SAE Media Group’s industry leading Border Security conference will enter its' 8th year and be held on the 18-19th February in the Italian capital, Rome. The conference will particularly focus on European Border Security and current operations in these regions. Modern and innovative solutions, such as the use of satellites will be presented on, giving you current methods to boost your border security. Emphasis will too be placed on the issue modern technologies to improve efficiency and security. As well as this, there will be case studies addressing recurrent problems, such as human trafficking and the smuggling of goods, therefore allowing you to analyse and consequently adapt your security measures accordingly. 


This year we have decided to hold the event in Rome due to the recent migrations and humanitarian tragedies to Italian ports from North Africa, in particular Libya. In doing this we will ensure the programme will feature some key speakers from the host nation, as well as  European Union Organisations and European nations.

A global conference providing innovative solutions in order to secure borders whilst improving efficiency. The key areas of discussion will be: 



  • Case studies on successful system implementations across Europe
  • Listen to, discuss and analyse UK, German and Italian border operations
  • A wide range of highly respected speakers talking about diverse and relevant issues.
  • Hear relevant information from reputable organisations combatting national and international security issues at borders
  • Discover solutions to critical border security issues, such as trafficking and irregular migration
  • Network and learn from key opinion leaders from the Border Security industry
  • Evaluate the developments of modern technology designed to improve border efficiency and security
  • Global perspectives on developing border problems



- Heads of Department of Economic, Management and Operation of Maritime Transport
- Heads of National Analysis Centre
- Heads of Sector, EU and Schengen
- Security system providers
- Customs and border control officials
- National security advisors, policymakers and personnel
- Chiefs of Police and Police and law enforcement officers
- Boundary commissioners
- Diplomats and foreign affairs officials
- Borderland planners and managers
- Defence and security departments
- Consular officials
- Policy analysts
- Global Security Risk Analyst

 2014 attendees included: 

Afghanistan Border Police; Border Guards; Borderpol; Carleton University, Ottawa; Cassidian Saudi Ltd; Chief Directorate Border Police, Bulgaria; Criminal Police Department; Cross Match Technologies; Dextera Global; EADS Deutschland; EU Satellite Centre; EVriq EOOD; Federal police; FLIR Commercial Systems BV; Hungarian National Police; I B M Global Services; IAI; Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration; Indra; Infra Tec Gmbh; International Organization for Migration; IOM Tajikistan; Maritime Authority Directorate, Portugal; Ministry Of Interior; Morpho; MOVE SALNE ORGANISATION; NIGERIA CUSTOMS SERVICE; Nuctech Company Limited; OSCE ; P K P Polskie Linie Kolejowe S A; Panasonic Computer Products Europe; Panasonic Marketing Eurpoe GmbH; Plasan; Plovdiv Airport; Port of Santos; Rapiscan Systems; Rockwell Collins ARINC; Romanian Border Police; Sarlux Srl; Seaview Transport; SITA Inc; Swiss Border Police; Tajikistan Border Guards; Technical University - Varna; Thales Communication & Security; Theta-Consult; Timisoara International Airport Romania; U.S. Army; UNHCR; University of Kent; University Of Rome 'Tor Vergata'; US Commercial Service; US Embassy Budapest; WCC Group;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Neil Hall

Neil Hall, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Retired), AFNI MIACP

9:10 EU External Borders - The Importance of Maritime Safety and Security


  • The Sea, a permeable border and an invisible frontier – risks and threats
  • Secure EU maritime external borders - the Navy’s role
  • Migration, the front line is the sea – the Italian Navy experience
  • North African countries, enhance autonomous border control capability trough the Maritime Capacity Building
  • Rear Admiral Pierpaolo Ribuffo

    Rear Admiral Pierpaolo Ribuffo, Flag Officer, Naval Division 3, Italian Navy

    9:40 Immigration and Border Control in the UK

    John Vine CBE QPM

    John Vine CBE QPM, Former Independent Chief Inspector, Borders and Immigration

    ·          Ways to improve efficiency whilst maintaining security

    ·          Annual Report to the UK Parliament 2014


    10:10 Risk Based Analysis and Decision Making in the Border Security Environment

    Ned Hunter

    Ned Hunter, Co-founder and CEO, The Hunter-Wimberly Group LLC

  • Why Dynamic Risk Analysis is the future of Border Security Management
  • Coupling Border Security Professionals with a private sector Risk Analysis Model
  • Successes of The Hunter-Wimberly Group with the Risk Management Model on the United States / Mexico border
  • Automating The Hunter-Wimberly Group model in a cloud application for Dynamic Risk Analysis


  • 10:50 Morning Coffee

    11:10 Quantifying National Security and C4ISR Needs for the 21st Century

    James Grier

    James Grier, Director, Studies & Analysis, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems

    ·         Basic Constructs in Analysing Security Requirements

    ·         Specific Study Topic – Illegal Immigration in the Mediterranean

    ·         Using Modelling, Simulation and Analysis to Address National Security Scenarios Facing the EU


    11:50 Project Griffin International

    Jay Grant

    Jay Grant, Director, INTERPORTPOLICE



    ·         Best Practices for Terrorism, Serious Crime and Aftermath Incidents

    ·         Overcoming The Achilles Heel of Communication

    ·         Collaboration in an Operational Security Environment.


    12:20 Gatwick Airport Border Security

    ·         People – Joint working                      

    ·         Processes – Dynamic Response Tool

    ·         Technology – E-gates and Automated Queue Timing

    Danielle Sharp

    Danielle Sharp, Border Security Manager, Borders and Immigration Gatwick Airport

    Chris Woodroofe

    Chris Woodroofe, Head of Security and Business Continuity, Borders and Immigration Gatwick Airport

    12:50 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Intelligent Systems for Aerial Surveillance and Perimeter Security

    Ulrich Weynell

    Ulrich Weynell, Head of ISN Security Technology, International Security Network

    ·          Perimeter Security

    ·          Retrofit solutions

    ·          Building outside shell protection

    14:30 EU Borders Risk Analysis

    Antonio Saccone

    Antonio Saccone, Head of Operational Analysis Sector, Frontex

    ·          Coordination of operational responses at EU borders

    ·          Who is who in EU borders risk analysis?

    ·          Update on the current situation at the external borders of the EU


    15:00 Smart Moves at the Border: SITA's iBorders BorderAutomation

    Antonella  Marrale

    Antonella Marrale, Lead Architect, SITA Government & Security

    ·         Delivering an automated border control solution to streamline travellers,  reduce queues and increase security

    ·         Providing the identity management systems governments need to safeguard citizens and increase data quality

    ·         Balancing ease of travel experience with the demand for security - Case studies


    15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 Smart borders – challenges and success stories

    Krum Garkov

    Krum Garkov, Executive Director, eu-LISA

    ·          Smart Borders: challenges and lessons learned

    ·          The challenge of data protection and privacy

    ·          The broader potential of Smart Borders program


    16:30 Nuclear/Radiological Trafficking Threats and Technologies To Detect Them

    Michael Fink

    Michael Fink, Customer Operations and Solutions Specialist , Arktis Radiation Detectors Ltd

  • The different types of threats that exist. 
  • The additional benefits of radiation detection border controls.
  • How detection technology can impact the behaviour of traffickers.
  • The many resources and best-practices available from Government’s and Programs that have been involved in deploying nuclear detection.
  • The challenges to detecting nuclear/radiological materials.
  • The importance of strong operational procedures and system design.
  • An overview of the types of technologies available. 


  • 17:10 PANEL: Risk Mitigation at Borders

    ·          How to maximise efficiency and minimise risk at borders

    ·          International border management cooperation

    ·          How to improve cost-efficiency at borders

    ·          The potential success of border security developments for 2015 and beyond


    John Vine CBE QPM

    John Vine CBE QPM, Former Independent Chief Inspector, Borders and Immigration

    Danielle Sharp

    Danielle Sharp, Border Security Manager, Borders and Immigration Gatwick Airport

    Michael Wimberly

    Michael Wimberly, Executive Vice President, The Hunter-Wimberly Group LLC

    17:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One


    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Neil Hall

    Neil Hall, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Retired), AFNI MIACP

    9:10 EU Borders Assistance Mission in Libya

    Antti Hartikainen

    Antti Hartikainen, Head of Mission at EU Integrated Border Management Assistance Mission in Libya, European Commission

    ·          The strategic, operational and tactical levels for sustainable and effective border management

    ·          The consequences of the political instability on the mission

    ·          The necessity for secure borders as a part of greater national security in Libya

    ·          The importance of a political settlement for the success of EUBAM


    9:40 Wagtail UK Detection Dogs – Sniffing Out Trouble At Our Borders

    Adam Vizard

    Adam Vizard, Overseas & UK Operations Manager, Wagtail UK

    Sniffer Dogs - where and why we use them

    Sniffer Dogs - Detecting Illegal Immigrants

    Sniffer Dogs - Detecting Drugs, explosives and Illicit tobacco

    Sniffer Dogs - The fight against Wildlife Crime – Detecting Products of Animal Origin


    10:20 Integrated Border Management

    Bernd-Otto Wolf

    Bernd-Otto Wolf, Senior Sales Manager, MEDAV GmbH

  • Sensor management with intelligent sensor fusion
  • Flexible integration of sensors
  • Information fusion at different levels
  • Modular and scalable solutions by Software Defined Intelligence Architecture SDIA (R)


  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 Learning the Hard Way: Lessons from Biometric Entry and Exit in the United States

    Ben Ball

    Ben Ball, Client Engagement Manager, Crossmatch

    ·         Evolution of the US biometric process flow








    ·         New entry/exit models and future directions


    ·         Quality is job one


    ·         Hindsight is 20/20 (or, what not to do)

    12:00 Development of sea border management control in South East Mediterranean


  • Description of present situation in SE Mediterranean sea boarders, main route of illegal immigration in the area
  • Controlled and Uncontrolled flows, conventional entries, e-passport, sea borders
  • Technologies presentation (cooperative and not), AIS,VTS, Remote sensing, Sea smart Buys, UAVs, Advanced Coordination CenteR Information Technologies & Applications for Border Security( ACRITAS)
  • Risk assessment method for sea border management, FRONTEX risk assessment framework, and proposed risk analysis
  • Conclusions and recommendations



  • Professor Nikitas Nikitakos

    Professor Nikitas Nikitakos, Research Associate, Center for Security Studies (KEMEA)

    Major Spyridon Koletsis

    Major Spyridon Koletsis, Security Expert - Negotiator at KEMEA, Center for Security Studies (KEMEA)

    12:30 Speaking Slot Reserved for Vision-Box

    Pedro Alves

    Pedro Alves, Business Development Manager, Vision Box

    13:10 Networking Lunch

    14:10 Strengthening the protection of European borders through the use of earth-observation satellites – The EU SATCEN contribution

    Marcello Moretti

    Marcello Moretti, Operations Manager, EU Satellite Centre


  • The role of EU SATCEN and the development of space based technologies.
  • Are satellites and other space assets a realistic possibility for Border Control in the future?
  • How earth-observation satellites can contribute to achieve a Persistent surveillance capability? Integration and coordination of sensors, platforms and systems.
  • What potential challenges do the space assets pose?
  • Achieving optimal situational awareness through an effective European cooperation in Border Management – Support to FRONTEX.



  • 14:40 Migration to the EU: The Challenge of Irregular Migration

    Florian Forster

    Florian Forster, Head, Immigration and Border Management, International Organization for Migration

    15:10 Trafficking in human beings - the Council of Europe response

    Petya  Nestorova

    Petya Nestorova, Secretariat of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, Council Of Europe

    ·          Challenges in the identification of victims of trafficking

    ·          Rights of victims of trafficking

    ·          Prosecution of traffickers

    ·          International co-operation and partnerships


    15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 EU Project MobilePass - Towards a better mobile solution for Border Guards

    Bernhard Strobl

    Bernhard Strobl, Project Coordinator MobilePass, Austrian Institute of Technology

    ·          Project composition and consortium

    ·          Goals and objectives

    ·          Potential device Improvements


    16:30 Automated Border Controls for Europe

    Daniel Cuesta Canterero

    Daniel Cuesta Canterero, Project Manager, Automated Border Controls for Europe

    ·          Initial project aims and intentions

    ·          Goals and objectives

    ·          Areas for Improvements and future developments


    17:00 Inter Agency Intelligence Sharing

    Neil Hall

    Neil Hall, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Retired), AFNI MIACP


    ·          Understanding Intelligence Sharing Governance

    ·          Building Trust & Co-operation Between Different Agencies

    ·          Tackling Issues of Interoperability & Compatibility

    ·          The UK Government Agencies Intelligence Network (GAIN); An Intelligence Sharing Success Story


    17:30 WMD and CBRNe Illicit Trafficking: Trends, Scenarios and Counteract

    Roberto Mugavero

    Roberto Mugavero, Faculty of Engineering Professor, University of Rome

    ·          WMD and CBRNe Risk: General Scenario

    ·          WMD and CBRNe Illegal Trafficking: Activities and Trends

    ·          Counteracting Unconventional Weapons Illegal Trafficking:WMD and CBRNe Intelligence


    18:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two


    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Press-Release. 2014.12.08


    Border Security - 2015. Sponsorship manual


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    ACO Electronics

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    ACO Electronics are specialists in the design and manufacture of equipment for the detection of counterfeit and forged documents of all types, including travel documents, ID cards, currency, personal identification and legal documents. We are a preferred supplier of counterfeit detection equipment to some of the major banks in the UK, and to many border control authorities worldwide as well a major provider of fingerprint instrumentation to the most of the police services in the UK. One of our areas of expertise is in the supply of equipment for the detection of counterfeit travel documents in front line areas such as border control and at airport departure gates, where because of the high throughput of passengers speedy document verification is vital. We have also developed instrumentation for the back office or second line where a more in depth examination of suspect documents can be made. With this more sophisticated equipment changes to documents that are not visible to the naked eye may be detected, and with our innovative software images of suspect documents may be investigated in even greater detail.

    Airbus Defence and Space

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Airbus Defence and Space is Europe’s No. 1 Defence and Space Company. Worldwide, it ranks second for space and is among the top 10 defence companies, with revenues of approximately €14 billion per year. Composed of four business lines – Military Aircraft, Space Systems, Communication and Intelligence & Security (CIS) - land, naval, joint systems and surveillance - and Electronics. Airbus Defence and Space brings together a wide portfolio to continue to meet the complex needs of its customers, contribute to nations’ defence and security, and secure Europe’s sovereign and independent access to space.

    Arktis Radiation Detectors

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Arktis Radiation Detectors develops and manufactures next generation systems that detect and identify radioactive and nuclear materials, contaminated cargo and other illicit materials. Founded in 2007, the company has developed proprietary advanced detection technology to create a range of products that enhance security and facilitate operations for customers and governments across the world. Arktis was the 2011 winner of the Global Security Challenge, and has since carried out work for US and UK authorities including the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the US Department of Defense (DoD), the UK Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) and the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Arktis Radiation Detectors is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Crossmatch helps organizations solve their identity management challenges through biometrics. We empower governments, law enforcement agencies, banks, retailers and other enterprises to mitigate risk, drive productivity and improve service levels. Our solutions are built on consultative expertise, refined best practices and the application of advanced biometrics technologies. Crossmatch understands the forces of change in the markets we serve and we develop solutions that anticipate customer requirements. Our network of consultative and technical service experts collaborate with customers in more than 80 countries worldwide. Learn more at www.crossmatch.com.

    ISN International Security Network GmbH

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    International Security Network (ISN) GmbH is providing services of all kind in the field of security, in particular close protection, perimeter security, threat assessments, security consultations and security concepts, also in the area of technical protection, as well as investigation services, surveillance and further education measures. Our technology division offers an extensive product range for mechanical security technology, outdoor protection, and perimeter surveillance. A variety of different alarm fence systems offers the appropriate solution for every situation, whether for commercial real estate or private grounds or boundary protection. Furthermore, ISN develops safety and security concepts for shipping companies, supports at the implementation of the recommended measures and deploys armed security teams for the protection of cargo vessels.

    MEDAV GmbH

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    MEDAV GmbH was founded in 1982 and is a successful company based in Uttenreuth and Ilmenau, Germany. Since 2012, MEDAV belongs to the Saab group. We offer solutions from the single product to the complete system. Our technology, systems and solutions will be placed in the areas of security and communications engineering, measurement and industrial testing. Our core competences are in the installation of radio surveillance systems. This also includes sensor fusion from sensors in different locations. Additionally intelligence fusion leads to a complete picture and situational awareness following the MEDAV principle of Smart SIGINT.

    Northrop Grumman Corporation

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    For over 30 years, Northrop Grumman has been a leading provider of MILSATCOM systems, satellites, and payloads. Northrop Grumman provides the AEHF protected satcom payloads, and, along with Lockheed Martin and Comtech Command & Control Technologies , has developed a next generation protected satcom terminal that is both smaller and more affordable than current EHF terminals.


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    SITA http://www.sita.aero iBorders® Border Management is the industry's only full end-to-end solution to provide governments providing a complete set of capabilities to transform border security and facilitate the travel experience through information, intelligence, optimized interactions with passengers and comprehensive insights to enhance every aspect of border operations. The SITA iBorders portfolio leverages SITA’s experience in the air transport industry and Border Management areas to meet all government needs, from basic information requirements to sophisticated insight on border movements and operations. Working with over 60% of G20 members our border management solutions are widely used globally, in fact, SITA solutions are in place, or being implemented, in all of the GCC countries with successful deployments in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Italy, India, Indonesia, Korea, Qatar, South Africa, Spain, UK and USA. For further information go to www.sita.aero/border-management

    Teledyne FLIR

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Teledyne FLIR, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. The Company’s advanced thermal imaging and threat detection systems are used for a wide variety of imaging, thermography, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, navigation, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) detection. Visit the Company's web site at www.teledyneflir.com

    The Hunter-Wimberly Group (HWG)

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    The Hunter-Wimberly Group (HWG) specializes in powerful and independent Dynamic Risk Analysis™ of border security and law enforcement process challenges. HWG is comprised of a team of professionals with extensive field experience in domestic and international security associated with law enforcement, border security and homeland security challenges. The Hunter-Wimberly Group approach fuses private sector process improvement techniques with extensive experience in land, air, and maritime national defense to provide robust "time-to-value" risk management solutions. HWG delivers unbiased and actionable risk assessments of current operational processes that empower enterprises to address their risks to become a more efficient security organization. The Hunter-Wimberly Group offers dynamic risk management solutions for public sector enterprises and government agencies around the globe to gain strategic insight to protect critical infrastructure and sovereign borders. By applying its deep border security expertise through the application of proven risk analysis models in a collective effort with stakeholders, HWG helps leaders and decision-makers identify vulnerabilities in their vital operational processes. The direct result is the prioritization of immediate, positive and effective responses, protocols, and procedures that improve operational tactics, personnel safety, team effectiveness, and infrastructure security. By identifying and assessing the risk of these vulnerabilities, leaders can better enable an organization’s strategic planning development and implementation.


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Vision-Box® is the leading provider of electronic identity solutions, intelligent security management, and automated border control systems that use ICAO-compliant standards. The border control portfolio aimed at airports, airlines and border authorities, includes solutions addressing a variety of business scenarios, namely security check-points and self-boarding and automated border control smart biometric eGates. Every second, millions of images are being captured and processed by Vision-Box® systems, installed right at the heart of the most prestigious organizations, which trust our biometric identity and digital video management solutions for their critical applications. Covering the entire ID management cycle, Vision-Box® delivers, to governments and issuing authorities, solutions ranging from live biometric enrolment stations, document verification kiosks and digital document dispensers through to personalization systems. From the enrolment process, through the life cycle process of a biometric document and finally to the verification and identification process, all products are linked together through a powerful IT-platform, vb i-shield®, which enables the implementation of an advanced border management system and integrates with advanced digital video management solutions, intelligent biometric and biographic search engines and danger management functionalities. Vision-Box® operates automated borders in more than 50 international airports and has over 3000 electronic identity systems deployed across the globe.

    Wagtail UK

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Wagtail UK was established in 2003. It provides detection dogs and related services for government agencies such as UK Border Force, HM Revenue & Customs, Police, Trading Standards and Armed Forces. Wagtail is contracted by the UK Border Force to provide ‘Body Detection Dogs’ (for illegal immigrants) in Northern France 24/7, 365 days a year. Wagtail dogs have detected over 19,000 illegal immigrants since December 2008. Its sister company ‘Conservation Dogs’ is an innovative pioneering company providing a centre for training of specialist detection dogs for both Wildlife Crime Detection and Wildlife Conservation. An international, multi-award winning company, Wagtail dogs can detect firearms, explosives, drugs, cash, tobacco and products of animal origin including ivory, pangolin scale, bush meat, leopard skin and ‘live’ animals. The Wagtail International School of Excellence (WISE) is an international training school, providing specialist dog training courses for government agencies and private clients. Our instructors and staff are vastly experienced at working in hostile environments having worked in areas such as Iraq, Afghanistan, The Balkans and Northern Ireland. We use British Military methods of dog training incorporation methods recommended by ACPO (Association Of Chief Police Officers).

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    Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa

    Choose the relaxing Crowne Plaza Rome-St. Peter’s hotel, home to a luxurious spa minutes from Rome’s historic city centre. Treat yourself to an in-room dining experience at Crowne Plaza Rome-St. Peter’s and relax on your balcony overlooking the hotel’s outdoor pool, tennis courts or gardens. Come to the St. Peter’s Spa to let off steam in our sauna and Turkish baths, or rest on the loungers around our heated indoor pool.

    The hotel is only 20 minutes’ drive from Fiumicino Airport. Checkout the timetable of our scheduled airport shuttle which will allow you to easily reach the hotel at a very special price. Use our scheduled shuttle bus to/from the city centre to discover the beauties of the Eternal City. You’ll find wireless Internet throughout the hotel, allowing you to stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues at any time. Hold your meetings in one of our 13meeting rooms able to host up to 600 delegates. Possibility of organizing dinners and special occasions by the pool, hiring the Roman Bath for private and exclusive use, planning open air team buildings and many more ideas for events out of the ordinary



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    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@saemediagroup.com

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