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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.

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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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Border Security 2016 - 20/01/2016

Migrant Crisis: Is Schengen 'in danger'? Join Border Security 2016 to hear the latest updates from 12 countries

SMi’s 9th annual conference on Border Security will take place on 17th-18th February 2016 in Rome, Italy.

Border Security 2016 will devote a day to discussing the potential resolutions and difficulties of the current migrant crisis. Sessions will be delivered by key organisations, who will also be participating in interactive panel discussions.

Recent additions to the unrivalled speaker line up for 2016 include Laurent Muschel, Director for Migration and Protection, DG Home Affairs, European Commission, who will be presenting on Day One of the Conference with "The Future of the European Border Management".

Joining European Commission in the 2016 speaker line-up and addressing the migrant crises will be Italian Navy General Staff, Italian Coast Guard Headquarters, Frontex, EU Naval Force, Guardia Civil, French National Police, Portuguese Navy and many more.

Border Security 2016 delegates, will also discuss the critical challenges faced at sea, land and air borders and how technology solutions can further strengthen borders and improve efficiency.

For more information or to download the full agenda, please visit the event website

Running alongside the event will be two pre-conference workshops. Workshop A entitled ‘Migration, Borders Control and Human Rights’ will be led by Giuseppe Cataldi, Chair, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on Migrants' Rights in the Mediterranean and Workshop B entitled ‘Biometrics for Border Control: Impact of Immigration and the Mobile Society’ will be led by Max Snijder, Co-Founder, European Association for Biometrics.

The latest attendees for Border Security 2016 include: Netherlands National Police, Royal Gibraltar Police, Maritime Police, Portugal, Federal Judicial Police (Belgium), EAASP, SAP, Sagem, Globavia, German Embassy in Italy and many more

Border Security 2016 is sponsored by FLIR Systems, Crossmatch, SITA and Vancouver Airport Authority.

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

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

9th annual Border Security Conference
17-18 February 2016,
Rome, Italy   
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Contact tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6054

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