Closed Agency Workshops

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17th-19th MAY 2022

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FOR BORDER AGENCIES AND AGENCIES AT THE BORDER ONLY – If you are interested in participating in the Closed Agency Only Workshops, in order to obtain clearance to attend the Closed Workshops, please register via the Online Agency Registration or download the Registration Form, complete and return, to begin the approval process.

The World Border Security Congress aims to promote collaboration,  inter-agency cooperation and information/intelligence sharing amongst border agencies and agencies at the border to better engage and tackle the increasing threats and cross border security challenges that pertain in today’s global environment.

Border agencies and agencies at the border  can benefit from the ‘Closed Agency Only Workshops’ with a series of behind closed door discussion and working group opportunities.

This years provisional Closed Agency Only Workshop topics include:

Information Sharing and Inter-Agency Collaboration in the new Digital Age
Moderator: Rocco Messina, Programme Management Officer, United Nations Center for Counter Terrorism, Border Security & Management
The importance a sharing information and collaboration across borders in the digital age is lost on no one. But in implementation, it is developing the methodology and culture of cooperation that is key to making sharing information work. And, it is not just about digital information systems, it is about developing professional contacts with counterparts in other agencies both at home and around the world. The advent of remote meeting systems like Zoom and Teams make it entirely practical and financially viable for agency personnel around the world to hold regular meetings with other stakeholders to share practical information about new trends and techniques employed by traffickers, that they are seeing on the ground. This session will focus on practical ways in which digital and operational information sharing can be implemented.

Humanitarian Border Management
Moderator: Baptiste Amieux, Immigration and Border Management (IBM), International Organization for Migration (IOM)
When facing sudden and massive cross border flows, how do we carry out border control and registration while ensuring proper, secured and safe border management?

Biometrics – Next Steps
Moderator: Angelisa Corbo, Border Adviser, OSCE Transnational Threats Department
Increasing document fraud continues to hinder border agencies speedy approvals of legitimate travellers. Biometrics is one technological development that can help reduce document fraud whilst improving traveller ID. How can agencies develop systems, build capacity and provide appropriate training to better identify document and ID fraud.

By further encouraging such collaboration, cooperation and sharing of information between agencies, the World Border Security Congress aims to promote safer, more secure borders.

FOR BORDER AGENCIES AND AGENCIES AT THE BORDER ONLY – If you are interested in participating in the Closed Agency Only Workshops, in order to obtain clearance to attend the Closed Workshops, please register via the Online Agency Registration to begin the approval process.