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Biometrics Institute Identities at the Borders Seminar 2014 @ University of Carlos III
Apr 29 all-day
BI Logo TM V1The Biometrics Institute is holding its second Identities at the Borders Seminar on 29 April 2014 in Brussels, Belgium. This event will focus on the Future of Travel (Registered Traveller Programmes) and Automated Border Control. This event will offer unprecedented networking opportunities, bringing together border agencies, biometric suppliers and the aviation industry. Over 50 delegates attended the first seminar in 2013 including: Copenhagen Airports, ACI Europe, Federal Police Belgium, Belgian Federal Police, Bundespolizei (BPOL) German Federal Police, Royal Netherlands Marechaussee (KMar) – Ministry of Defence, UK Home Office – UK Border Force, Norwegian ID Centre, IATA and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. All welcome to register and attend. Biometrics Institute members receive discounted rates. See website for more details.
Counter Terror Expo – International Security for an Evolving World @ Olympia
Apr 29 – Apr 30 all-day

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Counter Terror Expo 29-30 April 2014, Olympia, London is the largest international event to mitigate threats, protect against terrorist attacks and understand modern day risks. The event will connect over 9,500 buyers and specifiers from the entire security sector within counter terrorism, law enforcement and corporate security. Counter Terror Expo offers the most comprehensive display of technology, equipment and services designed to protect nations, borders, crowded places, critical national infrastructure, companies, assets and individuals from the threat of terrorist attack.

Make sure you register for your free visitor pass today to meet and do business with professionals from within Critical National Infrastructure, MOD/Armed Forces, Police & Law Enforcement, Training/Consultancy, System Integrators, Central & Local Governments, Emergency Services and Border Control. Register for your free visitor pass at

Counter Terror Expo Announces the Release of the Free to Attend Seminar Theatre Programme

In January 2013, terrorists launch an attack in Algeria on the Tigantourine gas facility. April sees the detonation of two bombs near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. The savage killing of Drummer Lee Rigby takes place in Woolwich in May. In September, terrorists enter the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi and cause multiple deaths and injuries in a sustained gun and grenade attack. The last days of 2013 witnessed two suicide bombings targeting crowded places in the Russian city of Volgograd.

As these events unfolded, one thing became clear. The terrorist and security threat is international, interconnected and constantly evolving. As noted by the defence intelligence supplier IHS Janes, there was a marked increase in ‘damaging attacks’ worldwide over the six months to September 2013 vs the same period in 2012.

Counter Terror Expo, 29-30 April 2014 at Olympia, London, the largest international counter terrorism and security event of its kind, has achieved its pre-eminent position as a direct result of the commitment of its organisers, Clarion Events, to ensuring its immediate relevance to these evolving threats.

A key, recently released feature at Counter Terror Expo 2014 will be the high level educational programme comprising a wealth of in-depth free to attend seminars held in two free to attend seminar theatres held on the main exhibition floor, providing visitors with the opportunity to examine newly-launched products and review successful case studies.

With over 400 exhibitors scheduled to attend the show, including many of the world’s largest, most successful and most innovative organisations, there will be no shortage of cutting edge products and services being promoted in a variety of seminar scenarios held over the two days.

Details the seminar programme have been released and the two theatres include:

Security Solutions Theatre

This theatre will feature a series of interactive product launches complemented by unique presentations delivered by experts focusing on the latest industry developments. Product launches and presentations in this theatre will focus on Perimeter Protection, Surveillance, Glass and Glazing, Building Protection, Cyber security, Screening & Scanning, CCTV and access control, all of which should be considered when assessing and improving any approach towards integrated infrastructure security.

Presentations will address a diverse range of topics including Totalpost discussing regulatory changes for 2014 which will affect the efficiency of threat detection for freight handlers and forwarders and, Broughton Controls investigating how to reduce the cost of product convergence, whilst increasing performance.

Policing, Military and Emergency Response Theatre

Specifically designed to be the one-stop-shop for all police, military and emergency response personnel, this theatre will feature the latest technologies and industry developments. Exclusive product launches and presentations will be delivered on Unmanned Vehicles, Armoured Vehicles, Tracking and GPS, Protective Equipment, CBRNe, Communications, Counter IED and Surveillance.

To register for your free exhibition only pass, please visit

High Level Conference Programme

Counter Terror Expo commitment that is fully reflected in the impressive roster of distinguished speakers that has been assembled for the Counter Terror Expo 2014 Conference programme; speakers representing the Home Office, emergency services, government departments, NATO, NGOs and the private sector. In total, they will be delivering no less than 100 highly relevant conference sessions organised around six themes.

Philip Hunter, Event Director, Clarion Defence & Security commented: “We’re confident that we have put together a conference programme for Counter Terror Expo 2014 that is of immediate and practical relevance to every professional involved in the counter terrorism and security arena. This promises to be a must attend event and we’re extremely grateful to all of the experts who have agreed to share their insights into the ever evolving threats we face.”

Conference registration is now open with delegate passes starting from £205+VAT. Please visit to view the full programme.

Please visit to register for you free exhibition only pass or a conference delegate pass.


Counter Terror Expo 2014 @ Olympia
Apr 29 – Apr 30 all-day

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Clarion Defence and Security are delighted to announce Counter Terror Expo 29-30 April 2014, Olympia, London. Counter Terror Expo is the largest international event to mitigate threats, protect against terrorist attacks and understand modern day risks. With a 9% attendance increase in 2013, Counter Terror Expo has cemented its position as the must attend leading counter terrorism and security event to attend. Counter terrorism, law enforcement and security professionals are requested to add the show dates, 29-30 April 2014, into their diary today.

Counter Terror Expo was established with the intent to deliver a unique and secure environment in which professionals within the critically important counter terrorism and security arena can come together to share experience and gain knowledge. In the last 5 years, the event has grown vastly to be a truly key gathering of the leading experts in the field from within the Police, Emergency Services, Government, Military, Intelligence & Security Services, Private Sector, Large Scale Sites, Oil & Gas, Cyber, Maritime/Anti-Piracy and Critical National Infrastructure, worldwide.

Top Line Figures from CTX 2013:

  • 9,254 Total Attendance – 9% increase on the 2012 event
  • 753 Delegates – 7% increase on the 2014 event
  • 108 High Level Conference Speakers – 14% increase on the 2012 event
  • 368 VIP – 123% increase in VIP’s
  • 84% of attendees have purchasing authority or influence the purchasing process
  • 73% of attendees have a security project planned within the next 12 months
  • 82 countries represented – top countries in attendance included: USA, France, Norway, Sweden, Russian Federation, Germany and Saudi Arabia

Counter Terror Expo 2013 once again displayed its industry relevance and growth through its multiple, internationally acclaimed conference streams, live demonstration areas, and free to attend workshops. In 2014, the event will build on that success to deliver content and solutions that continue to meet the needs of international security in an evolving world.

Speaking about the success of Counter Terror Expo 2013, Philip Hunter, Event Director, Clarion Defence & Security announced;

Counter Terror Expo has once again proven its unique ability to discuss debate and provide strategies and solutions to counter todays evolving security threats. The increase in attendance numbers in 2013 has established the event as a leading counter terrorism and security show worldwide. Companies who are interested in meeting a record number of counter terrorism, law enforcement, military and corporate security end users should discuss how Counter Terror Expo 2014 can form part of their marketing plan with a member of the event team.”

Counter Terror Expo will take place on 29-30 April 2014, Olympia, London, and will host 10,000+ attendees and over 400 leading exhibitors. Companies interested in exhibiting should contact:

Zoe Bonser –   Email:

Dean O’Reilly -   Email: 

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China Guangzhou International Biometric Identification Technology Exhibition 2013 @ Dong Jun Plaza
May 12 – May 14 all-day

China Guangzhou International Biometric Identification Technology Exhibition 2013 - In recent years, with a succession of significant events held in China like the Olympic Games, World Expo and the Asian Games, huge demand for security protection products has arisen rapidly in China and an upsurge of constructing “Safe City” has been set off all over the country. As one of the ten technologies with revolutionary effect on human society in the 21st century, biometric identification technology is widely used in the security and protection industry and receives high level attention from the academic circle, industry circle, government departments as well as the public. For several consecutive years, average annual growth of biometric identification market has remained above 35% and it still presents good development status and potential though experiencing financial crisis. Since it is extensively applied in numerous key sectors and realms just like public security, safety, customs, finance, army, airport, frontier port and security precaution, and civil markets such as intelligent access control and attendance market, the scale of industry market will continue to expand. In the next few years, biometric personal identification will also become one of the most important technology revolutions in information industry and its rapid development will be accelerated by the huge demand. Worldwide scale of this line will even reach tens of billions of dollars especially with the start of some giant projects of state level.

Guangdong is China’s first major economic province as well as one of the world’s most influential manufacturing bases for security protection products. By means of integrated resources, internationalized operation and global publicity campaign, Biometric China will set up a most professional, most international and high-level platform for exchange and trade in biometric identification industry.

Biometrics Institute Introduction to Biometrics Short-Course Australia 2014 @ Radisson Hotel & Suites
May 26 – May 27 all-day
BI Logo TM V1The Biometrics Institute is holding a 2 day, 16 hour Introduction to Biometrics Short-Course on the 26th and 27th May 2014. Held at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, Sydney, just days prior to the Asia-Pacific Conference 2014, this 2 day workshop is designed to present a short overview of the primary issues in automated human recognition, also known as “Biometrics”. The course will be facilitated by leading international biometrics expert, Dr. James L. Wayman, San Jose State University. The course is planned for persons looking for a quick introduction to the history, fundamentals, standards, performance capabilities and case studies of biometric systems, with a focus on fingerprint, face and iris recognition. The Biometrics Institute encourages anyone with an interest in biometrics to attend. Members of the Biometrics Institute receive discounted rates. See website for more details.
Biometrics Institute Asia-Pacific Conference 2014 @ Dockside
May 28 – May 29 all-day
Banner-Layouts-APC-1200-x-348pxIn 2014 this special event will be held across 2 days at Dockside, Sydney, a venue which boasts an unmissable view of Sydney’s Darling Harbour. With a promising line-up of international and regional expert speakers, the Asia-Pacific Conference is a unique must-attend biometrics event developed specifically with member feedback for all stakeholders of biometric technologies. The conference will provide an insight into the latest developments and best-practice examples of biometric technologies. With an extensive membership base made up of over 130 organisations, the Biometrics Institute offers great networking opportunities and provides access to the key players in the Asia Pacific region and beyond. Join your fellow Biometrics Institute members and other stakeholders at this must-attend industry forum with case studies from experts from around the world regarding biometric systems for identity management, as investigative tools or for customer authentication. All welcome to register and attend. Biometrics Institute members receive discounted rates. Early Bird rates now available!
Digital Identities and Authentication Seminar 2014
Jun 4 all-day

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The Biometrics Institute is known for its long track record in successfully facilitating discussion around the use of biometrics in a stimulating and independent forum. This seminar reflects a growing demand for discussion around online authentication, mobile transactions and privacy. The 2013 Biometrics Institute Industry Survey reported that smartphones/mobile devices were given the highest mention in terms of future biometric use. Coupled with a significant number of respondents suggesting the adoption of biometrics in everyday activities, this seminar will provide an independent platform to discuss further, featuring presentations from government speakers and the private sector.


Border Management & Technologies Summit
Jun 10 – Jun 13 all-day


Border Management is a major topic in the Balkans and Middle East with many governments in the region looking to invest heavily in securing their international borders. Many refugees and migrants pass through the region to enter Western Europe and with increased pressure to limit this governments are reacting by investing in the latest border management technologies.

Our 2nd annual Border Management & Technologies Summit will take place in Istanbul, Turkey on the 10th to 13th June 2014. The Turkish Government are in the midst of developing the world’s largest international airport which would be the main flight connecting airport in Europe which will have a capacity 150 million passengers. With this in mind Istanbul is the ideal place to host our Border Management & Technologies Summit for a 2nd year.

Our 2014 event will allow you to hear in-depth presentations from the Balkans region, Middle East and Central Asia all key regions who are developing their border control.

To take part in our 2nd annual Border Management & Technologies Summit please email us at

Our 2013 event attracted 100+ attendees with 13 companies showcasing their latest ABC, surveillance, face recognition and iris recognition technologies.


Regional Seminar on MRTDs and Traveller Identification Management
Jun 25 – Jun 27 all-day



ICAO will be organizing an MRTD Regional Seminar in Madrid, Spain on 25 – 27 June 2014. The Seminar, hosted by the Government of Spain, is organized by ICAO and supported by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). It will address MRTD standards and best practices, assistance and capacity-building needs of States, identification management and related border security issues.

This event will present an opportunity for ICAO, the EC and European States to join efforts towards achieving the successful implementation of mandatory Supplemental Access Control (SAC) digital protocol, which is based on Password Authenticated Connection Establishment (PACE) cryptographic protocol. This new digital access protocol will become mandatory to all new European travel documents issued from December 2014.

Along with the Seminar, which will cover all the respective technical and policy presentations, ICAO and the host State will also provide European States with an opportunity to perform the required interoperability tests to assess implementation.


The MRTD Regional Seminar will be of particular interest to government officials from national identity and travel document issuance authorities, civil registries, passport offices, immigration, customs and other border inspection and law enforcement agencies; Ministries of Interior and Foreign Affairs, as well as embassy Consular staff. Other key stakeholders include international organizations, donor agencies, private companies offering technologies and products for effective international identity and border management, airlines and airport authorities, security and facilitation consultants, academia and think tanks.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to present your products/services at this milesone event. Ensure your presence at the 2014 Symposium by becoming a sponsor and/or exhibitor at this premier MRTD global event.

Biometrics Institute Showcase Europe 2014 @ Australia House
Jun 26 all-day
Banner-Layouts-T&E-1200-x-348pxv2The Biometrics Institute successfully launched this event in June 2012 and is now organising this as an annual gathering of the industry. The 2013 Showcase was held at the beautiful premises of the Royal Bank of Scotland in London and was attended by over 140 delegates with a majority being from financial institutions and government agencies. This year, the Biometrics Institute is thrilled to announce that Australia House in London will be holding the event in its Great Exhibition Hall, famous for the set of Gringotts Bank in the Harry Potter films. This event offers a great setting to experience the latest technologies hands-on without having to make any commitments. All welcome to register and attend. Biometrics Institute members receive discounted rates. If you would like to express an interest in this event or submit a paper, please email See website for more details.