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TranSec World Expo Conference and Exhibition Preview


TranSec World Expo is in its fifth year and is dedicated to all aspects of transport security. Over two days; 27th and 28th June; attendees will see over 100 exhibitors of dedicated security solutions for maritime, rail, aviation, road & the supply chain. Further, a two-day conference programme plus a series of industry specific seminars and technical workshops will run alongside.

Day two, 28th June 2007 will focus on Maritime and Supply Chain Transport Security. With keynotes, strategic briefings, case studies and panel discussions, conference speakers; experts in their fields will update and share best practice on global initiatives facing transport security professionals.

Speakers include:

Dr. Vilmos Sandor, Director of Educational Affairs, BORDERPOL and Deputy Rector of the Miklos Zrinyi National Defence University of Hungary. As a keynote speaker he will address the co-ordination of security between Ports, Airports and Borders and provide a strategic review of the risks to national security at border crossing points.

Jurjen Duintjer, the Security Advisor of Port of Rotterdam Authority will present a case study on supply chain security in the Port of Rotterdam. The focus will be on the concepts for container inspection in Ports.

Nick Riley, Deputy Director of University of Hull Logistics Institute looks at RFID technology the current and future use in transportation. He will explore the RFID fundamentals on what it can and cannot do and the improving of supply chain efficiencies.

A number of panel discussions will be taking place with representatives from the IMO, European Commission, NATO and ICAO. The keynote panel will look at the co-ordination of security initiatives to enhance maritime and supply chain security in Europe. They will evaluate the status of the current international security initiatives and look into sharing intelligence.

The educational workshops will examine the latest developments and innovations in baggage and cargo screening, passenger screening, biometrics and access control, CCTV and intrusion detection, as well as investigate the human factors affecting security in ports, airports, rail, terminals and highways. The workshops will run over two days and will be offered free of charge to all pre registered visitors to the event.

Keynote seminars

TranSec World Expo will also feature two keynote seminars. The first, given by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) focuses on special measures to enhance maritime secur ity and will provide updates and advice on current regulation, guidance and tools on a range of port securityrelated issues.

The second, presented by the World Customs Organization (WCO) in association with the European Commission (EC), explores the SAFE framework with particular emphasis on Author ised Economic Operators (AEOs) and how the concept is being implemented at a practical level within the European Union. This seminar also
examines the topical issue of integrated border management.

International Maritime Organization Seminar

The International Maritime Organization’s special measures to enhance mar itime secur ity, as detailed in the SOLAS Convention and the ISPS Code and which became mandatory on 1 July 2004, apply to ships involved in international trade and the port facilities serving them. This seminar, which features distinguished speakers from IMO and a number of different entities responsible for port facility security, will provide updates and advice on current regulations, guidance and tools on a range of port security-related issues.

Areas of interest will include the latest guidance from IMO, ILO, ISO and WCO; information on compliance programmes from IMO, EC and the USCG, including sharing details of best practices identified; and discussions on key concepts such as control of small vessels and access control systems. The overall focus will be on helping participants to improve implementation of effective security measures in ports and port facilities while facilitating global trade.

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