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Port of New Orleans CEO, Gary LaGrange, to speak at International Port Security 2016

Published on 28 April 2016
The carefully selected speaker line-up features case study-based presentations from some of the most prestigious ports from around the world
International Port Security returns to London with its best ever speaker line-up featuring international ports

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.

Protection of ports from modern threats

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.

Representatives from international 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

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. 

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