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Conference Documentation: Border Security

Conference Documentation: Border Security

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.


Day 1
8:30
Registration & Coffee
9:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Rear Admiral (R) Massimo Annati, Former Head of the International Matters, Italian Navy
9:10
Flexibility In Maritime Operations
Senior Representative, , Italian Navy
9:50
The Italian Coast Guard: Search And Rescue Operations In The Mediterranean
Rear Admiral Nicola Carlone, Head of Operations Department, Italian Coast Guard Headquarters
10:30
Morning Coffee
11:00
The Goals, Objectives And Timelines Of The European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) In Addressing The Migrant Crisis
Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino, EU NAVFOR Med Operation Commander, EU Naval Force
11:40
How The Guardia Civil is Overcoming Critical Challenges And Protecting European Borders
Senior Representative, Guardia Civil,
12:20
Networking Lunch
13:20
How The DCPAF Are Strengthening Border Security In Response To The Irregular Migration Crisis In Europe
David Skuli, Director of Central Directorate of Border Police, French National Police
14:00
The Support And Contribution Of The Portuguese Navy To International Allied Operations And Multinational Commands
Rear Admiral Luis Sousa Pereira, Commandant, PRT Marine Corps (Fuzileiros), Portugese Navy
14:40
Afternoon Tea
15:10
The Future Of The European Border Management
Laurent Muschel, Director For Migration And Protection, DG Home Affairs, European Commission
15:50
An IOM perspective of migration through Africa to the EU
Donato Colucci, Senior Regional IBM Specialist, International Organisation for Migration
16:30
The UNHCR Perspective On The European Refugee Crisis
Laurens Jolles, Regional Representative for Southern Europe, UNHCR Rome at UNHCR, UNHCR
17:10
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One
Day 2
8:30
Registration & Coffee
9:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
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
Wilhelmus van Gemert, Deputy Director, Operations Department, Europol
9:50
Customs Control On The Finnish-Russian Border
Antti Hartikainen, Director General, Finnish Customs
10:30
Morning Coffee
11:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: How To Effectively Manage Cross-Border Crimes in Europe
Rear Admiral (R) Massimo Annati, Former Head of the International Matters, Italian Navy
11:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: How To Effectively Manage Cross-Border Crimes in Europe
Wilhelmus van Gemert, Deputy Director, Operations Department, Europol
11:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: How To Effectively Manage Cross-Border Crimes in Europe
Antti Hartikainen, Director General, Finnish Customs
11:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: How To Effectively Manage Cross-Border Crimes in Europe
Detlef Schroeder, Deputy Director, CEPOL
11:40
The Implementation Of Critical Strategies To Further Secure Ukrainian And Moldovan Borders
Ambassador Andrew Tesoriere, Head of Mission, EU Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) to Moldova and Ukraine
12:20
Networking Lunch
13:20
Protecting Europe From External Threats With Critical Collaborative Training
Detlef Schroeder, Deputy Director, CEPOL
14:00
How The Implementation Of the French API-PNR system Will Enhance Efficiency And Strengthen National Security
Julien Coudray, Head of the API-PNR Project, French Customs
14:40
Afternoon Tea
15:10
The FastPass Project: Research on ABC Systems to Secure EU Borders and Improve Border-Crossing Efficiency
Markus Clabian, Senior Engineer, Coordinator FastPass Project, High-Performance Image Processing, Digital Safety & Security Department, Austrian Institute of Technology
15:50
Risk Assessment At Borders – The Ports Of Malta Perspective
David Attard, Head of Maritime Security Compliance Monitoring, Malta Transport Authority
15:50
Risk Assessment At Borders – The Ports Of Malta Perspective
John Schembri, RSO for Malta Ports,
16:30
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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