World Border Security Congress


Conference presentations will be conducted in English with Spanish and French simultaneous translation services.
Las presentaciones de la conferencia se realizarán en inglés con servicios de traducción simultánea en español y francés.
Les présentations de la conférence se dérouleront en anglais avec des services de traduction simultanée en espagnol et en français.

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Latest Speakers include:

– Mike Stepney, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Border Force UK
– Jesus Gomez, Chief Commissioner, Madrid Barajas Aiport and Police HQ, Spanish National Police
– Abdulnasser Segayer, Head of Libyan Border Guards
– Ian Waterfield, Director of Operations, UK Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority
– Nuria Fermoso, Regional Manager Passenger Experience & Facilitation Europe, IATA
– Dr. Tunji Asaolu, Chairperson, Social Affairs and Health Cluster Committee of the African Union-Economic, Social and Cultural Council
– Major Michael Jones, Chief Operations Officer and Acting Executive Director, IMPACS Joint Regional Communications Centre (JRCC)
– Antonio Doblas Jimenez, Lieutenant Colonel Head of the National Coordination Centre-EUROSUR Spain
– Gregor Pelzl, Head of Coordination Office for Migration and PNR, German Federal Police
– Bjorn Clarberg, Team Leader, Border Management and Migration Team, EUBAM Libya
– Rasa Ostrauskaite, Director, Transnational Threats Department, OSCE~
– Myria Vassiliadou, EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, European Commission
– Florian Forster, Head, Immigration and Border Management (IBM), Department of Migration Management (DMM), International Organization for Migration
– BG Col. Sławomir Markowski, Head of Unit for Border Infrastructure and Information, Border Management Department, Polish Border Guard HQ
– Babatunde Olomu, Assistant Comptroller of customs, Nigeria Customs Service~
– James Shaw, Senior Legal Officer, United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)
– Justice Amevor, Assistant Commissioner Immigration, Ghana Immigration
– Jim Nye, Alliance Operations Commander, Devon & Cornwall Police, UK~
– Myria Vassiliadou, EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, European Commission
– Florian Forster, Head, Immigration and Border Management (IBM), Department of Migration Management (DMM), International Organization for Migration (IOM)
– Lasma Stabina, National Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, Ministry of the Interior, Latvia
– James Douglass IPM, Ports Protective Security Lead, National Counter Terrorism Policing HQ, UK & Chairman European Association of Airport & Seaport Police (EAASP)
– Alvaro Rodríguez Gaya, Head of Strategy of Europol's European Migrant Smuggling Centre (EMSC), EUROPOL
– Khalid Zerouali, Director General, Immigration and Border Surveillance, Morocco
– Rear Admiral A M M M Aurangzeb Chowdhury, NBP, OSP, BCGM, BCGMS, ndc, psc, Director General, Bangladesh Coast Guard Force
– Capt IgnacioGarcia De Paredes, Operations Assistant Chief of Staff, EUNAVFOR MED – Operation SOPHIA
– Dr Enrique Belda, Deputy Director General of Information Systems and Communications for Security Secretary of State for Security, Ministry of Interior, Spain
– Guillaume Xavier-Bender, Policy Director, Airlines 4 Europe (A4E)

2015 saw unprecedented crisis on a global scale, from the Middle East warring factions creating mass refugee movements across Europe, illegal economic migrants from Africa and Asia have created increasing challenges for the international border management and security community.

The rise of ISIS, Al Quaeda, Boko Haram, Hamas, Al Shabaab, the Taliban, and other terrorist groups create cross border threats to national and international security, whilst organised criminal gangs and human and drug trafficking groups exploit opportunities in our fragile international border security community, increasingly stretched by bigger challenges and reducing resources. No part of the world has been unaffected by such problems.

Controlling and managing international borders in the 21st Century continues to challenge the border control and immigration agencies around the world. It is generally agreed that in a globalised world borders should be as open as possible, but threats continue to remain in ever evolving circumstances and situations.

Advancements in technology are assisting in the battle to maintain safe and secure international travel. The border security professional still remains the front line against these threats.

The World Border Security Congress is a high level 3 day event that will discuss and debate current and future policies, implementation issues and challenges as well as new and developing technologies that contribute towards safe and secure border and migration management.

050427-N-1825E-084 Persian Gulf (April 27, 2005) – Coast Guardsmen aboard U.S Coast Guard Cutter Monomoy (WPB 1326) wave good-bye to the guided missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 74) after the first underway fuel replenishment (UNREP) between a U.S. Navy cruiser and a U.S. Coast Guard Cutter. Antietam completed fuel replenishment with the Monomoy in about two hours and saved the 110-foot patrol boat a four-hour trip to the nearest refueling station. Antietam and Monomoy are conducting maritime security operations (MSO) in the Persian Gulf as part of Commander, Task Force Five Eight CTF-58). U.S. Navy photo by Journalist Seaman Joseph Ebalo (RELEASED)