2019 Congress Topics covered included:

Identifying and Understanding the Latest and Evolving Threats and Challenges for Border Agencies
As border management techniques and technologies evolve, so too will the threats as criminal gangs, terrorists, traffickers and smugglers develop new ways to evade detection. Identifying and understanding new threats and disseminating information to frontline agencies and partners is key to future success.

Border Management – from Risk Management to Foreign Fighter and CT Strategies
US intelliegnce estimates in excess of 40,000 total foreign fighters have gone to the conflict. These men and women present a massive threat to the international security and a huge challenge to the global border management communit. Identifying these individuals at border crossing points still presents the best opportunity apprehend these individuals. Developing strategies and technologies to to do must be a priority.

Implementing Biometrics and Advanced Passenger Information
Biometrics is playing a key role in traveller identification, but how can it be used in a holistic approach, with API and PNR, to enhance traveller facilitation and improve border management.

Migration and Human Trafficking Challenges on Global Border Management
Borders are the ‘frontlines’ for anti-trafficking interventions, but still very few victims are picked up at the border. What strategies, policies, training and technology should be implemented to stamp out this oldest of human scourges.

Cyberborders and the challenges of developing them
Cyber crime has no borders. What place and function do border agencies have and what straegies do they need to develop to protect cyber borders.

Border Security Information and Coordination
Whether it is returning foreign fighter, human training,, cross border organised crime, protecting cyberborders interagency co-operation and information sharing is the key to success. What else needs to be done to make the aspiration a reality?

Surveillance Systems and Technologies on the Border
How far are we from the development and implementation of future technologies for really smart border control? What are the technology gaps and how do we close them?

Future trends in International Border Management
As the global economy continues to develop at unprecedented rates, with ever increasing interdependencies and complexities. The global economy depends increasingly dependent on the free movement of people and goods. Understanding future trends in international trade, people movement and crime will drive the development of international border management in the future.