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Combating Piracy Week
October 18, 2011 - October 20, 2011
Combating Piracy Week
Taking the Next Steps
18 – 20 October, London
The threat of piracy is greater than ever. According to the IMB,
piracy incidents have increased by 40% in 2010.
This year’s Combating Piracy Week (18 – 20 October, London) brings you face-to-face with key
decision makers and influencers. With an unparalleled seniority and
range of speakers, including His Excellency President Abdirahman
Mohamud Farole of Puntland State of Somalia, this is your chance to
ask your questions and elicit a response.
You’ll get to grips with the latest thinking on the practical
security measures you can take to stay one step ahead of the pirates.
You will also gain critical business intelligence on the onshore
situation in Somalia and current levels of political involvement.
Hanson Wade are pleased to offer all Maritime Security Review readers a
15% discount off the conference registration fee, simply email
firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the booking code: MSR
This year’s 3 day event focuses on 3 core areas of concern for the shipping industry.
Day 1: Piracy 101
* Understand your enemy: The way pirates operate is changing. Make
sure you understand the latest recommended security measures you can
take to stay one step ahead, with insights from EUNAVFOR, UKMTO,
BIMCO, U.S. Coast Guard and NATO
* Benchmark your security strategy: COLUMBIA Shipmanagement, Maersk
Line and J.P. Samartzis Maritime Enterprises Co. S.A. reveal how they
are tackling the threat of piracy
Day 2: Onshore Somalia
* Receive the latest intelligence on pirate behaviour: Including
fresh insights into how they are operating and the efforts being made
onshore to block pirate operations. Hear from U.S. Sate Department and
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
* Latest update on the prosecution of pirates: What is holding this
back? How can you help? The UNODC outlines the latest initiatives,
successes and failures
Day 3: Driving Forward Political Commitment
* With representatives from the Government of Puntland, UK Government
and the U.S. Department of State, take this unique opportunity to ask
your questions and gain insight into the political agenda
* Is now the time to take radical action? Join your peers to thrash
out if an industry strike is the only way to make your voice heard.
How could this be coordinated and what would the impact be?
For more information on what will be covered at the meeting, please take a look at the
final agenda at http://www.piracy-europe.com
“The best and most informative Piracy conference I have participated
in. I am sure that this forum will make a difference in how the future
will be in Goa/Indian Ocean as well as in Somalia.”
Poul Erik Ekkendal, Security Manager, Maersk Tankers on Combating
Piracy Week 2010
And who will be tackling these issues? The distinguished speaker
* His Excellency President Abdirahman Mohamud Farole,Puntland State
* Hon. Saeed Mohamed Rage, Minister of Maritime Transport, Ports and
Counter Piracy,Puntland State of Somalia
* Rt Hon. John Spellar MP, Deputy Opposition Spokesman Foreign
* Captain Keith Blount, Chief of Staff,EUNAVFOR
* Henrik Ehlers Kragh, Head of Anti-Piracy Coordination,Maersk Line
* Capt Daniel Musafia, Company Security Officer,COLUMBIA
Shipmanagement (Deutschland) GmbH
* Alan Cole, Counter Piracy Programme Coordinator,UNODC
* Leonidas Pantazis, Chief Security Officer,J.P. Samartzis Maritime
Enterprises Co. S.A.
* Donna Hopkins, Coordinator, Counter Piracy and Maritime Security,
Bureau of Political Military Affairs,U.S. State Department
* Philip Holihead,Head IMO Implementation Unit,IMO
See the full speaker line-up
Don’t miss your chance to receive a 15% discount by booking with the priority code: MSR
To register today please:
I look forward to welcoming you alongside other industry professionals
at the meeting in October.
P.S. If you’re concerned with piracy and maritime crime in West
Africa and the possibility of a spread into the Atlantic, have a look
at the programme for Combating Piracy: West African Maritime Security
taking place in London between 23rd-25th August 2011 (www.piracy-westafrica.com)