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7th annual International Port Security conference - 24/02/2016

International Ports from across the globe including Rotterdam and Long Beach will present at International Port Security 2016

SMi’s 7th annual International Port Security conference will return to London on the 1st and 2nd June 2016

"The port environment is constantly changing with new technologies and procedures in all areas of port operations, but security will always remain a core part of a ports operations. Security has always been needed for protection against theft, sabotage and the use of the port conduit for criminal purposes but now terrorism has added another dimension. In order to resolve these threats it is important to collaborate and discuss effective means of mitigating these threats with fellow colleagues and experts." - Chris Jones, Event's Chairman, Director, Maritime Security Operations (MAROPS) Limited

International Port Security 2016 will bring together key decision makers in the industry to discuss modern methods of port security and how seaports can be protected from external as well as internal threats.

Across the 2-day conference 5 key subject areas will be explored:

  • Protecting ports from modern threats
  • Resolving external threats to port security
  • Technological systems in ports
  • Reacting to regulatory systems and change
  • Security mechanisms across ports

The event agenda features unique case study based presentations from international ports around the globe including: Bremen, Dover, Helsingborg, Liverpool, Long Beach, Rotterdam, Santos and Vigo. With the vast array of ports included in the speaker line-up delegates will have the opportunity to hear about the unique regional threats that each of these ports face and how they resolve these issues.

To download the agenda or to register please visit the event website

Port of Rotterdam recently secured second place ranking for Europe’s most attractive logistics locations.* Security is a key focus point when it comes to maintaining a high standard of logistics. With such credibility, Port of Rotterdam are a key presentation not to be missed at the 2016 event. Reinout Gunst, Security Coordinator, Port of Rotterdam will present on Day Two of the conference about compliance. Mr Gunst will discuss: inspection procedures; challenges faced in further implementing security measures; solutions to these problems and future steps for the Port’s security team. As well as this Port of Rotterdam will take part in a panel discussion alongside Port of Dover, Port of Long Beach and  Malta Transport Authority which will discuss ‘What Measures Can be Taken by Ports to Improve Security Operations’.

To enhance delegate learning further; running alongside International Port Security 2016 will be a half-day pre-conference workshop. The workshop entitled ‘Preparing Ports to Mitigate against External Threats’ will be hosted by Captain John Dalby, CEO, Marine Risk Management.

To register or for further information about the workshop/leader, visit the event website

There is currently an early bird offer available; book by 29th of February to save £400 off the conference price.

For sponsorship enquiries, contact Sadia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or

For delegate enquiries, contact Paul Deller on +44 (0) 207 827 6194 or 

For media enquiries, contact Zoe Gale on +44 (0) 207 827 6132 or

7th annual International Port Security conference
1-2 June 2016
London, UK          
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Contact tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6194

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