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Conference presentations will be conducted in English with French and Spanish simultaneous translation services.
Les présentations de la conférence se dérouleront en anglais avec des services de traduction simultanée en français et en espagnol.
Las presentaciones de la conferencia se realizarán en inglés con servicios de traducción simultánea en francés y español.
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
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 – Rocco Messina, Head of the Border Security and Management Unit, UNOCT-UNCCT, United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism, Counter Terrorism Centre
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 Mohammed Ashraful Haque, Director General, Bangladesh Coast Guard Force
– Cristina Gatões, National Director of the Immigration and Border Service, Portuguese Immigration and Border Service (SEF)
– Jim Nye, Assistant Chief Constable – Innovation, Contact & Demand & NPCC Maritime Lead, Devon & Cornwall Police, UK
– Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino, Italian Navy EUNAVFORMED
– Senior Representative, Hellenic Coast Guard
– Vice Admiral Aan Kurnia , Director General, Indonesia Maritime Security Agency
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)
Olivier Onidi, Deputy Director General, 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
– John P. Wagner, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner Office of Field Operations U.S. Customs and Border Protection
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?
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5.30pm – Networking Reception