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SMi is 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 cover the most pertinent topics in the industry today and will feature high level briefings delivered by senior experts from many nations around the world.
 

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.

SMi’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;

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Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa

Via Aurelia Antica 415, Rome, Italy

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

A number of our clients have been approached by third party organisations offering to book hotel rooms. We would advise that you do not book through them as they are not representing the SMi Group. SMi Group books all hotel rooms directly. If you are approached by a third party organisation then please contact us before making any bookings. If you have already booked a hotel room using a third party organisation, we would highly recommend contacting the hotel you were booked into to ensure a booking has been made for you. We would also advise you to please check the terms and conditions of the booking carefully.
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Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa

Via Aurelia Antica 415
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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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WHAT IS CPD?

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.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

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.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

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, SMI 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.

GLOBAL CPD

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@smi-online.co.uk

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