TSA to discuss cargo security within Middle East and Asia region


DUBAI, UAE – Considering the recent event in Yemen last year with the air-cargo bomb plot, cargo security practices have been called into question. Improving international collaboration to improve this vital component of aviation security is becoming of huge importance. TSA, who protects US transportation systems to guarantee freedom of movement for commerce, has set a vision for air-cargo security which is the formation of a layered solutions planned to protect against security breaches by using a combination of process along with information sharing and technology-based solutions whilst safeguarding the integrity of the air-cargo supply chain.

To better comprehend the air-cargo security systems presently in place in other countries, TSA has taken part of multilateral meetings to encourage best practices in air-cargo security.

Kelly Hoggan, Regional Director Asia Pacific/Middle East for TSA is responsible for overseeing TSA’s regional tactical operations and leveraging TSA’s influence for more global security within the Asia and the Middle East regions.

He will be at the 3rd Annual Aviation Security 2011 to present TSA’s current cargo security initiatives in the wake of the air-cargo bomb plot incident from last year. Along with Kelly Hoggan, major logistics providers, such as FedEx, TNT Express, CEVA Logistics will gather to discuss the future of air-cargo security to look at new practices and processes to enhance air-cargo security and the implications of 100% air-cargo screening bound for US.

At this event, technical advances and new effective strategies in aviation security will be discussed in depth and bring together regional and international security professionals, including: Colonel Khamis Al Marar, Director of Department of Borders & Airports, Abu Dhabi Police, UAE; John Swanepoel, Regional Security Manager, FedEx, UAE; Captain Salah Al Ameri, VP Aviation Security, Etihad, UAE; Cornelius Vuuren, Regional Security Manager, TNT Express; Mike Fazackerley, Group Security Director, Manchester Airport, UK; Paul Linders, Director Security EMEA, CEVA Logistics, Netherlands and Ahmed Al Haddabi, SVP Airport Operations, Abu Dhabi Airport Company (ADAC)

The meeting takes place from 18-21 September at the Grand Millennium Hotel in Dubai. All information is available at http://www.aviationsecurityme.com.