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Conference Documentation: Border Security

Conference Documentation: Border Security

SMi group’s leading industry annual Border Security conference will enter its' 8th year and be held on the 18-19th February in the Italian capital and base of NATO’s defense college, Rome. The conference will particularly focus on European Border Security and current operations in these regions. Modern and innovative solutions, such as the use of satellites will be presented on, giving you current methods to boost your border security. Emphasis will too be placed on the issue modern technologies to improve efficiency and security. As well as this, there will be case studies addressing recurrent problems, such as human trafficking and the smuggling of goods, therefore allowing you to analyse and consequently adapt your security measures accordingly.

This year we have decided to hold the event in Rome due to the recent migrations and humanitarian tragedies to Italian ports from North Africa, in particular Libya. In doing this we will ensure the programme will feature some key speakers from the host nation, as well as European Union Organisations and European nations.


Day 1
8:30
Registration & Coffee
9:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Neil Hall, AFNI, Assistant Commissioner (Retired
9:10
EU External Borders - The Importance of Maritime Safety and Security
9:50
Immigration and Border Control in the UK
John Vine CBE QPM, Independent Chief Inspector, Borders and Immigration
10:30
Morning Coffee
11:00
Gatwick Airport Border Security
Danielle Sharp, Border Force Lead, Gatwick Airport (L G W)
11:00
Gatwick Airport Border Security
Chris Woodroofe, Head of Security and Business Continuity, Gatwick Airport (L G W)
11:40
EU Borders Risk Analysis
Javier Quesada, Head of Risk Analysis Unit, Frontex
12:20
Networking Lunch
13:40
Smart borders – challenges and success stories
Krum Garkov, Executive Director, EU lisa, EU-lisa
14:20
Intelligent Systems for Aerial Surveillance and Perimeter Security
Ulrich Weynell, Head of ISN Security Technology, International Security Network
15:00
Afternoon Tea
15:30
PANEL: Risk Mitigation at Borders
John Vine CBE QPM, Independent Chief Inspector, Borders and Immigration
15:30
PANEL: Risk Mitigation at Borders
Peter Waldbauer-Hable , Detective Chief Inspector, Bavarian Police
15:30
PANEL: Risk Mitigation at Borders
Neil Hall, AFNI, Assistant Commissioner (Retired
15:30
PANEL: Risk Mitigation at Borders
Danielle Sharp, Border Force Lead, Gatwick Airport (L G W)
16:10
Risk, Chance and Compliance Management as a Tool for a Good Governance Strategy
Peter Waldbauer-Hable , Detective Chief Inspector, Bavarian Police
16:50
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One
Day 2
8:30
Registration & Coffee
9:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Neil Hall, AFNI, Assistant Commissioner (Retired
9:10
EU Borders Assistance Mission in Libya
Hartikainen Antti, Head of Mission at EU Integrated Border Management Assistance Mission in Libya, EUBAM
9:50
EU Project MobilePass - Towards a better mobile solution for Border Guards
Bernhard Strobl, Project Coordinator MobilePass, European Union
10:30
Morning Coffee
11:00
Inter Agency Intelligence Sharing
Neil Hall, AFNI, Assistant Commissioner (Retired
11:40
Automated Border Controls for Europe
Daniel Cuesta Canterero, Project Coordinator, Automated Border Controls for Europe
12:20
Networking Lunch
13:40
Strengthening the protection of European borders through the use of earth-observation satellites – The EU SATCEN contribution
Adriano Baptista, Head of Operations Division, EU Satellite Centre
14:20
Sniffles – Sniffing Device Complementary to Sniffer Dogs?
Sjaak de Koning, Project Coordinator, Sniffles project
15:00
Afternoon Tea
15:30
Trafficking in human beings - the Council of Europe response
Petya Nestorova, Secretariat of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, Council Of Europe
16:10
WMD and CBRNe Illicit Trafficking: Trends, Scenarios and Counteract
Roberto Mugavero, Faculty of Engineering Professor, University of Rome
16:50
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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