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Port Security conference - 22/03/2016

Reacting to Regulatory Systems and Change: ISPS to be discussed at International Port Security 2016

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

With continued migration into the EU through sea borders and the serious threat of terrorism, there is a pressing need for the maritime security community to collaborate and further strengthen relations in order to boost security.

It is now over a decade since the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code was implemented after the devastating terrorist attack of 9/11, however terrorism still poses as a serious threat for ports across the globe. This is just one of the topics that will be addressed across the two-day conference.

David Galt, Port Security Officer, Port Security Authority - Liverpool & Manchester will discuss the weaknesses of the ISPS in his presentation entitled 'Port of Liverpool: How the Port Security Regulations 2009 Have Resulted in Improved Port Security’. As well as discussing the weaknesses of the ISPS, Mr Galt will give insight into how the Port of Liverpool have mitigated against these weakness.

The 2016 agenda will feature several case-study based presentations from international ports from across the globe including: Rotterdam, Long Beach and Santos. These detailed sessions will allow attendees to gain a better understanding of the unique regional and global threats and resolutions which ports are facing.

To download the full agenda with all speakers and their topics, please visit the event website on

“This conference is an opportunity to meet and listen to the experiences of the various experts involved in the planning and implementation of the ISPS Code insofar as ports are concerned and to network with your fellow practitioners. We have a fantastic array of speakers from across the world including representatives from Ports, Port Police units, the IMO and the US Coastguard talking about a wide range of topics including cyber security, security systems in Ports, regulation and technology.” Chris Jones, Event Chairman, Managing Director, Maritime Security Operations (MAROPS) Limited

International Port Security 2016 aims to bring together industry leaders, heads of ports, security chiefs, harbour masters, operations managers, marine security officers, coastguards and solution providers to discuss current issues surrounding port security and how these threats can be minimised.

To view a list of past attendees, please visit the event website on 

There is currently an early bird offer available; book by 31st of March to save £300 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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