Date: Wednesday 30 January 2013 - Thursday 31 January 2013

Location: London, UK

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ACI’s 4th Maritime Piracy & Security Summit will prepare a shipping company to operate effectively in waters targeted by pirates. This will include appropriate risk assessment, education of pirate activity, non-lethal technologies, armed guard implementation, and proper preparation and care of the crew. International law and assistance will be effectively summarised and presented to you to form part of a well-managed and considered anti-piracy strategy.


At our 4th Maritime Piracy and Security event, discover how you can avoid incidents at sea through better securing of your fleet and crew.

The Agenda

What’s new for 2013?

Throughout the 2 days you will have the opportunity to hear industry leaders, naval forces and government figures to discuss and debate the best approaches for ensuring safety at sea and develop a long-term solution to a global problem: 

  • Analysing the responsibility of the ship's master in regards to the piracy threat
  • Understanding the spread of activity
  • Carrying out an appropriate and thorough risk assessment prior to visiting effected areas
  • Developing a well-prepared and educated crew to face the piracy threat
  • Maximising the effectiveness of BMP's (Best Management Practices)
  • A study of available non-violent technologies designed to deter or repel attack
  • What to expect operationally when armed guards are used on board
  • Naval update: operational spread & available support
  • Implementing the correct legal response and understanding liability

An interactive 2 Days

ACI’s meetings offer the perfect opportunity to discover the latest updates and to discuss your own risk management challenges and solutions with your peers through an interactive and informative 2 day programme.

•    Hear from an outstanding line-up of the industry’s leading ship owners and managers 

•    Network informally with a relatively small, targeted group of senior-level executives and decision-makers from the     shipping industries.

•    Learn more about your peers’ risk management initiatives, network with key industry leaders and your industry colleagues.

•    Discuss the latest challenges and developments in this rapidly changing and growing sector of the industry.

•    Participate in roundtable sessions – giving you the chance to discuss the latest issues with your colleagues – and the speakers - in an open, informal and intimate setting.

Who will attend?

On behalf of the Shipping Companies:

CSO/ DPA; Quality & Security Directors; Fleet Managers and Heads of Operations… Also present will be senior representatives from Naval Forces and Coastguards and Policy and Procurement Officials from the US, EU and African States.

Previous attendance has seen no less than 34 ship owner and ship management companies at our Maritime Security event, as well as 25 marine security companies and 14 representatives from the military or government. At our event you should also expect to meet the relevant legal and insurance experts, marine strategists and academics.

... And this accounts for just the delegates- Take a look at the latest brochure to find out who will be addressing our audience in February. 

Confirmed Speakers Include

 Admiral Mark Fitzgerald (Retd) Former Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa And Commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples, U.S Navy & Senior Vice President for Strategic & Maritime Affairs, Watchstander

Hartmut Hesse, Special Representative Of The Secretary-General For Maritime Security And Anti-Piracy Programmes Maritime Safety Division IMO

Gary Skjoldmose - Porter, Corporate Security Manager, Clipper Group A/S

Captain Peter Jodin, Safety Manager / D.P. / CSO, Wallenius Marine

Darren Nixon, Director, Oxberry Risk

Dr. Marc Siegel, Commissioner, Global Standards Initiative, ASIS International, European Bureau

Will Miller, Divisional Director Of Special Contingency Risks Division, Willis Global

Roy Paul, Programme Director, (MPHRP) Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme

Cmdr. Stein Olav Hagalid, CDR, SG Head, GS/NATO Shipping Centre MC Northwood

Stephen Askins, Partner, Ince & Co

Giles Noakes, Chief Maritime Security Officer, BIMCO

Kaushik Roy, Safety Manager, CSO, DPA, (and colleague),  MOL LNG

Capt. John Dickie, Secretary General, IFSMA

Dr. Peter Swift, ChairMaritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme 

Dominick Donald, Director, Aegis Advisory

Angel Popov, CSO, IHB Shipping

For Further Information Or To Register Your Attendance Contact

Sherine Whittle

Tel: +44 207 981 9800



Companies can gain direct access to our senior level audience and have an increased level of visibility through branding and networking at the conference.   For information on available sponsorship and commercial opportunities, please contact:

Hubert Sosnowski

Tel: +48 616 46 9780


Conference Sponsor
Media Partners
Confirmed Venue
Grand Connaught Rooms