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SMi Group Ltd

Global Event Producing Company

The SMi Group is a highly Professional, Independent and Global event producing company that specialises in Business to Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and Training. We create and deliver events within Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical sectors.

Our aim is to provide you with the highest Quality Events in Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical sectors, which are timely, relevant and important to you and your company!

We pride ourselves on being connected to the best and most Knowledgeable Expert speakers in your business sector. We believe in bringing you together with your peers in order to Learn, Engage, Share and Network with the very best. We hold events in over 30 major cities throughout the world including London, Paris, Singapore and have welcomed over 200k participants from 80 countries to our events.

We are Experts in knowing Experts and have been bringing you this Expertise since 1993!

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11th Border Security - 18/10/2017

Border Security 2018: a focus on Smart Borders and Data Management

SMi’s 11th annual Border Security conference will take place on 21-22 February 2018 in Rome, Italy.

More and more countries and institutions are increasingly using biometric registration to provide real-time data. Biometrics can help efficient data gathering in a world of free-movement. However, as different agencies use different systems which can cause issues in the registration process, the need for better data governance is a challenge that needs to be addressed.

Thus, one of the focuses for this year's Border Security 2018 conference will look into smart borders and data management. We are delighted to highlight the following presentations you can't miss:

  • Spanish Smarter Borders Project - Dr Enrique Belda, Deputy Director General of Communications and Information Systems for Security, Spanish Ministry of Interior
  • Developing and Implementing a Home-Grown PNR System to Support Safe Free Movement - Kristi Paas, Project Manager, Information and Development Center, Estonian Ministry of Internal Affairs
  • Mobile Solutions for Borders and Law Enforcement - Frank Smith, Chair ENLETS Mobile, EU Working Group

More information about this can be found on

Other highlights of the conference will touch on relevant themes such as securing land, air and sea borders, European updates on border control strategies amidst the migration crisis, biometric technology and capabilities, as well as how political implications will affect global border security beyond 2018.

Border Security 2018 will feature a speaker line-up of international senior border security experts who will discuss political and technological solutions being utilised to secure national borders.
Featured speakers also include representatives from Italian Navy, US Department of Homeland Security, Portuguese Maritime Authority and Ministry of Defence, Swedish National Bureau of Investigation, Borders and Immigration UK, Delegation of the European Union to Turkey, Schiphol Airport, Airpol and more.

The full agenda as well as registration information can be found on

There is currently a £400 Early Bird offer available for bookings done by 31st October.

11th Border Security
21-22 February 2018
Crowne Plaza Hotel St Peter’s Spa, Rome, Italy

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