Home
overview

SMi Group are proud to announce its 10th Annual Border Security Conference which will be taking place in Rome on the 15th and 16th February 2017 in Italy.


This conference programme will explore how political issues affecting the border security community, such as increasing immigration in the Mediterranean as well as cross-border terrorism, can be combated and managed using innovative technological solutions. Enhancing surveillance and detection strategies, effectively utilizing manned and unmanned vehicles as well as biometric technology and exploring the threats against land, sea and air borders will take centre stage at this global event. These topics will be addressed by military speakers, border control and customs officials, solution providers, and technological experts on hand to present the latest information and developments in Border Security.
 

With increasing globalisation and freedom of movement enhanced by political pressures, ensuring secure borders is a focal issue for nations across the globe. Currently, this is perhaps more prevalent in Europe than anywhere else with increasing waves of migration and threats of terrorism raising tensions across the continent. Therefore, SMi’s 10th Annual Border Security Conference will explore the strategies and technologies required to develop next generation capability in this vital area of national defence.
 

• Hear global perspectives on the developing threats at national borders
• Meet and network with senior military decision makers as well as technological experts in the Border Security Community
• Hear from military and border control experts on how they are effectively managing borders across Europe and the rest of the World in response to the migrant crisis as well as to the threat of cross-border terrorism
• Explore the technical solutions in R&D, production and implementation and how these are being effectively utilised to enhance border security
 

Afghanistan Ministry of Interior; African Maritime Safety and Security Agency; AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH; American Embassy; Arma dei Carabinieri/Prime Minister's Office; Army of Carabinieri - Scientific Investigations Department of Rome; C.I.E.R.; Corpo Forestale Dello Stato; Crossmatch ; De La Rue; Direzione Centrale Anticrimine Della ; Dutch National Police; E.A.A.S.P; EAASP / Royal Gibraltar Police; Ecuadorian Navy; Embassy Of Canada; Embassy of the Republic of Turkey; Embassy of Ukraine in Italy ; EU Naval Force; EUBAM; European Commission; European Commission Joint Research Centre; Europol; Federal police; Finnish Customs; FLIR Systems Ltd; FOB African Maritime Safety and Security Agency; French Customs; French Navy; Frontex; Gardline Geosurvey Ltd; General Dynamics Mission Systems; German Customs; German Embassy Rome; Globavia; Guardia Civil; Guardia Costiera - Italian Coastguard; Guardia di Finanza; Hitachi Europe Ltd; Homeland Security; I.S.P.R.A; International Organisation for Migration; International Organization for Migration; Interpol; IOM - International Organization for Migration; Italian Coast Guard; Italian Navy; Italian Space Agency (A S I); Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence; LAMBUSSIE KARNI DISTRICT ASSEMBLY; Marina Militare Italiana; Maritime Authority Directorate, Portugal; MDI ; Military Corp of Italian Red Cross; MINISTERO INTERNO; Ministry of Interior of Spain; Mittler-Report Verlag; NATO Science & Technology Organization; OSDIFE; Police Department; Polizia di Stato; Portugese Navy; Royal Marechaussee; Safran Morpho; Sagem Defense Security; SAP Belgium NV/SA; SAP Italy; SITA; SITA Inc; Sovereign Order of Malta; State Border Guard Service; UNHCR; Universitat Konstanz; University Of Rome Tor Vergata; US Embassy; US Embassy Rome; US Naval Forces Europe; Vancouver Airport Authority; Vision Box; WCC Development BV; XTAR;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

John Vine CBQ QPM

John Vine CBQ QPM, Former Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, Borders & Immigration UK

9:10 Exploring the Italian Navy's Technological Capabilities and their Use on the Front Line of Migration in the Mediterranean

Rear Admiral Gianfranco Annunziata

Rear Admiral Gianfranco Annunziata, Deputy Head, 3rd Dept, Plans, Operations & Maritime Strategy, Italian Navy

• An overview of the challenges facing the Italian Navy
• Adapting technology and military means to paece time requirements
• Lessons learnt from recent operations and the continued importance of the Navy’s presence

9:40 Border security: A physical and digital challenge

Giorgio Mosca

Giorgio Mosca, VP Competitive Analysis & Strategy, Leonardo

  • From no data to a potential data deluge
  • New scenarios: why and how collect and analyze data
  • From data to information: the role of intelligence
  • 10:10 Securing the Austrian border in the Carinthian province with enhanced security measures, a greater military presence and effective training

    Brigadier General Walter Gitschthaler

    Brigadier General Walter Gitschthaler, Commander of the Provincial Military Command of Carinthia, Austrian Armed Forces

    • An overview of the implementation of security measures on the Carinthian province border in response to growing pressures
    • Training exercises and cooperation with the police divisions to ensure Austrian forces are prepared for increasing migrant flows
    • Operational feedback from experiences on the Austrian border

    10:40 Morning Coffee and Networking

    11:10 Utilising the Central Air & Naval Headquarters for effective open-sea deployment to manage Italy’s borders and the migration crisis

    Colonel Paolo Emilio Recchia

    Colonel Paolo Emilio Recchia, Chief of Staff - Air Naval Operative Command Guardia di Finanza, Guardia di Finanza

    • Exploring current operations of the Air & Naval operations command with a focus on migration
    • Optimizing naval vessels and air craft to efficiently patrol Italy’s territorial waters
    • Feedback from recent operations in the Mediterranean
    • Future goals to safely and securely manage Italy’s borders
     

    11:40 Continuing to enhancing the effectiveness of security on the Finnish border

    Samy Gardemeister

    Samy Gardemeister, Director of Enforcement, Finnish Customs

    • An overview of the main threats dealt with on the Finnish-Russian border and how customs control operates to control the risk
    • The importance of cooperation with Russian colleagues to maintain efficient border management
    • Developments in new technological equipment and strategies to continue improving border control
     

    12:10 Border Management in the Mediterranean Region- Building Capacity to Meet the Challenge

    Marco Mantovan

    Marco Mantovan, Technical Cooperation and Development Specialist, International Organization for Migration (IOM)

  • Capacity building in border management in the mediterranean region
  • Balacing border security and assistance to vulnerable groups
  • Technical cooperation with countries of origin and transit along the Central Mediterranean migration route
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    13:40 Refugees- Completing the Picture

    Roelof Troost

    Roelof Troost, Senior Project Manager, WCC Smart Search and Match

  • Identification and risk assessment of refugees in Europe
  • Completing the picture of a refugee by linking data and databases
  • Attaining interoperability by standardizing biographics
  • 14:10 Homeland Security; how the future of biometric technology will improve facilitation, security and the customer experience:

    Mr Paul Hunter

    Mr Paul Hunter, Chief Biometrics Strategy/Biometrics Division, Us Citizenship And Immigration Services

    • Exploring the current and future use of biometric technology at US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
    • Overview of how biometrics are collected and used across the Department of Homeland Security today
    • A strategic look into the future of biometrics at USCIS and the Department
     

    14:40 The Future of DHS Biometric Identity Services- Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART) Way Ahead

    William Phillips

    William Phillips, Director of the Identity Capabilities Management Division, ICMD, Department of Homeland Security

  • Short overview of OBIM’s mission and current IDENT capabilities
  • Status update on the HART procurement
  • Explanation of the scope and capabilities of the new HART system
  • In-depth discussion about HART’s development by increment;
  • Increment 1- Core Foundation
  • Increment 2- Multimodel Biometric Matching and Full Performance Test Environment
  • Increment 3- Web Portal and Person-centric Services
  • Increment 4- Candidate Verification Tool (CVT), Analytics, and Reporting

     

  • 15:10 United Nations SCR 2178 – Meeting the Challenge with Advance Passenger Data & Risk Assessment

    Ray Batt

    Ray Batt, Director of Business Development , SITA

    With the growing threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters and acting under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, UNSCR 2178 encourages member states to collect analyse traveller data and recommends the provision of interactive advance passenger information to be used to better safeguard national borders.

  • Hear how Advance Passenger Processing (APP) can respond to UNSCR 2178 more effectively
  • How Passenger Data Exchange with PNR & APP contributes  to an overall  layered security approach with pre-travel risk assessment
  • The benefits of Exporting the Border to a point of departure, and how the use of iAPI (APP) provides the best answer with pre-board vetting and government guidence
  • How APP prevents travel and identifies threats
  • How it improves the risk assesssment process by using better quality data
  • How APP is a win-win for Government and Carriers
     
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea and Networking

    16:10 EU PROTECT: Aiming to Prototype Contactless, Free-Flowing Border Control Systems Using Advanced but Appropriate Technology

    • Outlining PROTECT: a multidisciplinary research project funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 scheme
    • Exploring biometric modalities and biometric fusion to recognise travellers on the move
    o Ensuring border security and personal privacy is maintained
    • Looking ahead: resolving the conflict of increasing traveller numbers and higher customer service expectations against static border protection resources and increased threats
     

    Professor James Ferryman

    Professor James Ferryman, Project Lead, EU 'PROTECT' Project

    Lieutenant Colonel Urszula Mlodziejowska

    Lieutenant Colonel Urszula Mlodziejowska, Expert in Border Management Department, Polish Border Guard

    16:40 The Suprising Reasons Non-contact Fingerprints are a Better Solution for Border Security

    Chris Centamore

    Chris Centamore, Director of Business Development, Advanced Optical Systems

  • The multi-faceted relationship between high speed biometrics and security
  • Interoperability, accuracy and reliability- the keys to successful implementation
  • Bust the "Bad Fingerprint" myth
  • Respecting human rights- putting people first
  • 17:10 The US Department of Navy Identity Dominance System

  • US Navy's biometrics program background
  • Current program capabilities
  • Looking ahead: ensuring effective training and the development of future technologies
  • NCIS Analytical Support to US Navy's biometrics programme
  • NCIS Biometric Support to US Naval Installations
  • Mike Jones

    Mike Jones, Identity Dominance System Technical Lead, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division

    Eric Trest

    Eric Trest, Biometrics Branch Chief, Naval Criminal Investigative Service

    17:40 PANEL DISCUSSION: Exploring Strategies to Effectively Manage Growing Irregular Migration and Cross-Border Crime in Europe

  • Current challenges and problems faced due to the increase in irregular migration and cross-border crime
  • Strategies and technologies implemented to better manage the continued flow of migration
  • The importance of continuing to develop collaboration and coordination with allied nations to further enhance border security and management
  • John Vine CBQ QPM

    John Vine CBQ QPM, Former Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, Borders & Immigration UK

    Brigadier General Walter Gitschthaler

    Brigadier General Walter Gitschthaler, Commander of the Provincial Military Command of Carinthia, Austrian Armed Forces

    Samy Gardemeister

    Samy Gardemeister, Director of Enforcement, Finnish Customs

    Marco Mantovan

    Marco Mantovan, Technical Cooperation and Development Specialist, International Organization for Migration (IOM)

    18:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    John Vine CBQ QPM

    John Vine CBQ QPM, Former Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, Borders & Immigration UK

    8:00 Registration & Coffee

    8:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    John Vine CBQ QPM

    John Vine CBQ QPM, Former Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, Borders & Immigration UK

    8:40 U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Strategic Approach to Implementing a Biometric Exit System

    Mike Hardin

    Mike Hardin, Deputy Director of the CBP Entry/Exit Transformation Office, US Customs and Border Protection

    • CBP is conducting extensive testing and analysis of new, cutting-edge biometrics to further enhance its ability to combat threats, streamline the inspection process, and expedite the flow of travel and trade.
    • CBP has deployed targeted biometric entry/exit projects towards the goal of a comprehensive entry/exit system.
    • CBP is seeking expertise from industry on biometric exit solutions that can be seamlessly integrated into CBP operations.
    • CBP is developing partnerships with the air industry to innovate the inspection process with advanced technology and transform the traveler experience.
    • CBP will continue to enhance its biographic data systems to support its biometric capabilities.
     

    9:10 Migrant Smuggling- Europol's Response

    Mr Robert Crepinko

    Mr Robert Crepinko, Head of Europol's European Migrant Smuggling Center EMSC, Europol

  • Trends in facilitated illegal immigration
  • EMSC- operational/strategic support
  • Operations 
  • 9:40 Emerging Border Security and Facilitation

  • Industry Trends for secure entry/exit facilitation in airports
  • Key drivers for biometric Entry and Exit and air, sea, and land ports
  • Evaluation methods
  • Lessons learned
  • Legislative updates/ Follow-on
  • James Canham

    James Canham, Border Services Global Lead, Accenture

    Daniel Bachenheimer

    Daniel Bachenheimer, Unique Identity Services Global Lead, Accenture

    10:20 Morning Coffee and Networking

    10:50 End-to-End orchestration of Identities at the border – The Trustchain of stakeholders collaboration

    Aaron Beeson

    Aaron Beeson, Senior Consultant- Border Control & Aviation, Vision Box
    View Bio

  • Connecting the dots from individual to stakeholder to teamwork
  • Establishing a trusted chain of identity to facilitate solutions and innovations
  • Identifying the biometric modality by objective and quality standards
  • Establishing value from one interaction to the next
  • 11:20 Enhancing Security for Aeroports de Paris' with Automatic Border Control (ABC) Trials

    Emmanuel Berton

    Emmanuel Berton, Project manager Landside security and border controls , Aeroports De Paris

  • Managing growing security threats with technological solutions at the Aeroports de Paris
  • Fulfilling security and customer experience requirements with the implementation of ABC technology
  • Effectively coordinating with the government for comphrensive security measures in Paris airports
  • 11:50 Using Analytics to Provide Better Identity Resolution

    Chris Brown

    Chris Brown, VP International , Basis Technology

  • Issues with name matching and resolution
  • Complexities of foreign names
  • Integration issues
  • Demonstration
  • Case studies
  • 12:20 Schengen- Tireless Engine Behind Europe's Security

    Jiri Celikovsky

    Jiri Celikovsky, Unit for Coordination, Interior Ministry Czech Republic

  • Continuous tuning reflecting the security landscape
  • Schengen for those who need it and want it
  • Are there limits to the "Schengen technological facelift"?
  • 12:50 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Drone Security: Protecting Against the Threat in the Third Dimension

    Craig Marcinkowski

    Craig Marcinkowski, Director of Strategy and Business Development, Gryphon Sensors

  • State of the evolving drone threat
  • Border surveillance technology to detect, track, and mitigate drones
  • 14:20 The IT Challenges and Opportunities Facing eu-LISA and the Future of EU Smart Borders

    Ciaran Carolan

    Ciaran Carolan, Research and Development Officer , EU lisa

  • An update on the eu-LISA programme to maintain internal security in the Schengen countries
  • Benefits of the memorandum between eu-LISA and Europol enhancing IT architcture, incraesing operational capabilities, and providing IT services to eu-LISA customers around the world
  • Improving application development, biometric system maintenance, and network and data storage enhancements
  • 14:50 Developments and Progress in the French API-PNR Project and Operational Feedback from the Systems Use

    Julien Coudray

    Julien Coudray, Head of the API-PNR Project, French Customs

    • An update on the aims and timelines of the French API-PNR system
    • Analysing the data and feedback from operational use of the system
    • Future challenges for the programme: fulfilling the requirement to integrate the API-PNR project with airlines
     

    15:20 Ensuring an Efficient and Effective Use of Spaceborne Imagery and Derived GEOINT Products and Services in The Surveillance of Europe’s External Borders

    Adriano  Baptista

    Adriano Baptista, Head of Operations Division, EU Satellite Centre

    • The mission of the European Union Satellite Center
    • The support to FRONTEX activities
    • The technologies utilised to provide GEOINT products and services derived from the analysis of satellite imagery and collateral data
    • Working with Copernicus services to provide maritime surveillance, border surveillance and support to EU external actions
     

    15:50 Afternoon Tea and Networking

    16:20 Developing Europe’s existing satellite and transponder-based technology to more effectively track refugee movements in the Mediterranean

    Markku Mylly

    Markku Mylly, Executive Director, European Maritime Safety Agency

    • Implementing drones with video, infrared sensors and chemical “sniffers” for detecting ships
    • Improving the time efficiency of detection technology
    • Enhancing detection versatility: drone-mounted cameras monitoring migrant movement during daylight hours, infrared sensor tracking at night
     

    16:50 Armed Forces as Border Security Multipliers

    Prof. Dr. Jack Clarke

    Prof. Dr. Jack Clarke, Director, Program on Civil Security, George C Marshall Center for European Security Studies

  • What should armies do-- and not do-- in supporting civil authority
  • Soldiers on the borders- tasks and requirements
  • Managing refugee flows- roles and functions for armed forces
  • Insights for industry- multiplying armed forces capabilities for Border and Migrant Operations
  • 17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    John Vine CBQ QPM

    John Vine CBQ QPM, Former Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, Borders & Immigration UK

    +

    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Brigadier General Walter Gitschthaler

    Brigadier General Walter Gitschthaler

    Commander of the Provincial Military Command of Carinthia, Austrian Armed Forces
    Ciaran Carolan

    Ciaran Carolan

    Research and Development Officer , EU lisa
    Colonel Paolo Emilio Recchia

    Colonel Paolo Emilio Recchia

    Chief of Staff - Air Naval Operative Command Guardia di Finanza, Guardia di Finanza
    Prof. Dr. Jack Clarke

    Prof. Dr. Jack Clarke

    Director, Program on Civil Security, George C Marshall Center for European Security Studies
    Rear Admiral Gianfranco Annunziata

    Rear Admiral Gianfranco Annunziata

    Deputy Head, 3rd Dept, Plans, Operations & Maritime Strategy, Italian Navy
    Samy Gardemeister

    Samy Gardemeister

    Director of Enforcement, Finnish Customs
    William Phillips

    William Phillips

    Director of the Identity Capabilities Management Division, ICMD, Department of Homeland Security

    Aaron Beeson

    Senior Consultant- Border Control & Aviation, Vision Box
    Aaron Beeson

    A facilitator and subject matter expert in solutions and policies for transport security, border management and traveler processes. During a 12 year career spread across North America, Middle-East, Europe and Africa, Aaron has focused on stimulating industry best practices and thought leadership within organizations and international working groups. Solutions delivered range from national security based avsec and border control initiatives to advocacy for enabling regulations and legislation to process changes within the traveler airport journey. Within Vision-Box™ Aaron is responsible for global alignment and implementation of solutions to meet current and future industry needs within the regions.

    Adriano Baptista

    Head of Operations Division, EU Satellite Centre
    Adriano  Baptista

    Brigadier General Walter Gitschthaler

    Commander of the Provincial Military Command of Carinthia, Austrian Armed Forces
    Brigadier General Walter Gitschthaler

    Chris Brown

    VP International , Basis Technology
    Chris Brown

    Chris Centamore

    Director of Business Development, Advanced Optical Systems
    Chris Centamore

    Christopher centamore

    Director of Business Development, Advanced Optical Systems
    Christopher centamore

    Ciaran Carolan

    Research and Development Officer , EU lisa
    Ciaran Carolan

    Colonel Paolo Emilio Recchia

    Chief of Staff - Air Naval Operative Command Guardia di Finanza, Guardia di Finanza
    Colonel Paolo Emilio Recchia

    Craig Marcinkowski

    Director of Strategy and Business Development, Gryphon Sensors
    Craig Marcinkowski

    Daniel Bachenheimer

    Unique Identity Services Global Lead, Accenture
    Daniel Bachenheimer

    Emmanuel Berton

    Project manager Landside security and border controls , Aeroports De Paris
    Emmanuel Berton

    Eric Trest

    Biometrics Branch Chief, Naval Criminal Investigative Service
    Eric Trest

    Giorgio Mosca

    VP Competitive Analysis & Strategy, Leonardo
    Giorgio Mosca

    James Canham

    Border Services Global Lead, Accenture
    James Canham

    Jiri Celikovsky

    Unit for Coordination, Interior Ministry Czech Republic
    Jiri Celikovsky

    John Vine CBQ QPM

    Former Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, Borders & Immigration UK
    John Vine CBQ QPM

    Julien Coudray

    Head of the API-PNR Project, French Customs
    Julien Coudray

    Lieutenant Colonel Urszula Mlodziejowska

    Expert in Border Management Department, Polish Border Guard
    Lieutenant Colonel Urszula Mlodziejowska

    Marco Mantovan

    Technical Cooperation and Development Specialist, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
    Marco Mantovan

    Markku Mylly

    Executive Director, European Maritime Safety Agency
    Markku Mylly

    Max Snijder

    Chairman, European Association for Biometrics
    Max Snijder

    Mike Hardin

    Deputy Director of the CBP Entry/Exit Transformation Office, US Customs and Border Protection
    Mike Hardin

    Mike Jones

    Identity Dominance System Technical Lead, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division
    Mike Jones

    Mr Paul Hunter

    Chief Biometrics Strategy/Biometrics Division, Us Citizenship And Immigration Services
    Mr Paul Hunter

    Mr Robert Crepinko

    Head of Europol's European Migrant Smuggling Center EMSC, Europol
    Mr Robert Crepinko

    Prof. Dr. Jack Clarke

    Director, Program on Civil Security, George C Marshall Center for European Security Studies
    Prof. Dr. Jack Clarke

    Professor James Ferryman

    Project Lead, EU 'PROTECT' Project
    Professor James Ferryman

    Ray Batt

    Director of Business Development , SITA
    Ray Batt

    Rear Admiral Gianfranco Annunziata

    Deputy Head, 3rd Dept, Plans, Operations & Maritime Strategy, Italian Navy
    Rear Admiral Gianfranco Annunziata

    Roelof Troost

    Senior Project Manager, WCC Smart Search and Match
    Roelof Troost

    Samy Gardemeister

    Director of Enforcement, Finnish Customs
    Samy Gardemeister

    William Phillips

    Director of the Identity Capabilities Management Division, ICMD, Department of Homeland Security
    William Phillips

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Official Media Partner

    Supporters

    Workshops

    Biometrics for Border Management and Security
    Workshop

    Biometrics for Border Management and Security

    Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa
    14th February 2017
    Rome, Italy

    VENUE

    Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa

    Via Aurelia Antica 415, Rome, Italy

    Choose the relaxing Crowne Plaza Rome-St. Peter’s hotel, home to a luxurious spa minutes from Rome’s historic city centre. Treat yourself to an in-room dining experience at Crowne Plaza Rome-St. Peter’s and relax on your balcony overlooking the hotel’s outdoor pool, tennis courts or gardens. Come to the St. Peter’s Spa to let off steam in our sauna and Turkish baths, or rest on the loungers around our heated indoor pool.

    The hotel is only 20 minutes’ drive from Fiumicino Airport. Checkout the timetable of our scheduled airport shuttle which will allow you to easily reach the hotel at a very special price. Use our scheduled shuttle bus to/from the city centre to discover the beauties of the Eternal City. You’ll find wireless Internet throughout the hotel, allowing you to stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues at any time. Hold your meetings in one of our 13meeting rooms able to host up to 600 delegates. Possibility of organizing dinners and special occasions by the pool, hiring the Roman Bath for private and exclusive use, planning open air team buildings and many more ideas for events out of the ordinary

    HOTEL BOOKING FORM

    Preliminary List of Attending Organisations 2017

    Download

    Border Security 2016 Agenda

    Download

    List of 2015-2016 Attendees

    Download

    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Accenture

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.accenture.com/

    Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 384,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Accenture Border Services helps border management and customs agencies transform their operations to enable the efficient and open movement of travellers and goods in and between countries, preventing threats and without compromising an individual’s basic rights and privacy. We have an extensive global team dedicated to border management plus deep experience of working with border control, immigration and customs agencies around the globe. We have dedicated R&D facilities for identity and border clearance solutions where clients can experience first-hand biometric and large-scale matching technologies and the benefits of automated border clearance. We also work with a variety of technology partners and can provide a complete port of entry solution allowing for technical flexibility, depending on our clients’ needs.


    Advanced Optical Systems, Inc.

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.andiotg.com/

    Advanced Optical Systems, Inc. (AOS) is a Veteran-Owned Business located in Huntsville, Alabama. Incorporated in 1988, AOS began to position itself to become the leader in zero-contact fingerprinting technologies and products nearly a decade ago. AOS invented Zero-Contact Fingerprinting with an innovation that Popular Science magazine eventually named one of the top 100 innovations of 2012. In 2016, ANDI® OTG 3.0 was named “Best New User Authentication, Identification, Credentialing and Management” product in the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) New Product Showcase at ISC West.


    Airpoint Limited

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.airpoint.net/

    Airpoint is a specialist provider of secure mobile solutions for law enforcement. We are now bringing together our expertise in biometrics, system integration and mobile applications to deliver the complete mobile fingerprint solution using just a smartphone. Contactless fingerprint capture using the smartphone camera can be integrated with the national AFIS. If there is a match, the federated search capability developed over many years is used to provide all the information from national intelligence systems and Schengen instead of simply providing a hit/no hit response. The solution is equally applicable to borders enforcement. Biometrics provide reliable identification of an individual without the need to enter difficult to spell foreign forename, surname and other factors. Once the individual is identified from visa and / or criminal fingerprint databases the solution can surface other relevant information to ensure the officer has a complete profile of the individual in front of them. Airpoint has a lead partner agency in the UK and is looking to work with additional European agencies who are forward thinking and want to implement the latest smartphone based biometric solutions. Airpoint is exhibiting at the conference where a full demonstration is available.


    Basis Technology

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.basistech.com/

    Basis Technology text analytics software are used throughout the security and intelligence communities—including the U.S. Customs and Border Protection—to support border and national security missions, watch listing screening, identity resolution, and predictive intelligence. Rosette uses machine learning to enable precise searching, name matching, entity extraction and disambiguation, and sentiment analysis in languages of greatest interest to national security applications, such as Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Persian (Dari and Farsi), Russian and Urdu. Borders can be significantly strengthened through the use of applications built on Rosette for (1) smarter and faster name matching and watch list screening—particularly across foreign names in different scripts, and (2) to find present/potential/coming dangers near borders and at screening time from diverse data sources. Advanced social mining through natural language processing is already in use in the commercial world; making a transition into the public sector is a logical and lifesaving next step. These applications can increase the ability of analysts and security personnel to see the most vital data quickly, and form the final conclusions that still require human experience and intellect. Companies such as Airbnb®, Luminoso®, Recorded Future®, Tamr™, and Yelp®, and agencies across the intelligence community, use Rosette to solve their toughest human language problems. For over 20 years, Basis Technology has been at the forefront of natural language processing applied to enterprise search, social listening, e-commerce, and e-discovery. Our cyber forensics team pioneers better, faster, and cheaper techniques to extract digital evidence, keeping government and law enforcement ahead of exponential growth of data volumes. For more information, visit www.basistech.com or write to info@basistech.com.


    Gryphon Sensors

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.gryphonsensors.com/

    Gryphon Sensors produces systems that detect, track and identify airborne targets such as drones and small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Gryphon Sensors’ parent company, SRC, Inc. is a world leader in Counter UAS and have border security systems fielded around the globe. Leveraging 60 years of SRC’s radar expertise and technology, Gryphon was formed in 2014 to address the commercial UAS integration and drone security markets. Gryphon Sensors utilizes an innovative multi-spectral approach combining radar, RF direction finding and imaging to deliver an exceptional, real-time air surveillance picture that addresses the rapidly evolving drone threat for border and perimeter security. Gryphon Sensors is one of only four companies selected for the FAA's Drone Detection Pathfinder program for airport security. Gryphon is currently leading phase I of Project U-SAFE – A safe UAS integration program in New York State funded at $250M. A major component of this program is drone security for the protection of critical infrastructure. Gryphon is also a key collaborator on NASA’s UAS Traffic Management (UTM) initiative providing drone detection and airspace monitoring for range safety.


    Magnet Forensics

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://www.magnetforensics.com/

    Magnet Forensics is a global leader in the development of digital forensics software that acquires, analyses, and shares evidence from computers, smartphones, and tablets. Magnet Forensics has been helping examiners and investigators fight crime, protect assets, and guard national security since 2011.


    SITA

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.sita.aero

    SITA is the world's leading specialist in air transport communications and IT solutions. Owned by the industry, SITA delivers solutions to airlines, airports, GDSs and governments over the world’s most extensive communications network. Its portfolio covers every aspect of the industry from managed global communications, to passenger, baggage, flight and aircraft operations, border management and air-to-ground communications. With a presence at more than 400 airports around the world, SITA provides a unique service to its 430 air transport industry members and 2,800 customers in more than 200 countries. In 2014, SITA had consolidated revenues of US$1.7 billion. SITA’s subsidiaries and joint ventures include SITA OnAir, CHAMP Cargosystems and Aviareto. For further information go to www.sita.aero


    Vision-Box

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.vision-box.com/

    Vision-Box™ is the leading provider of Automated Border Control and Electronic Identity Management solutions using ICAO-compliant standards. Since the deployment of the first worldwide eGate to use biometric facial recognition, we have been blazing a path of success, offering advanced biometric-based solutions in Border Control, Identity Management and Surveillance to Governments, Border Control Authorities, Airports or all Organizations needing to improve their security processes. Vision-Box™ operates over 1200 passenger experience solutions in more than 70 international airports and over 3000 electronic identity solutions all over the world.


    WCC Smart Search & Match

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.wcc-group.com/

    WCC Smart Search & Match is the world’s leading supplier of search and match software solutions and services. Founded in 1996, WCC focuses on two specific solution areas: Identity matching and Employment matching. Its ELISE software platform excels in these areas because it searches and matches data in a unique way that yields more meaningful results than any other software. ELISE is designed to search through vast amounts of data from various sources and return relevant results in under a second. It will search and match data in almost any form, using advanced algorithms, contextual knowledge, and other proprietary expertise. The data can be exact or inexact, structured or unstructured, private or public, and combine multiple modalities, both biographic and biometric. WCC’s long-term experience in developing and supporting employment and identity matching solutions makes it an expert in these fields. WCC understands the business of its customers and knows how to optimize the effectiveness of searching and matching. WCC’s primary customers are government organizations and large enterprises worldwide. In Identity matching, WCC supplies solutions for border management, justice & public safety, and civil identity. In Employment matching, WCC supplies solutions to public employment services, staffing companies and large enterprises for their corporate HR. WCC is headquartered in Utrecht, the Netherlands, and also has offices in the USA.

    Media Partners


    Security Document World

    Official Media Partner
    http://www.securitydocumentworld.com

    SecurityDocumentWorld.com is the premier website worldwide for providing cutting-edge and fully-researched news and information to all those involved in the security document business. The site’s main focus is on the design, manufacture, personalization and use (including fraudulent use and counterfeiting) of documents such as passports, ID cards (of all varieties), visas and driving licences, but it also covers a host of other security documents and vertical markets such as border control. Visit now – www.securitydocumentworld.com. Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter at www.securitydocumentworld.com/subscribe


    Planet Biometrics

    Official Media Partner
    http://www.planetbiometrics.com

    Planet Biometrics is a biometrics, global web portal that offers readers more interactive features, better news coverage, exciting interviews and information about the burgeoning biometrics industry. Planet Biometrics is renowned throughout the industry for breaking more news stories than anyone else – and then following up those stories with deeper and bolder coverage. The acclaimed team of editors is guided by a highly-respected panel of expert contributors who have accumulated decades of experience at the highest levels within the biometrics sector. The website can be visited at www.planetbiometrics.com

    Media Partners


    Defence Turkey

    Supporters
    http://www.defenceturkey.com

    DEFENCE TURKEY has been created by IMGE Co. as an English language magazine in Turkey and the magazine is the information platform for the decision making mechanism of procurement circles and readers to provide a forum of technical information for the fast developing and expanding defence industrial activities, scientific breakthroughs, ongoing projects and current programmes in Turkey, latest news of Turkish authorities and Turkish Defence Industry, interviews with senior military leaders, officials, executive company representatives and experts. On the other hand DEFENCE TURKEY is also a bilateral information platform to the Turkish military and defence officials, Turkish decision makers, procurement executives and Turkish defence industry members on the developments of international defence industries, capabilities and technologies.


    Universal Freight Organisation

    Supporters
    http://www.ufofreight.com

    Universal Freight Organisation (UFO) was formed in January 2000 and today the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified association boasts representation in 120+ countries. UFO are proud to have maintained a ‘One Member per Country’ policy (with the exception of USA and China), making them one of the only remaining exclusive freight forwarder networks in the world.


    Essecome

    Supporters
    http://www.securindex.com/

    Secman is an Italian publishing house in the physical security sector. Its magazine Essecome has been on the market for over thirty years and is acknowledged as one of Italy's leading trade publications in this industry. It is published every two months and sent to relevant players on the security scene: security installers, security managers within banks, retail chains, public and private companies. Securindex.com, one of the first portals dedicated to physical security, enjoys a considerable readership for a specialized website, and the newsletter sent out once a week to a large community of professional is also widely read


    ArmedForces.co.uk

    Supporters
    http://www.armedforces.co.uk

    The DEFENCE SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY is an authoritative online information resource for all defence purchasers. This comprehensive listing of Defence Suppliers has enabled thousands of purchasing professionals to find exactly what they are looking for - in seconds. THE DEFENCE SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY provides a total overview of all the UK's Armed Forces - with a wealth of valuable information about the organisation and structure of the UK's Defence Services, as well as useful facts about developments in the UK Defence Industry Contact us: defenceenquiries@armedforces.co.uk Tel: 01743 241962 website: www.armedforces.co.uk


    Defence Suppliers

    Supporters
    http://www.defence-suppliers.com

    Defence-Suppliers provides a unique platform to present your latest equipment and systems to the world's defence and security industry. We are a key information resource for MODs, DODs, decision makers, governments, prime contractors, service chiefs, defence ministers, police forces and system integrators. Delivering a comprehensive breakdown of products and services from leading industry contractors, with up-to-date news and press releases when developments occur. With links to all the major industry events, the portal provides an opportunity for visitors to develop international relationships and generate new business opportunities.


    Naval Today

    Supporters
    http://www.navaltoday.com

    Naval Today delivers expert coverage of the industry sectors that matter most to you and your business. This includes news and updates on operations, vessels, equipment, research, companies and the authorities dominating the naval industry. From breaking news, technological advances to operations, Naval Today’s experienced and well-respected team of editors, columnists and correspondents will keep you well informed. Whether you are an officer, admiral, manager, authority or executive, the place to find the latest developments in the naval industry


    International Journal of Multimedia Intelligence and Security

    Supporters
    http://www.inderscience.com/ijmis

    IJMIS is an international, fully refereed research journal which integrates the disciplines of intelligent computing, information security, biometrics, multimedia processing, communication and applications.


    International Journal of Migration and Border Studies

    Supporters
    http://www.inderscience.com/ijmbs

    IJMBS addresses the whole range of technological, human/social, political, policy, organisational and managerial issues related to migration and border studies. IJMBS is a peer-reviewed journal which offers a forum for disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research concerning conceptual, theoretical, empirical and methodological dimensions of migration and border studies. It aims to bring together a diverse range of international scholars and practitioners to advance knowledge, improve practice, and act as a definitive source on migration and border issues.


    Biometric Update

    Supporters
    http://www.biometricupdate.com

    BiometricUpdate.com is the leading news property that publishes breaking news, analysis, and research about the global biometrics market.


    Biometrie-Online.Net presentation

    Supporters
    http://www.biometrie-online.net

    Biometrie-Online.Net is a French portal designed to encourage and support the exchange of information on biometric technologies. The aim of Biometrie-Online.Net is to act as a platform for the promotion and understanding of biometrics technologies. Biometrie-Online.Net provide: free information on biometric solutions, vendor list, news, useful links, events list… Biometrie-Online.Net manage the most important biometrics social network group on LinkedIn 'Biometrics Network & Forum'


    Maritime Connector

    Supporters
    http://maritime-connector.com

    Maritime Connector brings the latest vacancies in the maritime industry. With over 96,000 registered seafarers and over 3,000 maritime companies and recruitment agencies we collaborate with, Maritime Connector is the ultimate place to find job at sea as well as seagoing personnel. Maritime Connector web portal contains everything a maritime professional needs; maritime news, maritime events and maritime jobs all at one place. We help seafarers to find new job opportunities and boost their careers. At the other hand, we help maritime recruiters to find their crew fast and to stay in line with the latest trends in recruitment.


    Freightbook

    Supporters
    http://www.freightbook.net

    Freightbook is a fast growing online searchable database containing profiles of 1000+ freight forwarders in 140+ countries. Each company can provide comprehensive logistics solutions through their experienced staff who have an in-depth understanding of their local market. To obtain rates and advice on a shipment, please complete our Get A Quote form. Our simple but effective system enables you to obtain advice and pricing from all registered freight agents in the country of origin, thus providing a variety of options.


    Airport Suppliers

    Supporters
    http://www.airport-suppliers.com

    Airport Suppliers is the global airport industry’s number one meeting place for buyers, vendors, specifiers, decision makers, architects, consultants and system integrators. The portal encompasses all aspects of airport equipment, technology, design and services. We provide a comprehensive breakdown of products and services from leading industry contractors, with up-to-date news and press releases when exciting developments occur. With links to the most important airport related organisations and governing bodies in the world


    Defense Express

    Supporters
    http://www.defense-ua.com

    Limited Liability Company “DEFENSE EXPRESS MEDIA AND CONSULTING” highlights events in security, defense and military cooperation areas. Regular information products of the company: - Daily News Wire and Analysis on http://www.defense-ua.com; - Weekly newsletter “Ukrainian Defense Survey”; - “DEFENSE EXPRESS” Magazine; - “Ukrainian Defense Review” Magazine (in English); - Book series “Weapons of Ukraine”. Company also provides advice and assistance based on deep analytical skills and knowledge of the conditions and characteristics of Ukrainian military market to companies, government bodies and intermediaries in the implementation of their strategy, relating to finding new partners and interests promoting.


    Epicos

    Supporters
    http://www.Epicos.com

    Epicos is a global, multifaceted portal providing Aerospace and Defense industries around the world with business intelligence and active support to access opportunities on international procurements, industrial cooperation and offsets. Epicos has carried out extensive industry analysis and mapping of capabilities of A&D Industries and offers this knowledge to its members helping them to identify business opportunities and to build strategic alliances. Additionally, Epicos supports the global A&D industry through a wide range of on-line services and products including but not limited to: a large online procurement database, an updated Business Directory, an e-library with extensive information regarding procurement and offsets processes systems and an up to the minute news database.


    Defense Conferences

    Supporters
    http://www.marketresearchmedia.com

    Market Research Media Ltd, a leading market research firm, provides comprehensive market research reports and forecasts to assist governmental and corporate decision makers understand the dynamics of world’s technology markets. Fortune 500 companies, US Congress and EU government bodies rely on our strategic insights.


    International Journal of Biometrics

    Supporters
    http://www.inderscience.com/ijbm

    Biometrics and human biometric characteristics form the basis of research in biological measuring techniques for the purpose of people identification and recognition. IJBM addresses the fundamental areas in computer science that deal with biological measurements. It covers both the theoretical and practical aspects of human identification and verification.


    Defense Systems Journal

    Supporters
    http://www.dsjournal.com/

    Defense Systems Journal (DSJ) is focused on providing its readership with the latest defense and aerospace market news. Headquartered in Washington DC, DSJ provides its readers with Federal Government and industry insights and perspectives from the Pentagon, the Military Services, Capitol Hill, and the defense and aerospace industry. While our primary focus is on defense systems, we also monitor policy/budget developments and personnel moves that impact the market space. Additionally, DSJ strives to serve as a repository for industry-relevant reports and budget documentation and as a portal for key conferences and tradeshows.


    ARMSCOM.net

    Supporters
    http://www.armscom.net

    ARMSCOM.net is a B2B /B2G platform for brokers of military goods. ARMSCOM.net is dedicated for Aerospace and Defense Industry with database containing more than 4000 companies and 3400 defense industrial sectors. Add Company and Products Profiles. For more information e-mail: armscom.net@gmail.com or visit http://www.armscom.net, tel.: + 372 816 946 77


    Global Military Communications

    Supporters
    http://www.globalmilitarycommunications.com

    Global Military Communications is a publication that tracks the trends, drivers and technology that fuel the military communications sector. Communications continue to be the lynchpin of modern warfare and is crucial to any military campaign. The sector is going through unprecedented change as militaries and governments across the world move towards a network centric approach to their communications. From operations in war zones to homeland security and disaster recovery operations, Global Military Communications provides you with the latest communications developments on land, sea, and in the air.


    Harbours Review – European Port Sector Forum

    Supporters
    http://harboursreview.com/

    The Harbours Review project of the Baltic Press publishing house stands for a completely free regularly updated on-line European ports database as well as E-zines distributed to over 15,000+ subscribers with expert views on the most important issues for Europe’s port sector. Each E-zine contains a featured article tackling one of the most burning questions for the EU port industry, coupled with comments of the sector’s representatives and top national & EU officials.


    European Sting

    Supporters
    http://www.europeansting.com

    The European Sting is the new online, Brussels based, European media that was born to bring a different critical and truly independent angle to European News and Affairs. The Sting is giving every day the fierce fight for a better and stronger European Union through constructive criticism and unique insights. We are treating daily in a unique way European Politics, Economics, Foreign Affairs, Business and ICT Agenda. We are committed to bridge the gap between Brussels and the EU member states by freely voicing the views of every European citizen. Tired of reading the basics? Visit http://www.europeansting.com and be part of the Hive that disrupts European Media.


    International Journal of Cognitive Biometrics

    Supporters
    http://www.inderscience.com/ijcb

    Cognitive biometrics acquires information from users through collection of one or more biosignals. This relies on the presentation of one or more external or imagined stimuli. The subsequent response(s) are acquired and used for verification and authentication. IJCB addresses all aspects of cognitive biometrics, which aims to extract a unique signature from the user based on the cognitive, affective and conative state of the individual, either alone or more typically in various multi-modal combinations involving conventional and soft biometrics.


    Cargo Connections

    Supporters
    http://www.cargoconnections.net

    Cargo Connections was formed in the summer of 2014 and offers Restricted Representation, which means membership will only be offered to a limited number of freight forwarders who offer air, sea and road freight services per country. With a cutting-edge website, Cargo Connections offers innovative membership benefits including a useful Smartphone Service.


    Project Cargo Network

    Supporters
    http://www.projectcargonetwork.com

    Project Cargo Network (PCN) was formed in August 2010, as an organisation dedicated to the world's top project cargo and heavy lift specialists who want to increase their business by either referring one another or doing business directly with one another. The network is now an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified association with over 235 Members located in 105+ countries.


    Securindex

    Supporters
    http://www.securindex.com/

    Secman is an Italian publishing house in the physical security sector. Its magazine Essecome has been on the market for over thirty years and is acknowledged as one of Italy's leading trade publications in this industry. It is published every two months and sent to relevant players on the security scene: security installers, security managers within banks, retail chains, public and private companies. Securindex.com, one of the first portals dedicated to physical security, enjoys a considerable readership for a specialized website, and the newsletter sent out once a week to a large community of professional is also widely read


    FAM Fuerzas Militares

    Supporters
    http://www.fuerzasmilitares.com/

    Ikonos Press is a international publishing company dedicated to Defence Communication. We work with the main international defence companies and MoD around the world, participating in the main internacional defence fairs. We publish the next magazines:

    FAM-Fuerzas Militares: the best selling defence magazine in Spanish language. Distributed in Latin America, Spain and Portugal.

    FAM-World Naval Forces: Special edition magazine in English to be distributed in the main international naval fairs.

    FAM-World Military Forces: Special edition magazine in English to be distributed in the main international air/defence fairs. WWW.FUERZASMILITARES.COM


    Aerospace Technology

    Supporters
    http://www.aerospace-technology.com/



    Homeland Security

    Supporters
    http://www.homeland-sec.de/en/

    HOMELAND SECURITY is a publishing house that produces specialist periodicals. “Homeland Security“ is a quarterly specialist periodical in German language and “Global Security“ is released twice a year in English language. They focus on international political, scientific, technical and additional up-to-date challenges arising from the sectors of safety and security, civil protection, disaster assistance and security research. The periodicals aim at decision makers in politics, ministries, public services and industry. Our specialist editorial team is located all over the world (e. g. USA, Canada, Australia, Asia). Accordingly, reporting is being carried out on the spot. Please have a look at a sample issue of our magazine “Global Security”: http://www.homeland-sec.de/epaper-gs.html


    Asian Military Review

    Supporters
    http://www.asianmilitaryreview.com/

    Asian Military Review is ABC audited publication, read & discussed by key decision makers & advisors to Asia Pacific militaries. Published since 1993 it’s widely recognised as authoritative provider of unbiased & objective information to Asian military. Editorial content comprises capability analysis, special reports & relevant news coverage from the region. AMR provides information, opinion & facts allowing military professionals to track & understand defence developments worldwide, concerning equipment, training, organisation & doctrine issues. The magazine is a proven source keeping military professionals up to date on national & international defence & security issues.


    Inderscience Publishers

    Supporters
    http://www.inderscience.com

    Inderscience is a dynamic, leading, independent journal publisher. The company disseminates the latest research across the broad fields of science, engineering and technology; management, public and business administration; environment, ecological economics and sustainable development; computing, ICT and internet/web services, and related areas. Inderscience offers over 35 years' experience in publishing and has succeeded in building a substantial collection approaching 400 high-quality peer-reviewed international research journals in both online and print formats. We offer a variety of ways to keep up-to-date with the latest published leading-edge research while our online collection represents a fully-searchable digital archive of around 60,000 articles.


    Homeland Security Technology

    Supporters
    http://www.homelandsecurity-technology.com/



    Maritime Security Review

    Supporters
    http://www.marsecreview.com

    Maritime Security Review is the premier, free-to-consume resource for maritime professionals to keep up to date with industry news. We provide an overview of the top stories, along with unique insights into areas of particular interest. Visit us at www.marsecreview.com, or subscribe to our email mailing list at www.marsecreview.com/why-subscribe/.


    International Journal of Intelligent Defence Support Systems

    Supporters
    http://www.inderscience.com/ijidss

    IJIDSS proposes and fosters discussion on the development of novel computational intelligence techniques and their application to support systems used by defence personnel. The scope of application covers strategic, tactical and operational decision-making across the entire defence sector, covering areas such as intelligence gathering and analysis, capability assessment, tactics modelling and evaluation and logistics management as well as military systems integration and both semi-autonomous and autonomous systems.


    Armada International

    Supporters
    http://www.armadainternational.com

    ARMADA INTERNATIONAL is leading defence magazine which reports on and analyses defence systems, equipment and technology. Together with its Compendium supplements, ARMADA provides defence planners in the militaries, in government, in procurement and in the defence industry itself with the information they need to plan their strategies.


    In Security

    Supporters
    http://www.in-security.eu/

    In Security, the magazine for buyers of security products across the UK and Europe. In Security allows its advertisers to gain access to over 35,000 security professionals with its high profile distribution. The magazine’s hard copy distribution combined with a carefully designed and managed email circulation, ensures that its clients advertising spend is maximised.


    Soldier Modernisation

    Supporters
    http://www.soldiermod.com

    Soldier Modernisation (SoldierMod.Com) is an authoritative policy and technology publication for the international defense community, serving the integrated equipment needs of the dismounted soldier and marine in operations today and the fielding of Soldier Modernisation Programmes over the next few years. SoldierMod.Com is designed to provide insights into how decision makers plan to transform operations in the areas of survivability, sustainability, C4I, lethality and mobility; managing the balance between the promise of 'leap-ahead technology balance and mature cost effective solutions. SoldierMod is distributed in many formats which will include an 50 page journal 10,000 copies BPA Audited, twice annually , in January and June Our Website www.soldiermod.com , Has a 24 hour news service , anytime ( currently at over 20,000 individual visits per month ) . We also have an online technical forum where anyone in the industry can ask us strategic or technological questions , our partners and experts will respond directly back.


    Pro Security Zone

    Supporters
    http://www.prosecurityzone.com

    ProSecurityZone brings the latest security news to professionals throughout the world every day, offering them industry insight, new developments and inspiring ideas. Each day, news is added to our growing archive, creating a rich and valuable information resource for anybody involved or interested in the security industry. With free access, free publication of news and free newsletter distribution, both users and suppliers have the world of security at their fingertips.


    World Maritime News

    Supporters
    http://www.worldmaritimenews.com

    World Maritime News delivers expert coverage of the industry sectors that matter most to you and your business. This includes news and updates on markets, projects, vessels, equipment, research, shipyards, shipping companies and the authorities dominating these markets. From breaking news, technological advances to shipping activities, World Maritime News experienced and well-respected team of editors, columnists and correspondents will keep you well informed. Whether you are a project employee, manager, captain, authority or executive, the place to find the latest developments in the maritime industry is on www.worldmaritimenews.com.


    Army Technology

    Supporters
    http://www.army-technology.com

    Army-technology.com brings you up-to-date international news and features on the defence industry, covering military projects, trends, products, services and more in the army sector. With a team of journalists around the world, army-technology.com, along with sister sites naval-technology.com and airforce-technology.com, is the only business service that focuses on the technologies required by military personnel and companies working in this important field. When you combine this with one of the most comprehensive and detailed listings of military equipment suppliers, products and services, free white paper downloads and company press releases, you see why army-technology.com is the key point of reference for the defence industry.


    Defence and Security Alert

    Supporters
    http://www.dsalert.org

    Defence and Security Alert (DSA) is the first and the only ISO 9001:2008 certified, world-class monthly Indian magazine in defence and security journalism. Committed to global defence and security, DSA covers a strictly research based spectrum of dynamic scenarios in India and challenging horizons beyond national borders. DSA is the only Indian magazine in this genre, available on the Indian Air Force (IAF) Intranet.

    We present DSA to you as an ideal platform in the domain of defence and security to showcase your products, services and cutting-edge technologies. DSA is very extensively circulated among key policy and decision makers in the federal and 28 state governments and corporate world in India and worldwide through print and online editions.



    Actualidad Maritima y Portuaria

    Supporters
    http://actualidadmp.com/

    Oferta diaria de empleos en los sectores marítimo-portuario y logístico Noticias, Buques, Empresas, Puertos, Aduanas, Eventos … Daily Offer of jobs into the maritime, port and logistics sectors News, Vessels, Companies, Ports, Customs, Events … Actualidad Marítima y Portuaria es una iniciativa de los Alumnos y Profesores del Master Internacional en Administración Marítima y Portuaria (UIMP-ENIC) Actualidad Marítima y Portuaria is an original idea by the students and Professors of the International Master in Maritime & Port Administration (UIMP-ENIC) Envíenos sus ofertas de trabajo y las publicaremos completamente GRATIS en un medio profesional y especializado Send to us your job offers and will be published totally FREE in a professional and specialized mean


    Airforce Technologies

    Supporters
    http://www.Airforce-technology.com

    Used daily as means of creating partnerships and as a point of reference by professionals within the air force industry, this comprehensive resource supplies the latest news releases, detailed information on industry projects, white papers, event information and a thorough breakdown of products and services.


    Homeland Security Research Corporation

    Supporters
    http://www.homelandsecurityresearch.com

    Homeland Security Research Corporation is an international market and technology research firm specializing in the Homeland Security (HLS) & Public Safety (PS) Industry. HSRC provides premium market reports on present and emerging technologies and industry expertise, enabling global clients to gain time-critical insight into business opportunities. HSRC’s clients include U.S. Congress, DHS, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, NATO, DOD, DOT, GAO, and EU, among others; and HLS & PS government agencies in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Israel, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia, Sweden, Finland, Singapore. With over 750 private sector clients, including major defense and security contractors, and Fortune 500 companies, HSRC earned the reputation as the industry’s Gold Standard for HLS & PS market reports.


    Military Systems and Technology

    Supporters
    http://www.militarysystems-tech.com

    Military Systems & Technology is an on-line resource for the International Military Defence & Aerospace Industry. It is a major platform for communication between buyers and sellers. It profiles the very latest Military Systems and Technology from Defence Companies around the Globe. Also listing up and coming Military Exhibitions and Events.


    Homeland Security Today

    Supporters
    http://www.hstoday.us/home.html


    SAVE TO


    Outlook Calendar  OUTLOOK CALENDAR
    Google Calendar  GOOGLE CALENDAR
    ICal Calendar  ICAL CALENDAR
    Yahoo! Calendar  YAHOO! CALENDAR

    Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa

    Via Aurelia Antica 415
    Rome 00165
    Italy

    Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa

    Choose the relaxing Crowne Plaza Rome-St. Peter’s hotel, home to a luxurious spa minutes from Rome’s historic city centre. Treat yourself to an in-room dining experience at Crowne Plaza Rome-St. Peter’s and relax on your balcony overlooking the hotel’s outdoor pool, tennis courts or gardens. Come to the St. Peter’s Spa to let off steam in our sauna and Turkish baths, or rest on the loungers around our heated indoor pool.

    The hotel is only 20 minutes’ drive from Fiumicino Airport. Checkout the timetable of our scheduled airport shuttle which will allow you to easily reach the hotel at a very special price. Use our scheduled shuttle bus to/from the city centre to discover the beauties of the Eternal City. You’ll find wireless Internet throughout the hotel, allowing you to stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues at any time. Hold your meetings in one of our 13meeting rooms able to host up to 600 delegates. Possibility of organizing dinners and special occasions by the pool, hiring the Roman Bath for private and exclusive use, planning open air team buildings and many more ideas for events out of the ordinary

    HOTEL BOOKING FORM

    Title

    SubTitle
    speaker image

    Content


    Title


    Description

    Download


    WHAT IS CPD?

    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.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    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.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    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.

    GLOBAL CPD

    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.

    CPD Certificates

    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

    Event Title

    Headline

    Text
    Read More

    I would like to speak at an event

    I would like to attend an event

    I would like to sponsor/exhibit at an event

    SIGN UP OR LOGIN

    Sign up
    Forgotten Password?

    Contact SMi GROUP LTD

    UK Office
    Opening Hours: 9.00 - 17.30 (local time)
    SMi Group Ltd, 1 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7XW, United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 (0) 20 7827 6000 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7827 6001
    Website: http://www.smi-online.co.uk Email: events@smi-online.co.uk
    Registered in England No: 3779287 VAT No: GB 976 2951 71




    Forgotten Password

    Please enter the email address you registered with. We will email you a new password.