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SMi Group at proud to announce the 11th Annual Border Security conference and exhibition which will convene on the 21st-22nd February 2018 in Rome, Italy.

With the migration crisis ongoing throughout the Mediterranean and mainland Europe, Border Security is at the forefront of planning for nations around the world. This year’s event will bring together senior border security experts from around the globe to discuss how to manage the security of borders at a time when mass irregular migration and cross-border terrorism have all nations at high alert.
 

  • Discuss how political implications will affect border security within Europe and around the Globe in 2018 and beyond
  • Explore strategies and next-generation technologies being implemented at land, air and sea borders around the world
  • Discuss how European and Global borders can be effectively managed in response to the growing migration crisis and the increased threat of cross-border terrorism
  • Hear how nations are implementing the latest biometric and data management capabilities to achieve secure and autonomous border controls

Accenture; Advanced Optical Systems; Aeroports De Paris; Airpoint Limited; American Embassy; Arma dei Carabinieri/Prime Minister's Office; Armed Forces; AURORA PREMIUM OUTLETS SECURITY LTD; Austrian Armed Forces; Bancomzyjazok JSC; Basis Technology; Booz Allen Hamilton; Borders & Immigration; C.I.E.R.; C.I.E.R. srl; Constitutional Court Congo; Corpo Forestale Dello Stato; Deolan; Department of Homeland Security; EAASP / Royal Gibraltar Police; Embassy Of Canada; Embassy of Ecuador; EU lisa; EU SatCen; EU Satellite Centre; European Association for Biometrics; European Commission Joint Research Center Space Applications Institute; European Maritime Safety Agency; Europol; Federal Police, German Embassy; Finnish Customs; Fragomen Global LLP; French Customs; Fujitsu Finland; George C Marshall Center for European Security Studies; Gryphon Sensors; Guardia di Finanza; Hesco Bastion Ltd; Hillard Heintze; I.S.P.R.A; Integrated Biometrics; Interior Ministry Czech Republic; IOM - International Organization for Migration; Italian Navy; Italian Space Agency (A S I); Italian State Police; Leonardo; Lithos SPA; Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems; Lockheed Martin UK; Magnet Forensics; Marina Militare Italiana; Ministry of National Security ; Ministry Of The Interior; NATO Defense College; NATO Science & Technology Organization; Naval Criminal Investigative Service; Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division; NCIS; NSWCDD; OBIM / Dept. of Homeland Security; OSDIFE; Polish Border Guard; Public Safety Canada; Royal Saudi Air Force; SAP Belgium NV/SA; SDU; SECMAN SRL; Securmatica Security Management ; SICPA; SITA; SRC Inc; Tascent; The University of Reading ; United States Department of State; University of Copenhagen; Us Citizenship And Immigration Services; US Customs and Border Protection; US Mission to the EU; USCIS; Verint Systems Inc; Vision Box; Vision-Box; WCC Smart Search and Match; XTAR, LLC; York University;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

John Vine CBE QPM

John Vine CBE QPM, Strategic Consultant, Borders and Immigraiton and Former Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, UK

9:10 HOST NATION ADDRESS: Strategies Utilised by the Italian Navy to Effectively Defend Maritime Borders

Rear Admiral Gianfranco Annunziata

Rear Admiral Gianfranco Annunziata, Deputy Head 3rd Department- Plans, Operations & Maritime Strategy and Head, Maritime Strategy & International Relations Office, Italian Navy General Staff

  • An update on the challenges faced by the Italian Navy in 2017 and looking ahead to 2018
  • Critical strategies employed including the enhancement of maritime situational awareness capabilities to guarantee a comprehensive view of the maritime picture
  • Developing multi-mission flexibility to effectively manage mil-civ tasks
  • Coordinating with interagency, bilateral and multilateral border enforcement agencies
  • 10:10 The Portuguese (PRT) Maritime Authority: The PRT Maritime Police in European Border Control Operations

    Vice Admiral Luis Carlos de Sousa Pereira

    Vice Admiral Luis Carlos de Sousa Pereira, Portuguese Maritime Authority Director General and Commandant Maritime Police, Portuguese Ministry of Defence

  • The sea- A multidimensional and multidisciplinary space
  • PRT Maritime Authority and European Coast Guard Functions
  • Surveillance, control and information sharing in PRT juridictional waters
  • PRT Maritime Police participation in FRONTEX Operations
  • 10:40 Morning Coffee

    11:10 Securing UK Borders: Implications of Leaving the EU for Border Control

    John Vine CBE QPM

    John Vine CBE QPM, Strategic Consultant, Borders and Immigraiton and Former Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, UK

  • Current challenges; Terrorist and organised Crime threats
  • Populations on the move
  • UK Border policies and structures
  • Border and Identity management after Brexit
  • Immigration controls post Brexit
  • Maintaining effective Immigration and customs controls
  • Conclusions and questions
  • 11:40 Enhancing Border Security Capabilities: German Border Control of the Future

    Ralph Krueger

    Ralph Krueger, Director of Project "Border Control of the Future", German Federal Police Headquarters

    • PNR, Entry/Exit and ABC gate projects to enhance and renew border controls to meet EU Standards
    • Timeframes: targeting operational functionality on the front line at air and sea borders by 2020
    • Feedback from testing at Frankfurt airport and initial pilot projects
     

    12:10 Border Management Challenges in the Wake of the 2015 Migration Crisis and 2017 Stockholm Terror Attack

    Superintendent Patrik Engstrom

    Superintendent Patrik Engstrom, Head of National Border Policing Section, Swedish National Bureau of Investigations

  • Operational impact on restructuring of border agencies- 21 organisations reformed to one unified border force
  • Outcome of 2017 Schengen Evaluation- requirements to improve, enhance and further develop border management systems
  • PNR Directive- targeted implementation in May 2018
  • Camera surveillance on internal borders
  • Increasing knowledge base and manpower
  • Looking ahead: securing the Swedish border as globalisation, wars and irregular migration increase border crossing demands
     
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    13:40 Next Generation Biometric Initiatives and Border Management in Australia

    Paul Cross

    Paul Cross, Assistant Secretary Enterprise Biometrics, Identity and Biometrics Division, Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection

  • Developing next-generation border security capabilities in the face of increasing challenges and risk, and decreasing capacity
  • The importance of collaboration with industry and international partners
  • Project Seamless Traveller
  • Low-touch, high-tech: extending the use of self-processing technologies to 90 per cent of travellers in airports
  • Effectively utilising contactless technologies and dynamic facial recognitioN
  • 14:10 An Update on Biometrics Strategies in Immigration from U.S. Department of Homeland Security

    Lee Bowes

    Lee Bowes, Acting Deputy Associate Director, Immigration Records and Identity Services Directorate, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, U.S. Department Of Homeland Security

    • Enhancing identity management practices through expanded biometric usage
    • Replacing transactional processes with upfront enrolment and subsequent verification
    • Coordination with international partners

    14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 Deploying and Leveraging the USA Department of Homeland Security’s Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART)

    Patrick Nemeth

    Patrick Nemeth, Director of Identity Operations Division, Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM), U.S. Department Of Homeland Security

    • Short Overview – USA DHS Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) Update
    • Procuring/Deploying the Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART)
    • Leveraging IDENT’s Existing Multi-Module Capabilities: Finger, Face, Iris
    • Encouraging International Information Sharing
     

    15:40 EU PROTECT: Building an Advanced Biometric-Based Person Identification System for Robust Border Checks

    Professor James  Ferryman

    Professor James Ferryman, Professor of Computational Vision, Comupter Science (SMPCS), University of Reading

    • An update on EU Protect and progress made in 2017
    • PROTECT scenarios and technical solutions
    • Legal, social and ethical analysis of the PROTECT contactless biometric identification system
    • Challenges facing the project and future timeframes
     

    16:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    John Vine CBE QPM

    John Vine CBE QPM, Strategic Consultant, Borders and Immigraiton and Former Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, UK

    9:10 HOST NATION ADDRESS: How the Italian State Police Effectively Manages Irregular Migration and Cross-Border Crime

    Lieutenant Colonel Dr Damiano Risi

    Lieutenant Colonel Dr Damiano Risi, Head of Border Police International Affairs, Border Police Division, Italian State Police

  • Coordinating efforts for comprehensive management of air, land and maritime border
  • Key strategies to maintain border control
  • Smart border
  • Biometrics
  • PNR
  • How the Italian State Police can learn and coordinate with allied nations and agencies
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    10:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Developing Border and Migration Management Capabilities on the Turkish Border through Cost-Effective Procurement of Next-Generation Capabilities

    Dr Michael Rupp

    Dr Michael Rupp, Head of Section, Civil Society, Fundamental Rights, Judiciary and Home Affairs, European Union Delegation to Turkey

  • Current capabilities and feedback from operations in 2016/2017
  • Goals to comprehensively upgrade border management with next-generation technology
  • Border towers and thermal imaging cameras
  • Land border vehicle upgrades for enhanced reconnaissance and rapid responsiveness
  • Significant investment strategy and goals for 2018 implementation
  • 10:40 Morning Coffee

    11:10 Operational Perspectives: How the Italian GDF Manages the Task of Security at Sea (Air Naval Component)

    Colonel Paolo Emilio Recchia

    Colonel Paolo Emilio Recchia, Chief of Staff - Air Naval Operational Headquarters, GDF Air Naval Department, Guardia di Finanza

    12:10 The Regional Migration Context

  • Status of the Mediterranean migration crisis and its impact on the EEA
  • Exacerbation of public perception of migrants and asylum-seekers in European destination countries due to the ongoing socio-economic climate
  • Strategies for government responses to manage and benefit from migrant flows
  • Looking ahead: future plans for the management of ongoing migration in the mediterranean

     

  • Brief overview of the irregular flows in Asia and Pacific
  • Current platforms in place to counter cross border crimes related to irregular migration
  • IOM's initiatives in this field as well as in biometrics
  • IOM's initiative in analysing regional trends in terms of passport and identity frauds
  • Marco Mantovan

    Marco Mantovan, Technical Cooperation and Development Specialist, Migration Management, IOM- The UN Migration Agency

    Donato Colucci

    Donato Colucci, Senior Regional IBM Specialist, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, International Organisation for Migration

    12:50 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Schiphol Airport: Aiming to be the World’s ‘Leading Digital Airport’ by 2018

    Daan van Vroonhoven

    Daan van Vroonhoven, Manager Security Policy, Schiphol

  • Current security measures in place at Schiphol Airport
  • Security procedures implemented to encourage quick, efficient, and secure movement of passengers through Schiphol
  • Collaboration with KLM on facial-recognition trials
  • Looking forward: wider implications of successful testing and the possibility of the systems implementation
  • 14:20 How Airpol Effectively Enhances Airport Security and Airport Policing at European Airports

    Police Commissioner Peter Nilsson

    Police Commissioner Peter Nilsson, Head of Airpol, Airpol

    • Evaluating threats to the Airport Community
    • Developing security layers
    • Establishing an airport intelligence network

    14:50 Spanish Smarter Borders Project

    Dr Enrique Belda

    Dr Enrique Belda, Deputy Director General of Communications and Information Systems for Security, Spanish Ministry of Interior

    • Automated Border Control System (ABC System)
    • Enhancing control systems at security checks
    • Control centres for border coordination
    • Other current activities

    15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 Developing and Implementing a Home-Grown PNR System to Support Safe Free Movement

    Kristi Paas

    Kristi Paas, Project Manager, Estonian Ministry of Internal Affairs

    • Building from scratch using Agile process for software development
    • Challenges faced with handling PNR data and solutions found
    • Outcomes of 10 months development with small but very effective team
    • War forward and new major milestones for Estonian PNR Project

    16:20 Mobile Solutions for Borders and Law Enforcement

    Frank Smith

    Frank Smith, Chair ENLETS Mobile, EU Working Group

    • ENLETS Mobile EU working group on law enforcement mobile solutions
    • Mobile applications, benefits and lessons learned- building good solutions
    • Strong links between policing and borders
    • Future directions, challenges and opportunities

    16:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    Colonel Paolo Emilio Recchia

    Colonel Paolo Emilio Recchia

    Chief of Staff - Air Naval Operational Headquarters, GDF Air Naval Department, Guardia di Finanza
    John Vine CBE QPM

    John Vine CBE QPM

    Strategic Consultant, Borders and Immigraiton and Former Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, UK
    Lee Bowes

    Lee Bowes

    Acting Deputy Associate Director, Immigration Records and Identity Services Directorate, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, U.S. Department Of Homeland Security
    Paul Cross

    Paul Cross

    Assistant Secretary Enterprise Biometrics, Identity and Biometrics Division, Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection
    Ralph Krueger

    Ralph Krueger

    Director of Project "Border Control of the Future", German Federal Police Headquarters
    Rear Admiral Gianfranco Annunziata

    Rear Admiral Gianfranco Annunziata

    Deputy Head 3rd Department- Plans, Operations & Maritime Strategy and Head, Maritime Strategy & International Relations Office, Italian Navy General Staff
    Vice Admiral Luis Carlos de Sousa Pereira

    Vice Admiral Luis Carlos de Sousa Pereira

    Portuguese Maritime Authority Director General and Commandant Maritime Police, Portuguese Ministry of Defence

    Chris Brown

    VP International , Basis Technology
    Chris Brown

    Colonel Paolo Emilio Recchia

    Chief of Staff - Air Naval Operational Headquarters, GDF Air Naval Department, Guardia di Finanza
    Colonel Paolo Emilio Recchia

    Daan van Vroonhoven

    Manager Security Policy, Schiphol
    Daan van Vroonhoven

    Donato Colucci

    Senior Regional IBM Specialist, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, International Organisation for Migration
    Donato Colucci

    Dr Enrique Belda

    Deputy Director General of Communications and Information Systems for Security, Spanish Ministry of Interior
    Dr Enrique Belda

    Dr Michael Rupp

    Head of Section, Civil Society, Fundamental Rights, Judiciary and Home Affairs, European Union Delegation to Turkey
    Dr Michael Rupp

    Frank Smith

    Chair ENLETS Mobile, EU Working Group
    Frank Smith

    John Vine CBE QPM

    Strategic Consultant, Borders and Immigraiton and Former Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, UK
    John Vine CBE QPM

    Kristi Paas

    Project Manager, Estonian Ministry of Internal Affairs
    Kristi Paas

    Lee Bowes

    Acting Deputy Associate Director, Immigration Records and Identity Services Directorate, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, U.S. Department Of Homeland Security
    Lee Bowes

    Lieutenant Colonel Dr Damiano Risi

    Head of Border Police International Affairs, Border Police Division, Italian State Police
    Lieutenant Colonel Dr Damiano Risi

    Marco Mantovan

    Technical Cooperation and Development Specialist, Migration Management, IOM- The UN Migration Agency
    Marco Mantovan

    Patrick Nemeth

    Director of Identity Operations Division, Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM), U.S. Department Of Homeland Security
    Patrick Nemeth

    Paul Cross

    Assistant Secretary Enterprise Biometrics, Identity and Biometrics Division, Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection
    Paul Cross

    Police Commissioner Peter Nilsson

    Head of Airpol, Airpol
    Police Commissioner Peter Nilsson

    Professor James Ferryman

    Professor of Computational Vision, Comupter Science (SMPCS), University of Reading
    Professor James  Ferryman

    Ralph Krueger

    Director of Project "Border Control of the Future", German Federal Police Headquarters
    Ralph Krueger

    Rear Admiral Gianfranco Annunziata

    Deputy Head 3rd Department- Plans, Operations & Maritime Strategy and Head, Maritime Strategy & International Relations Office, Italian Navy General Staff
    Rear Admiral Gianfranco Annunziata

    Superintendent Patrik Engstrom

    Head of National Border Policing Section, Swedish National Bureau of Investigations
    Superintendent Patrik Engstrom

    Vice Admiral Luis Carlos de Sousa Pereira

    Portuguese Maritime Authority Director General and Commandant Maritime Police, Portuguese Ministry of Defence
    Vice Admiral Luis Carlos de Sousa Pereira

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    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.


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    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/en/epaper-global-security/


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    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.

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