This is a strategic networking event for security professionals working within Maritime, Airport, Port & Land Border Security.

Effective border surveillance is imperative to prevent terrorists entering homeland territory. At this event you will learn about best-practices in container & identity screening and identity requirements to improve current capabilities. Top counter-terrorist units from Europe and Turkey will outline their national initiatives to combat and prevent current dangers. Understand their operational challenges and identify how to improve security in modern threat environment.

Detailed presentations will give you insight into:

  • NATO Mediterranean Dialogue - what are the developments and how to identify future trends?
  • Black Sea & Mediterranean Security - Understand current partnerships and challenges
  • Airport Security - How to improve passenger screenings and what technologies are required?
  • Port Security - Investigate how to enhance container security and port security initiatives
  • Counter Terrorism - Hear updates from Scotland Yard and the French Gendarmerie and evaluate lessons from recent case studies

Key Speakers include:

  • Rear Admiral AJ Rix, Chief of Staff, CC Mar HQ Naples, NATO
  • Michael Fullerton, Deputy Executive Director, Homeland Security Advisory Committees, US Department of Homeland Security
  • Colonel Frederic Gallois, Commander, Groupe d’Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale (GIGN), France
  • Captain P Mukundau, Director, ICC International Maritime Bureau
  • Ammar Y Kanaan, President, International Port Management, Beirut
  • Ron Louwerse, Head of Security, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, The Netherlands
  • Jean-Louis Blanchou, Director of Security, Aéroports de Paris, France
  • Dagmar Naumann, Airport Security Management, Fraport, Germany
  • Ilja Bonsen, Project Manager, CBRN Department, TNO Defence Security and Safety, The Netherlands
  • Peter Warburton , International Sales Director , Senstar-Stellar Corporation.

Istanbul is the only city in the world to have played capital to consecutive Christian  Islamic empires, and retains features of both, often in congestion proximity.

Turkey has always played a key part in NATO and European Security history. It is also an important role in maintaining the geographical balance in the Mediterranean and Black Sea as well as the Middle East. As one of the most important Asian and Middle Eastern gateway's to Europe, Turkey is the perfect location for SMi's Border Security & Global Terrorism Conference 

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mike  Mason

Mike Mason, Principal Consultant, Concepts and Analysis, Systems Consultants Services

• An overview of today’s security environment

• Challenges in the air, sea and land security domains

• Technological developments and a look into the future

9:40 Turkish Border Security Challenges

Senol  Arlsan

Senol Arlsan, Integrated Border Management Project Manager , Turkish Ministry of Interior

• Overview of the Turkish Homeland Security programme

• MASAK (Financial Intelligence)

• Communication infrastructure

• Threat environment

• Requirements: international management and technical expertise

• The way forward

10:20 Morning Coffee

10:50 Bulgarian Border Security Challenges

Captain Chavdar Ormanov

Captain Chavdar Ormanov, Assistant Professor, Technical University, Varna

• Overview of the US Homeland Security Programme

• Developments in the last year?

• What are the new perceived threats?

• Which areas will be further developed

• Addressing challenges and looking into the future

11:30 What to look for when designing a border security intrusion-detection system

Peter  Warburton

Peter Warburton , International Sales Director , Senstar-Stellar Corporation

Knowing who or what is crossing your border is vital to a country’s anti-terrorist, anti-smuggling and anti-trafficking authorities. Using Senstar’s 25 years of experience from other security areas (ports, airports, VIP residences, prisons, etc.) Peter will show delegates what to look for and what to avoid when designing a border security intrusion-detection system.

12:10 New Security Measures at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam

Ron Louwerse

Ron Louwerse, Head of Security, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

• Overview of current security measures

• Understanding the threats and challenges faced

• Need for new identification technologies

• Experiences with the new security measures

• Requirements for ensuring future quality of service and sufficient security

12:50 Networking Lunch

14:00 Strategic Approach to deal with the Threats against Aviation

Dagmar Naumann

Dagmar Naumann, Airport Security Management , Fraport AG

• Cooperation between regulators and aviation industry

• Development of technology according to a master plan considering short, mid and long term requirements

• Balancing the needs for security and facilitation, re-establishing process efficiency and passenger acceptance

• Use of biometrics and enhanced information & communication technology along the passenger flow

• Need for international harmonisation of  security regulations to cope with future passenger growth

14:40 Terrorist Screening – How Passenger Experiences are changing Security Regulations

Jean-Louis Blanchou

Jean-Louis Blanchou, Vice President Airport Security, Aeroports De Paris

• Overview of the Paris Airport security capabilities

• Developments: revision of the AVSEC Regulation 2320/2002 & new procedures

• How does it change the passenger experience?

• Lessons learnt from recent threats

• Suggestions for creative solutions whilst implementing new security measures

15:10 Afternoon Tea

15:50 Risk Based Protection for Airports against CBRN Terrorist

 Ilja Bonsen

Ilja Bonsen, Project Manager , TNO Defence Security & Safety

• Overview of the EU funded Airsecure project a risk based system against CBRN terrorism

• How to assess the risk posed by CBRN terrorism against airports?

• Scenarios as a tool to cover the threat spectrum, a description of scenarios used and their consequences

• Evaluation of technology such as filtration and  detection equipment versus smart measures

16:30 Satellite Communication for Disaster Relief

Klaus Dörpelkus

Klaus Dörpelkus, Space Initiatives Europe & Emerging Markets, Global Government Solutions Group, Cisco Systems

• Overview of current satellite capabilities

• Range of possibilities

• Recent case studies

• A look into the future

17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

9:10 Securing the Mediterranean Sea: Operation Active Endeavour

Rear Admiral A.J Rix

Rear Admiral A.J Rix, Chief of Staff Allied Maritime Component Command Naples, CC Mar HQ Naples

• Background of the operation

• Developments and progress to date

• Non-NATO integration

• Intelligence sharing and maritime situational awareness

• The way forward

9:50 Assessing the Global Threat of Piracy

Captain Pottengal Mukundan

Captain Pottengal Mukundan, Director, International Maritime Bureau

• Present threat of piracy and armed robbery

• Current hotspots – Somalia, Iraq, Malacca Straits

• The future – advances in technology

• Maritime terrorism – hype or reality?

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 The Port of Beirut – A Bridge between the Mediterranean and Middle East

Ammar Y  Kanaan

Ammar Y Kanaan, President, Port of Beirut Container Terminal

• The Role of the Beirut Port in the Mediterranean Sea

• Beirut Container Terminal – challenges and accomplishments

• The current security environment

11:40 Lessons learned from Terrorist Hostage Crises: How Counter-Terrorist Units Should Prepare for Future Challenges

Colonel Frederic  Gallois

Colonel Frederic Gallois, Commander, National Gendarmes Intervention Group

• Overview of operations

• Status of operational preparations at the time

• Operational challenges

• Suggestions for future operations

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:30 The European Security Research Protection of Air Transportation and Infrastructure as an example of the European Critical Infrastructure Protection Program (ECIP)

Michael Langer

Michael Langer, Director, General External Affairs, Diehl V A Systems

15:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference


Swissôtel The Bosphorus

Bayildim Caddesi
2 Macka - Besiktas
Istanbul 34357

Swissôtel The Bosphorus



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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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