With the current threats and security challenges being faced in the Mediterranean and continued illegal migration into the EU through sea borders, there has never been a more relevant time and need for the maritime security community to come together and strengthen relations in order to boost security.

With this in mind, SMi are delighted to announce the International Port Security conference returns to London for the 6th annual event on the 3rd and 4th June 2015. This must-attend event will unite Heads of Ports and security experts from European nations to discuss the real life processes and issues which effect everyday port security, both in terms of practicality and in terms of strategy.

The International Port Security 2015 expert speaker faculty 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

Take the chance to attend the site visit to The Port of Dover:

Site Visit to The Port Of Dover

Held on the 5th June

A maximum of 25 places are available

Don’t miss the pre-conference interactive workshop on:

Weathering the Storm with STORM

Held on 2nd June, hosted by: Professor David Attard, Head of Maritime Security Compliance, Malta Transport Authority and John Schembri MSc (Sy & RM), PgC OHS (Portsmouth), SRIM