Border Security 2018: perspectives on migration management from Italy

  • Posted by SMiGroup12017
  • November 8, 2017 1:43 PM GMT

As Italy continues to be a big player in the global border security landscape, SMi Group has announced three key sessions at the 11th Border Security conference led by high level officials from the host country. 

    Strategies Utilised by the Italian Navy to Effectively Defence Maritime Borders
    REAR ADMIRAL GIANFRANCO ANNUNZIATA, Deputy Head 3rd Department - Plans, Operations & Maritime Strategy and Head - Maritime Strategy & International Relations Office, Italian Navy General Staff

    Critical strategies employed including the enhancement of maritime situational awareness capabilities and developing mulit-mission flexibility, as  well as coordinating with interagency, bilateral and multilateral border enforcement agencies.
    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

    Key updates and techniques on comprehensive management of air, land and maritime border, strategies on implementiing smart border, biometrics and PNR, and interoperability with allied nations and agencies.
  • Operational Perspectives: How the Italian GDF Manages the Task of Security at Sea
    COLONEL PAOLO EMILIO RECCHIA, Chief of Staff - Air Naval Operational Headquarters, GDF Air Naval Component, Guardia Di Finanza

    Current operations of the Air & Naval Operations command with a focus on migration featuring feedback from recent operations in the Mediterranean, as well as future goals to safely and securely manage Italy’s borders.

Other highlights of the conference will touch on relevant themes such as securing land, air and sea borders, European updates on border control strategies amidst the migration crisis, biometric technology and capabilities, as well as how political implications will affect global border security beyond 2018.

Border Security 2018 will feature a speaker line-up of international senior border security experts who will discuss political and technological solutions being utilised to secure national borders.

Featured speakers also include representatives from Italian Navy, US Department of Homeland Security, Portuguese Maritime Authority and Ministry of Defence, Swedish National Bureau of Investigation, Borders and Immigration UK, Delegation of the European Union to Turkey, Schiphol Airport, Airpol and more.

To get full access of the complete updated programme and topics, visit


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