SAE Media Group are proud to announce its 13th annual Border Security Conference taking place in Rome on the 11th and 12th February 2020.

With the migrant crisis ongoing in the Mediterranean, issues emerging surrounding the return of foreign fighters and the ever-present threat of cross border criminality, Border Security stands at the forefront of planning for countries and international organisations.

Border Security 2020 will be a high-level conference, bringing together military staff, government figures and key individuals involved in enhancing border security capabilities of nations on a global scale. The conference provides an excellent opportunity to meet with key industry stakeholders and to hear from some of the world’s leading individuals.

Now in its thirteenth year, the event has established itself as a market leader in this sector, covering the most pertinent topics in border security year on year. Unlike other events, we strive to deliver real insight and learning experiences through the expertly selected speakers who run our presentations, ensuring the latest developments from all parts of the community (industry and military) are covered in detail.

SAE Media Group’s Border Security conference will return as the leading event for industry professionals and government officials around the world dealing with border security implementation, technological solutions and effective policing strategies. A truly global event, delegates will hear from government speakers, international organisations such as Interpol, euLISA, Airpol and IOM, as well as industry on the latest developments in the field of cross border security and countering threats.

Themes for 2020:

  • Automated International Border Control Systems and Associated technologies (AI etc.)
  • Mitigating European Refugee and Migrant Crisis/Protection of EU External Borders
  • International Cooperation, Information sharing and Communication on countering cross border threats
  • Security Management Systems (SeMS) in Aviation Security
  • Biometrics/vs Biometric Free border controls
  • Preventing the use of fraudulent documentation
  • Heads of Border Security Programs
  • Heads of Border Police
  • Police Commissioners
  • Heads of Airport Security
  • Heads of Airport Operations
  • Heads of Immigration and Customs
  • Border Management Experts
  • Biometrics Experts
  • Security Policy Managers
  • Directors of Maritime Operations
  • Heads of Innovation and Technology

Past attendees have included:

Embassy of Canada, Rome, Italy; Advantech Wireless; Aeroporti di Roma; Airpol; Arma dei Carabinieri/Prime Minister's Office; Borders & Immigration; Brussels Airport Company; C.I.E.R. srl; Cellebrite; Comando Generale della Guardia di Finanza ; Department of State; Ecuadorian Navy; Elbit Systems Ltd; Embassy Of Canada to Italy; Embassy of Poland; Estonian Police and Border Guard Administration; EU lisa; EU Naval Force; Eunaformed; EUNAVFOR; European Union Dedication to Turkey; Europol; Federal Police, German Embassy; Finnish Customs; Frequentis AG ; Gatekeeper Intelligent Security; Gatekeeper Security U.K. & Europe; General Authority of Saudi Customs; German Federal Police; Government of Aruba; Guardia di Finanza; Heise Media Service GmbH & Co. KG; Hungarian National Police; Idemia; Idemia Identity & Security France SAS; Identity for Services; Integrated Biometrics; International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD); International Organisation for Migration; INTERPOL; IOM - International Organization for Migration; Italian Army; Italian Coast Guard Headquarters; Italian Navy; Joint Research Centre; Leonardo; Leonardo S.p.A.; Marina Militare Italiana; Ministry of the Interior; Ministry of the Interior Department of Public Security Central Directorate of Immigration and Border Police Immigration Service; MSAB; National University of Public Service Fle; NATO STO CMRE; Neom; Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe; P.G Court Consulate Congo; Polish Border Guard; Portugese Navy; Portuguese Navy; Prime Minister's Office (Israel) - National Cyber Directorate ; SAP Belgium NV/SA; secunet Security Networks AG; SITA; Swedish Police Authority; Swiss Border Guard; The University of Reading ; UAE GHQ; UN Police Division; Unisys Corporation; Unisys Italia S.r.l; University of Wolverhampton; US Commercial Service, US Embassy; Vancouver Airport Authority; WorldReach Software;

Conference programme

8:15 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mr John Vine

Mr John Vine, Former Chief Inspector of Borders, Borders & Immigration

9:10 Safeguarding the maritime dimension in the Blue Century

Rear Admiral Aurelio De Carolis

Rear Admiral Aurelio De Carolis, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Italian Navy, Italian Navy General , Italian Navy

  • Increasing relevance of the seas for sustainable growth
  • Traditional antagonism and emerging hybrid threats
  • Comprehensive approach to the maritime dimension and role of the Navies
  • 9:40 Facilitating Biometric Identity Services for the US Department of Homeland Security – Operational Look at the Systems/Process of IDENT/HART

    Mr Patrick Nemeth

    Mr Patrick Nemeth, Director, Identity Operations Division, Department of Homeland Security

  • An overview of one of the largest automated biometric identification systems in the world
  • What it means to be an “identity as a service” provider
  • 10:10 RUAS contribution to maritime border security – "Leonardo solution”

    Mr Fabrizio Marra

    Mr Fabrizio Marra, RUAV Segment Marketing Manager, Leonardo S.p.a.

  • Border Security and Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) Requirements
  • System & Sensors Capabilities
  • Concluding Remarks
  • 10:40 Morning Coffee

    11:10 Challenges at the United States border

    Mr Jason R. Thompson

    Mr Jason R. Thompson, Assistant Chief, United States Border Patrol HQ, Enforcement Systems Branch-Biometrics, Department of Homeland Security

  • Combating family fraud and human trafficking with biometrics
  • Legal and other special considerations needed when working with children


  • 11:40 Learnings from our recent Entry Exit System pilot in Iceland using BorderXpress self-service kiosks:

    Ms Keri Phoenix

    Ms Keri Phoenix, Manager Innovative Travel Solutions, Vancouver Airport Authority

  • Pilot result and stats
  • Best practice requirements for enrollment and verification of biometrics
  • Sample EES workflow
  • Facilitation considerations for TCNs
  • Importance of collaboration between Airport and Border Authority in the design of EES solution
  • 12:10 Implementation of BorderXpress in Cyprus

    Mr Yiannis Harpas

    Mr Yiannis Harpas, Senior Manager Operations Pafos International Aiport - Airport Manager , Hermes Airports Ltd

  • Necessity for innovation at border control
  • Engagement of key stakeholders
  • Sustainable results and benefits


  • 12:40 Make Borders Work Smarter, Not Harder

    Mr Richard Camman

    Mr Richard Camman, Regional Director, Vision-Box

  • Smart Borders increases compliance with laws and regulations while augmenting capacity to control border events.
  • Upstream and downstream intelligence sharing and risk analysis enhances security, control and facilitation.
  • Smart Border controls track data to identify and analyze multi-border movements.
  • IDMaaS, interoperability and cloud services are critical components of a comprehensive Smart Border management framework.


  • 13:10 Networking Lunch

    14:10 Supporting Member States efforts through Technology for a Safer Europe

  • Providing high-quality efficient services as a long-term solution for the operational management of large-scale IT systems - essential instruments in the implementation of the asylum, border management and migration policies of the EU
  • Eurodac: the second-generation Schengen Information System (SIS II) and the Visa Information System (VIS)
  • Facilitating the sharing of information on criminal matters, enabling the coordinated investigation of crimes that no longer respect national borders
  • Mr Uku Sarekanno

    Mr Uku Sarekanno, Head of Executive Support and Stakeholder Management Unit/Head of Cabinet of Executive Director, eu-LISA

    14:40 Effective border risk management at our international airports and the role of emerging technologies specifically facial recognition systems

    Mr Christopher Maston

    Mr Christopher Maston, Port Director, Miami International Airport, Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security

  • A discussion surrounding the key elements of effective risk management strategies at our international airports: threat picture, selectivity strategies, officer skillsets and management techniques
  • Leveraging facial biometrics to secure our international airports at entry/exit
  • The importance of developing field laboratories supported through executive planning forums and a collective willingness to innovate
  • The value of creating a shared vision for risk management and traveller facilitation through effective government/industry partnerships
  • 15:10 Empowering officers to verify identity documents - any officer, any time, any where

    Mr Robin Smits

    Mr Robin Smits, Global Sales Director, ReadID (InnoValor)

  • 7 key reasons why smart border officers should consider NFC First
  • Why self-service identity document and holder verification makes sense
  • Live demo – the proof of the pudding …


  • 15:50 Afternoon Tea

    16:20 Profiling, targeting and real time operational communication at airports in the Global South to fight transnational organized crime and terrorism

    Mr Cristian Fanelli

    Mr Cristian Fanelli, Law Enforcement Analyst, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

    16:50 Panel Discussion: Biometrics and Seamless Travel

  • Discussing initiatives for seamless travel across land
  • Protecting biometric systems against fraudulent schemes
  • Challenges, threats and opportunities
  • Mr John Vine

    Mr John Vine, Former Chief Inspector of Borders, Borders & Immigration

    Mr Christopher Maston

    Mr Christopher Maston, Port Director, Miami International Airport, Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security

    Ms Keri Phoenix

    Ms Keri Phoenix, Manager Innovative Travel Solutions, Vancouver Airport Authority

    17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Mr John Vine

    Mr John Vine, Former Chief Inspector of Borders, Borders & Immigration

    17:40 Post Conference Networking Drinks Reception hosted by Vancouver Airport Authority

    8:15 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Mr John Vine

    Mr John Vine, Former Chief Inspector of Borders, Borders & Immigration

    9:10 Presentation Details: The Portuguese (PRT) Maritime Authority - Maritime Police in European Border Control Operations

    Vice Admiral Luis Carlos de Sousa Pereira

    Vice Admiral Luis Carlos de Sousa Pereira, PRT Maritime Authority Director-general / Commandant, PRT Maritime Police, Portugese Navy

  • The Sea - a multidimensional and multidisciplinary space
  • PRT Maritime Authority and European Coast Guard Functions
  • Surveillance, control and information sharing in PRT jurisdictional waters
  • PRT Maritime Police participation in FRONTEX Operations

    Rear Admiral Jean Michel Martinet

    Rear Admiral Jean Michel Martinet, Deputy Commander, EUNAVFOR MED – operation Sophia

  • Genesis
  • Mission
  • Achievement
  • 10:10 The Employment of Satellite Data for MSA Purpose

    Captain (Navy) Luigi Ciani

    Captain (Navy) Luigi Ciani, Chief of the C2, Integration and Maritime Surveillance Systems Office, Italian Navy

  • The importance of Satellites sensors in gaining the Maritime Situational Awareness
  • What benefits present themselves to the Navy community in using space-based technologies for surveillance missions
  • Focusing efforts on cooperation between different maritime agencies to manage and distribute data gathered by space-based reconnaissance
  • How reaction times and accuracy can be enhanced through the use of imagery and signal tracking
  • An overview of research and development project in Europe and Italy
  • 10:40 Morning Coffee

    11:10 The 2017 Schengen Evaluation of Sweden – lessons learnt and recommendations implemented

    Superintendent Patrik Engstrom

    Superintendent Patrik Engstrom, Head of Section, Swedish Police Authority

  • Addressing the recommendations and lessons learnt through monitoring processes and the Schengen evaluation
  • Are we ready for a new crisis like the 2015 migration crisis?
  • Implementing the PNR-directive and preparations for Entry-Exit & ETIAS- systems
  • 11:40 Transforming the Aviation Security Regulatory Landscape

    Ms Laura Daly

    Ms Laura Daly, SeMS Auditor , Civial Aviation Authority (CAA)

  • SeMS Development in the UK
  • Growing a positive Security Culture
  • Performance Based Oversight and SeMS
  • 12:10 Networking Lunch

    13:10 Recent Advances in Automated Recognition at the Border

    Mr Marek Rejman-Greene

    Mr Marek Rejman-Greene, Director, Identity for Services

  • The challenge of secure integrated services at borders
  • Case studies of integrated airport operations using biometrics
  • Future possibilities
  • 13:40 Frontex and Interpol collaboration to improve frontline document checks through FIELDS project

    Mr Fabrizio Di Carlo

    Mr Fabrizio Di Carlo, Specialized Officer, INTERPOL

  • The use of fraudulent travel documents is a recognized threat affecting global security as well as border control worldwide.
  • Border control officers are required to operate under tight time constraints and know a growing number of new types of travel/identity documents
  • Provide real time information on fraudulent travel document to border guards is a global challenge
  • How FIELDS is going to merge INTERPOL & Frontex respective values to enhance border checks
  • 14:10 EU SatCen Support to Border Security

  • The EU SatCen
  • Border Security in the Copernicus Security Service: Support to external Action Service and to Frontex
  • Operational examples and possible product evolution
  • Mr Giuseppe D'Amico

    Mr Giuseppe D'Amico, Deputy Director, EU Satellite Centre (EU SatCen)

    Mr Marcello Moretti

    Mr Marcello Moretti, Operations Manager, Operations Division, EU Satellite Centre (EU SatCen)

    14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 Panel Discussion: Interoperability between Government and International Bodies

  • Maintaining a comprehensive approach to mitigation: closer cooperation and responsibility sharing
  • Outlining measures to tighten Europe's external borders
  • Technological advancements
  • Mr John Vine

    Mr John Vine, Former Chief Inspector of Borders, Borders & Immigration

    Mr Miklos Pek

    Mr Miklos Pek, Border Management and Migration Expert, Independent Consultant

    Mr Fabrizio Di Carlo

    Mr Fabrizio Di Carlo, Specialized Officer, INTERPOL

    Mr Cristian Fanelli

    Mr Cristian Fanelli, AIRCOP Law Enforcement Analyst, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

    15:40 Mitigating Migration Crisis in Europe/Protection of EU External Borders

    Mr Miklos Pek

    Mr Miklos Pek, Border Management and Migration Expert, Independent Consultant

  • Understanding migration
  • Migration towards Europe
  • Migration in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
  • Approaches, mechanisms to protect the external EU borders
  • 16:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Mr John Vine

    Mr John Vine, Former Chief Inspector of Borders, Borders & Immigration


    Chief of the C2, Integration and Maritime Surveillance Systems Office
    Italian Navy
    Port Director, Miami International Airport
    Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security
    AIRCOP Law Enforcement Analyst
    United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
    Law Enforcement Analyst
    United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
    Specialized Officer
    RUAV Segment Marketing Manager
    Leonardo S.p.a.
    Deputy Director
    EU Satellite Centre (EU SatCen)
    Assistant Chief, United States Border Patrol HQ, Enforcement Systems Branch-Biometrics
    Department of Homeland Security
    Former Chief Inspector of Borders
    Borders & Immigration
    Operations Manager, Operations Division
    EU Satellite Centre (EU SatCen)
    Identity for Services
    Border Management and Migration Expert
    Independent Consultant
    Director, Identity Operations Division
    Department of Homeland Security
    Regional Director
    Global Sales Director
    ReadID (InnoValor)
    Head of Executive Support and Stakeholder Management Unit/Head of Cabinet of Executive Director
    Senior Manager Operations Pafos International Aiport - Airport Manager
    Hermes Airports Ltd
    Manager Innovative Travel Solutions
    Vancouver Airport Authority
    SeMS Auditor
    Civial Aviation Authority (CAA)
    Project Lead, PROTECT
    The University of Reading
    Deputy Chief of Staff of the Italian Navy, Italian Navy General
    Italian Navy
    Deputy Commander
    EUNAVFOR MED – operation Sophia
    Head of Section
    Swedish Police Authority
    PRT Maritime Authority Director-general / Commandant, PRT Maritime Police
    Portugese Navy

    Gold Sponsor

    Sponsors and Exhibitors



    Countering Emerging Threats in Document and Identity Verification in Border Security

    Countering Emerging Threats in Document and Identity Verification in Border Security

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    10 February 2020
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    Speaker Interview with Mr Chris Maston - U.S. Department of Homeland Security


    Speaker Interview with Mr Jason R. Thompson - Department of Homeland Security


    Event Brochure


    Past Attendees List


    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Gold Sponsor

    Leonardo has a world recognized expertise in surveillance, detection and information solutions to protect and secure harbours, airports, land and sea borders leveraging latest generation radar, electro-optics and secure communications. At the forefront of battlefield digitisation and air & coastal defence, vessel traffic management and information, digital security and cyber intelligence, supported by air and maritime traffic control experience, Leonardo delivers fully integrated border protection networks and solutions. Leonardo is a world player in Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space, developing advanced components to fully integrated systems and platforms

    Vancouver International Airport

    Gold Sponsor

    Innovative Travel Solutions (ITS) is the innovation team at Vancouver International Airport (YVR), voted North America’s Best Airport for 10 straight years by Skytrax World Airport Awards. Our team develops and delivers seamless technology that transforms the travel experience while improving airport performance. Designed with versatility, safety and security in mind, we are the industry’s largest and most experienced provider of kiosk-based self-service border control solutions, serving more than 250 million passengers at more than 44 airports and seaports worldwide.

    BORDERXPRESS™ kiosks provide a modern and efficient experience and are a smart choice for airports and governments as they help to reduce overall operating costs and allow airports to expand passenger traffic without having to add additional space or staffing resources. The kiosks also free up border security officers to focus more closely on enforcement and intelligence efforts.

    In 2018, ITS announced the installation of 74 BORDERXPRESS™ kiosks at Pafos International Airport and Larnaka International Airport in Cyprus. This marks a major milestone for the industry and ITS, as it is the first implementation of permanent kiosks for Entry and Exit border control in Europe. Following the demonstrated success of BorderXpress in Cyprus, the ITS team worked with airport operator Isavia and Icelandic Police to customize a solution for Entry control by implementing four BORDERXPRESS™ kiosks at Keflavik International Airport (KEF), as part of a six-month pilot. The pilot will yield information for airport operator Isavia that will make the process easier when the Entry Exit System regulations are fully implemented.

    BORDERXPRESS™ uses self-service biometric-enabled kiosks to expedite the bor¬der clearance process without compromising security. The Entry and Exit process is the same, in that, at the kiosk, travelers select their language, scan their travel documents and answer a few simple questions. The kiosk also captures an image of each passenger’s face which can be compared with and verified against the photo in their electronic passport, though the kiosks do accept non-ePassports and EU Identity documents as well. Travelers then take their completed kiosk receipt to a border services officer.

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Bartington Instruments

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Bartington Instruments designs and manufactures high performance fluxgate magnetometers, for use in border security and surveillance operations on land and at sea. Applications of our products are diverse, including detection of personnel, vehicles and weapons in perimeter, border, and underwater surveillance operations. We produce low-noise and low power sensors for integration into multi-sensor arrays or unattended ground sensors suitable for the detection of small magnetic disturbances associated with vehicles or weapons. We have over 30 years of experience, backed by research and development facilities that enable us to provide custom design to fulfil specific customer requirements.

    ReadID (InnoValor)

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    ReadID is the first and leading NFC based solution for mobile identity verification. It verifies authenticity of embedded chips within identity documents and extracts the data, including the high-resolution face image. Main benefits are: unrivalled reliability of the verification, data output is exempt from OCR mistakes, straight-through processing and its scalability. ReadID is a software product of InnoValor.

    ReadID leverages what people already have: government-issued identity documents with contactless RFID chips and NFC-capable smartphones. Among our reference customers are – besides known banking institutions like ING, Rabobank and Den Norske Bank - organizations like The Dutch police and the UK Government for the EU settlement scheme


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Susteen, Inc. is a world leader in mobile forensics and data communications. Our new cutting-edge DataPilot 10 Field Triage Device makes it easier than ever to acquire data in real-time. Headquartered in the United States, we are proud to be a driving force in keeping our border safe.


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Vision-Box improves convenience, efficiency and security in travel and border control, offering user-centric digital identity management solutions.

    Partner of the most prestigious Airports, Airlines and Governments, Vision-Box enhances passenger flow, establishes identity ground-truth through high performance enrolment, identification and authentication, while enabling large data transactions and actionable business intelligence.

    Vision-Box develops state-of-the-art touchpoints, custom front-end applications and collaborative orchestration software, towards a premium passenger experience.

    Vision-Box operates over 6,000 solutions and processes 700 million passengers per year at over 80 international airports, easing the live of a traveller every 5 seconds.

    Follow the journey on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. For more, visit www.vision-box.com!

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    Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa

    Choose the relaxing Crowne Plaza Rome-St. Peter’s hotel, home to a luxurious spa minutes from Rome’s historic city centre. Treat yourself to an in-room dining experience at Crowne Plaza Rome-St. Peter’s and relax on your balcony overlooking the hotel’s outdoor pool, tennis courts or gardens. Come to the St. Peter’s Spa to let off steam in our sauna and Turkish baths, or rest on the loungers around our heated indoor pool.

    The hotel is only 20 minutes’ drive from Fiumicino Airport. Checkout the timetable of our scheduled airport shuttle which will allow you to easily reach the hotel at a very special price. Use our scheduled shuttle bus to/from the city centre to discover the beauties of the Eternal City. You’ll find wireless Internet throughout the hotel, allowing you to stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues at any time. Hold your meetings in one of our 13meeting rooms able to host up to 600 delegates. Possibility of organizing dinners and special occasions by the pool, hiring the Roman Bath for private and exclusive use, planning open air team buildings and many more ideas for events out of the ordinary



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    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@saemediagroup.com

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