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Maritime and Transportation Security ExpoMaritime and transportation security professionals head to Baltimore

Published 27 April 2011

For two days in early May, hundreds of private contractors, security industry professionals, and government officials will flock to Baltimore, Maryland for the ninth annual Maritime and Transportation Security Expo; this year’s expo, organized by E. J. Krause and Associates, will be held on 4 May to 5 May and is expected to draw more than 1,000 people from the private and public sector; the two day conference will hold several workshops and panel discussions to examine how the government and the private sector can work together to address maritime security threats like terrorism and piracy, especially in light of a global economic crisis

For two days in early May, hundreds of private contractors, security industry professionals, and government officials will flock to Baltimore, Maryland for the ninth annual Maritime and Transportation Security Expo.

This year’s expo, organized by E. J. Krause and Associates, will be held on 4 May to 5 May and is expected to draw more than 1,000 people from the private and public sector.

In particular the conference is expected to attract shipping companies, emergency responders, and port authorities as the expo focuses primarily on maritime threats, port security, and transportation.

More than seventy exhibitors will be on hand at this year’s expo to showcase their latest products that range from cargo handling equipment to retinal scanning, perimeter security to cargo screening, and wireless communication devices to oil and gas pipeline security.

Past exhibitors have included defense giants like Lockheed Martin, government agencies like the U.S. Coast Guard, and smaller companies like MobiApp.

In addition the two day conference will hold several workshops and panel discussions to examine how the government and the private sector can work together to address maritime security threats like terrorism and piracy, especially in light of a global economic crisis.

Workshops will cover cargo screening, cyber defenses in the maritime security system, and interagency intelligence fusion centers

The Secretary of Transportation Ray La Hood will deliver the event’s keynote address on the first day, while Maryland governor Martin O’Malley will deliver the address on the following day.

The event will take place at the Baltimore Convention center and the expo is free to attend.

E. J. Krause has been organizing conferences around the world for the past twenty years and has offices in nine countries including Mexico, France, and Russia.