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The Propeller Club of the United States

In February 2004, the first SecurePort Conference welcomed over 400 delegates from 38 countries. SecurePort 2005 promises to be even more successful.

Conference Agenda
The conference will be facilitated by simultaneous interpretation between Spanish and English


9:00 am – 12:00 pm [INVITATION ONLY]
Meeting of the Organization of American States Technical Advisory Group on Port Security
Chairman: Richard Lolich – U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Director, Office of Ports and Domestic Shipping

1:00pm – 1:30pm
Conference Welcome
Kenneth Christoper, Chief, Seaport Security Enforcement, Port of Miami
Rear Admiral Brian Peterman, U.S. Coast Guard – Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District

1:30pm – 2:00pm
KEYNOTE ADDRESS – “Keeping Each Homeland Secure”

2:00pm – 3:30pm
Experiences with Security Compliance and Issues of Western Hemisphere Nations
Steven Monblatt, Director, Organization of American States (OAS) Department of Multinational Security; and Executive Director, OAS Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism (CICTE)

Alfonso Campins – Director, Guatemala Port Security Program; and Vice Chairman and Counselor for Regional Port Security Operations, OAS Technical Advisory Group on Port Security

Laureen Kinney – Director, Marine Security Policy, Transport Canada (for North America)

Everton Walters - General Manager, Barbados Port Authority; and OAS Region Coordinator for Port Security for the Caribbean

Elizabeth TrezziPresident, Treasure Trade International Co, Ecuador

Al Westerman, Maritime Security Specialist, HPA, LLC

3:30pm – 4:00pm

4:00pm – 4:30pm
Legal Ramifications of Security Compliance
Ambassador Dennis K. Hays – Managing Director, Tew Cardenas LLP

Legal Ramifications for Governments
Jon K. Waldron, Esq. – Partner, Blank Rome LLP

Legal Ramifications for Industry
Stuart S. Dye, Esq. – Partner, Holland & Knight LLP; and Trustee, Caribbean Central American Action

4:30pm – 5:00pm
Supply Chain and Port Security Overview
Randy Koch – Partner, Supply Chain Security, UNISYS
Paul Hempstead – Partner, IBM Business Consulting Services

5:00pm – 6:00pm
OPEN FORUM: QUESTIONS & DISCUSSION on Security Compliance and Issues

7:00pm – 8:00pm


8:00am - 9:30am
International Efforts on Port Security

Moderator: Brigadier (Retired) Brian Parritt, Royal Army - Director, International Maritime Security

Industry Partnering with Government
Kurt Nagle – President, American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)

IMO Outreach and Programs for Port Security
Curtis Roach – Regional Director for the Caribbean , International Maritime Organization

9:30am – 10:00am

10:00am – 10:30am
KEYNOTE ADDRESS – “International Supply Chain Security”
Michael C. Mullen – Director of Trade Relations, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

10:30am – 12:00pm
Customs and Supply Chain Security
Moderator: John McGowan - Senior Vice President, Border Security, Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services

Goods Movement and Customs Integration
TBN – U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Office of International Affairs

Carrier Views on the Impact of Security on Goods Movement
Mark Tierney – General Manager, Corporate Security and Compliance, Maersk Inc.

Shipper Views on the Impact of Security on Goods Movement
Jerry Cook – Vice President, International Trade, Sara Lee Branded Apparel

Efficiency through Security Systems Enhancements
Gary L. Heffner – President, Global Customs Consultants

12:00pm- 2:00pm

“Balancing Security with Efficiency in the Marine Transportation System”

2:00pm – 3:30pm
Security Interface – Ports and Vessels

Moderator: John Keenan – Senior Vice President and COO, Horizon Lines
Port Authority’s Role in the Port/Vessel Interface
H. Thomas Kornegay, P.E., PPM – Executive Director, Port of Houston Authority; and President, International Association of Ports and Harbors

Terminal Operations and Integration of Port and Vessel Security
Bill Dewitt – Corporate Security Director, SSA Marine

Importance of Labor in Port and Vessel Security
Robert E. Gleason - Secretary-Treasurer, International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO

Training of Security Personnel
Kim Petersen – President, SeaSecure LLC

3:30pm – 4:00pm

4:00pm – 6:00pm
Cruise Shipping Security
Michael Crye – President, International Council of Cruise Lines

Port’s Role in Cruise Shipping Security
Steven Cernak – Director, Port of Galveston

Cruise Line’s Role in Cruise Shipping Security
Captain Howard Newhoff – Manager, Security, Safety and Environment, Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises

Cruise Lines’ Role in Port Security
Kenneth Christopher – Chief, Seaport Security Enforcement, Port of Miami

Super Yacht Security
Mike Bowles – Senior Program Manager, Yacht Secure International

7:00pm – 8:30pm


8:30am – 9:00am
KEYNOTE ADDRESS – “Multinational Partnerships in Port Security”

9:00am – 11:00am
A Perspective: OAS Strategic Framework for Inter-American Port Security Cooperation

Moderator: Richard Lolich – Chairman, OAS Technical Advisory Group on Port Security; and Director, Office of Ports and Domestic Shipping, U.S. Maritime Administration

Coordination of International Efforts on the Strategic Framework
Thomas Morelli, Deputy U.S. Delegate to the OAS Inter-American Committee on Ports; and Port and Cargo Security Program Director, U.S. Maritime Administration

Maritime Domain Awareness for Port Security
RADM Joseph Nimmich, U.S. Coast Guard – Director, Maritime Domain Awareness Program Integration Office

U.S. Coast Guard’s International Port Security Program
Representative – International Port Security Program , U.S. Coast Guard

Establishing Industry Partnerships in Hemispheric Port Security
Captain Brad Niesen (U.S. Coast Guard, Retired) – SLATS, Inc.; Coast Guard Project Coordination Team , U.S. Naval Air Systems Command

11:00 – 12:30pm
Economic Considerations and Funding of Security Compliance
Moderator: Richard Wainio – Port Director & CEO, Tampa Port Authority

Industry Role in Financing Port Security
C. Thomas Burke, Senior Advisor to the President and CEO, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. " K" Line America, Inc., and Chairman of the Maritime Security Discussion Agreement (FMC No. 011852-014)
Mr. Burke is a Former Commissioner of the Panama Canal Commission, U.S. Dept. of State

Port Security Grants and Application of Financing Methods
Kerry Thomas – Division Director, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of State & Local Government Coordination

Conference Wrap

For Conference Agenda inquiries contact
Raymond Barberesi
Tel: +1 561 333 3767
Fax: +1 561 795 6521
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