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Biometrics Unplugged


September – November 2014

Global Identity Summit & Biometrics Consortium Conference @ Tampa, Florida
Sep 15 @ – Dec 18 @

The Global Identity Summit is focused on identity management solutions for corporate, defense and homeland security communities. This conference and associated exhibition bring together a distinctive, yet broad comprehensive look at the identity management capabilities, challenges and solutions in the topic areas of:

  • Biometrics
  • Radio-Frequency Identification
  • Mobile
  • Cyber
  • Smart Card Technologies
  • Big Data

Government, industry, and academic experts will lead the discussion of how these and other concepts fit in the broader context of the following applications:

  • Border/Port Security
  • Financial
  • Law Enforcement
  • Critical Infrastructure
  • Healthcare
  • Emergency Response
Defence Exports @ Movenpick Hotel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Oct 1 – Oct 2 all-day


The SMi Group are delighted to announce the 9th annual Defence Exports conference convening on the 1st and 2nd October 2014, in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

This is your opportunity to discuss and network with key government officials and industry leaders from the U.S, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Understand and utilize the latest updates on international export control regulations, especially the 2014 ECR changes.

With the recent U.S export control reforms, industry is faced with the reality that export controls are becoming more complicated and the risk of non-compliance is higher. This conference is designed to give those working in the industry the insight and tools they need to survive the recent changes and work toward greater success.

At SMi’s 9th annual Defence Exports conference you will gain valuable information from government officials and industry leaders on the crucial U.S Export Control Reforms, key national export control reforms and plans for regulation changes in the future.Understand how the U.S. reforms will affect regulations within the EU, factors affecting compliance programs, voluntary self-disclosure, anti-corruption issues, TAAs, enforcement trends and the plans for key policy harmonisations across member states. Listen to presentations from countries such as the U.S, UK, France, Japan, Canada, Israel, Netherlands and Germany and analyse global developments between friendly countries.

This conference will also take an in depth look at regulations dealing with dual-use items, the USML & ITAR, the Commercial Control List & EAR, licensing protocols & applications, embargos & sanctions, and other controls impact on defence companies’ global trade operations.

Last year’s attendees appraisals:

AIRBUS Group (Export Compliance Advisor) — “Excellent event, the best one.”

Defence Science & Technology Agency, Singapore (Procurement Manager) — “This event has a very large panel of distinguished speakers and attendees.”

Rolls Royce (Export Control Manager) — “This event was the best, very well organised and informative.”

Understand defence exports on a global scale, hear from the officals shaping the regulations and place your company at a strategic advantage with cutting edge analysis.

Tenth Symposium and Exhibition on ICAO MRTDs, Biometrics and Border Security @ ICAO Headquarters
Oct 7 – Oct 10 all-day

ICAO will hold the Tenth Symposium and Exhibition on Machine Readable Travel Documents (MRTDs), Biometrics and Border Security from 7 to 9 October 2014. A select group of Industry Partners will complement the Symposium, showcasing a broad range of products and services related to MRTDs, biometric identification, travel document security applications and border management systems.

This global annual event will address ICAO MRTD standards and specifications, identification management best practices and related border security issues. In addition, the Symposium will provide an overview of milestones in moving from the early MRTD specifications to a coherent ICAO policy framework on holistic traveller identification management – the ICAO Traveller Identification Programme (ICAO TRIP).

The special feature of the 2014 Symposium is the Evidence of Identification (EoI), civil registries and foundation documents required to apply for a passport. The foundations of holistic traveller identification management will be explored, including why having a robust national identification management system is a pre-condition for security and facilitation benefits provided by ICAO-compliant MRTDs, eMRTDs and modern border control systems.

The Symposium will explore the integrity of passport issuance process. Document Issuance and Control, a component of the ICAO TRIP Strategy, offers concepts and good practices in preventing the fraudulent use of MRTDs by individuals who are not entitled to them. Challenges and best practices in providing implementation and capacity-building assistance to States in the areas of EoI, civil registries and the integrity of MRTD issuance process will be also examined.

The 2014 Symposium follows last year’s successful event, attended by over 500 participants from States, international organizations, companies and other institutions, and it will take place at ICAO Headquarters, 999 University Street, Montréal, Quebec, Canada. The Symposium programme will be posted on this website as soon as it is available and will be continually updated.

The presentations and handouts will be available in English only. Simultaneous interpretation will be available in English, French, Spanish and Russian.

Symposium speakers and facilitators include world leaders in the field, policy makers and senior managers, top experts, practitioners and researchers, many from the relevant working groups of ICAO, ISO and other international organizations.

Who should attend

The Symposium will be of particular interest to government officials from national identification and travel document issuance authorities, passport offices, immigration, customs, police and other border inspection and law enforcement agencies; Ministries of Interior and Foreign Affairs, as well as embassy and 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.


Biometrics 2014 Conference & Exhibition
Oct 21 – Oct 24 all-day



Biometrics 2014  is the largest European event bringing together end users, suppliers, integrators and academics to shape and debate the future of identity in practical, stimulating and interactive sessions. In addition to a comprehensive 3-day conference, an exhibition area features more than 40 leading suppliers and developers of biometric, smart card and identity management solutions.

The conference is held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, London, from Tuesday 21 October to Thursday 23 October 2014. The exhibition, which is free to enter, will run on Wednesday 22 October and Thursday 23 October 2014.




Symposium on Innovation in Aviation Security @ ICAO Headquarters
Oct 21 @ – Oct 23 @

SFP_2014-Symp-Innovation_logo_textBased on the theme of Innovation for the Enhancement of Aviation Security, the first-ever Symposium on Innovation in Aviation Security will help States, industry, academic researchers and other AVSEC professionals explore how technology, tools and equipment can help States and industry meet both existing and future aviation security challenges.

The proposed three-day Symposium will feature presentations and panels on themes such as: optimizing technology; achieving a better balance between security and facilitation; accelerating the transfer of innovative methods to less developed States; optimizing partnerships between State authorities and manufacturers; creating and applying knowledge through innovation; promoting research and development; and empowering people and firms toward innovation.

Money 20/20 @ Aria
Nov 2 – Nov 7 all-day

money2020_logo_2014Money20/20 is the leading global event for innovations in money. 2014’s Money20/20 will be held on Nov. 2-6, 2014 and we expect more than 6,500 attendees, including 500+ CEOs, from 2,000+ companies and 50+ countries.