Day Two


Wednesday 6th October 2021

Plenary Session – Continuing efforts against foreign terrorist fighters, irregular migration and human trafficking
How we deal with foreign terrorist fighters, irregular migration and human trafficking are inextricably linked. Because it is through clandestine trafficking networks that foreign fighters will attempt to return to their countries of origin or to other destinations. They may also attempt to return through conventional travel networks by the use of forged or lookalike documents. Or they may hide among genuine refugees as we have already seen. These experienced fighters pose a real threat to their communities. API and PNR are part of the answer but what else can we do to meet this challenge?

The use of API/PNR data to fight trafficking in Human Beings and people smuggling
Valdecy Urquiza, Assistant Director – Vulnerable Communities – INTERPOL General Secretariat

Alvaro Rodriguez-Gaya, Head of Strategy, European Migrant Smuggling Centre, EUROPOL

Strengthening National Referral Mechanisms to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings – Tatiana Kotlyarenko, Adviser on Anti-Trafficking Issues, OSCE

Gerald Tatzgern, Head of Joint Operational Office, Public Security Austria

The fight against illegal migrants and corruptions on border crossing points – Ph. D. Vladimir Pivovarov, National coordinator for integrated border management, Ministry of Interior, North Macedonia

AIG Moses Ambakina Jitoboh mni, Assistant Inspector General of Police, Nigeria

Achieving Effective Border Security in Africa through Youth Engagement – Jude Gabriel Imagwe MON, Chief Executive, Advance for World Unity

9.00am - 10.30am - Technology Workshop
See some of the latest border tech solutions demonstrated and discussed during the Technology Workshop.

  • Benefit of object recognition technology within the ports and borders NII industry – Smiths Detection
  • Resolving the challenges caused to border operations from health status checks – Andy Smith, Director, Global Government & Industry Relations, Border Management & Immigration Services, SITA
  • Beyond the Passport: Truth, Lies or Threats? – Dr. Enrique Segura, president and CEO of Securiport
  • Transforming Border interactions into digital intelligence opportunities – Meir Avidan, VP Business Account and Development, Cellebrite
  • Eliminating Vehicle Intrusions: Less-than-Lethal Solutions – Brian Cooper, President & Chief Operating Officer & Paul Bazzano, Vice President of Sales & Business Development, Global GRAB Technologies
  • Border Security – AI and Human Machine Teaming – Paul Hollingshead, Head of EMEA, Anduril Industries, Inc
  • 10:30am-11:15am – Networking Coffee Break

    Breakout Session – Capacity Building and Training in Border and Migration Management
    Enhancing capacity and migration management through by improved technical support and knowledge; administrative ability; promoting mechanisms for co-operation and the exchange of expertise between migration management personnel and the strengthening the monitoring and oversight.

    – Nélson Goncalves, Immigration and Border Management Training Specialist, International Organization for Migration (IOM)

    Capacity Building and Design Thinking – Dr Katerina Poustourli, Scientific/Technical Officer, International University of Greece

    Global Border Security and Management (BSM) Programme – Flavia Saldanha Kroetz, Programme Management Officer, Border Security and Management Unit, UNOCT-UNCCT, United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism, Counter Terrorism Centre

    Closed Agency Only Workshop Challenges of Inter-Agency And International Information Sharing Chair: TBC Legacy information systems, lack of trust, lack of sharing mechanisms, lack of a designated international agency all contribute to a lack of information sharing. Integrated Border Management (IBM) is based on the premise that agencies and the international community need to work together to achieve common aims that benefit all parties. Information sharing becomes increasingly effective as border management agencies gather, collate and share more data, but how is this to be achieved. For further details click here >

    12:30pm-2:00pm – Networking Delegate Lunch

    2:00pm – 3:30pm
    Plenary Session – Securing the Littoral Border: Understanding Threats and Challenges for Maritime Borders
    Our coastline borders present huge security challenges for the border community. With dramatically varied terrain from mountains and cliffs to beaches and swamps. Tens of thousands of kilometers of extended coastline with multiple lonely bays, Inlets, estuaries and Islands that can all be exploited by terrorists, illegal migrants, drug and arms smugglers, human traffickers and organised crime. How do we secure this complex and challenging environment?

    – Rear Admiral Ashraful Hoq Chowdhury, Director General, Bangladesh Coast Guard Force

    – Jim Nye, Assistant Chief Constable – Innovation, Contact & Demand & NPCC Maritime Lead, Devon & Cornwall Police, UK

    – Capt. HCG Christianos George, Director of Integrated Maritime Surveillance Bureau, Hellenic Coast Guard

    – Jose Bondía, Teniente Coronel, Jefe NCC-Spain EUROSUR, Guardia Civil

    – Vice Admiral Aan Kurnia , Director General, Indonesia Maritime Security Agency

    2pm - 3.30pm - Technology Workshop
    See some of the latest border tech solutions demonstrated and dicussed during the Technology Workshop.
    • COVID-secure borders: Using technology to safely reopen travel to the Seychelles Islands Mr. Alan Renaud, Principal Secretary for Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine, Seychelles Ministry of Transport
    • Mobile Biometrics: Revolutionizing Border Security and Efficiency David Gerulski, Executive Vice President, Integrated Biometrics
    • Biometric Identity Verification from Travelers’ Smartphones Matus Kapusta, ABIS Business Unit Director, Innovatrics
    • Addressing the challenge of land and sea borders Nicholas Phan, Market Manager Border Control and Passenger Flow Facilitation, IDEMIA
    • Now Is The Time For The Right Kind of RADAR At Borders Senior Representative, Blighter Surveillance Systems

    3:30pm-4:15pm – Networking Coffee Break

    4:15pm – 5:30pm
    Breakout Session – Pre-Travel Risk Assessment and Trusted Travellers
    With a plethora of trusted traveller programs around the world, how can we make legitimate travel more seamless? Is it possible to provide better connectivity between programs? How can API / PNR play a role on pre-travel risk assessment.

    – Europe Travel Information & Authorisation System (ETIAS)
    Erich Empl, Policy Officer, Directorate General for Migration & Home Affairs, European Commission

    – EU’s Entry-Exit System (EES) – Borders Are Fixed But Identification Must Be Mobile
    Rein Süld, Program Manager, Information Technology & Development Center, SMIT (Estonian Ministry of the Interior)

    – Integrated identification process: The case of Germany
    Heiko Werner, Head of Security Group, Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, Germany

    Closed Agency Only Workshop
    Disrupting Migrant Smuggling and People Trafficking Routes
    Chair: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
    Human trafficking is one of the largest criminal enterprises in the world. It is a multi-billion dollar criminal business on a global scale. This is because human trafficking is a high profit, low risk enterprise that is also a low priority for most law enforcement agencies, meaning apprehension of perpetrators is low and sentences are often minimal compared that of major crimes. What can be done to disrupt trafficking routes and gangs?
    For further details click here >

    5.30pm – Networking Reception

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