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Maritime Risk Seminar

About the event

With over 90% of global trade delivered by sea, the risks to vessels, ports, shipping companies and supply chain systems is real and live.

Austability in association with DMCC presented a unique Maritime Risk Seminar.  The seminar was specifically for the maritime sector and to identify global maritime threats and risks, including trends and patterns.  

We reviewed ISPS, legislation, certification, Insurance, equipment, vessel protection, armed response and appropriate risk management processes.

Event details


Ritz Carlton Hotel, JBR, Dubai


9:00 am - 12:30 pm, 20 Sep 2017


AED 150 till 10th September (early bird) | AED 200 after 10th September

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Additional Information


9:00 – 9:30

Registration Closed Now

09:30 -09:45

Welcome Note – DMCA


Global Threats / Risks
Peter O’Connell, CSyP - Austability


Maritime Threats, Piracy, Terrorism
Peter O’Connell, CSyP - Austability


Legislation ISPS Code
Capt. Tony Field, Lloyd's Register


Coffee Break


Marine Insurance
Arun Prassad - Insure Direct Brokers


Maritime Equipment / Responses
Mohamed Moselhy & Phil Ward - Honeywell


Panel Discussion


Lunch Network


Peter O’Connell CSyP MSyI
Austability Executive Director ‘Protection and Resilience’

As a Registered Chartered Security, Professional (CSyP) he is the preferred partner for Lloyds Register Middle East & Africa, he is certified in Crisis Response and Business Continuity and conducts strategic governmental works on behalf of LR in relation to legislative standards for the protection of On and Offshore Assets, Vessels, Ports and Critical Infrastructure.

Peter delivers high-end innovations is extremely experienced at guiding strategies themed around business risk and offers unique solutions to enhancing business resilience and sustainability. He is certified in Crisis Management and Business Continuity Planning.

Peter is a former member of the British Military, where he served his career conducting global counter terrorist operations. He led operations involving UK agencies and national assets protecting the national interests of the UK. He served as an officer in the UAE Special Operations Group, in an advisory capacity enhancing the UAE Maritime Special Forces capability. Peter Is currently the Executive Director for Austability’s Protection and Resilience Division, he runs the division with the belief that the ‘Human Element’ is either the success or failure of almost all security challenges today. He applies practical solutions to Contingency Planning, Crisis Response and Business Continuity, guiding enterprise down the right path either onshore or offshore


Capt. Tony Field
Marine & Offshore Manager – Middle East & Africa - Lloyd’s Register

Responsible for all Business/Operational aspects of the MEA including P&L with 22 years at sea including the last 8 as Master serving on a wide range of vessels (container, multi-purpose, Ro-Ro, car carriers, bulk carriers, general cargo and offshore). Tony operated his own Consultancy Company in the US Gulf specializing in supervising cargo operations on board/ashore, damage surveys & incident investigation. He joined Lloyd’s Register in 1994 and experience in Surveying and MMS auditing, managed the MMS for the EMEA between 1998 & 2008. He is also experienced in accident investigation, Risk assessment of vessels, companies and port/harbour operations plus re-structuring of shipping related companies.


Phil Ward
Project Director - Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), Middle East, Honeywell International Middle East

Phil Ward is an experienced Project Director and Account Manager. He has more than 30 years’ experience of successfully delivering major infrastructure projects in the UK and across the Middle East and has held senior positions with global defence & security prime contractors and with international engineering consultants. He has full project life cycle experience delivering infrastructure projects to serve the defence, security and transportation sectors.

Phil works within the Honeywell International Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Centre of Excellence. This expert team works across all Honeywell businesses to deliver major project business in the Middle East and North Africa. He is responsible for overseeing CIP related program and project management activities with a specific focus on winning and delivering complex security and emergency/crisis management projects.

Phil is a Chartered Civil Engineer and a Member of the Association of Project Manager.


Mohamed Moselhy
Senior Business Consultant - Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), Middle East, Honeywell International Middle East

CIP is a corporate group within Honeywell focusing on providing professional consultancy services to governments on how to protect assets, systems and networks whether physical or virtual to avoid any destructions that could affect the security stability, the national economic security and/or the national public health and safety, Mohamed is serving in that position since the beginning of the year.   

Mohamed is part of Honeywell’s organization for almost a decade focused on Defense, Automation, Security and Safety industries and has held multi positions in his career with engineering, operations, services, solutions design and business development groups on commercial, defence and government programs across the Middle East, Turkey and Central Asia.

Prior joining Honeywell, Mohamed served in the Egyptian Air force (EAF) HQ as an officer for 3 years and was part of the R&D group.

Prior joining the Military, Mohamed spent a handful amount of time within the MEP industries focused on ELV solutions. 

Mohamed holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering from Cairo University in Egypt. He is a certified Six Sigma Greenbelt and completed successfully multiple leadership and strategic marketing programs and is certified on multiple security and safety systems for commercial and military applications.