Med Security Summit

Future challenges for maritime and port security

Held as part of the Genova Shipping Week, the second edition of the Med Security Summit will open in Winter 2017.

Following on the success of the inaugural edition in 2015, the Summit will maintain an holistic approach to Maritime Security and bring together a series of experts that will examine and discuss issues of concern to the maritime community.

While focused on the Mediterranean, the conference will, however, examine the overall international picture and how global events have an impact on maritime security in the Mediterranean.

Held over a period of two days, the Summit is divided into six thematic sessions, 3 case studies and an Open Session dedicated to Port and Terminal Security.

Each of the sessions will examine critical issues through panel discussions and direct interaction with attendees through open debate and question and answer sessions.

Amongst the issues that will be addressed are subjects as diverse as intelligence, cybersecurity, terrorism, cargo theft, human trafficking, compliancy, future threats and cruise liner security.

The addition of the Open Session is an innovation focused on bringing the multitude of actors involved in Port and Terminal Security together to discuss not only the threats and issues of importance to Port Authorities, Operators and Passengers, but how greater collaboration amongst the parties can be reached.

Held on the afternoon of the first day, Wednesday 28 June, the Open Session will be a platform not only for the exchange of views and opinion but also a unique opportunity for networking and engaging with new contacts.

All of the speakers at the Summit are experts in their relative fields and come from different countries and professions. Their experience in areas such as Maritime Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Geopolitics, Law, Private Security, Piracy, and Technology will make each session a lively and stimulating experience.

Over the two days panellists at the Med Security Summit will discuss risks and solutions with the objective of identifying critical issues and follow-up items. The objective is to create a framework and basis of continuity that will allow further debate and examination of those issues identified as being particularly critical.