Press & Announcements
Michael Smallwood, Vice President of Safe Ports, attended GEOINT 2017 Symposium hosted by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), June 4-7 at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas. The annual GEOINT Symposium is the nation’s largest gathering of industry, academia, and government and includes representatives from the Defense, Intelligence, and Homeland Security communities as well geospatial intelligence stakeholders from the commercial, federal/civil, state, and local sectors. With Safe Port's acquisition of geospatial technology leader, Parallel, Inc. in 2016, we are at the forefront of emerging trends and technologies in order to provide the most insightful, thoughtful, and innovative solutions possible.
Over 1,000 government, business, and civil society leaders met in Jordan for the World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Middle East and North Africa, 19-21 May 2017, in Jordan. Safe Ports' CEO and President, Lucy Duncan, attended the conference to participate in the collaborative platform for shaping the future of the Middle East and North Africa through public-private cooperation. Top decision-makers from Gulf Cooperation Council countries, the Levant, and North Africa, as well as key international stakeholders from the United States, Europe, East Africa, and other regions, explored the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This new era in the global economy promises huge opportunities, resulting from the convergence of digital information and technological advancements in various economic fields. Safe Ports is committed to providing high-quality, secure logistics activities in this region.
Safe Ports' CEO and President, Lucy Duncan, attended this year's Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa, Florida, 15-18 May 2017. SOFIC is the premier venue for the Special Operations Forces community and Safe Ports was on hand to interact with SOF industry leaders and collaborate on the challenges, initiatives, and way-ahead in delivering the most cutting-edge capabilities into the hands of SOF operators. SOFIC provides a multitude of significant opportunities for networking, business intelligence, brand promotion, and product demonstration. Safe Ports used this opportunity to discuss the company's unique core competencies and services that would be of great benefit to the SOF community.
Safe Ports attended the National Defense Industrial Association's 33rd Annual National Logistics Forum in Tampa, Florida, 19 - 20 April 2017. This event brought together Government and logistics policy officials and practitioners to address the current challenges facing the delivery of logistics capabilities and services in the current and future environment despite severely constrained resources. This forum highlighted challengers, identified opportunities, and assessed future impacts on logistics support to Warfighters. Safe Ports took part in the technology display area to highlight their logistics and geospatial capabilities.
Lucy Duncan, CEO and President of Safe Ports, was invited to participate in the Hemispheric Conference on Port Competitiveness and Security: Finding the Right Balance at Storer Auditorium in Coral Gables, Florida. Lucy was on the panel for Tackling Security-Related Supply Chain Interruptions on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. She also introduced the speakers for the Successful Practices I: Competitive Port Security panel.
In a letter sent to Ms. Duncan after the conference, Jorge Durán, Chief of the Secretariat, Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) thanked her for her invaluable contribution to the conference. The contents of this letter can be read here.
This conference provided an international platform for public-private dialog on strategic actions that promotes efficient logistic operations while tackling relevant security concerns in the region’s port and maritime sectors. It iwas organized by the Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (S/CIP) of the Organization of American States (OAS) in collaboration with the University of Miami Center for International Business Education & Research (CIBER), HudsonAnalytix, and the Maritime Administration (MARAD) of the U.S. Department of Transportation and with the financial support of the U.S. Department of State. The event addressed key aspects of port security in accordance with competitive technologies, operations, and infrastructure.