The Oxford Princeton Programme Presents Energy Terrorism Conference to Arrive in London (June 2010)

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The Oxford Princeton Programme Presents Energy Terrorism Conference to Arrive in London (June 2010) Updated Agenda and Featured Speaker List Now Available

The Oxford Princeton Programme, the world’s leading provider of education and training solutions to the energy and derivatives markets, along with platinum sponsors Clayton Consultants and G4S, are pleased to present:

Energy Terrorism Conference: Countering Threats to Physical Assets and Human Capital
29-30 June 2010, CBI Conference Centre – London, UK

Join the world’s leading experts on the forefront of fighting today’s threats to the security of exploration, production, transportation and storage of oil, gas and other commodities as well as the staffs responsible for them. Speakers from essential advisory, risk management, insurance, protection, kidnap negotiation and anti-piracy services will engage in a discussion forum on the issues and risks as well as strategies and tactics using in-depth case studies taken directly from first-hand encounters. This conference is highly-interactive and includes Q&A sessions, networking and meeting with top kidnap negotiators.

“The increase in energy terrorism news highlights the need for experts with first-hand knowledge and those with security interests in the sector to confront the situation together in a practical manner which is the intent of this conference,” says Clara Lippert Glen, President and CEO, The Oxford Princeton Programme. “Holding this event in Central London ensures wide attendance by and access to those directly engaged in limiting exposure and risk.”

Highlights include:

  •     Kidnap negotiations that have led to the safe release of oil workers in Nigeria and other oil producers as well as that of multi-national tanker crews in the Gulf of Aden, the Horn of Africa and other piracy hotspots.
  •     Skills and tactics employed in protecting pipelines, refineries, storage tanks, power stations, compounds, offices, embassies, hotels and other key infrastructure, as well as harbours and ships not to mention staffs including expatriates, business travellers, national work forces, and ship crews.
  •     Presentations by former members of the British Army – all with considerable knowledge and experience operating in hostile territories – who now advise corporations.
  •     Risk assessment experts and insurance and legal specialists to provide clarity on other key issues that face companies and staff operating in such high-risk environments.

Key speakers scheduled include:
Mr. Colin Freeman, Chief Foreign Correspondent of The Sunday Telegraph, and Spanish photographer Jose Cendon, were seized in Somalia on November 26, 2008, on their way to the airport after covering a story on piracy. They were moved around by their kidnappers and held in caves before being released on January 4, 2009, after a 40-day incarceration. How did Mr Freeman cope being held as a hostage? How was he treated and how is he coping after such an ordeal?

Mr. John Hudspith was working for an oil service company in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria where, on February 18, 2006, he, with others, was kidnapped and held for 38 days. He was one of the last of the group to be released, and now conducts hostage survival training for companies.

Captain Peter Stapleton, a British captain, has first-hand experience of being chased by pirates in the Gulf of Aden, in April 2009, and who employed an ingenious method to repel them, despite his ship being raked by continuous gunfire and RPGs.

Platinum Sponsors:
Clayton Consultants, a Triple Canopy company, is a crisis management security consultancy offering incident response, security consulting and training services to clients across the globe. We specialize in the prevention and resolution of kidnaps-for-ransom, extortions, malicious product tampering and client risk. Visit

G4S is the world's leading international security solutions group. From risk assessment to delivery, we work in partnership with governments, businesses and other organisations to provide integrated solutions to security challenges. Visit

Attendance fee is £1,100 (+17.5% VAT) per delegate. Early bird rate of £950 (+17.5% VAT) runs through 8 June 2010. Not-for-profit organizations, including government departments, rate of £500 through 8 June 2010.

For a complete conference agenda, speaker list and registration details please visit

Group registration discounts for contingents of five or more are available. Please contact us at entec (at) oxfordprinceton (dot) com or +44 (0)1865 250521.

Companies will have the opportunity to present their products and services to an audience of industry decision makers through speaking engagements, lunch/coffee breaks and exhibitions. For further information please contact: Ms. Lynn Neil, Tel +44 (0) 208 1235040 Mobile: +44 (0) 7802 766237 or email: entec (at) oxfordprinceton (dot) com.

The Oxford Princeton Programme, Inc., ( with regional offices in Princeton, NJ, Oxford, UK and Singapore, is the world’s leading provider of training solutions to the energy, commodity and derivatives industries. In addition to, which offers more than 25 energy and commodity web-based training modules, The Oxford Princeton Programme provides more than 70 instructor-led training courses. Designed for all levels of expertise, courses include views of oil, power, natural gas and a variety of other energy, commodity and derivatives topics.


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