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The Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) is a security service integrated in the Ministry of Internal Administration (MAI) whose mission, within the framework of internal security policy, is to ensure the control of persons at borders, foreigners in national territory, preventing and combating crime related to illegal immigration and trafficking in human beings, managing travel and identification documents for foreigners and carrying out the investigation of asylum application processes, in the safeguarding of internal security and individual rights and freedoms in the global context of the migratory reality. ​

The PSP is commanded by a National Director responsible to the Minister of Internal Affairs. Its duties, defined in law, are diverse and include protection of key points, diplomatic protection, security of major events, traffic policing, private security and firearms licensing, crime prevention, investigation of crime, airport security and protection of persons and property within its areas of remit. It is responsible for the policing of all the airports as well are the larger cities.

The Guarda Nacional Republicana is a security force of a military nature, made up of soldiers organized in a special corps of troops and endowed with administrative autonomy, with jurisdiction throughout the national territory and in the territorial sea. Due to its nature and versatility, the GNR finds its institutional position in the set of military forces and security forces and services, being the only security force with a military nature and organization, characterized as a Military Security Force.


Tahaluf is providing the UAE and countries from all over the world with real-time value-added solutions designed to provide extensive functionality, and secured applications since 2015. Tahaluf was established to provide smart services, and to implement projects based on big data and AI.


WCC HERMES is a person-centric, integrated border security solution for screening Advance Passenger Information (API) and Passenger Name Record (PNR) data. That is to say, HERMES ensures both state-of-the-art security and optimum passenger flow at all kinds of borders, airports, and seaports.


Securiport is the global leader in intelligent immigration controls and civil aviation security solutions. Our mission is to empower governments around the world with smarter solutions that keep travelers safe and borders secure.


Anduril is a product company developing technology that works from day one. We deploy in hours, not years. Our partners start receiving actionable intelligence within minutes of activation.


SITA is the air transport industry’s IT provider, delivering solutions for airlines, airports, aircraft and governments. Our technology powers more seamless, safe and sustainable air travel.


Smiths Detection provides threat detection and security screening technologies for ports and borders that limit illegal activities, without affecting global trade. In the face of escalating cross-border smuggling, authorities need rigorously to monitor imports, exports, transit traffic and people for illicit goods and dangerous materials.


Global GRAB Technologies, Inc., is a leading provider of perimeter security products and services with its headquarters in Franklin, TN. For more than 35 years, Global GRAB Technologies, Inc. has proven to be a trusted partner for a wide range of commercial, federal, military and municipal organizations, as well as international clients.


CASRA is an interdisciplinary team of scientists, security experts, and software engineers with a common purpose and mission. The Center for Adaptive Security Research and Applications (CASRA) was founded in 2008. But its roots go back to the Visual Cognition Research Group (VICOREG) of the University of Zurich.


Borders are the first lines of a country’s defence, and the movement of trade across them is critical to the health of economies across the globe. The OSCE committed itself to achieving a balance between the need to maintain security against the cross-border threats and the freedom of movement for persons, goods, services and investments. Co-operation among participating States is key to this border management and security strategy, in particular on international risks such as drug trafficking, terrorism, migration, transport security and organized crime.

The European Association of Airport & Sepaort Police aims  to prevent criminal activity affecting international transport of passengers and cargo; encourage and develop exchange of information among law enforcement agencies at air and sea ports; study policy methodology and endorse best practice; reduce loss of property in transit; improve inter-agency cooperation to counter the threat posed by international terrorism and serious and organized crime; develop and improve security strategies at international air and sea ports; promote exchange of experience and expertise in the field of emergency and disaster management at air and sea ports.

The Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) was established in 2004 as an advisory organ to the AU composed of civil society organisations (CSOs). The principle of ECOSOCC is for civil society to organise itself to work in partnership with the AU.
ECOSOCC’s mandate includes:
Contributing, through advice, to the effective translation of the AU’s objectives, principles and policies into concrete programmes, as well as evaluating those programmes – Undertaking studies and making recommendations – Contributing to the promotion and realisation of the AU’s vision and objectives – Contributing to the promotion of human rights, the rule of law, good governance, democratic principles, gender equality and child rights – Promoting and supporting the efforts of institutions engaged in reviewing the future of Africa and forging pan-African values in order to enhance an African social model and way of life – Fostering and consolidating partnership between the AU and CSOs – Assuming functions referred to it by other AU organs.

Migration is a global, cross-regional and transnational concept. In order to ensure the best possible results in its work, ICMPD’s structure is decentralised and based on the principle of worldwide mobility. Hierarchies are flat and decisions be implemented timely. ICMPD has 19 Member States who form a Steering Group that exercises general supervision of ICMPD, approve strategic decisions and appoint the Director General for a period of 5 years. Decisions are taken based on the majority principle. The Steering Group is chaired by a different member state each year (rotation principle).

Migration, Asylum, Refugees Regional Initiative (MARRI) promotes regional cooperation in the area of migration in the Western Balkans and thus, contribute to development and stability of the region.

World Border Security Network is a fraternal network of government border professionals. Together we share information, keep up-to-date with the latest threats and share best practise, to help make the world a safer place.

The IACIPP is the international association of practitioners and professionals involved in the security and safety of critical infrastructure, both physical and information infrastructure.

ISIO – The International Trade Organization is a trade organization for the security industry. A “Trade Organization” is at the top of the heirachy of the industry, which endorses, security exhibitions, conferences, workshops,media, and the full spectrum of business structures.

The NS&RC is an elite group of international companies from Europe and the United States who work closely together to provide clever world class solutions in growth markets such as CBRNe, Global Threat Secure Travel, Crisis management and contingency planning, Specialist Design and Build, NS&R Training, Airport and Aviation Security, Cyber Security and data protection, Health Safety and Rescue.

Media Partners:

Border Security Report is the industry’s premier magazine for the world’s border protection, management and security industry policy-makers and practitioners.

World Security Report is a bi-monthly electronic, fully accessible e-news service distributed to 130,000 organisations globally. It tracks the full range of problems and threats faced by today’s governments, armed and security forces and civilian services and looks at how they are dealing with them. It aims to be a prime source of online information and analysis on security, counter-terrorism, international affairs and defence.

WorldSecurity-index is the only global homeland security directory published in English, Arabic and Spanish on the web and in CD network format.

Media Supporters:

Transport Security International, incorporating Aviation Security International (ASI) is the leading global journal of transport, airline and airport security. For the past 20 years it has been the industry’s source of aviation security editorial and incident analysis, delivering independent incisive, must-read articles and opinion pieces, together with reviews of hijackings, acts of sabotage and unruly passenger behaviour via our Air Watch section. TSI has included interviews with politicians and hijackers, highlighted emerging technologies and has constructively challenged many of the industry responses to acts of terrorism.

Transport Security International, incorporating Aviation Security International (ASI) is the leading global journal of transport, airline BiometricUpdate.com is the leading news property that publishes shareable breaking news, analysis, and research about the global biometrics market.

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Torch Marketing is an integrated international b2b marketing and event organisers that offers a complete range of event, marketing and PR services.

KNM Media is a marketing and publishing company specialising in the defence, aerospace and security/law enforcement markets.