Vancouver Airport Authority joins speaker panel at Border Security 2016

  • Posted by Yulia Rotar
  • December 9, 2015 3:26 PM GMT
SMi Reports (09.12.2015, Rome, Italy): Vancouver Airport Authority confirmed as a sponsor and a speaker at Border Security 2016, February, Rome

SMi announces Linda Schucroft, Director, Innovative Travel Solutions, Vancouver Airport Authority will be speaking on Day One of SMi’s 9th annual Border Security Conference which takes place in Rome, Italy, on the 17th-18th February 2016.

Linda’s presentation entitled ‘Decreasing Wait Times and Strengthening Border Security Using Technology’ will cover how to use self-service border technology to reduce immigration wait times and increase border security as well as how a kiosk-based self-service border solution can be used for any jurisdiction. Further information available at 

Border Security 2016 will gather over 100 top decision makers from military and government sector and solution providers from all over the world, including Austria, Denmark, Egypt, France, Gibraltar, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine and United Kingdom.

This event will devote a day to discussing the potential resolutions and difficulties of the current migrant crisis and sessions will be delivered by the key organisations, who will also be participating in interactive panel discussions.

Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Massimo Annati, Former Head of the International Matters at the Naval Armaments Directorate, Italian Navy. Chairman of Border Security 2016 Conference, commented:

"With the continuing instability in North Africa and the Middle East there is a greater focus on Europe's external borders, particularly in Italy, Spain, Greece and surrounding Mediterranean countries. With this in mind, Rome is the most appropriate location for this critical forum and the event will take place with the support of Italian Navy".

For further information on Border Security 2016 please visit the event website at 

As well as a strong focus on the current migrant crisis, Border Security 2016 will also address humanitarian perspectives, counter terrorism, airport security and much more. Sessions will focus on how this can be reduced, whether it be modern technologies, greater collaboration or a larger security presence at the border.

Key Speakers for 2016 include top decision makers from the Italian Navy, Portuguese Navy, European Commission, International Organisation for Migration, UNHCR, Europol, German Customs, Finnish Customs, CEPOL, US EUCOM, EU Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) to Moldova and Ukraine, Austrian Institute of Technology, Malta Transport Authority, Malta Ports, Vancouver Airport Authority and many more.

The full agenda can be accessed from the event website 

Benefits of Attending Border Security 2016:
• Meet and network with the Italian Navy who are speaking, chairing and sending a delegation to attend the event
• Understand the critical issues in the European migrant crisis
• Hear from key European organisations on how to further secure external European borders in the current climate
• Listen how modern technologies will reduce smuggling and fraud at the borders
• Learn about the critical challenges faced at sea, land and air borders
• Discuss how technology solutions can further strengthen borders and improve efficiency

There is currently an early bird discount rate of £100 available until 18th December 2015. For further information about Border Security 2016 please go to

Border Security 2016 is proudly sponsored by Vancouver Airport Authority and FLIR Systems.

For sponsorship enquiries contact Sadia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or email

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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