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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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Border Security 2018 - 14/11/2017

Updated agenda released for SMi's Border Security 2018

SMi Group has released an updated agenda for its 10th annual Border Security conference, which takes place on 21-22 February 2018.

Now running for over a decade, SMi’s Border Security event has established its brand as one of the leading conferences that provide delegates a platform to discuss strategies to implement next generation capabilities to secure land, air and sea borders in response to growing global threats.

Day 1 will focus on the development and application of biometric technologies, European updates on border control strategies and operational case studies to defend maritime borders. Day 2 will highlight smart borders and data management, airport border security, developing regional border and migration management through next-generation capabilities.

Recent additions to the programme include representatives from the host nation. Lieutenant Colonel Dr Damiano Risi, Head of Border Police International Affairs, Border Police Division of the Italian State Police will be presenting on how the Italian State Police effectively manages irregular migration and cross-border crime. Colonel Paolo Emilio Recchia, Chief of Staff of the Air Naval Operational Headquarters – Air Naval Component of the Guardia Di Finanza will also be presenting a session on how the Italian GDF manages the task of security at sea.

The new updated agenda can be viewed on

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.

With the migration crisis in Europe still at the forefront of national security, as well as a surge in development and application of biometric technology, never has there been a time of importance for such forum.

Those interested in attending are advised to register on the event website. There is currently a £200 Early Bird discount which expires on 30 November.

To get full access of the complete updated programme and topics, visit

Press Releases

04/10/2018 The 12th Annual Border Security Conference Registration Opens for the 12th Annual Border Security Conference More
04/10/2018 4th annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology Rear Admiral from the Royal Navy to present a keynote address at Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance Technology 2019 More