TAMPA, Fla.—Port Tampa Bay is proud to announce that the inaugural Port Safety & Risk Management Summit, held Feb. 5, at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel to be a successful gathering of key members of the Tampa port community as well as members of local, state and federal agencies representing all disciplines of first response. Hosted by Port Tampa Bay and co-sponsored by Savage and The Mosaic Company, the summit was very well attended and was highlighted by a roster of highly qualified presenters.
The Port Safety & Risk Management Summit is a proactive approach to ensuring that safety, security and first-responder professionals are in concert with not only the types of cargos and activities are taking place within Tampa’s large and diverse port, but also to sharing information, experiences and best practices to maintain broad awareness and ongoing collaboration. Featured speakers for panel discussions throughout the successful summit can be found at the event web site, Port Safety & Risk Management Summit.
“Mosaic’s commitment to the safety of our employees, business partners and neighbors is unwavering – whether on the job, at home or in the community. That commitment extends to the Port of Tampa and all areas where we conduct operations and maintain business relationships,” said Joc O’Rourke, Mosaic’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
“Safety and security are the number one priority for the U.S. Coast Guard, and we stand with Port Tampa Bay as strategic partners in ensuring the continued safety of Tampa Bay waters, including the port and surrounding communities. It was a pleasure to take part in this important forum to discuss safety issues and to bring all the port community together with law enforcement and first responders on all levels. We will continue to work collaboratively on safety initiatives for the benefit of all,” Capt. Greg Case, commander, USCG Sector St. Petersburg, said.
“This inaugural safety summit was an innovative way to bring together our area safety and security community and port community to discuss relevant issues and connect on a very real level. This forum provides the perfect venue to share ideas and information that will make our port stronger and our community safer for everyone,” Paul Anderson, port president and CEO, said. “We are tremendously thankful to our sponsors and to everyone who attended, making this event a rousing and meaningful success.”