*Please note that the Asian Regional Transport Security Series schedule is subject to adjustments based on participant interest and speaker availability.

Date*Session Title and Topics**Session Objectives
November 16 (US Nov. 15)Asia Regional Transport Security Series Overview and Current State of Affairs for Transport SecurityThis opening session is intended to provide an introduction and overview of the virtual series and to describe event logistics, including virtual platform instructions, good practices, and privacy.
November 17 (US Nov. 16)Impacts of Unexpected Events on Transport SecurityThis session focuses on those issues that may not be viewed primarily as a security event but nonetheless have significant security implications, such as sources getting held at customs, denial of shipments, staffing limitations, and issues raised by industry. Discussion will also include impacts on the supply chain, such as COVID-19, undeclared shipments, and/or denial of shipments.
November 23 (US Nov. 22)Current and Emerging Threats to Transportation and Innovative Technological SolutionsThis session refocuses on the threats specifically facing nuclear and radiological Class 7 transports. The session will also cover risks associated with emerging supply chain technologies as well as emerging technologies to counter new threats.
November 24 (US Nov. 23)Training and Sustainability within the Transport Security Regime This session explores how partners and organizations can strengthen their regimes by employing performance evaluations and formal instructional programs. Topics include:
  • Performance Evaluations
  • Transport Security Training – Identifying Needs and Implementing an Effective Training Program
November 30 (US Nov. 29)Enhancing the Security of Nuclear and Radioactive Material during TransportThis session facilitates discussions on using current and emerging physical protection systems to strengthen the transport security regime. It also explores additional areas that need attention, such as insider threats, performance evaluation, and security culture. Topics also include transportation security measures (best practices for enhancing security); sustaining the regime (performance evaluations such as reviews, exercises, drills); and security culture, insider threat, and information security.
December 1 (US Nov. 30)International Guidelines and Regulation DevelopmentThis session facilitates discussion on the development and current impacts of regulations on Class 7 transports. Suggested focus: IMO/Maritime issues, enhancing the regulatory structure of a country.
December 7 (US Dec. 6)Promoting Harmonization and Next Steps for Transport Security in AsiaThis session focuses on next steps for addressing, enhancing, and supporting transport security regimes with Class 7 materials in Asian markets. Topics include the impacts of political changes; trends (e.g., among government, regulations, and supply chain shifts); and new or developing areas for future focus and resources.
December 8 (US Dec. 7)Promoting Diversity and Gender Inclusion in Nuclear SecurityThis session focuses on the importance of inclusion and diversity in the field of nuclear and radiological security, specifically in the area of transport of Class 7 materials, and how this can be promoted and emphasized going forward. Topics include promoting diversity in East Asia and the Pacific as well as women in nuclear security.

All sessions begin at the following times.  ** Speakers are to be confirmed.

  7:30 am   (UTC+5:30)   New Delhi, India; Colombo, Sri Lanka
  7:45 am   (UTC+5:45)   Kathmandu, Nepal
  8:00 am  (UTC+6)   Dhaka, Bangladesh
  9:00 am  (UTC+7)   Jakarta, Indonesia; Hanoi, Vietnam; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Bangkok, Thailand
10:00 am  (UTC+8)   Manila, Philippines; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
11:00 am   (UTC+9)   Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, Republic of Korea
12:00 pm   (UTC+10)   Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  1:00 pm   (UTC+11)   Canberra, Australia
  7:00 pm   (UTC-6)   Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
  9:00 pm   (UTC-4)   Knoxville, Tennessee, USA