Maritime security tackled head on at this year’s TranSec World Expo



TranSec World Expo


Last year’s TranSec World Expo 2007 received an impressive 1,589 Heads, Managers and Directors of Transport Security including integrators from 49 countries. The event was hailed a huge success and in the seven months since; an unprecedented 100 per cent of the 2007 stand space has already been sold for the 2008 edition.
TranSec World Expo has since moved venue within Amsterdam to accommodate demand for exhibitor space and will now run at the PTA Center.

TranSec World Expo enters its sixth year as the only international conference and exhibition dedicated to the aviation, maritime, rail and supply chain security sectors. The 2008 event will run over two days; 25th – 26th June and will feature over 100 exhibitors showcasing the very latest security solutions dedicated to the maritime and transport industry.

At the centre of TranSec World Expo 2008 is a series of conferences and technology workshops offering a wide range of educational content, ensuring that it is a rewarding visit. The event will host a two day conference focused on maritime & supply chain security where by day one will be staged by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

The conference, day one: International
Maritime Organization

The IMO’s special measures to enhance maritime security, as detailed in the SOLAS Convention and the ISPS Code which became mandatory on 1 July 2004, apply to ships involved in international trade and the port facilities serving them. However there are a significant number of vessels, such as pleasure craft, ‘super yachts’, fishing vessels and small commercial vessels to which the measures do not directly apply but which either interact with such ships and port facilities; or to which the
application of security measures may be appropriate.

This conference stream will feature distinguished speakers from the IMO and a number of different entities responsible for maritime security. It will also provide updates and advice on current regulations, guidance and tools on a range of port and ship security related issues.

Areas of interest will include the latest guidance from IMO; information on compliance programmes from IMO, EC and the USCG, including sharing details of best practice; and discussions on key concepts such as control of small vessels, protection of pleasure craft, piracy issues and physical security measures. The overall focus will be on helping participants to improve implementation of effective security measures in ports and port facilities while preserving the freedom of navigation and facilitating global trade.

The conference, day two: maritime and
supply chain

Over 25 expert speakers responsible for port facility security will focus on the significance of security and safety issues facing the maritime and supply chain industries. Central to the day’s agenda will be key updates and advice on current regulations, guidance and the examination of the tools at hand to tackle a range of port security related issues.

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