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Seamless Travel and Airport Security at the Border Security Conference 2020

18 November 2019
by smigroup -- last modified 18 November 2019

SMi Group Reports: The Border Security Conference taking place on the 11th - 12th February 2020 in Rome will include six presentations on airport security.


Airports are increasingly turning to seamless travel initiatives in order to help secure borders and increase passenger satisfaction. Seamless travel will therefore be a key focus at next year's Border Security Conference, taking place on the 11th and 12th February, in Rome, Italy.

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Border Security Conference 2020The conference serves as a leading event for industry professional and government officials from around the world.

Featuring presentations discussing the impact of technologies, such as AI and Automated Recognition, and seamless travel initiatives, which aim to secure borders and increase passenger satisfaction.

Presentations on Airport Security:

1) Effective Border Risk Management at Our International Airports and The Role of Emerging Technologies Specifically Facial Recognition Systems

Presented by Mr Christopher Maston, Port Director, Miami International Airport, Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

2) Recent Advances in Automated Recognition at The Border

Presented by Mr Marek Rejman-Greene, Director, Identity for Services

3) Biometric Exit USA: LH Perspective

Presented by Mr Patrick Sgueglia, Product Manager Regulatory, Lufthansa

4) Profiling, Targeting and Real Time Operational Communication at Airports in The Global South to Fight Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism

Presented by Ms Cecile Plunet, AIRCOP Global Coordinator, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

5) Title TBC

Presented by Ms Keri Phoenix, Manager Innovative Travel Solutions, Vancouver Airport Authority

6) Implementation of BorderXpress in Cyprus

Presented by Mr Yiannis Harpas, Senior Manager Operations, Pafos Airport, Hermes Airports Ltd

Additionally, the main conference is supported by a market leading workshop with a focus on "Countering Emerging Threats in Document and Identity Verification in Border Security" taking place on the 10th February, led by Professor James Ferryman, Project Coordinator, PROTECT.


The full agenda (event brochure) can be requested from the event website

Border Security Conference
Rome, Italy
11th – 12th February 2020

Gold Sponsor: Vancouver International Airport

Sponsorship is now open for the conference. Should you wish to speak or exhibit please contact Sadia Malick on: +44 (0) 20 7827 6748 or
For delegate enquiries, please contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or email

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