SAVE THE DATES – 24th-26th April 2024, Istanbul, Turkey
The organisers of the World Border Security Congress have announced the dates and host city for the 2024 event of 24th-26th April 2024 in the historic city of Istanbul, Turkey.
Turkey is a transcontinental country, strategic positioned linking Europe, Asia and the Middle East, making it a perfect route for trade.
With a total border boundary of some 4,000 miles, about three-quarters is maritime, including coastlines along the Black Sea, the Aegean, and the Mediterranean, as well as the narrows that link the Black and Aegean seas.
The ‘EU-Turkey deal’, a ‘statement of cooperation’ between EU states and the Turkish Government, means Turkey can take any measures necessary to stop people travelling irregularly from Turkey to the Greek islands, and currenlty manages over 5 million migrants and refugees.
Turkey is a top destination for victims of human trafficking, as well a global trafficking hub for South American cocaine, fuelling rising demand for the drug in Eastern Europe and the Persian Gulf.
Many challenges face the region, which impacts globally, and therefore, an excellent place for the hosting of the next World Border Security Congress.
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.
We look forward to welcoming you to Istanbul, Turkey on 24th-26th April 2024 for the next gathering of border and migration management professionals.