EU Migrant Crisis: Italian Coast Guard Headquarters and Italian Navy to give host national opening addresses at Border Security 2016 in Rome

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SMi (Rome, Italy): Italian Coast Guard Headquarters, Italian and Portuguese Navy, EU Naval Force, Guardia Civil and French National Police to discuss recent contributions to the border security in response to the Irregular Migration Crisis in Europe

SMi Group are proud to announce the return of the highly successful Border Security conference, now in its 9th year. The value of this event 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.

Border Security 2016 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.

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

The continuation of Libya’s instability means the tragic circumstances in the Mediterranean are still recurrent and the effects are being felt across Central and Western Europe all the way to the France-UK Border of Calais and Scandinavia.

With the occurrence of the current crisis the presentation given on Day One by Rear Admiral Nicola Carlone, Head of Operations Department, Italian Coast Guard Headquarters, entitled “The Italian Coast Guard: Search and Rescue Operations in the Mediterranean” will pose as one of the events’ highlights due to its highly relevant contents.

Confirmed Speakers who will join Rear Admiral Nicola Carlone in Rome 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

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”.

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 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

About SMi Group: Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the worlds most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at


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