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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!

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Border Security 2018 - 09/01/2018

New Speakers Join this Year's Line-Up at Border Security Conference

New Speakers Join this Year’s Line-Up at Border Security Conference in February 2018.

SMi have announced that Border Security returns to Rome on 21-22 February 2018 for its 11th annual conference.

Ensure your opportunity to network with an audience of international senior security experts and law enforcement officers as they discuss the political and technological solutions being utilised to secure national borders. The event will welcome a number of informative presentations from host nation expert speakers, including:

1. Strategies Utilised by the Italian Navy to Effectively Defend Maritime Boarders – Rear Admiral Gianfranco Annunziata, Deputy Head 3rd Department – Plans, Operations & Maritime Strategy and Head, Maritime Strategy & International Relations Office, Italian Navy General Staff

2. How the Italian State Police Effectively Manages Irregular Migration and Cross Border Crime – Lieutenant Colonel Dr Damiano Risi, Head of Border Police International Affairs, Border Police Division, Italian State Police, and;

3. Operational Perspectives: How the Italian GDF Manages the Task of Security at Sea (Air Navel Component) – Colonel Paolo Emilio Recchia, Chief of Staff – Air Naval Operational Headquarters, GDF Air Naval Department, Guardia di Finanza

With spaces limited, the event team encourage you to book your seat now to avoid disappointment at this sell out event.

With a host of new sponsors, SMi are pleased to announce that Leonardo, 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 are a Gold Sponsor and that Bartington Defence and Space, Basis Technology, Seven Technologies Group and Vancouver Airport Authority are also sponsoring.

Please visit the event website for further information.

The event is set to gather a global audience of experts on national and border security. Check out last year's attendee list to see the high calibre audience this event attracts.

Public Safety Canada, XTAR, Delegation of the European Union to Turkey, Seven Technologies Group, Vision-Box, Saab, Leonardo, George C Marshall Center for European Security Studies, HSRC and more!

"Very interesting conference, very good topics and great speakers. Good networking!"


  • -For more details on our sponsorship, exhibiting and branding packages, please contact Sadia Malick on +44 (0)207 827 6748 /
  • For more details on our group delegate bookings and special rates for military/government, please contact James Hitchen on +44 (0)207 827 6054 /

SMi Group look forward to welcoming you to another industry-leading event in February!

CONFERENCE: 21st & 22nd February
Crowne Plaza St Peter's Hotel & Spa, Rome, Italy

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