Department for Transport provide opening address at the International Port Security conference

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SMi’s 6th annual conference on International Port Security will be taking place on the 3rd – 4th June 2015, London, UK

International Port Security

SMi are delighted to announce Stephen Hilton, Head of Maritime Security Compliance & Port Security Policy of Department for Transport (DFT) will present the opening keynote address on day one of this year's highly anticipated International Port Security conference.

This event will provide the opportunity to hear Stephen's keynote address on: Port Security – the UK Approach. His presentation will focus on: The security ‘universe’, Approach to compliance, Challenges for the regulator, Stakeholder engagement and Cross government working

12 key ports alongside border control police, coast guards, crime units and security experts will attend from:

Belfast Harbour, China Maritime Centre, Department For Transport, DP World, Dubrovnik Port Authority, European Commission, European Shippers' Council, Gibraltar Port Authority, International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network, Klaipeda State Seaport Authority, Malta Transport Authority, Marine Risk Management, Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme, Ministry of Public Order and Citizen Protection, NATO Shipping Centre, Port Authority of Vigo, Port of Antwerp, Port of Liverpool Police, Port of London Authority, Port of Vienna, Portland Port Limited, Portuguese Navy, Securitas plus many more.

There will also be limited places to attend a site visit to The Port of Dover on the 5th June 2015. There are a maximum of 25 places are available, visit the website for further details.

The International Port Security 2015 expert speaker line-up includes:

  • Rear Admiral Luis Sousa Pereira, Commandant PRT Navy Marine Corps (Fuzileiros), Portuguese Navy
  • Dario Barbaric, Port Facility Security Officer, Environmental and Quality Manager, Dubrovnik Port Authority
  • Juan Martín González, Chief of Safety & Security, Port Authority of Vigo
  • Commander Hallvard Flesland, Branch Head NCAGS, NATO Shipping Centre, NATO Shipping Centre
  • Dr Karen Sumser-Lupson, Commissioner, African Maritime Safety and Security Agency
  • Christian Dupont, Deputy Head of Unit, DG MOVE, EU Commission
  • Commander David Phillips, Chief Harbour Master, Port of London Authority
  • Stephen Reid, Chief Officer, Belfast Harbour Police

For more information or to register visit:, alternatively contact James Hitchen on: +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or email jhitchen(at)smi-online(dot)

Sponsored by: Securitas

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