Security remains at the top of the agenda for anyone involved in transportation. With an increased awareness of terrorist threats, ever growing demand for travel and higher passenger and cargo throughput, ports and shipping companies are under increasing pressure to uphold high levels of security whilst at the same time, maintaining efficiency.
Now in its 5th year, Airport, Port and Transport Security (APTS) has established itself as the leading transport and border security event bringing together thousands of senior international decision makers. APTS offers a high profile conference, dedicated exhibition and numerous networking opportunities. Taking place on December 5th & 6th 2006 at Olympia, London, APTS provides the industry with an opportunity to debate and exchange ideas. Leaders from government, port operators, shipping companies and industry will convene to share information and develop practical solutions for implementing new and enhanced security measures.
Keynote addresses include Frank Gardner, BBC Security Correspondent, Sir Richard Mottram, Security and Intelligence Co-ordinator, The Cabinet Office, Lord Carlile of Berriew, QC, Professor Paul Wilkinson, Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, Dr Jack Caravelli, former White House National Security and Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur, Metropolitan Police.
For the first time APTS will run alongside three co-located security shows covering Event and Venue Security, Infrastructure Security and Counter Terror World. David Wood, Managing Director, International Business Events comments, “These unique co-locations mean that for the first time, the entire sector concerning the security of transport, infrastructure, venues and high profile events, and the drive to develop effective counter terrorism solutions will be addressed in one place. We aim to provide real focus on specialised aspects of security whilst at the same time, providing one of the largest gatherings of counter terrorism professionals and suppliers in Europe.”
Latest developments in global port and shipping security
Throughout the event there will be debates and presentations focusing on all areas of strategic concer n to senior-level executives within the maritime and supply chain industry. Delegates will also have the opportunity to select sessions from further conference streams running on counter terror, aviation and airport security, event and infrastructure security. Conference highlights include:
• Niki Tompkinson, Director of Transport Secur ity and Contingencies, Department for Transport – Updating on UK Government Perspective on Transport Security
• Patrick Mercer, OBE MP, Shadow Minister for Homeland Security – Balancing Security and Commerce
• Captain Gary Wilson, Senior Manager, Marine and Port Services, Head of Security, Hutchison Ports (UK)
• Chris Trelawny, Senior Technical Officer, Maritime Security Section, IMO – Update on IMO Mar itime Security Developments
• Jon Rambeau, Director Law Enforcement, Lockheed Martin – Analysing the Balance and Role of Technology in Transport Security of the Future
• Kari Noroviita, Harbour Master, Port of Helsinki – RFID technology and intelligence
• Discussion Panel: Technology, Regulation and Industry Cooperation to Enhance Supply Chain Secur ity with panelists including Br uno Julien, Standards Manager, EPCglobal Inc, Colin R Atkins, Mar itime Development Manager, GRS Security Services, Malcolm McKinnon, Chief Executive, SITPRO Ltd, Tom Bromell, Director of Cargo Products, L3 Security and Julian Hansen, Executive Director, TAPA EMEA
• Luke Beebe, FBI Agent with the Joint Terrorism Task Force, Long Beach, California – Security Initiatives at the Port of Los Angeles
• Peter Terry, Safety and Security Manager, Southampton Container Terminals Limited – Maritime and Supply Chain Security
• George Esson, Chairman, Ship and Port Security, Poseidon Maritime Ltd – Does ISPS compliance ensure effective maritime security
• R Earl Lewis, Jr, Assistant Transportation Secretary at the Maryland Department of Transportation will deliver a case study on security enhancements at the Port of Baltimore
• David Whitehead, Director, British Ports Association – Maritime Security Regime: UK Ports’ Experience
Total security solutions
APTS will be filled with exhibitors showcasing dynamic new security solutions and technological innovations available to enhance security throughout the maritime community. The exhibition will feature some of the world’s leading names in maritime security. VISTA, Indigo Vision, Smiths Detection, Kaba UK, L3 Security and Detection, LG Iris, CEM Systems, Dedicated Micros, Group 4 Securicor, Scanna, Thales Group, Senstar Stellar and Wavelet are just some of the suppliers who will be displaying the latest innovations in cargo scanning, supply chain solutions, CCTV monitoring, state of the art tracking, tagging and biometric systems, access control, perimeter security, baggage and freight handling solutions.