12 New Senior representatives and Government officials Confirmed to speak at Border Security 2020

Event Border Security Conference 2020
Organiser SMi Group Ltd.
Event Date 11.02.2020
Press Release Date 06.11.2019

New speaker announcement for the 13th annual Border Security Conference, being held in Rome, Italy on the 11th and 12th February.

SMi’s highly anticipated Border Security Conference will return for its 13th year on 11th – 12th February 2020, in Rome, Italy.

Border Security 2020 will be a high-level conference, where senior military personnel, government figures and key industry individuals are brought together to discuss the enhancement of border security capabilities of nations on a global scale. The conference will provide an opportunity to learn about various topics such as border security implementation, technological solutions and effective policing strategies.

For those who are interested in attending, the early bird discount expires on November 29th. Register early to save £200 at: http://www.bordersec-conference.com/airsupPR4

Border Security 2020 is delighted to announce new speakers for this year:

  • Mr Patrick Nemeth, Director, Identity Operations Division, Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM), Department of Homeland Security, USA
  • Mr Jason R. Thompson, Assistant Chief, United States Border Patrol HQ, Enforcement Systems Branch-Biometrics, Department of Homeland Security, USA
  • Mr Mike Jones, Technical Direction Agent Lead, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, US Navy
  • Ms Yasmin Iivne, Director (Policy and Planning), The Identity and Biometric Applications Unit, Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD)
  • Superintendent Patrik Engstrom, Head of Section, National Border Policing Section, Swedish Police Authority
  • Mr Chris Maston, Port Director, Miami International Airport, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, USA
  • Mr Patrick Sgueglia, Product Manager Regulatory, Product Management Ground & Digital Services, Lufthansa
  • Mr Krum Garkov, Executive Director, eu-LISA
  • Mr Manuel Navarrete Paniagua, Head of Department, European Counter Terrorism Centre, Europol
  • Ms Christine Bradley, Program Manager, United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) United Nations Office of Counter Terrorism
  • Ms Cecile Plunet, AIRCOP Global Coordinator, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, United Nations
  • Mr Miklós Pék, Border Management and Migration Expert, IOM – UN Migration Agency

This year’s event will also include a pre-conference workshop on ‘Countering Emerging Threats in Document and Identity Verification in Border Security’. Professor James Ferryman, Project Coordinator, PROTECT, will lead event taking place on 10th February 2020.

This workshop will explore the whole “identity lifecycle” from document issuance to identity verification at the border, the vulnerabilities and countermeasures and the potential for biometrics on-the-move technology to enhance both border security and facilitation.

The full event details and full- speaker line-up is available on the event website at: http://www.bordersec-conference.com/airsupPR4


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