Benefits of Attending
Why should I attend?
As a direct result of ‘911’, SOLAS (The Safety Of Lives At Sea Convention) Chapter 11 has been amended to provide for the inclusion of an International Code for the Security of Ships and Port Facilities, known as the ISPS Code.
In order to codify such private initiatives the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in December 2002 amended SOLAS to enable the adoption of the ISPS Code.
The objective of the ISPS code is to detect / assess security threats and take preventive measures against security incidents affecting ships or port facilities used for international trade. This code came into effect on 1 July 2004 and is at the top of the maritime agenda of all states party to the convention in terms of its implementation and enforcement.
With the increasing number of terrorist attacks at African ports, the new US frameworks of standards impacting African seaport trading and rapid expansion at many African ports are resulting in higher security risks for ports and ships. The question remains how these new security risks and threats are implemented and applied in line with the standards as upheld by ISPS and other related codes of standard?
IQPC’s Port and Ship Security Conference will deliver practical case studies of successful ship and port security operations in Africa.
The aim of the conference will be to provide a platform for all relevant contracting governments, law enforcement agencies, port terminals, shipping companies and NGOs to come together and discuss the problems faced by ship and port security. The conference will provide an opportunity for all the major role players, to discuss and debate their responsibilities and involvement in order to find possible solutions for the future.
Because the above mentioned are true factual information, surely you can see that there is value in attending IQPC’s Ship And Port Security Conference. Register now? You simply can’t afford not to be there!
Who will I meet and who is speaking?
IQPC’s Ship and Port Security Conference will bring together national parliaments from European, African and US countries and representatives of governments from all three continents and international and non-governmental organisations. The conference will provide an opportunity for detailed discussion of past and present ship and port security operations in Africa.
Who Is Speaking?
|George Guy Thomas, National Office of Global Maritime Situational Awareness, UNITED STATES COAST GUARD UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
||Stephen Caldwell, Director, Maritime Security Issues, HOMELAND SECURITY AND JUSTICE TEAM, U.S. GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE
|Helmoed Heitman, South African Correspondent for Jane’s Information Group and Independent Defence Consultant, JANES DEFENCE WEEKLY
||Virginia Gamba, Head of the International Peace and Cooperation Programme, SAFERAFRICA
|Dr Henri Fouché, Lecturer Policing and Security Management, TSHWANE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
||Captain Nick Snyman, Senior Staff Officer, Doctrine, SA NAVY
|Advocate Nancy Karigithu, Director General, KENYA MARITIME AUTHORITY
||Captain Twalib Ali Khamis, Harbour Master, KENYA PORTS AUTHORITY
|Nico du Plessis, Chief Security Officer, TRANSNET PORT TERMINALS
||G. C. "Castro" Khwela, Intelligence/ Investigations Manager: Security Department, TRANSNET NATIONAL PORTS AUTHORITY: PORT OF DURBAN
|Elmer L. Roman, Regional Director, OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH GLOBAL - AMERICAS U.S. EMBASSY SANTIAGO
||Weldegebriel Werede Beyin, Head Ship’s & Crew Registration, MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT OF MARITIME TRANSPORT MASSAWA, ERITREA
|Capt. Ade Olopoenia, Director Maritime Safety, MARITIME ADMINISTRATION AND SAFETY AGENCY (NIMASA) NIGERIA
You can not afford to miss this conference because...
IQPC has produced safety and security related conferences very successfully all over Europe, America and Asia. We pride ourselves on conferences that are thoroughly researched and present fresh, new perspectives and information to the market. The conference will take place over three days and will provide you with all the strategic, practical and legal capability you need for effective port and ship security operations in Africa.
If you are not yet ready to register, feel free to request a reminder nearer the time .
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· [ Next: Conference Day One: Wednesday, 12 March 2008 ]