World Border Security Congress


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La traduction sera fournie pour l’anglais, le français et l’arabe
وسيتم توفير ترجمة للغة الإنكليزية والفرنسية والعربية

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Confirmed speakers include:

Opening Keynote:
– Khalid Zerouali, Wali, Director of Migration and Border Surveillance, Morocco
– Ambassador Frederic Ngoga, Head of Conflict Prevention Early Warning Division, African Union
– Tony Verachtert, Council of Europe / Pompidou Group & Chief Commissioner of the Belgian Federal Judicial Police

  • Colonel Miguel Salom Clotet, Acting Head of Maritime Service, Guardia Civil, Spain
  • Abdellatif Amrani, Director of Prevention and Litigation, Customs Administration and Indirect Taxes, Morocco
  • Nasr Nizar, Head of the Prevention Division, Customs Administration and Indirect Taxes, Morocco
  • Luísa Maia Gonçalves, National Director, Immigration & Border Service (SEF), Portugal
  • Abdellatif Hammouchi, Head of Morocco’s internal intelligence service also Chief of General Directorate of National Security (DGSN), Morocco
  • Elijah Santigie Koroma, Technical Lead, National Registration Secretariat (NRS), Ministry of Information and Communications, Sierra Leone
  • Hans de Moel, Policy Officer, Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, Netherlands
  • Juan Enrique Blasco Fernandez, Coordinator and team-leader in projects, Ministry of Interior, Spain
  • Samy Gardemeister, Director of Enforcement,  Finnish Customs, Finland
  • Alvaro Rodriguez-Gaya, Head of Strategy and Outreach – European Migrant Smuggling Centre, EUROPOL
  • Dr Anthony Luka Elumelu, Head of Division Free Movement & Migration, ECOWAS Commission
  • Simon Deignan, Counter Terrorism Officer, OSCE
  • Peter van den Berg, President, European Association of Airport & Seaport Police
  • Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino, Commander, EU Naval Force Mediterranean
  • Rear Admiral Dr Hatem Albesher, Assistant of the General Department Director for Legal Affairs & International Cooperation, Saudi Border Guards and Chairman, Saudi Maritime Center for Consultations and Services, Saudi Arabia
  • Peter Nilsson, Project Manager, Border Police Division, AIRPOL
  • Muhammed Babandede MFR, Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigeria
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Olga Derkach PhD, Senior Officer, International cooperation and Eurointegration Department, State Border Guard Service of Ukraine
  • Lieutenant-General Vasyl Servatiuk, The First Deputy Head, State Border Guard Service of Ukraine

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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)