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Badger at The Transport Security Expo (14 - 15 November, Olympia)
Delegates attending the maritime conference received detailed briefings from the United Nations (UN), North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), European Commission (EC), the EU NAVFOR and others, on the state of play in addressing security concerns including continued acts of piracy on the high seas.
With major regulatory change planned in the aviation sector, senior figures from the Department for Transport (DfT), UK Border Agency and Center for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI), debated with industry representatives from ACI Europe, Airport Operators Association (AOA) and thinkers from across the airport and airline communities, as to how change might be implemented and the benefit it could possibility bring.
Significant challenges remain across the open systems that form the public network travellers use on a daily basis. Nevertheless, delegates heard from the Department for Transport (DfT), Center for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI), Transport for London (TfL), British Transport Police (BTP) and others that change is happening in this arena too, which will enhance security over coming years.