Securport 2004  OAS IACP Western Hemispheric Port Security Conference, Workshops and Trade Exhibition
Conference program
programa de la conferencia
Exhibition floorplan




At its September 2003 meeting in Mexico, the Inter-American Committee on Ports of the Organization of American States agreed on the need for a Western Hemisphere Port Security Conference. Its objectives will be to provide technical training and assistance to the 34 OAS Member States in order to:

  • Identify ways of improving security in port facilities
  • Develop an inter-American Security Plan that takes the particular needs of the ports of the Americas into account in complying with new international regulations and standards set by the ISPS code due to come into force on 1 July 2004. The Security Plan will be based on a public-private sector alliance.
Participants will include representatives from national governmental port authorities of member countries and their security officials, together with managers, security officials and recognized security facilitators from their ports, experts and executives from private firms and organizations in the sector and representatives form relevant international organizations and agencies.