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Border Security - 13/12/2016

Aeroports de Paris discuss border security measures at 10th annual Border Security conference

SMi will return to Rome, Italy for the 10th annual Border Security conference on the 15th and 16th February 2017.

"The dramatic events of the past 2 years (Bruxelles, Istanbul, Paris, Nice, Copenhagen, Orlando, Ankara, Thalys, etc…) show us that even if the threat on aviation still remains, it is shifting to landside, to public areas. These public areas might be a public square, a concert hall, a train station or indeed, an airport terminal." *(Source)

SMi are thrilled to announce Aéroports de Paris as the latest addition to the 2017 speaker line-up. With the recent affairs and threats that the capital have faced, Aeroports de Paris make an excellent addition to Border Security 2017 as they will provide updates on how security measures are increasing across airports within the city. Emmanuel Berton the Project Manager of Border Controls will be speaking on day two of the conference with his presentation ‘Enhancing Security for Aeroports De Paris' with Automatic Border Control (ABC) Trials’. Emmanuel will discuss managing growing security threats with technological solutions; fulfilling security and customer experience requirements with the implementation of ABC technology as well as effectively coordinating with the government for comprehensive security measures in Paris airports.

Other sessions which are not to be missed include addresses from: Austrian Armed Forces, Italian Coast Guard, Swedish National Bureau of Investigation, Finnish Customs, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, SITA, NATO, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, French Customs, Guardia di Finanza, European Maritime Safety Agency, EU ‘PROTECT’ Project, European Union Satellite Center, International Organisation for Migration and many more...


  • Operational case studies
  • Biometric technology and its implementation
  • Smart border technology
  • Surveillance and detection
  • Threats and border management

Running alongside the conference will be a pre-conference workshop entitled ‘Biometrics for Border Management and Security’, which will be led by Max Snijder, CEO of the European Biometrics Group, European Association for Biometrics.

This half day workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of the current use of biometrics as a part of border control. The workshop will provide insight into biometrics, recent trends and developments as well as looking ahead at the role of biometrics in the future of identity management. Specific subjects covered will involve Mobile Biometrics, Cyber Biometric and Public vs Private data sources.

There is currently a £100 early bird available for those wishing to attend, register at

Border Security 2017 is sponsored by SITA and WCC Smart Search & Match.

For sponsorship packages contact Sadia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or email

For delegate enquiries contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 207 827 6054 or email

For media enquiries, contact Zoe Gale on +44 20 7827 6138 or

Border Security
15-16 February 2017
Rome, Italy
Contact e-mail:
Contact tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6054
Sponsored by: SITA and WCC Smart Search & Match

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