SecurePort® 2008
4th Annual Western Hemispheric
Port Security Conference
and Trade Exhibition

January 28-30, 2008
Houston, Texas

Join Government and Industry Leaders For SecurePort Interactive Forums, Presentations and Discussion (by invitation only)

SecurePort® brings together hundreds of top executives from industry and Government from throughout the Western Hemisphere. Seeking to build on the foundations laid at SecurePort 2004, 2005's agenda focused on building the strategic framework that is critical to the success of security operations in our hemisphere.

SecurePort 2007 highlighted the integration of the commercial transportation community in the ongoing processes of security planning and crucial multi-level execution. Top industry and Government executives representing a broad range of interests in the Marine Transportation System provided valuable information and foresight, opening many doors to the facilitation of significant dialogue on port security issues and solutions.

Top level port security commercial providers effectively exchanged ideas with port industry executives and Government leaders at ample, well designed networking opportunities. Attendees, sponsors and exhibitors enjoyed a unique by-invitation meeting venue which facilitates discourse between bona fide stakeholders, streamlines on-site networking, and provides business development opportunities for the SecurePort community.

Comments from some of our SecurePort 2007 participants:

  • Wade Battles, Managing Director Port of Houston Authority: "Today port security is a critical component of any MTSA regulated facility. The regulations are changing and the facilities need to stay abreast of their individual circumstances. SecurePort 2007 was invaluable in providing the latest information, technology, and best business practices in a clear open format that was a benefit to all facilities and ports, both large and small."
  • The Honorable John E. Jamian Former Acting Maritime Administrator, U.S. Maritime Administration: "SecurePort is a must attend conference - highlighting interface at senior operational levels - for any country, government or business organization involved in both port security and efficient movement of cargo."
  • CAPT William J. Diehl, P.E., Commander, Sector Houston-Galveston: "Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston had several members participating in the SecurePort 2007 forums. From that involvement we gathered much insight from those in attendance that will assist us in identifying and addressing some of the maritime security issues we have before us."
  • Ryan Owens, Chief, Maritime and Port Security Branch Transportation Infrastructure Security Division, Office of Grants and Training Preparedness Directorate Department of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C.: "SecurePort 2007 was an exceptional conference that provided very useful information and a great venue for discussing port security issues and possible solutions."
  • Robert Scavone, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, P&O Ports North America, Inc.: "SecurePort 2007 was a very constructive collection of those people who really make security happen. A solid group of industry and government professionals who can turn theory into practice to produce results."
  • Bill Dewitt Corporate Security Director, Carrix Group/SSA Marine: "SecurePort's reach into diverse presenters, attendees, business sectors, government and ports makes it a very sought after event. In addition, SecurePort is commended on its support of international partners present and the pleasant environment and facilitation of important networking opportunities."
  • Steve Cernak, Port Director - Port of Galveston: "SecurePort is rapidly evolving into an event where we can proactively discuss our issues and concerns related to port security. But perhaps more importantly, SecurePort provides the forum to facilitate solutions as we collectively move forward in securing our nation's ports."
  • Captain Howard Newhoff, Manager, Security - Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises: "The SecurePort 2007 port security conference is among the best maritime security events, enabling sharing of important cruise and other security perspectives among leading port and security executives as well as high level government officials."
  • Hubert Archambo, Assistant Chief of Police, Port of Corpus Christi: "SecurePort 2007 provided not only a great opportunity to meet all of its delegates and speak to diverse groups, but provided very informative presentations and discussions."
  • Jose Silva, Port Facility Security Officer, Administracin, Portuaria Integral-Mazatlan: "Shared experience in these Conferences showed us that security measures against risks and threats must be improved involving Local and Federal Authorities fully committed to the Security".
  • Robert Toker, Consul, Head of Trade & Investment, British Consulate-General, Houston: "Port security planning, operational integration, best practices and technology deployment are extremely important to safeguarding the $4 trillion in annual global trade flows. The conference was a good avenue to link commercial, policy and governmental stakeholders - I came away with some good ideas and some valuable contacts"
  • CAPT Marcus Woodring, Deputy Sector Commander, Sector Houston-Galveston: "The conference was very valuable in providing opinions with different and diverse view points."
  • Pia Ankerstjerne Vice President, GateHouse A/S: "The SecurePort conference was the first port event in America for Denmark's Gatehouse A/S and provided us the opportunity to introduce our company's solutions and get feed-back from experienced port operators."
  • Janelle C. Anthone, Vice President Sales Senspex Security & Surveillance Solutions: "SecurePort was vast enough to encompass key personnel related to port security, but yet intimate and personal with provisions for match-making potential attendees and exhibitors".
  • Max Bobys, Director, Global Security Initiatives - CIBER, Inc.: "Viewing SecurePort 2007 as an excellent opening for developing our opportunities in the Gulf region, CIBER looks forward to continued support to various ports, cruise lines and private companies with waterside security requirements."
  • Chuck Towsley, President, Maritime Directions: "The value and content of SecurePort 2007 highlighting the most important issues and solutions in cruise shipping security is unsurpassed."
  • Ms. Tobi Moore, Security Planner, U.S. Coast Guard: "The United States Coast Guard was on-site to attend the Sector Houston-Galveston Port Security Grant Program meeting which convened at the SecurePort conference. SecurePort was very informative. The gathering was the crème de la crème in maritime security conferences."

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