Workshops provide a very different type of learning to normal presentations. Have your company’s specific challenges tackled by an industry leader. A workshop is a 3 hour session covering a key counter-piracy challenge identified by experts in the industry. Workshops usually run with 1-2 facilitators and the format encourages interactive learning and participation from all attendees. The main aim is to learn from one another’s experiences as well as benefiting from the experiences and expertise of the workshop leader.
By attending this workshop you will learn:
You’ll leave with a clear understanding of:
Douglas Stevenson, Director, Seamen's Church Institute
Douglas directs the Center for Seafarers’ Rights at the Seamen’s Church Institute of New York & New Jersey, providing legal assistance and advocacy for merchant mariners worldwide. He also serves as Chairman of the International Christian Maritime Association, a free association of 27 Christian organisations serving merchant mariners in 526 seafarers’ centers in 126 countries. Mr. Stevenson is a maritime lawyer and a retired U.S. Coast Guard officer.
Prior to joining the staff of the Seamen’s Church Institute in 1990, he served in a variety of Coast Guard legal and operational assignments.
We all know piracy is a hard problem. It is even harder when major stakeholders are dispersed all over the globe. The need to work together has never been more important, and modern technology allows for such efforts. This workshop will report on the use of social networking tools and simulation by multiple partners to fight piracy.
By attending this workshop you will learn:
You will leave with a clear understanding of:
Dr Don Brutzman, Associate Professor, Moves Institute
Dr. Brutzman is a computer scientist and retired U.S. Navy Submariner. He and his team developed the web-based Massive Multiplayer Online War Game Leveraging the Internet (MMOWGLI) serious game.
A surge in piracy over the last several years has everyone in the maritime industry looking to evaluate their risk and implement increased security measures. But these security measures can come at an enormously high price for a corporation. What happens when the security measures fail to prevent or mitigate a hostile incident? Or the amount of force used to defend a ship or oil platform causes unintended casualties? This workshop is designed to help companies learn the best risk mitigation techniques to protect themselves against lawsuits arising from acts of piracy and terrorism.
Attend this workshop to learn how piracy or terrorist attacks can lead to tort exposure for your company:
Leave this workshop with the “best practices” for mitigating liability exposure after piracy or terrorist attacks:
Ray Biagini, Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge
Ray has been practicing law for over 32 years at McKenna Long & Aldridge where he leads the Homeland Security and Product Liability Defense Practice. Ray specialises in developing risk mitigation strategies designed to diminish or eliminate tort liabilities arising out of terrorist attacks, including those by pirates.
Named in 2007 by The Washington Business Journal as one of its “Top Washington Lawyers” in Government Contracts, Ray has risen to national prominence in numerous high profile tort cases, defending companies in the Exxon Valdez oil spill litigation; radiation exposure cases at border check points; and “war crimes” allegations filed against manufacturers of military weapons systems sold to Israel.
The workshop will demonstrate to participants what might happen once a vessel has been hijacked and the international media become seriously interested in the story, and how best to handle the media during these difficult times. The workshop will consist of:
John Wickham, Director, MTI Network
John Wickham has been involved in the maritime industry for over thirty years and has held senior positions at Inchcape Plc, Denholm Shipmanagement and Wallem Shipmanagement in the UK, Hong Kong and New York.
Before joining the MTI Network, he worked for Royal Olympic Cruises Lines Inc. in Piraeus, Greece and further to his responsibilities as Chief Operating Officer, he was an active member of the team that took the company public on the Nasdaq stock exchange in 1998.
His diverse experience brings a wealth of first hand knowledge of ship owning, ship management and the cruise industry to the maritime media response sector.