Accessibility Information and Accesskeys | Skip navigation
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!

Company Details Press Releases Contact Company

Offshore Patrol Vessels Technology - 07/04/2016

UK Border Force cutter in Mediterranean migrant rescue mission

Join Assistant Director Doug McLellan, Commander, Border Security Squadron of the UK Border Force at SMi’s Offshore Patrol Vessels Technology conference and to hear more on recent operations.

Border Force officers were among a rescue team that saved more than 100 migrants in the Mediterranean. HMC Protector, one of Border Force’s cutters, was on patrol for Operation Triton south of Sicily when it was alerted by the Italian Marine Rescue Co-Ordination Centre to a migrant boat in distress.*

Join UK Border Force’s Assistant Director Doug McLellan at SMi’s Offshore Patrol Vessels Technology conference taking place 8th – 9th June in London. The Commander will give an exclusive insight in the technical capabilities of the Cutters for humanitarian missions as well as the on- and off-board systems to monitor busy coastlines and open ocean.

>>> Secure your booking now at There is currently an early bird offer available; book by 29th of April to save £200 off the conference price.


  • Some of the world’s biggest OPV producers for maritime organisations attending
  • Extremely focused on new technologies available to OPV using nations across Europe and beyond 
  • Expert led panel discussions on international cooperation in operations and the future prospect for modular technologies 
  • Briefings from leading Navy and Coast Guard officers from around the world 
  • Learn about current and future national OPV platforms and how they enhance maritime security 
  • Discover how to optimise business potential by working with these countries

For delegate enquiries, contact Esha Sharma on +44 (0) 207 827 6054 or Military, Government and Public Sector Rates available!

Sponsorship registration: Contact Sadia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or

Offshore Patrol Vessels Technology
8 – 9 June 2016
Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London, UK  
Contact e-mail:
Contact tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6004

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