Monday, November 26, 2012

Air and Ocean Freight Shipping Well Represented at This Years Big Security Conference

Transec 2012 a Resounding Success
Shipping News Feature

UK – This year’s two-day conference, exhibition and workshop, Transport Security Expo 2012, closed its doors earlier this month on a successful tenth anniversary event with a record turnout of over 3000 attendees. Six hundred delegates attended the Expo’s three focused conferences in the maritime, aviation and public transport arenas which reflected on the safety and security concerns across the transport industry with air and ocean freight shipping sectors well represented.

The conference was supported by an extensive exhibition featuring in excess of a hundred vendors from across the globe. Delegates, exhibitors and visitors gathered additional insight from a range of specialist workshops held during the two-day event. Delegates attending the maritime conference received detailed briefings from UN, NATO and EC speakers as well as EU Navfor representatives and other experts on the subject of addressing security concerns including continued acts of piracy on the high seas.

With major regulatory change planned in the aviation sector, senior figures from the Department for Transport (DfT), UK Border Agency and Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI), debated with industry representatives from Airports Council International (ACI) Europe, the Airport Operators Association (AOA) and analysts from across the airport and airline communities, as to how changes might be implemented and the benefits which might evolve.

Transport Security Expo hosted international delegations from Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Libya, Brazil and Morocco, highlighting the importance of this event to key transport security professionals from across the globe and the ‘meet the buyer’ programme organised well over two hundred network meetings during the two-day event.

Building upon this now tried and trusted successful formula and as a direct result of feedback from delegates, exhibitors and visitors next year will see the launch of the directly related and co-located Transport Safety Expo and these two key events in the transportation safety and security arenas will convene at London Olympia from 13 -14 November 2013.