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PRESS RELEASE MONDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER ------------------------------------------------------ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -------------------------------------------------International Port Security 28th & 29th

h September 2011 Inntel Hotels Rotterdam Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Industry experts gather at International Port Security Rotterdam Seaports remain the primary gateway for international trade and the security of these ports cannot be understated. SMis 4th annual International Port Security Rotterdam concisely addresses the latest developments in seaport defence, law, treaty enforcement and counter-terror/organised crime activities by exploring a series of global case studies and briefing sessions, thus keeping you up-to-date with high priority information that enables you to best secure your seaports, economies and means of trade. International Port Security Rotterdam hosts a noteworthy roster of thought leadership and provides insight into defence against theft, people trafficking, illegal immigration, drug smuggling and weapon smuggling. Against the backdrop of the huge global spend on maritime security, it is essential that we understand the justifications for this expenditure. In light of this, International Port Security 2011 provides the ideal forum in which to compare best practice of global leaders against your own mitigation of threat. This event will refer to prevalent current affairs surrounding port security. Some of the most recent topics to be discussed include Al-Qaeda and Libyas maritime ambitions in the Middle East, Sri Lankas transformation into a transhipment mega-hub, port security issues surrounding London 2012, and the award winning safety and security standards achieved by the Port of Miami. The event speaker panel hosts a wide selection of global experts who are at the forefront of the port security industry, including the following:

Priyath Bandu Wickrama, Chairman, Sri Lanka Ports Authority Bill Johnson, Director, Port of Miami Anderson Fagundes Silva, Port Facility Security Officer, Port of Santos Rik Verhaegen, Deputy Port Security Officer, Port of Antwerp Thomas Fransson, Senior Security Manager, Port of Gothenburg Christian Dupont, Deputy Head of Unit, DG Transport and Energy, EU Commission Robin Dodridge, Director of Operations, Port of Dover

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In association with the event, SMi is also delivering a pre-conference workshop on 27th September: Port Security Breach A Dynamic Threat Based Scenario, hosted by Proteez. For full details and to register your place, please visit Alternatively, contact Teri Arri at Tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6162 or Email: -------------------------------------------------------------- PRESS RELEASE ENDS ---------------------------------------------------------About SMi Group International Port Security is just one of the many conferences that are a part of the SMi Group portfolio. The SMi Group is a world leader in business to business information. With nearly two decades in the business, thousands of senior executives from blue chip companies have already benefitted from SMis highly targeted conferences, workshops and publications. For more information, visit For further booking information, please contact: Teri Arri Tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6162 Email: