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Former DHS chief of staff to speak at Seatrade Cruise Safety and Security Symposium


NEW YORK Feb. 27, 2017 Seatrade Cruise Global announces Paul Rosen, Department of Homeland Security Chief of Staff during the Obama administration, will be a panelist at the upcoming inaugural Seatrade Cruise Global Safety and Security Symposium.  A new addition in programming for 2017, the symposium will take place 14-16 March 2017 in the Floridian Ballroom of the Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center. Rosen will share his knowledge and expertise on a variety of topics including cybersecurity from his tenure at the Department of Homeland Security.

"The most influential leaders in the cruise industry have participated in Seatrade Cruise Global for over 30 years and the new Safety and Security Symposium builds on that tradition of groundbreaking programming," shares Robyn Duda, Portfolio Director for Seatrade Cruise Global. "We are honored former Department of Homeland Security Chief of Staff Paul Rosen is joining the Safety and Security Symposium and look forward to him sharing insights into the current issues impacting our industry." 

Under President Obama's administration, Paul Rosen served as Chief of Staff at the Department of Homeland Security, overseeing the operational and organizational needs of the third largest department in the United States government. He advised the Secretary and Deputy Secretary on all matters for which the Department of Homeland Security was responsible for including counterterrorism, cyber security, border security, aviation security, trade and travel, immigration, federal disaster response, and criminal law enforcement matters.

Previously serving as Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Counselor at the Department of Homeland Security and Chief of Staff at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Rosen also worked as a federal prosecutor as well as in the Department of Justice Criminal Fraud Section. He also served as Counsel to then-Senator Joseph Biden on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

"There are so many timely and pertinent topics on the agenda at the Safety and Security Symposium," explains Symposium Chairperson and Moderator John Sifling, a 30-year veteran maritime professional and retired Coast Guard Commander. "I encourage all attendees at Seatrade Cruise Global to visit the Floridian Ballroom and learn about these important issues from the world's leading experts."

The Seatrade Cruise Global Safety and Security Symposium will debut at this year's show serving as a focal point for specialized professionals as well as all conference attendees interested in learning about current and new developments in these critical fields. Beginning Tuesday 14 March, the symposium is a collaboration with Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) and the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA). It will feature a series of platform presentations and moderated panel discussions exploring a variety of topics including the following:

New and Developing Access Control, Identification and Monitoring Technologies

Safety and Security Ashore – An Integrated System Protecting Passengers and Crew

The Future of Life Saving Appliances (LSA)

Fleet Support – FOCs and EOCs


Polar Cruising Safety

Currently Principal of Broad Reach Maritime LLC, Sifling is a retired Coast Guard Commander who has served in a variety of assignments including Commanding Officer of Marine Safety Office Juneau and Captain of the Port of Southeast Alaska. After retiring from the Coast Guard, he worked for eight years as Vice President, Fleet Security and Company Security Officer at Princess Cruises.

Press registration is open to journalists intending to report on the convention's exhibition and conference sessions.  Journalists are asked to fill out the registration form and convention organizers will issue a complimentary pass once their credentials have been verified and approved.  Attendees are able to customize their conference and trade show experience by choosing from packages that best suit their business needs. 

About Seatrade Cruise Global

Seatrade Cruise Global 2017 is taking place 13-16 March 2017 at the Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center. The exhibition is the leading annual global business-to-business event for the cruise industry. Bringing together buyers and suppliers for a four-day conference and three-day exhibition, the gathering draws more than 10,000 registered attendees, over 700 exhibiting companies from 93 countries and more than 300 international journalists to become the cruise industry's epicenter of ideas, products and services.  A who's who of the industry participate in a comprehensive panel of discussions featuring experts, leaders and thought-makers including the State of the Global Cruise Industry Keynote with the chief executives of the world's largest cruise companies. Call +1-212-600-3260 or visit http://www.seatradecruiseglobal.com/ for more information.


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