

 

 

  • Harbour Masters
  • Security Coordinators
  • Chief Security Officers / Heads of Security
  • Port Security Officers / Port Facility Security Officers
  • Heads of Maritime Safety and Security
  • Heads of Cargo Security / Supply Chain Security
  • Risk Managers
  • Security System Engineers
  • Port Security Auditors
  • Security System Installation Technicians
  • Port Police

Automatic Systems; Bremenports; Center for Security Studies (KEMEA); Chamber of Shipping - Iskenderun Branch; Greek Embassy; Guardia Costiera - Italian Coastguard; Intel-Plan; International Maritime Organisation; ISDEFE; Klaipeda State Seaport Authority; Ltd. Juru informacijos centras; Malta Transport Authority ; Marine Risk Management; Maritime and Coastguard Agency; MAROPS; Moran Office of Maritime and Port Security ; NRi Digital – Ship Technology Global magazine; Port Authority of Vigo; Port News; Port of Dover; Port Of Gottenberg; Port of Helsingborg; Port Of Liverpool Police; Port Of Long Beach; Port Of New Orleans; Port of Rotterdam; Port of Santos - Santos Brasil; PORT OF TILBURY LONDON LIMITED; Port of Vienna; Port Technology International; Sentinel Maritime; Shephard Media; SHIELD Consultants ltd; Southampton Solent University; Stabilis consultum; Thales; The Maritime Group International; Uscg Hq; VCA Technology;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Chris Jones

Chris Jones, Managing Director, MAROPS

9:10 London Gateway: Benchmarking a State-of-the-Art Security System for Other Global Ports

Colin Hitchcock

Colin Hitchcock, Harbour Master and Head of ISPS Security, London Gateway

  • Creating an onion-like security system for the UK’s newest port
  • Integrating security monitor and port operations into one system to reduce manpower and cut costs
  • Manned Security: ensuring the recording of any and all incidents through body and vehicle worn cameras
  • Automating incident reporting to smoother information dissemination
  • 9:50 US Department Of Navy Identity Dominance System and NCIS Biometrics Branch

  • US Navy's Biometrics Program Overview
  • Biometric Access Control - Husbanding Operations
  • NCIS Analytic Support to the US Navy's Biometrics Program
  • NCIS Support to US Navy Foreign Port Visitation
     
  • Mike Jones

    Mike Jones, Identity Dominance System Technical Lead, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division

    Eric Trest

    Eric Trest, Biometrics Branch Chief, Naval Criminal Investigative Service

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Port of Rotterdam: Overcoming the challenges of Protecting the Busiest Container Port in Europe

    Susanne Nieuwdorp

    Susanne Nieuwdorp, Security Coordinator, Port of Rotterdam

  • The Rotterdam approach to traffic monitoring and vessel identification to optimize risk assessment
  • Enhancing cyber resilience
  • Identifying key requirements to enhance situational awareness of cargo and ships for the future
  • 11:40 Port of Long Beach: Overcoming Challenges to Create a Clear Security Information Picture

    Drew Schneider

    Drew Schneider, Assistant Director of Security, Port Of Long Beach

  • The focus on Cyber and IT Systems in a holistic approach
  • Integrating the computer systems of multiple port users to allow greater security collaboration
  • Promoting information sharing to allow the flow of data during time critical incidents
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Resiliance Planning for Transport Infrastructure

    Nigel Furlong

    Nigel Furlong, Head of Resilience Planning, Transport for London

  • Collaborating with port operators to establish strong resilience plans for transport networks
  • How technology is incorporated in to planning procedure
  • Securing London’s water ways to ensure safe conduct of maritime trade
  • 14:00 CNI Resilience: The Importance of Port Security to Overall National Infrastructure

    Risto Talas

    Risto Talas, Lecturer in Security Risk Management, Portsmouth University

  • Managing risk at ports before it becomes a threat to other critical infrastructure
  • Essential command and control measures and system requirements to enable fast information gathering and dissemination
  • Other technologies that should be considered
  • 14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 Panel Discussion: Cyber Resilience for International Port Incident Prevention

  • Current threats to Port computer networks
  • What port authorities and security firms are doing to prevent a major cyber threat
  • Developing a collaborative approach
  • Chris Jones

    Chris Jones, Managing Director, MAROPS

    Susanne Nieuwdorp

    Susanne Nieuwdorp, Security Coordinator, Port of Rotterdam

    Colin Hitchcock

    Colin Hitchcock, Harbour Master and Head of ISPS Security, London Gateway

    15:50 CBRN Risks in the Port Environment

    Chris Jones

    Chris Jones, Managing Director, MAROPS

  • Environmental and industrial hazards
  • Collateral damage
  • Accidental releases
  • The history of incidents and how to plan to prevent them
  • 16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Chris Jones

    Chris Jones, Managing Director, MAROPS

    9:10 IMO: Building on the ISPS Code and Security Measures in Place

    Chris Trelawny

    Chris Trelawny, Head, Maritime Security Section, International Maritime Organisation

  • Building on the ISPS Code   (Failures?  Surely not!)
  • Requirements for optimising security in ports and at sea (they are not just technological solutions)
  • Overcoming barriers to create national and international approach to counter terrorism at ports (the biggest barriers are at national level)
  • 9:45 The Bigger Picture: Offshore Security Risks

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix, Former Flag Officer Sea Training, Royal Navy

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix, Former Flag Officer Sea Training, Royal Navy , Company Director, Ocean Matrix Ltd

  • Security trends and proliferating risks
  • Navies and Coast Guards
  • Commercial Risk Management companies

     

  • 10:20 Morning Coffee

    10:50 Port of Tarragona: How to comply with ISPS code and regulations on critical infrastructures

    Josep Lluis Diez Besora

    Josep Lluis Diez Besora, Director of Public Domain and Global Security, Port of Tarragona

  • How to secure a port: the global security project implemented in the Port of Tarragona
  • The Harbour Police as a pillar: their coordination with the general police
  • Central Centres and Command and Control Systems
  • 11:25 Port of Belfast: Key Requirements for Port Security in Northern Ireland

    Stephen Reid

    Stephen Reid, Chief Officer, Belfast Harbour Police

  • Terror risk and what the port is doing to mitigate it
  • Innovative technologies which will drive down physical threats
  • Countering new ways of causing damage both physical and electronic
  • 12:00 Major Incident Handling

    Chief Inspector (Ret'd) John Salisbury-Jones

    Chief Inspector (Ret'd) John Salisbury-Jones, Former Head of Traffic and Transport Control , Metropolitan Police Service

  • Command structure for major incident
  • Decision making for major incidents
  • Record keeping for major incidents
  • 12:35 Networking Lunch

    13:35 Panel Discussion: The Threat of Terror Attacks and What Ports Should do to Prevent Them

  • Lessons learned from incidents such as Mumbai
  • Setting the highest standard for counter-terror security
  • Exploring the best ways to detect and deter potential aggressors from gain entry to port facilities
  • Biometrics
  • Tracking camera systems
  • Automated platforms
  • Chris Jones

    Chris Jones, Managing Director, MAROPS

    Stephen Reid

    Stephen Reid, Chief Officer, Belfast Harbour Police

    14:10 Afternoon Tea

    14:40 Last generations of physical obstacles for port access control

    Marc-Andre Vynckier

    Marc-Andre Vynckier, Sales Manager Latin America & Africa, Automatic Systems

  • Automatic Systems SA
  • Presenting a wide range of equipment for vehicles access control
  • Counterterrorism obstacles for vehicles
  • Impact resistance
  • Certification
  • Presenting a wide range of equipment for pedestrian's access control
  • Counterterrorism obstacles for pedestrians
  • Bullet resistance
  • Main references in port access control
  • 15:15 Cyber Security for Ports Systems: Creating an Effective Code of Practice

    Hugh Boyes

    Hugh Boyes, Principal Fellow, Cyber Security Centre, University Of Warwick

    15:50 Port of Milford Haven: Enhancing and Improving the Existing Security Posture

    Wayne Evans

    Wayne Evans, Health, Safety & Security Manager, Milford Haven Port Authority

  • Current and Changing Security Threats to the UK's largest energy port and largest port in Wales
  • Understanding the effects of ever increasingly sophisticated attacks
  • Utilization of Response Agencies and Controlling Authorities to best effect
     
  • 16:25 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Chris Trelawny

    Chris Trelawny

    Head, Maritime Security Section, International Maritime Organisation
    Colin Hitchcock

    Colin Hitchcock

    Harbour Master and Head of ISPS Security, London Gateway
    Susanne Nieuwdorp

    Susanne Nieuwdorp

    Security Coordinator, Port of Rotterdam

    Chief Inspector (Ret'd) John Salisbury-Jones

    Former Head of Traffic and Transport Control , Metropolitan Police Service
    Chief Inspector (Ret'd) John Salisbury-Jones

    Chris Jones

    Managing Director, MAROPS
    Chris Jones

    Chris Trelawny

    Head, Maritime Security Section, International Maritime Organisation
    Chris Trelawny

    Colin Hitchcock

    Harbour Master and Head of ISPS Security, London Gateway
    Colin Hitchcock

    Drew Schneider

    Assistant Director of Security, Port Of Long Beach
    Drew Schneider

    Eric Trest

    Biometrics Branch Chief, Naval Criminal Investigative Service
    Eric Trest

    Hugh Boyes

    Principal Fellow, Cyber Security Centre, University Of Warwick
    Hugh Boyes

    John Dalby

    CEO, Marine Risk Management
    John Dalby

    Josep Lluis Diez Besora

    Director of Public Domain and Global Security, Port of Tarragona
    Josep Lluis Diez Besora

    Marc-Andre Vynckier

    Sales Manager Latin America & Africa, Automatic Systems
    Marc-Andre Vynckier

    Mike Jones

    Identity Dominance System Technical Lead, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division
    Mike Jones

    Nigel Furlong

    Head of Resilience Planning, Transport for London
    Nigel Furlong

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix, Former Flag Officer Sea Training, Royal Navy

    Company Director, Ocean Matrix Ltd
    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix, Former Flag Officer Sea Training, Royal Navy

    Risto Talas

    Lecturer in Security Risk Management, Portsmouth University
    Risto Talas

    Stephen Reid

    Chief Officer, Belfast Harbour Police
    Stephen Reid

    Susanne Nieuwdorp

    Security Coordinator, Port of Rotterdam
    Susanne Nieuwdorp

    Wayne Evans

    Health, Safety & Security Manager, Milford Haven Port Authority
    Wayne Evans

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

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    Workshops

    A Devil’s Advocate Approach to Port Security
    Workshop

    A Devil’s Advocate Approach to Port Security

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    21st June 2017
    London, United Kingdom

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    Leonardo is a global high-tech player in Aerospace, Defence and Security. Headquartered in Italy with over 46,000 employees, Leonardo has a consolidated industrial presence in four main markets (Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States and Poland) and operates through seven Divisions (Helicopters, Aircraft, Aerostructures, Airborne & Space Systems, Land & Naval Defence Electronics, Defence Systems, Security & Information Systems), subsidiaries and joint ventures (DRS Technologies, Telespazio, Thales Alenia Space and MBDA). The Security & Information Systems Division is a world leader in safety-through-technology, providing solutions in information technology, communications, automation and physical and digital security. The synergy of these high technological competences and expertise, together with a cooperative and cognitive approach for each single context, are the enabling value of the Division’s offer to address a secure, efficient, reliable and interconnected sea port. The Leonardo solutions of safety and security, vessel traffic monitoring and control, port operation management, critical communications and cyber security, - being easily integrable and interoperable - represent a relevant support to speed up operations and optimize port processes, enhance security and safety without penalizing efficiency, improve facilities and infrastructures management, increase cooperation in the port community and support inland interconnections for port regionalization. Leonardo systems and capabilities allow the Italian Coast Guard to operate with a national Maritime Single Window in 29 ports with about 4900 users and 1200 organizations registered and more than 250.000 managed documents per year; Leonardo solutions support the Port of Genoa to manage security and operations in a hub with a trade volume of about 52 million tones, 2.5 million TEUs handled, 4 million of passengers, 1.5 million of cars and 250,000 trucks per year. All the Leonardo projects for sea ports, taking into account stakeholders needs, port characteristics and processes, international standards and local regulations, create a synergic interoperability and a real improvement of port KPIs.

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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