Biometrics For Border Control to be addressed by the European Association for Biometrics at Border Security 2016 in Rome

  • Posted by Yulia Rotar
  • October 26, 2015 9:35 AM GMT
SMi (Rome, Italy): The European Association for Biometrics to host an exclusive workshop on “Biometrics for Border Control: Impact of Immigration and the Mobile Society” at SMi Group’s 9th annual Border Security Conference.

The highly anticipated workshop on ‘Biometrics For Border Control: Impact of Immigration and the Mobile Society’ will be taking place on the 16th February 2016 at the Crowne Plaza St Peter’s Hotel & Spa in Rome, Italy.

This half-day meeting will provide an overview of the current use of biometrics as a part of border control and an insight into current trends and standards, the various needs for biometrics at borders and the benefits they can bring as well as the potential for further development. Specific subjects that will be discussed include e-gates, paperless boarding and information exchange.

Workshop attendees will learn about latest developments in e-gates and paperless boarding, enabled by biometrics, state of the art biometric devices and solutions supporting boarder control processes and information exchange with some of the leading specialists in biometrics.

The session will be hosted by Max Snijder, Co-Founder, European Association for Biometrics. Max Snijder is one of the leading independent biometrics experts in Europe. He has extensive experience in managing and participating to European Commission funded projects. He coordinated MTIT, BioTesting Europe and the BEST Network, and participated to EU projects such as BioVision, HIDE, BITE, RISE, Staccato and Crescendo. As a researcher Max Snijder has performed studies for the Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR), the Rathenau Institute, the European Commission Joint Research Center and the European Parliament. He lectured at the Center of Excellence-Defence Against Terrorism (CoE-DAT) of the NATO and gives numerous workshops for senior and executive management in the domains of aviation, border control, public administrations and identity found.

For more information on the workshop please go to

This highly popular workshop is a half-day pre-conference meeting which takes place alongside SMi Group’s 9th annual conference on Border Security held on the 17th and 18th February.

The value of Border Security 2016 is recognized by the Italian Navy who will be sending a delegation to attend and provide a senior speaker to present on the current operations in relation to the migrant crisis. The event will also focus on other aspects of border security, such as the smuggling of drugs and illegal goods at the border as well as counter terrorism. Sessions will focus on how this can be reduced, whether it be modern technologies, greater collaboration or a larger security presence at the border.

This global event gathers attendees from all over the world, including Austria, Egypt, France, Gibraltar, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom and other countries.

Confirmed Speakers for 2016 include: Rear Admiral (Ret’d) Massimo Annati, Former Head of the International Matters at the Naval Armaments Directorate, Italian Navy; Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino, Commander, EU Naval Force Mediterranean; Rear Admiral Luis Sousa Pereira, Commandant PRT Navy Marine Corps (Fuzileiros), Portuguese Navy; Antti Hartikainen, Director-General, Finnish Customs; David Skuli, Director, Central Directorate of Border Police, French National Police; Ambassador Andrew Tesoriere, Head, EU Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) to Moldova and Ukraine and Detlef Schroeder, Deputy Director, CEPOL and many more

The event brochure with agenda breakdown, speaker line up, information on workshops and registration form can be accessed on the event website

There is an early bird discount rate of £400 available until 30th October 2015. For further information about Border Security 2016 please go to

9th annual Border Security Conference
17-18 February 2016,
Rome, Italy
Contact e-mail:
Contact tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6054

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