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SMi Group are proud to announce the return of the highly successful Border Security conference, now in it's 9th year, which will take place in Rome on 17th – 18th February 2016 in Rome, Italy. The value of this event is recognized by the Italian Navy who will be sending a delegation to attend and provide a senior speaker to speak about the current operations in relation to the migrant crisis.

The continuing instability in Libya means the tragic circumstances in the Mediterranean are still recurrent and the effects are being felt across Central and Western Europe all the way to the France-UK Border of Calais and Scandinavia. The 2016 event will devote a day to discussing the potential resolutions and difficulties of the current migrant crisis and sessions will be delivered by the key organisations, who will also be participating in interactive panel discussions.

The event will also focus on other aspects of border security, such as the smuggling of drugs and illegal goods at the border as well as counter terrorism. Sessions will focus on how this can be reduced, whether it be modern technologies, greater collaboration or a larger security presence at the border. 

You may also be interested in our Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference, taking place at the same venue in Rome, on the 15th and 16th of February 2016. 
 

  • Meet, network and heard from the Italian Navy, Italian Coast Guard and Guardia di Finanza – three organisations at the centre of Italian border operations
  • Hear from Fabrice Leggeri, the Executive Director of Frontex and one the key decision makers on the EU’s border management policy
  • Learn how Vancouver Airport Authority, Homeland Security, Interpol and French Customs are utilising modern technological solutions to increase efficiency and maintain security at Borders
  • Meet with over 40 end-users such as Europol, German Customs, Dutch Police, European Commission, IOM, UNHCR, EUBAM amongst many more and discuss how your company can satisfy their key requirements
  • Understand how the role of biometrics at borders is changing and analyse how this is impacting the market’s demands
  • See the latest industry products and learn how they are changing security at air, land and sea borders
  • Discuss the threat of cross-border crime and how these threats can be eliminated through greater European collaboration and integration
  • Analyse how European custom agencies are minimising the external threats to national security
  • Assess the opportunities for greater interagency collaboration and discuss how the key challenges can be overcome to satisfy regional security requirements
     

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Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Rear Admiral (R) Massimo Annati

Rear Admiral (R) Massimo Annati, Former Head of the International Matters, Italian Navy

9:10 Flexibility In Maritime Operations

Captain Gianfranco Annunziata

Captain Gianfranco Annunziata, 3rd Dept, Plans, Operations & Maritime Strategy, Italian Navy

  • Analysis of the baseline scenario
  • The migrant crisis in the Mediterranean sea
  • Maritime Security Operations
  • Lessons learned   
  • 9:40 The Italian Coast Guard: Search And Rescue Operations In The Mediterranean

    Rear Admiral Nicola Carlone

    Rear Admiral Nicola Carlone, Head of Operations Department, Italian Coast Guard Headquarters

  • The primary goals and role of the Italian Coast Guard
  • Current assets and capabilities
  • Recent search and rescue operations and overcoming the main challenges faced
  • How the Italian Coast Guard are satisfying current requirements and meeting goals to further enhance the protection of lives at sea 

     

  • 10:10 The Main Catalysts for the European Migrant Crisis and How Frontex Operations Will Minimise These

    Fabrice Leggeri

    Fabrice Leggeri, Executive Director, Frontex

    10:40 Morning Coffee

    11:10 How The Guardia di Finanza are Combatting Drug Trafficking in the Mediterranean

    Colonel Paolo Emilio Recchia

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

    11:40 The Goals, Objectives And Timelines Of The European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) In Addressing The Migrant Crisis

    Brigadier General Maurizio Ricco

    Brigadier General Maurizio Ricco, Chief of Staff of Operation Headquarters, EU Naval Force

    • Key initiatives and goals of EUNAVFOR and how these will be satisfied
              o Reducing the loss of life at sea
              o Tackling the root causes of the crisis
              o Disrupting the human smuggling and trafficking networks
    • An overview of the three phases to disrupt smuggling and trafficking networks
              o Surveillance and assessment
              o Identification of suspicious vessels
              o Disposal of vessels and related assets
    • Key indicators of progress and initial timelines to satisfy the goals

    12:10 Decreasing Wait Times and Strengthening Border Security Using Technology

    Linda Schucroft

    Linda Schucroft, Director, Innovative Travel Solutions, Vancouver Airport Authority

  • How to use self-service border technology to reduce immigration wait times
  • How to use self-service border technology to increase border security
  • How a kiosk-based self-service border solution can be used for any jurisdiction
  • 12:50 How The Guardia Civil is Overcoming Critical Challenges And Protecting European Borders

    Colonel Francisco Esteban Perez

    Colonel Francisco Esteban Perez, Head of Projects Department, Fiscal and Borders Command, Guardia Civil

    • How the Guardia Civil is maintaining and improving security in external land borders.
    • The launch of Operation Indalo for managing protection of the  EU External Borders
             o The scope of Operation Indalo
             o Participating nations
    • How Guardia Civil is contributing to Operation Triton
    • Critical challenges faced and the role of Guardia Civil in addressing the root cause of the problem

    13:20 Networking Lunch

    14:20 Science & Technology for U.S. Border Security

    Anh Duong

    Anh Duong, Executive Director, Borders and Maritime Security Division, Homeland Security Science and Technology

    14:50 Delivering the Intelligence Led Border - Risk Assessment and the use of PNR

    Ray Batt

    Ray Batt, Director of Business Development , SITA

    15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 The Support And Contribution Of The Portuguese Navy To International Allied Operations And Multinational Commands

    Rear Admiral Luis Sousa Pereira

    Rear Admiral Luis Sousa Pereira, Commandant, PRT Marine Corps (Fuzileiros), Portuguese Navy

    • An overview of the objectives of the Portuguese Marine Corps and how these are being satisfied
              o Amphibious warfare
              o Special operations
    • Case studies of recent contributions to the border security operations in the Mediterranean
    • Portuguese Navy’s contribution NATO operations, non-NATO allied operations and other multinational commands

     

    16:30 An IOM perspective of migration through Africa to the EU

    Donato Colucci

    Donato Colucci, Senior Regional IBM Specialist, International Organisation for Migration

  • Intentions and motivations for migration movements
  • Migration routes through Africa to the EU
  • Addressing irregular migration in countries of transit and origin
  • Addressing irregular migration at the EU borders / in the EU
  • Need of an integrated and international approaches to counter smuggling and counter trafficking initiatives
  • Humanitarian border management in times of crisis 
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:00 Networking Reception Hosted By Vancouver Airport Authority

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Rear Admiral (R) Massimo Annati

    Rear Admiral (R) Massimo Annati, Former Head of the International Matters, Italian Navy

    9:10 How The Establishment of Europol’s Joint Operational Team (JOT Mare) Will Tackle Organised Crime Behind Regular Migration At Source

    Wil van Gemert

    Wil van Gemert, Deputy Director, Operations Department, Europol

    • Key motivations and expectations in setting up JOT Mare
    • How JOT Mare plans to tackle criminal groups facilitating illegal immigration
    • Europol’s contribution to the wider fight against irregular immigration
            o Intelligence gathering
            o Data trends
            o Monitoring

    9:40 How German Customs Minimise External Threats And Strengthen National Security Through Effective Customs Control

    Julian Wurtenberger

    Julian Wurtenberger, Director-General, German Customs

  • Coordinated Border Management
  • How German Customs cooperate with other relevant border authorities and countries to protect land, air and sea borders to minimise external threats
  • 10:10 How to Establish Identity in a Dynamic Border Environment

    Eduardo Parodi

    Eduardo Parodi, Vice President, LATAM and European Government Sales, Crossmatch

  • Efficiently enroll and verify migrant identities (with and without credentials)
  • Check identities against local and international watchlists
  • Respond to the need for ad hoc border control points
  • 10:50 Morning Coffee

    11:20 INTERPOL’s Facial Recognition Project

    Campbell McGhee

    Campbell McGhee, Biometrics Expert, Interpol

  • Execute real time facial and fingerprint identification of wanted and dangerous persons;
  • Demonstrate the capability of innovative FR technology;
  • Promote the importance of the quality of the data that feeds FR devices;
  • Encourage the use of criminal databases during world events and at key border crossings;
  • Increase international standards and best practice in the field of facial recognition.
     
  • 11:50 Building Trust: Addressing Urgent Border Control Challenges in Europe, from the Enrollment of Migrants to the Implementation of a Trusted Chain of Identity

    Pedro Alves

    Pedro Alves, Business Development Manager, Vision Box

    • Securing a solid migrant registration borderline, using biometric credentials and flexible enrollment touch-points, as a first step to setting up a Trusted Chain of Identity
    • Orchestrating a powerful security and information infrastructure based on the establishment of virtual life-long Personal Data Envelopes to aggregate individual migrant information and improve intel
    • Unifying sea, airport and land borders through a new integrated border management framework
     

    12:30 Peculiarities of Protection of the Ukrainian-Russian Border Under Circumstances of New Challenges to Regional Border Security

    Lieutenant General Vasyl Servatiuk

    Lieutenant General Vasyl Servatiuk, First Deputy Head, State Border Guard Service of Ukraine

    13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 The Implementation Of Critical Strategies To Further Secure Ukrainian And Moldovan Borders

    Ambassador Andrew Tesoriere

    Ambassador Andrew Tesoriere, Head of Mission, EU Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) to Moldova and Ukraine

    •         Outline of the goals, timelines and values of EUBAM
    •         The developments since its inception in 2005 and overcoming the major border issues
              o    Trafficking of human beings
              o    Smuggling and other illegal trade
    •         Fulfilling requirements since the Association Agreements between the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and the EU
    •         How the political challenges with neighbouring Russia have influenced the mission
    •         Further challenges to overcome and requirements to satisfy
     

    14:30 Customs Control On The Finnish-Russian Border

    Samy Gardemeister

    Samy Gardemeister, Director of Enforcement, Finnish Customs

  • An outline of the main consistent threats at the Finnish-Russian border and how effective customs control is minimising the risk
  • Collaboration and cooperation with Russian counterparts to further both country's borders
  • The implementation of new strategies and modern technologies to enhance efficiency and security at customs
  • How Finnish customs will satisfy future goals and overcome current challenges to external risks
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 How The Implementation Of the French API-PNR system Will Enhance Efficiency And Strengthen National Security

    Julien Coudray

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

    • An update on the goals and timelines of the French API-PNR system
    • Satisfying the agenda and the next stage of the process
    • Ensuring the API-PNR system is legally compliant
    • Delivering the goals and delivering the intended requirements
     

    16:00 The FastPass Project: Research on ABC Systems to Secure EU Borders and Improve Border-Crossing Efficiency

    Markus Clabian

    Markus Clabian, Senior Engineer, Coordinator FastPass Project, High-Performance Image Processing, Digital Safety & Security Department, Austrian Institute of Technology

  • Automated Border Control
  • Harmonisation of Border Control on Air, Land and Sea Borders
  • Biometrics for Border Control
  • Automated Document Checks
     
  • 16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Ambassador Andrew Tesoriere

    Ambassador Andrew Tesoriere

    Head of Mission, EU Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) to Moldova and Ukraine
    Fabrice Leggeri

    Fabrice Leggeri

    Executive Director, Frontex
    Julien Coudray

    Julien Coudray

    Head of the API-PNR Project, French Customs
    Laurent Muschel

    Laurent Muschel

    Director For Migration And Protection, DG Home Affairs, European Commission
    Lieutenant General Vasyl Servatiuk

    Lieutenant General Vasyl Servatiuk

    First Deputy Head, State Border Guard Service of Ukraine
    Rear Admiral (R) Massimo Annati

    Rear Admiral (R) Massimo Annati

    Former Head of the International Matters, Italian Navy
    Rear Admiral Luis Sousa Pereira

    Rear Admiral Luis Sousa Pereira

    Commandant, PRT Marine Corps (Fuzileiros), Portuguese Navy
    Rear Admiral Nicola Carlone

    Rear Admiral Nicola Carlone

    Head of Operations Department, Italian Coast Guard Headquarters
    Wil van Gemert

    Wil van Gemert

    Deputy Director, Operations Department, Europol

    Ambassador Andrew Tesoriere

    Head of Mission, EU Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) to Moldova and Ukraine
    Ambassador Andrew Tesoriere

    Anh Duong

    Executive Director, Borders and Maritime Security Division, Homeland Security Science and Technology
    Anh Duong

    Brigadier General Antonino Iraso

    Head of Air-Naval Operational Command, Guardia di Finanza
    Brigadier General Antonino Iraso

    Brigadier General Maurizio Ricco

    Chief of Staff of Operation Headquarters, EU Naval Force
    Brigadier General Maurizio Ricco

    Campbell McGhee

    Biometrics Expert, Interpol
    Campbell McGhee

    Colonel Francisco Esteban Perez

    Head of Projects Department, Fiscal and Borders Command, Guardia Civil
    Colonel Francisco Esteban Perez

    Colonel Paolo Emilio Recchia

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

    Donato Colucci

    Senior Regional IBM Specialist, International Organisation for Migration
    Donato Colucci

    Eduardo Parodi

    Vice President, LATAM and European Government Sales, Crossmatch
    Eduardo Parodi

    Fabrice Leggeri

    Executive Director, Frontex
    Fabrice Leggeri

    Giuseppe Cataldi

    Director, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
    Giuseppe Cataldi

    Julian Wurtenberger

    Director-General, German Customs
    Julian Wurtenberger

    Julien Coudray

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

    Laurens Jolles

    Regional Representative for Southern Europe, UNHCR
    Laurens  Jolles

    Laurens Jolles

    Regional Representative for Southern Europe, UNHCR Rome at UNHCR, UNHCR
    Laurens Jolles

    Laurent Muschel

    Director For Migration And Protection, DG Home Affairs, European Commission
    Laurent Muschel

    Lieutenant General Vasyl Servatiuk

    First Deputy Head, State Border Guard Service of Ukraine
    Lieutenant General Vasyl Servatiuk

    Linda Schucroft

    Director, Innovative Travel Solutions, Vancouver Airport Authority
    Linda Schucroft

    Markus Clabian

    Senior Engineer, Coordinator FastPass Project, High-Performance Image Processing, Digital Safety & Security Department, Austrian Institute of Technology
    Markus Clabian

    Pedro Alves

    Business Development Manager, Vision Box
    Pedro Alves

    Ray Batt

    Director of Business Development , SITA
    Ray Batt

    Rear Admiral (R) Massimo Annati

    Former Head of the International Matters, Italian Navy
    Rear Admiral (R) Massimo Annati

    Rear Admiral Luis Sousa Pereira

    Commandant, PRT Marine Corps (Fuzileiros), Portuguese Navy
    Rear Admiral Luis Sousa Pereira

    Rear Admiral Nicola Carlone

    Head of Operations Department, Italian Coast Guard Headquarters
    Rear Admiral Nicola Carlone

    Samy Gardemeister

    Director of Enforcement, Finnish Customs
    Samy Gardemeister

    Wil van Gemert

    Deputy Director, Operations Department, Europol
    Wil van Gemert

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

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    Workshops

    Migration, Border Control and Human Rights
    Workshop

    Migration, Border Control and Human Rights

    Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa
    16th February 2016
    Rome, Italy

    Biometrics for Border Control: Impact of Immigration and the Mobile Society
    Workshop

    Biometrics for Border Control: Impact of Immigration and the Mobile Society

    Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa
    16th February 2016
    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

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Crossmatch

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

    Crossmatch helps organizations solve their identity management challenges through biometrics. Our enrollment and authentication solutions are trusted to create, validate and manage identities for a wide range of government, law enforcement, financial institution, retail and commercial applications. Our solutions are designed using proven biometric technologies, flexible enrollment and strong multi-factor authentication software, and deep industry expertise. We offer an experienced professional services capability to assess, design, implement and optimize our identity management solutions for a customer’s individual challenges. Crossmatch employs over 300 employees around the world and our products and solutions are utilized by over 200 million people in more than 80 countries. Founded in 1996 and privately held, we are headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, with offices worldwide.


    FLIR Systems

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.FLIR.com/gs.

    FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. The Company’s advanced thermal imaging and threat detection systems are used for a wide variety of imaging, thermography, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, navigation, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) detection. Visit the Company's web site at www.FLIR.com/gs


    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


    Vancouver Airport Authority

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.yvr.ca/inv

    BorderXpress™, by Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR), is the world’s first self-service border control solution, designed to reduce wait times for every traveller - not just a select few. Our solution accepts all passports, without any fees or prior registration requirements, to expedite processing and reduce border wait times by up to 50 per cent. BorderXpress™ automates the administrative functions of border control with two simple steps. First, travellers complete the data-entry function themselves using an intuitive, touch-screen kiosk. The kiosk and software sends collected information and biometrics via encrypted transfer to a border control agency, which assesses the data and returns a government response. Second, an officer then verifies the documents for final admission. This additional step provides governments with an enhanced level of safety and security, as compared to competing technologies, as a border officer will always have the final approval to allow a traveller into the country. Vancouver Airport Authority launched BorderXpress™ at Vancouver International Airport in 2009 and soon discovered that other airports might also want the ability to reduce wait times and increase their international arrivals traffic without having to add additional space or staffing resources . YVR has now sold over 750 kiosks to more than 25 airport locations worldwide – more than any other automated passport control provider, and the aviation industry is taking notice! Just recently, BorderXpress™ was named the Airport Innovation of the Year by the CAPA Centre for Aviation, the leading provider of independent aviation market intelligence, analysis and data services.


    Vision-Box

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

    Vision-Box® is the leading provider of electronic identity management solutions, intelligent security management, and automated border control systems that use ICAO-compliant standards. Covering the entire ID management cycle, Vision-Box® delivers, to governments and issuing authorities, solutions ranging from live biometric enrolment stations, document verification kiosks and digital document dispensers through to personalization systems. From the enrolment process, through the life cycle process of a biometric document and finally to the verification and identification process, all products are linked together through a powerful IT-platform, vb i-shield®. Vision-Box® has over 3000 Identity Management solutions deployed worldwide. The border control and aviation portfolio aimed at airports, airlines and border authorities, includes end to end solutions addressing a variety of business scenarios, namely check-in kiosks, security check-points and self-boarding and automated border control biometric e-Gates. So far over 900 ABC & Passenger Experience Solutions were deployed around the world.

    Media Partners


    Planet Biometrics

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

    This free-to-access portal is designed to shine a light on the biometric industry, promote the industry’s expertise, give critical analysis, uncover breaking news, and, most importantly, provide educational information and advice for end users. • Fully researched news and information by a team of expert industry editors; • All information segmented into relevant technology/application/industry silos; • In Focus portals designed to educate and inform in highly targeted subject areas; • Critical interviews, market commentaries, whitepapers; • Events listings, a fully-featured industry directory and more… The Planet Biometricsportal and its newsletters are designed to be the best in the business. The professional, content-rich site contains cutting-edge news, case histories, white papers, analysis, a directory and more. High-quality information is the hallmark of this site, which is targeted at decision makers in the government and commercial sectors.The international team of editors at Planet Biometrics is led by Mark Lockie, for more than a decade the Editor of the respected Biometric Technology Today journal and Conference Director of the Biometrics conference in London.Find out more at: www.planetbiometrics.com


    Security Document World

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

    Security Document World is a web-based portal dedicated to providing timely, well-researched and free-to-access information for all those involved in purchasing, manufacturing and integrating security-document centred-solutions.The site provides a strong focus on machine readable travel documents, such as passports and visas, and on other government issued security documents, such as national ID cards and drivers licenses. Find out more at: www.securitydocumentworld.com

    Media Partners


    European Sting

    Official Online Media Partners
    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.

    Media Partners


    SourceSecurity.com

    Online Partner
    http://www.sourcesecurity.com/

    SourceSecurity.com is the world's leading security industry publication, with an audience of over 180,000 visits monthly. SourceSecurity.com US Edition is specifically dedicated to the US and Americas security market. In addition to its unique and unrivalled comparative database of security products comprising over 18,000 products, including CCTV camera brackets & mounts, security bollards and barriers, video servers and access control system & kits, content includes news & analysis, latest applications, and a directory of security companies and security events. The site also features in-depth coverage of products and applications in vertical markets such as government & public services, remote monitoring and industrial & commercial security. Dedicated areas for network IP security and biometric security recognise the emergence and growth of these technologies, while experts from the industry contribute their valuable insights on business and technology trends. With its depth and breadth of content, SourceSecurity.com is the definitive resource for the security industry.

    Media Partners


    ABS Borderlands

    Supporters
    http://absborderlands.org/

    The Association for Borderlands Studies (ABS) is the leading international scholarly association dedicated exclusively to the systematic interchange of ideas and information relating to international border areas. Founded in 1976 with the original emphasis on the study of the United States-Mexico borderlands region, the Association has grown steadily. It now encompasses an interdisciplinary membership of close to 400 scholars from various academic institutions, governmental agencies, businesses and NGOs representing all continents. The Association maintains relations with institutions and associations with similar interests all around the world. The ABS annual meeting provides a forum for a wide range of topics on border regions around the world. The ABS also co-sponsors other meetings on border topics.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    International Journal of Intelligent Defence Support Systems

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    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.


    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


    Defense Express

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    http://www.defense-ua.com

    Limited Liability Company “DEFENSE EXPRESS MEDIA AND CONSULTING ?????NY” 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.


    Defence Suppliers

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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.

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    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.

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    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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