World Border Security Congress

Day Two

Conference presentations will be conducted in English with French and Arabic simultaneous translation services.
Les présentations de la conférence se dérouleront en anglais avec des services de traduction simultanée en français et en arabe.
ستعقد عروض المؤتمر باللغة الإنجليزية مع خدمات الترجمة الفورية الفرنسية والعربية

Wednesday 20th March 2019

9.00am-10.30am
Plenary Session – Border Management – from Risk Management to Irregular Migration, Foreign Fighter and CT Strategies
US intelligence 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 community. Identifying these individuals at border crossing points still presents the best opportunity apprehend these individuals. Developing strategies and technologies to do must be a priority.

Risk Management through risk based decision making processes – Renée L. Yengibaryan, Deputy Director – IPD, Operations Support, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
– Dr Nasser Segayer, Libyan National Team for Border Security and Management
– The Dutch Approach on Irregular Migration – Neda Katalina MS, Strategic Advisor People Smuggling & Human Trafficking & Nella Kadic MSc, Acting Coordinator International Relations and Crime Investigation Expert, Royal Netherlands Marechaussee
Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) – Director General, Border Security Force, India
– The Management and Situation on the Tunisian border – Salah Sakli, Central Director, Tunisian National Guard
– Senior Representative, Iraqi Border Guards*

11.15am-12.30pm
Breakout Session – 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.
– Simon Deignan, Counter Terrorism Officer, Organization for Security & Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
– Juan Jesús Rodriguez Olmos, Project Manager, General of Information Systems and Communications for Security, Ministry of Interior, Spain
– Ademola Oladele, Regional Officer, Aviation Security and Facilitation ICAO WACAF
The African Capacity Building Centre Solutions on Border Management – Nelson Goncalves, IBM Training Specialist, African Capacity Building Centre (ACBC)

Closed Agency Only Workshop
International Border Security Challenges – Operational Planning and Rapid Reaction
Chair: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Preparing for unforseen operational spikes in border activity is essential, from the development of rapid reaction teams to sharing operational intelligence on the ground. This session aims to discuss and share experience and operational techniques.

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2:00pm – 3:30pm
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.
Securing and protecting EU external borders
– Alvaro Rodriguez-Gaya, Senior Specialist, European Migrant Smuggling Center (EMSC), EUROPOL
Border Security in Ghana and its impact on World Migration issues – Justice Cornelius Amevor, Aflao Sector Commander, Ghana Immigration Service
Desert Border Management Challenges – Sophie Hoffmann, Deputy Programme Manager and Project Manager, IOM Niger & Sadou SOLOKE, Governor of Agadez Region, Northern Niger
The Smuggling of Migrants in Africa: Questions of (Missing?) Protection – Cristiano d’Orsi, Research Fellow/Lecturer, South African Research Chair in International Law (SARCIL)/University of Johannesburg
Challenges through the Balkans – Magdalena Nesotorvska, State Secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MoIA), North Macedonia
– Major General Md. Shafeenul Islam ndc, psc, Director General of Border Guard Bangladesh
– Maj. Gen. Adamu Jidda & Air Commodore Ayoola L. Osayintolu, Nigerian Defense Headquarters

4:15pm – 5:30pm
Breakout Session – Data, Cyberborders and the challenges of developing them
Cyber crime has no borders, whether data sharing/flow of information between countries, airlines or agencies, or criminal gangs and the darkweb. What place and function do border agencies have and what strategies do they need to develop to protect cyber borders.
The cyber border and the EU – Bartel Meersman, Head of Unit, Transport & Border Security, European Commission Joint Research Centre
How can AI technology help borders? – Chris Brown, VP International, Basis Tech, UK
5 Digital Intelligence Challenges all Border Agencies are Facing Today – Amazia Keidar, VP of International Marketing, Cellebrite

Closed Agency Only Workshop
Biometrics – The way forward
Chair: Simon Deignan, Counter Terrorism Officer, OSCE
Biometrics technology has come of age and is now in widespread use in border control applications around the world. However, there are still practical issues around privacy, data protection, information sharing and best practice. This workshop will discuss these challenges and issues surrounding implementation.
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5.30pm – Networking Reception – sponsored by SITA

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