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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.

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11th Border Security - 23/10/2017

US Department of Homeland Security discuss biometric technology and capabilities

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

SMi Group is proud to announce the participation of two expert representatives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security speaking at the 11th Border Security conference in Rome next February.

With a focus on biometric technology and capabilities, our expert speakers will be presenting exclusive sessions on Day 1.

LEE BOWES, Acting Deputy Associate Director, Immigration Records and Identity Services Directorate, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, will provide an update on biometric Strategies in immigration. He will explore how the US DHS is enhancing identity management practices through expanded biometric usage, as well as replacing transactional processes with upfront enrolment and subsequent verification.

PATRICK NEMETH, Director of Identity Operations Division, Office of Biometric Identity Management, will provide a session on how to deploy a next-generation security recognition system. This timely presentation will bring updates in the Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology Program, as well as new modularity specifications and multi-module capabilities.

This comes at a relevant time as recently, in a push against illegal immigration, U.S. lawmakers are set to debate a proposal to install fences and a biometric entry-exit system to secure USA borders at all air, land and sea ports of entry within five years after being approved by the House Homeland Security Committee.

More information about the presentations can be found on

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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