Day Three


Thursday 19th May 2022

9am – 10.30am
Plenary Session – Maritime Challenges at the Border and Beyond

Coastlines are the most difficult and dangerous borders to police. From waves of migrants in unseaworthy rubber boats to drug traffickers on jet skis, in speedboats, on yachts and even ocean-going semi-submersibles. Managing maritime borders has multiple challenges, from surveilling and securing extended coastlines, to managing busy and bustling ports. Even jurisdiction between agencies including Coastguards, Navies, Customs, Border Police, Port Police, National Police, and Immigration can be problematic. Especially when these agencies have their stand-alone Command and Control systems and operational procedures. This session will discuss the challenges and how stakeholders can work together to achieve the best outcome.

  • Senior Representative, Guardia Nacional Republicana (GNR), Portugal
  • Chris Chant, Director, Joint Maritime Security Centre, UK
  • Senior Representative, Indian Coast Guard*
  • Ana Cristina Jorge, Director Operational Response Division, FRONTEX
  • Senior Representative, US Coast Guard*
  • Technological Race and Maritime Border (In) Security – Rebecca Mignot-Mahdavi, BSM Expert, UNOCT
  • Benefitting from iAPI – Case Study – Manu Niinioja, Law Enforcement expert, consultant and API/PNR trainer, WCC Group
9.15am - 10.30am Watchlisting Workshop - Enhancing Border Security through the Establishment of National Terrorist Watchlists
Workshop jointly facilitated by U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Justice, ICITAP.

Chaired by Timothy Tschida, Watchlisting Advisor & Daniel Guerrero, Watchlisting Assistance and Support Program Advisor, ICITAP/US Department of Justice and the Counterterrorism Bureau

10.30am-11.15am – Networking Coffee Break

Breakout Session – Developing Digital Borders – Opportunities and Risks

2022 is something of a landmark year for the implementation and adoption of key digital borders, including the UN mandated adoption of Passenger Name Record (PNR) systems and Europe’s ETIAS – European Travel Information and Authorisation System. This session will look at the role of border control and the influence of fighting serious crime and terrorism through API/PNR, ETIAS, Europol /Frontex Interoperability and specific case studies for the roll out of these programmes, and how they can be used for both facilitating legitimate travellers or identifying and targeting criminals.

Chair: Cameron Walter, Border Security and Management Unit at OSCE

  • David Sanchez, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Field Operations (OFO)
  • Willem Mudde, Head PIU Netherlands, Ministry of Justice and Security
  • ETIAS – Olivier Onidi, Deputy Director General, Directorate-General Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission & Luca Tagliaretti, Deputy Executive Director, eu-LISA
  • How technology can help mitigate and control inter/trans border challenges – Paul Igbinere, Director, African Young People Support Centre
11:15am-12:30pm – Closed Agency Only Workshop
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?
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12.30pm-2pm – Networking Lunch

2:00pm – 4:00pm
Plenary Session – Future Migration & Trafficking Challenges
As many as 1.75 billion people worldwide (about 38% of the rural population) live on marginal agricultural areas. A U.N. report in August 2021 warned that global warming due to greenhouse gas emissions could breach 1.5C in the next two decades. Agreements made at the COP26 conference failed to make any significant impact on those projections. Major flooding in some parts of the world, and droughts in others, as well as more intense and frequent storms will all make marginal agriculture much more difficult in some areas and untenable in others, which is likely to set millions of people on the move. As global temperatures rise it will directly lead to agricultural and economic crises and mass migration, possibly on a scale that will exceed 2015. This session will discuss how the global border community can be better prepared for mass irregular migration events.

  • Maj General Shakil Ahmed, Director General, Bangladesh Border Guards
  • Displaced Persons and Irregular Migration: Malaysia’s Experience – Dato’ Sri Khairul Dzaimee Bin Daud, Director General, Immigration Malaysia
  • Damien Thuriaux, Head, Immigration and Border Management Division, IOM – UN Migration
  • Tony Stefan Mihaitoaia, Senior Border Management and Security Adviser, International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)
  • Ever Seething Balkans: Effects of The Irregular Migration On Border Security – Iliuta Cumpanasu, Deputy Head for Border Security and Migration Management, Border Police Regional Inspectorate Timisoara
  • Human Rights at borders: Collection, processing and sharing of personal data and the use of new technologies in the counter-terrorism and freedom of movement context – Sofia Botzios, Migration, Freedom of Movement and Human Contacts Adviser, OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights/ODIHR

4:00pm Congress Round Up and Close