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Aruba Airport to Deliver Briefing at the 12th Annual Border Security Conference

SMi Group Reports: The 12th annual Border Security Conference will return to Rome, Italy on the 12-13 February 2019

With the world’s leading airports adopting the application of biometric technology to achieve ‘seamless and autonomous’ border controls; as demonstrated by Aruba Airport’s Happy Flow, the first 100 per cent self-service passenger experience, based on traveller-centric biometric technology, from kerb to boarding.

SMi Group are delighted to announce that Aruba Airport have confirmed they will be delivering a briefing at this year’s, 12th Annual Border Security Conference: Ms. Annette Steenbergen, Coordinator Happy Flow and Preclearance, Government of Aruba

Presenting: ‘Happy Flow’: Enhancing Customer Experience While Ensuring Border Security with Innovative Border Technology

• Contemporary capacity and security challenges facing the airport industry and the role of technology in solving these
• Developing a passenger centric, seamless, secure, safe and financially sustainable airport ecosystem
• Creating passenger profiles by establishing a reliable chain of identity between airport stakeholders
• How to create this public private cooperation between stakeholders and address privacy/GDPR concerns
• Looking towards the future of Happy Flow as an international initiative

The full agenda is available to download at:

Taking place on the 12th and 13th February 2019 at the Crowne Plaza St Peter’s Hotel & Spa, Rome, Italy, Border Security 2019 will provide the perfect platform to learn from and network with a high calibre audience who will discuss technological solutions and political strategies to implement next generation capabilities to secure land, air, and sea borders in response to growing global threats.

There will also be an evening networking reception hosted by Vancouver Airport Authority day-one at the conference.

The £100 early bird offer will expire on the 14th December.

To register online, visit:

Recent attendees include: George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, European Union Dedication to Turkey, Lund University, Portugese Navy, EU Lisa, Identity for Services, IOM – International Organization for , Migration, Italian Navy, Finnish Customs, Borders & Immigration, Swedish Police Authority, P.G Court Consulate Congo, German Federal Police, Us Department of Homeland Security, Airpol, Italian State Police, Vancouver Airport Authority, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Europol, International Organisation for Migration, Interpol, Government of Aruba, Brussels Airport Company, Worldreach Software, Gatekeeper Intelligent Security, Cellebrite, Estonian Police and Border Guard Administration, National University of Public Service Fle, YVR, International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), Swiss Border Guard

Sponsorship is open, should you wish to speak or exhibit at Border Security 2019, please contact Sadia Malick on: +44 (0) 20 7827 6748 or
For delegate enquiries, contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or email

The 12th Annual Border Security Conference
12-13 February 2019
Rome, Italy

GOLD SPONSORS: Gatekeeper Intelligent Security, SITA, Vancouver Airport Authority
SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS: Cellebrite, WorldReach Software