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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.

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Border Security 2017 - 17/11/2016

U.S. Customs and Border Protection joins expert speaker line up at Border Security 2017

SMi’s will open its door once more in Rome, Italy for the 10th annual Border Security conference on the 15th and 16th February 2017.

The 2017 event will discuss how to enhance border security through technological innovation and procurement. The agenda will focus on the following topics: operational case studies, biometric technology, smart border technology, threats and border management, surveillance and detection and so much more...

This is a sell-out event, to register visit the event website 

Colleen Manaher the Executive Director of Entry/Exit Programmes from U.S. Customs and Border Protection has confirmed as a speaker for the 2017 line-up. She will be giving a key note address on day two of the conference with her presentation entitled 'U.S Customs and Border Protection's Strategic Approach to Implementing a Biometric Exit System'. This session will provide attendees with an exclusive update on what U.S Customs and Border Protection are doing to enhance security measures. She will touch upon the following:

  • Conducting extensive testing and analysis of new, cutting-edge biometrics to further enhance the ability to combat threats, streamline the inspection process, and expedite the flow of travel and trade.
  • Deployment of targeted biometric entry/exit projects
  • The search for industry expertise on biometric exit solutions that can be seamlessly integrated into CBP operations.
  • Developing partnerships with the air industry to innovate the inspection process with advanced technology and transform the traveller experience.
  • Enhancing biographic data systems to support biometric capabilities.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection will make a great addition to the conference and will be joining senior law enforcement personnel and industry experts from U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Italian Coast Guard, Guardia di Finanza, Borders & Immigration UK, Austrian Armed Forces, Finnish Customs, French Customs, SITA, International Organisation for Migration and many more...

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.

There is currently an early bird offer available; book by 30th November to save £200 off the conference price. 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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