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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 Conference - 04/10/2016

Registration is now live for the 10th annual Border Security conference

The agenda has been released and registration is now open for SMi’s 10th annual Border Security conference which will take place on 15-16 February 2017 in Rome, Italy.

With the rise of cross border terrorism, the current migrant crisis growing in the Mediterranean and across Europe, Brexit raising questions over the security of the UK's border and the uncertainty involved with heightened security around the US Border, this event will respond to extremely topical issues.

Border Security 2017 will bring together senior military personnel and industry experts who will explore the strategies and technologies required to develop next generation capability in this vital area of national defence.

The 2017 line-up includes: Austrian Army, Italian Coast Guard, French Customs, European Maritime Safety Agency, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Finnish Customs, Office of Department of Homeland Security (DHS), NATO, Guardia di Finanza, International Organisation for Migration (IOM), European Union Satellite Center, SITA and many more...

Benefits of attending:

  • Hear global perspectives on the developing threats at national borders
  • Meet and network with senior military decision makers as well as technological experts in the Border Security Community
  • Hear from military and border control experts on how they are effectively managing borders across Europe and the rest of the World in response to the migrant crisis as well as to the threat of cross-border terrorism
  • Explore the technical solutions in R&D, production and implementation and how these are being effectively utilised to enhance border security


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 31st October to save £400 off the conference price. Register at

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 Conference
15-16 February 2017
Rome, Italy      
Contact e-mail:
Contact tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6054
Sponsored by: SITA

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