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Port of New Orleans Joins the Expert Speaker Line Up at International Port Security 2016

SMi Group reports (21.04.2016, London, UK): SMi are delighted to announce that Port of New Orleans will be speaking at International Port Security 2016 which takes places in London on the 1-2 June.

London, United Kingdom, April 23, 2016 --( In its 7th successful year, International Port Security returns to London with its best ever speaker line-up featuring international ports from across the globe. This year’s event will focus on 5 subject areas: protecting ports from modern threats; resolving external threats to port security; technological systems in ports; reacting to regulatory systems and change as well as security mechanisms across ports.

Recently added to the agenda is Mr Gary LaGrange, President and CEO, Port of New Orleans. Mr LaGrange will be speaking on Day One of the conference with his presentation entitled 'Emergency Procedure to Secure a Port During a Crisis' which will explore the following:

• Developing a Recovery Plan vs. Preparation Plan
• Coordinating with Federal and State Agencies during a Crisis
• Assessing Major Damage to Port and Commercial Property
• Establishing a road to recovery through Port Investment

Visit the event website on to view the full two-day programme with all speakers and their topics.

The carefully selected speaker line-up features case study-based presentations from some of the most prestigious ports from around the world. Joining the Port of New Orleans will be representatives from the Ports of: Bremen, Dover, Helsingborg, Liverpool, Long Beach, Rotterdam, Santos and Vigo.

"We have a fantastic array of speakers from across the world including representatives from Ports, Port Police Units, the IMO and the US Coastguard..." -Chris Jones, Event's Chairman, Managing Director, Maritime Security Operations (MAROPS) Limited.

Running alongside the conference will be a pre-conference workshop hosted by Captain John Dalby, CEO, Marine Risk Management. The interactive workshop entitled ‘Preparing Ports to Mitigate against External Threats’ will give an overview of what is currently being done and what is being overlooked when it comes to the security of ports.

There is currently an early bird offer available; book by 29th of April to save £200 off the conference price.

For sponsorship enquiries, contact Sadia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or

For delegate enquiries, contact Andrew Gibbons on +44 (0) 207 827 6156 or

For media enquiries, contact Zoe Gale on +44 (0) 207 827 6132 or

7th annual International Port Security conference
1-2 June 2016
London, UK
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Contact tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6194

About SMi Group: Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at
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