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SMi Group's Border Security 2014 conference & exhibition


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SMi Group's Border Security 2014 conference & exhibition returns for its 7th year next February in Sofia.

SMi Group's Border Security 2014 conference & exhibition returns for its 7th year next February in Sofia.

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  • 1. EVENT’S HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: • Host nation address from Chief Commissioner Penov, Chief Directorate of Border Police, Bulgaria • Hear about the case study from Haiti covering cross border criminal activity, and irregular migration • Brazil’s strategy for protection of port security, and preparations for the upcoming Olympics and World Cup • Learn the new approaches of the Schengen border security evaluation mechanisms • Discuss the 21st Century Challenges of Border security for developing countries PLUS TWO HALF-DAY PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS 25th February 2014, Sheraton Sofia Hotel Balkan, Sofia, Bulgaria Inter Agency Intelligence Sharing Hosted by: Neil J Hall AFNI MIACP, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Retd) 08.30 - 13.00 Stabilisation Operations in Fragile States Hosted by: Malcolm Kell, Stabilisation Advisor, UK Government's Stabilisation Unit 13.30 - 17.30 Register online or alternatively call +44 (0) 870 9090 711 or fax your registration to +44 (0) 870 9090 712 BOOK BY 31 OCTOBER AND SAVE £300 I BOOK BY 29 NOVEMBER AND SAVE £100 “The presentations were excellent, a lot of valuable information. It was very interesting to meet other attendees and talk about their areas of expertise.” 2013 Event Attendee SMi Presents Europe’s Leading Industry Event... 26TH - 27TH FEB 2014 Intelligent solutions to better enhance the security of International borders Sheraton Sofia Hotel Balkan, Sofia, Bulgaria Border Security BO O K BY 31ST O C TO BER & SAVE £300 BO O K BY 29TH N O VEM BER & SAVE £100 TOP-RANKED SPEAKER FACULTY INCLUDES: Mr Zaharin Penov, Director, Chief Directorate Border Police, Bulgaria John Vine CBE QPM, Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, UK Police Brigadier General Gábor Kovács, EU Twinning Project, Hungarian National Police Captain Pierre Wuillemin, Head of Identification and Biometrics from BGC, Swiss Federal Customs Administration FCA, Border Guard Cops, Switzerland Adriano Baptista, Head of Operations Division, European Union Satellite Centre Petrus Neacsu, Head of Telecommunications Unit within Directorate for the Implementation of Integrated System for Border Security, Romanian Border Police. Peter Waldbauer-Hable, Senior Detective Chief Inspector, Bavarian Police Sponsored by
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Register online at • Alternatively fax your registration to BORDER SECURITY 2014 Day One I 26TH FEBRUARY 2014 8.30 Registration & Coffee 9.00 Chairman's Opening Remarks Neil J Hall AFNI MIACP, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Retd) 9.10 Home Nation Address: Border Security System of the Republic of Bulgaria •Strategy and organisational structure •New technologies and modern technical means in border control •Cooperation with neighbouring countries – an efficient tool in combating illegal migration and increasing the border security •Active participation in FRONTEX coordinated activities Mr Zaharin Penov, General Commissioner, Director, Chief Directorate Border Police, Bulgaria EUROPEAN NATION BORDER SECURITY UPDATES 9.50 The Hungarian National Police current strategy and capability for protecting the EU external borders •The border guarding organization in Hungary •The Hungarian National Police border policing strategy •Main principles and methods of the border guarding •Main results, main problems and solutions •Co-operation with another border policing organizations and the FRONTEX •The future, main tendencies Police Brigadier General Gábor Kovács, EU Twinning Project, Hungarian National Police 10.30 New Technology for Mobile control to the Border Guard Corps BGC MAPP = multi-functional interrogation device for identity checks and passport checks •Project in phase realization •If interrogation device and software contains to the identity check and checking for identify papers •Mobile application with connection CNA (Strong authentication with Smartcard and class B certificate) •Planned production admission: 29th April, 2014 (conversion in several phases) •Hardware: Panasonic Toughbook cf. U1 •Software: Windows 7, eneXs mobile. Captain Pierre Wuillemin, Head of Identification and Biometrics from BGC, Swiss Federal Customs Administration FCA, Border Guard Cops, Switzerland 11.10 Morning Coffee 11.40 Risk Management as a useful/helpful tool in order to improve/enhance border security •The origin of risk management (in order to describe where it comes from) •Risk management used in the economic system •Application of risk management within border security organisations (some examples of the practical use) •Specialized risk management versus general risk management •A unified "drawer-system" concept of general risk management •Main risks concerning border security •Implementation of a general risk management system - challenges, pitfalls and benefits Peter Waldbauer-Hable, Criminal Police Department, Criminal Police Department, Bavaria 12.20 Borders and Borderlands - A Space of Common Interests and Common Challenges •Is it a risk? A threat? Or an opportunity? - Getting past the bad to see the good. •The complexities of demarcation and delimitation. •The battle against corruption •The economics of the freedom of movement. •Sharing information and nurturing border security and management partnerships Jon Trumble, Customs Adviser, OSCE Chairman-in-Office 13.00 Networking Lunch 14.20 Mobility in field - Daily work improvements for border guard officers •A review of US export control reforms •ECR impact on exports for US Exporters •Practical considerations for EU supply chain partners Jacek Wielgus, Business Development Manager, Panasonic Computer Products Europe MASS MIGRATION AND IRREGULAR MOVEMENT ACROSS BORDERS 15.00 Trafficking of Human Beings at the borders •General trends and patterns of trafficking in human beings •Modus Operandi of traffickers •Intelligence and evidence gathering at the borders •OSCE Responses Alberto Andreani, Programme Officer, OSCE Chairman-in-Office 15.40 Mass Gathering Events as Challenge for International Border Security •Mass Gathering Events: Definition and Characteristic •Prospect, Issues and Risks •New Scenarios •Security of Mass Gathering Events Roberto Mugavero, Safety Engeenering Project Manager, University of Rome 'Tor Vergata' 16.20 Afternoon Tea 16.40 Irregular Migration and its' Effect on Crime Worldwide •An overview of Irregular Migration •A look at the Haiti Case Study •Human Trafficking •Links to Terrorism? •Law Enforcement Neil J Hall AFNI MIACP, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Retd) 17.20 Best practices regarding border check systems in Romanian Border Crossing Points (B.C.P.'s) •E – APIS •Body scanner for drug detection •Second Line of Defence (radioactive substances detection) •Automatic System for Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) Tony Migaitoaoal, Specialist officer within the directtorate for Survaeillance and Border Control, Service for Border Crossing Control, Romanian Border Police 18.00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One Who should attend Senior representatives from national border services, police, customs, and immigration services, as well as organisations, services and suppliers to the border management and security industry, including: • Customs, immigration and border control officials • Coast guard officers • Police and law enforcement officers • Boundary commissioners • Diplomats and foreign affairs officials • Borderland planners and managers • Defence and security departments • Consular officials • Policy analysts • Security system providers
  • 3. +44 (0) 870 9090 712 or call +44 (0) 870 9090 711 • GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE BORDER SECURITY 2014 Day Two I 27TH FEBRUARY 8.30 Registration & Coffee 9.00 Chairman's Opening Remarks Neil J Hall AFNI MIACP, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Retd) 9.10 UK Inspectorate of Borders and Immigration Key Note address: Effective Inspection of the UK's Border Security Functions •The Independent Chief Inspector for Borders and Immigration in the UK will present findings from his high-profile inspection reports looking at border security functions across the UK’s airports and ports •An insight into how the Chief Inspector and his team carry out effective, impartial and robust inspections aimed at improving the UK’s border Jon Vine, Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration MARITIME BORDER PROTECTION 9.50 Border Security: Developing Countries & the 21st Century Challenge •Border Security in West Africa, a hot bed for marriages of convenience between terrorists, smugglers, fraudsters and pirates – how do criminal networks move into Europe? What are their links with European Gangs •A particular look at the Maritime security of the Gulf of Guinea and its impact on the international maritime trade •The necessary common response by the international community and the private sector Serge Rinkel, Border Security subject matter expert, (Director, Programs and Services, BORDERPOL) 10.30 Protection of Port Security - Brazil's preparations for upcoming major events •Structure of Port Security •Port Security and ISPS Code in Brazil •Preparation of Brazil Security Major Events •Interface Port Security for Major Events Anderson Fagundes, Port Facility Security Coordinator, Port of Santos 11.10 Morning Coffee 11.40 Verification of the different tactics to fight against illegal activities from the seaside •Creation of the fight against illegal activities tactics; •Development of the virtual environment; •Development of the vehicles virtual model; •Collection of the playing teams; •Conduct the simulation of the modelling situation; •Verification of the chosen tactics Chavdar Ormanov, Osdife President, Associated Professor in Department of Navigation, Technical University - Varna INTER-AGENCY COOPERATION AND STRATEGY 12.20 Keeping the balance between protecting borders and protecting the rights of those in need of protection •Europe as a region of migration and protection •Trafficking and smuggling •EU external borders •The role of UNHCR •Access to the territory in Bulgaria and in Central Europe Petia Karayaneva, Protection Officer, UNHCR 13.00 Networking Lunch 14.20 Training Programme Support for the Turks & Cacaos Islands Immigration Enforcement Officers •Training Needs •Programme Design •Programme Delivery •Measuring Success Malcolm Kell, Consultant, Home Office (Retd), MJK Training & Consultancy Services 15.00 The Schengen evaluation mechanism - The new approach to evaluate external borders •What is a Schengen evaluation? •Schengen evaluation mechanism – legislative base •An evaluation of external borders – general introduction •Information gathering •Methodology of an evaluation to be used •Drafting •FRONTEX Schengen evaluators’ trainings Marek Adamczyk, Adviser Government Centre for Security, Border Guards 15.40 Afternoon Tea 16.10 Securing EU borders with Space Assets - Myths and Reality •User requirements: Everything, Everytime, Everywhere challenge •Sensors: Suitability of commercial earth observation satellites for border surveillance/monitoring •EU SATCEN contribution: Strengthening border security with space-based technologies and derived imagery analysis products and services •Role of European institutions/agencies in collaborative border management: European projects and programs Adriano Baptista, Head of Operations Division, EU Satellite Centre 16.50 The Integrated Border Security System (I.B.S.S.) •I.B.S.S. implementation: status and challenges; •Systems Integration within the Operational Coordination Centre (O.C.C.) •Future developments Petrus Neacsu, Police Chief Commissioner, Romanian Border Police 17.30 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two Want to know how you can get involved? Interested in promoting your services to this market? Contact Julia Rotar, SMi Marketing on +44 (0) 207 827 6088 or email: USA and Canada Southeastern Europe UK The Baltic States Western Europe Other former Soviet States Central Europe Africa 12% 4% 3% 5% 28% 3% 18% 27% 2011-2013 Event Attendees by Country
  • 4. PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP A 08.30 - 13.00 | 25th February 2014 | Sheraton Sofia Hotel Balkan, Sofia, Bulgaria Overview of workshop: This Workshop brings together expert speakers to examine how practitioners can share intelligence securely and efficiently across National and International boundaries. Against a background of a rapidly developing intelligence gathering culture and an increasing number of Government, and Non-Government Agencies, involved in Intelligence gathering the need to share intelligence in order to achieve results is clear. Furthermore the ability of criminals and terrorists to exploit intelligence makes this now the ideal time to review your intelligence sharing protocols. Benefits of attending: • Get expert guidance and practical advice from leading practitioners in this rapidly expanding discipline • Share best practice on how to develop intelligence sharing in yours, and other, Agencies • Learn how interoperability considerations affect intelligence sharing projects • Take essential advice on how to establish trust and collaboration between other Agencies and build robust intelligence sharing frameworks • Learn how to improve intelligence sharing security whilst creating comprehensive shared networks About your workshop leader Neil J Hall AFNI MIACP, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Retd) Neil J Hall is a retired Assistant Commissioner of Police and a former Royal Navy Officer who is currently with Sussex Police as the Government Agency Intelligence Network (GAIN) Coordinator. He is a Specialist in Maritime Policing and Security, CBRN Counter Terrorism, Critical Incident Management and Illegal Gangs and Irregular Migration and the effect that has on crime globally. During a career that has spanned thirty eight years, both in Law Enforcement and Naval Service, he was frequently involved in the enforcement of international law, as well as humanitarian and disaster relief operations and he has also taken part in a number of wars and conflicts throughout the world. Internationally recognised as an expert in his field he has served on a number of top level Committees and Practitioners Groups and provided advice to a variety of Government, Non Government and Law Enforcement Agencies both at home and abroad. He regularly speaks on his subjects of expertise at venues worldwide, including the UN and NATO, and is a Visiting Lecturer at Greenwich University and a Guest Lecturer at Portsmouth University. Inter Agency Intelligence Sharing Hosted by: Neil J Hall AFNI MIACP, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Retd) PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP B 13.30 - 17.30 | 25th February 2014 | Sheraton Sofia Hotel Balkan, Sofia, Bulgaria Overview of Workshop: TheUKGovernment’sStabilisationUnitdefinesstabilisationas“the process by which underlying tensions that might lead to resurgence in violence and a break-down in law and order are managed and reduced, whilst efforts are made to support preconditions for successful longer-term development’. It is a summary term for the complex processes that have to be undertaken in countries experiencing, or emerging from, violent conflict to achieve peace and security and a Political settlement that leads to legitimate government.” This workshop will work towards providing delegates the opportunity to understand the processes and skills needed to secure a fragile state. Benefits of Attending: Delegates will have the opportunity to learn about the key techniques implemented by international agencies when it comes to stabilization efforts in fragile states. The discussion based workshop will focus on learning the vital skills needed when dealing with a fragile state. Particular focus will be aimed at quantifying efforts and techniques to ensure the desired outcome of a peaceful and ultimately secure border of a fragile state can be achieved. About your workshop leader Malcolm Kell, Consultant, Home Office (Retd), MJK Training & Consultancy Services Malcolm Kell commenced his working life on the 2nd July 1975 in the Royal Air Force; he has then spent his long and distinguished career in the Home Office criminal justice and law enforcement sectors. Combining training / advisory role with front line operational activity ensuring training is realistic & current. Malcolm delivered CI training to Home Office staff undertaking command / support roles during the 2012 Olympics. He has undertaken various ACPO working group roles, including a high profile Confined & Dangerous Operating Environment project relating to the Freight & Maritime sectors. He is an associate tutor with the College of Policing. About MJK Training and consultancy A freelance training & consultancy service, holding contracts with College of Policing, Private Security Companies & UK Police Organisations, delivering Personal Safety Training, Initial Law Enforcement Training, Method of Entry, Critical Incident Management, Operational Leadership, First Aid. Stabilisation Operations in Fragile States Hosted by: Malcolm Kell, Consultant, Home Office (Retd), MJK Training & Consultancy Services Programme 08.30 Registration and Coffee 09.00 Host opening remarks and introductions 09.15 Session one - Understanding Intelligence Sharing Governance 10.15 Session two - Building Trust & Co-operation Between Agencies 11.15 Coffee Break 11.30 Session three - Tackling Issues of Interoperability & Compatibility 12.15 Session four - The UK Government Agencies Intelligence Network, (GAIN), an Intelligence Sharing Success Story 13.00 End of Workshop Programme 13.30 Registration and Coffee 14.00 Host opening remarks and introductions 14.15 What is a Fragile State 15.00 Who are the Main Actors 15.45 Coffee Break 16.00 Drivers in the fragile State 16.45 Measuring the Effects of Stabilisation Operations 17.30 End of Workshop
  • 5. FLIR Systems is the world leader for thermal imaging. Pioneers in the commercial thermal imaging camera industry, the company has been supplying thermography and night vision equipment to science, industry, law enforcement and the military for over 50 years. Panasonic Corporation is one of the largest electronic product manufacturers in the world, comprised of over 634 companies. It manufactures and markets a wide range of more than 15.000 products under the Panasonic brand to enhance and enrich lifestyles all around the globe. Panasonic Toughbook PC and Toughpad tablets are built to perform where other mobile technology fails. With its latest Fully Rugged Windows 8 and Intel core i5 processor based Toughpad FZ-G1 tablet Panasonic provides again perfect solutions for tough environments. Designed to give mobile workers access to data and applications in places where it was never before possible, Toughbook are transforming the way organisations operate. Sponsored by Official Leading Media PartnerOfficial Platinum Media Partner SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES SMi offer sponsorship, exhibition, advertising and branding packages, uniquely tailored to complement your company’s marketing strategy. Prime networking opportunities exist to entertain, enhance and expand your client base within the context of an independent discussion specific to your industry. Should you wish to join the increasing number of companies benefiting from sponsoring our conferences please call: Sadia Malick, on +44 (0) 20 7827 6748 or email: Media Partners
  • 6. FAX your booking form to +44 (0) 870 9090 712 PHONE on +44 (0) 870 9090 711 POST your booking form to: Events Team, SMi Group Ltd, 2nd Floor South, Harling House, 47-51 Great Suffolk Street, London, SE1 0BS, UK BORDER SECURITY 2014 Conference: 26th - 27th February 2014, Sheraton Sofia Hotel Balkan, Sofia, Bulgaria | Workshops: 25th February 2014 4 WAYS TO REGISTER If you have any further queries please call the Events Team on tel +44 (0) 870 9090 711 or you can email them at Payment: If payment is not made at the time of booking, then an invoice will be issued and must be paid immediately and prior to the start of the event. If payment has not been received then credit card details will be requested and payment taken before entry to the event. Bookings within 7 days ofeventrequirepaymentonbooking.AccesstotheDocumentPortalwillnotbegivenuntilpayment has been received. Substitutions/Name Changes: If you are unable to attend you may nominate, in writing, another delegate to take your place at any time prior to the start of the event. Two or more delegates may not ‘share’ a place at an event. Please make separate bookings for each delegate. Cancellation: If you wish to cancel your attendance at an event and you are unable to send a substitute, then we will refund/credit 50% of the due fee less a £50 administration charge, providing that cancellation is made in writing and received at least 28 days prior to the start of the event. Regretfully cancellation after this time cannot be accepted. We will however provide the conferences documentation via the Document Portal to any delegate who has paid but is unable to attend for any reason. Due to the interactive nature of the Briefings we are not normally able to provide documentation in these circumstances. We cannot accept cancellations of orders placed for Documentation or the Document Portal as these are reproduced specifically to order. If we have to cancel the event for any reason, then we will make a full refund immediately, but disclaim any further liability. Alterations: It may become necessary for us to make alterations to the content, speakers, timing, venue or date of the event compared to the advertised programme. Data Protection: The SMi Group gathers personal data in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and we may use this to contact you by telephone, fax, post or email to tell you about other products and services. Unless you tick here □ we may also share your data with third parties offering complementary products or services. If you have any queries or want to update any of the data that we hold then please contact our Database Manager or visit our website quoting the URN as detailed above your address on the attached letter. Unique Reference Number Our Reference LV S-009 Terms and Conditions of Booking DELEGATE DETAILS Please complete fully and clearly in capital letters. Please photocopy for additional delegates. Title: Forename: Surname: Job Title: Department/Division: Company/Organisation: Email: Company VAT Number: Address: Town/City: Post/Zip Code: Country: Direct Tel: Direct Fax: Mobile: Switchboard: Signature: Date: I agree to be bound by SMi's Terms and Conditions of Booking. ACCOUNTS DEPT Title: Forename: Surname: Email: Address (if different from above): Town/City: Post/Zip Code: Country: Direct Tel: Direct Fax: □ Book by 31 October and save £300 off conference price □ Book by 29 November and save £100 off conference price EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT VENUE Sheraton Sofia Hotel Balkan, 5 Sveta Nedelya Square, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria □ Please contact me to book my hotel Alternatively call us on +44 (0) 870 9090 711, email: or fax +44 (0) 870 9090 712 CONFERENCE PRICES I would like to attend: (Please tick as appropriate) Fee TOTAL MILITARY, GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC SECTOR RATES □ Conference & 2 Workshops £2097.00 +VAT £2516.40 □ Conference & 1 Workshop £1498.00 +VAT £1797.60 □ Conference Only £899.00 +VAT £1078.80 □ 2 Workshops only £1198.00 +VAT £1437.60 □ 1 Workshop only £599.00 +VAT £718.80 Workshop A □ Workshop B □ Commercial Organisations □ Conference & 2 Workshops £2697.00 +VAT £3236.40 □ Conference & 1 Workshop £2098.00 +VAT £2517.60 □ Conference only £1499.00 +VAT £1798.80 □ 2 Workshops only £1198.00 +VAT £1437.60 □ Workshop only £599.00 +VAT £718.80 Workshop A □ Workshop B □ PROMOTIONAL LITERATURE DISTRIBUTION □ Distribution of your company’s promotional literature to all conference attendees £999.00 +VAT £1198.80 GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE The conference fee includes refreshments, lunch, conference papers and access to the Document Portal containing all of the presentations. Payment must be made to SMi Group Ltd, and received before the event, by one of the following methods quoting reference S-009 and the delegate’s name. Bookings made within 7 days of the event require payment on booking, methods of payment are below. Please indicate method of payment: □ UK BACS Sort Code 300009, Account 00936418 □ Wire Transfer Lloyds TSB Bank Plc, 39 Threadneedle Street, London, EC2R 8AU Swift (BIC): LOYDGB21013, Account 00936418 IBAN GB48 LOYD 3000 0900 9364 18 □ Cheque We can only accept Sterling cheques drawn on a UK bank. □ Credit Card □ Visa □ MasterCard □ American Express All credit card payments will be subject to standard credit card charges. Card No: □□□□ □□□□ □□□□ □□□□ Valid From □□/□□ Expiry Date □□/□□ CVV Number □□□□ 3 digit security on reverse of card, 4 digits for AMEX card Cardholder’s Name: Signature: Date: I agree to be bound by SMi's Terms and Conditions of Booking. Card Billing Address (If different from above): DOCUMENTATION (Shipped 10-14 days after the event) I cannot attend but would like to purchase access to the following Document Portal/paper copy documentation: Price Total □ Access to the conference documentation on the Document Portal £499.00 + VAT £598.80 □ The Conference Presentations - paper copy £499.00 - £499.00 (or only £300 if ordered with the Document Portal) VAT VAT at 20% is charged on the attendance fees for all delegates. PAYMENT