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Project Seamless Traveller: Is passport-less travel possible?

Australian Department of Immigration & Border Protection to present at SMi’s 11th annual Border Security conference taking place on 21-22 February 2018 in Rome.

ROME, ITALY, October 10, 2017 / -- Early this year, Australia's border authorities have announced their plans to roll out biometric ID technology by 2020 and will see travellers entering the country will be processed automatically by unmanned systems using fingerprints, ID and facial recognition. Called Project Seamless Traveller, this new ambitious programme is a "world first" seeing facial recognition to replace passports in security overhaul at Australian airports.

In line with this, SMi has announced that Mr Paul Cross, Assistant Secretary of Enterprise Biometrics at the Identity and Biometrics Division of the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection, will be speaking at the 11th Border Security Conference next February in Rome.

Speaking on Day 1 of the event, Paul will discuss next-generation biometric initiatives and border management in Australia with a focus on Project Seamless Traveler and how they intend to extend the use of self-processing technologies to 90% of travellers in airports using contactless technologies and dynamic facial recognition. He will also highlight how they are developing new capabilities whilst collaborating with industry and international partners.

More information about this can be found on

Border Security 2018 will feature a speaker line-up of international senior border security experts who will discuss political and technological solutions being utilised to secure national borders. Featured speakers also include representatives from Italian Navy, US Department of Homeland Security, Portuguese Maritime Authority and Ministry of Defence, Swedish National Bureau of Investigation, Borders and Immigration UK, Delegation of the European Union to Turkey, Schiphol Airport, Airpol and more.

The full agenda as well as registration information can be found on

There is currently a £400 Early Bird offer available for bookings done by 31st October.

11th Border Security Conference
21-22 February 2018
Crowne Plaza Hotel St Peter’s Spa, Rome, Italy

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