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1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Opening Keynotes and Welcome Messages to the 2024 World Border Security Congress

Gerard Waite Chief of Mission / IOM Turkey
Tofiq Murshudlu Head of Coordination, Border Management Branch / United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - UNODC
Willem Mudde Director / MAPS international, Netherlands
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

It is well established that organised crime groups are able to adapt and evolve to use any weakness or vulnerability at our borders as a cover for nefarious activities. The migration crises we are experiencing on the southern borders of the US and EU offer prime opportunities for criminal activities, including smuggling migrants for money, […]

Akuila Ratu Head of Secretariat / Pacific Immigration Development Community, Samoa
Amanda Read National Operational lead, Safeguarding & Modern Slavery / UK Border Force
Iliuta Cumpanasu West University Timisoara / Romania
Pier Rossi-Longhi Senior Regional Immigration and Border Governance Specialist / IOM
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

This Workshop, organized by the African Young People Support Centre (AYPSC) in collaboration with the African Smart Cities Innovation Foundation (ASCIF), is geared towards a comprehensive exploration of social-economic cross-border relations, Although a specific emphasis on the African continent, it covers examples from other continents. The event aims to unravel the intricate interplay between trade […]

Paul Igbinere Executive Director / African Young People Support Centre
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Shaping the future requirements for traveller verification at European borders Wednesday 24th April 10.30am – 12.30pm The European Association Airport & Seaport Police is one of the 23 parties involved in the EU-funded project SafeTravellers, which started January this year and will last for three years. It aims to produce a near-operational system at TRL7 or above.  SafeTravellers is […]

Willem Mudde Director / MAPS international, Netherlands
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Networking Coffee Break

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Welcome Reception (Invitation Only) Sponsored by CRFS

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Whilst the threat from ISIL and Al Qaeda has diminished since the destruction of the Islamic Caliphate in Syria and Iraq, Isil’s defeat has left thousands of Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTF’s) in captivity in the Middle East and -Stan countries, with many more yet unaccounted for. How much of a long-term threat do these unaccounted […]

Commissioner Cristiano Eloi Head of the Human Trafficking and Smuggling of Migrants Unit / Federal Police, Brazil
Goran Stojkovski Programme Management Officer / UN Countering Terrorist Travel Programme (CT Travel)
Jonas Oijevaar Head of Product Marketing / WCC Group, Netherlands
Sarah-Jane Prew Aviation Security Consultant / Arup UK
Tasiu Sanusi Saulawa Assistant Comptroller of Customs / Nigeria Customs Service
11:15 am - 12:30 pm

As perpetrators of trafficking human beings (THB) and international crimes, such as smuggling of drugs or illicit goods, continue to show signs of avoiding commercial airlines, there is evidence that regional airlines and airports, as well as light aircraft into small private aerodromes and fields, are being used for these activities, where the handling of […]

Peter Nilsson Police Commissioner / Head of Airpol, Europe
Ruggero Scaturro Senior Analyst / Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC), Austria
Sjoerd Top Executive Director / Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre (Narcotics) – MAOC (N), Portugal
Thomas King Higher Officer - General Aviation Multi-Agency Hub / Home Office Intelligence – Border Force, UK
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Securing maritime borders is one of the most challenging problems facing border and associated agencies. Tens of thousands of kilometres of coastline. Thousands of secluded bays and river estuaries and inlets. Islands, islets, cliffs, beaches, marshlands and mangrove swamps. Busy ports and harbours. Numerous commercial and pleasure craft coming and going in conditions that can […]

ADG S Paramesh Additional Director General / Indian Coast Guard
Capt. Paul Gregg Director of Law Enforcement, Maritime Security, and Defense Operations Policy / US Coast Guard
CDR (PRT-N) Ricardo Lopes Cell Head – Sub Saharan Africa in the Civil-Military Engagement and Coordination Section / NATO STRATEGIC DIRECTION - SOUTH HUB
Major General Jorge Ludovico Bolas Commander of the Coastal and Border Control Unit / GNR, Portugal
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

The mandated use of API/PNR data will make travel much safer and ultimately easier. But, the more people and organisations that hold and share our personal data, the more vulnerable we all become to cyber-crime, both as individuals and as organisations. Systems using API/PNR data are and will be a target for cyber criminals. The […]

Dr Kaitlin Ball Adviser, Human Rights and New Technologies / OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE ODIHR)
Ibrahim Irdem Assistant Professor / Turkish National Police Academy, Turkey
Michael Schwaiger Senior Product Manager / secunet Security Networks AG, Germany
Paul Igbinere Executive Director / African Young People Support Centre
Theofanis Syrigos Chairman of the EES-ETIAS Advisory Group & Head of the Business Relations Management Sector / eu-LISA
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Overview of the latest technologies and solutions for border management, security and protection

Chris Abraham VP Marketing / CRFS, UK
David Hill Chief Technology Officer / Sintela, UK
Guido Ferraro Project Manager, Joint Research Centre / European Commission
Ian Clarke Director Business Development and Client Relations / Sirius Insight, UK
Kevin Davies Chief Commercial Officer / Decision Sciences International Corporation (DSIC)
Malcolm Glaister Chief Executive Officer / Sirius Insight, UK
Seyit Ali Kaya Regional Manager / Iris ID Systems Inc., Turkey
Stefan Sauter Senior Product Manager / Veridos, Germany
11:15 am - 12:30 pm

It is well established that inter-agency and international information sharing is essential for effectively fighting cross border crimes such as terrorism, THB, weapons and drug smuggling, the trade in cultural heritage and protected species. With no formal global organisation for agencies at the border, this Closed Agency Workshop is a mechanism and resource for agencies […]

Rocco Messina Head of Border Security and Management Unit / UN OCT
Snezhana Trajanovska, MSc Director / MARRI RC (Migration, Asylum, Refugees Regional Initiative Regional Centre)
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Overview of the latest technologies and solutions for border management, security and protection

Andy Smith Director, Government & Industry Relations / SITA, UK
David Gerulski Executive Vice President / Integrated Biometrics, USA
David Simpson Senior Director for International Business Development / Teledyne Flir Defense, USA
Dr Maria Carmela Emanuele Customs Officer -Chemist / Italian Customs and Monopolies Agency
Helene Dubos Head of Marketing and Sales / Streamlane, France
Sandra Slavinec CEO / Doculus Lumus, Austria
Sara Bracceschi Head of Consulting & Services, Customs / Center for Adaptive Security Research and Applications (CASRA)
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

This Closed Agency Workshop will enable practitioners the opportunity to share analysis on the latest trends in cross border crimes and share some of their latest experiences of changing Modus Operandi of criminal groups operating in their area, and what they have done to combat these changing criminal activities/actions.

CS Pedro Alberto Nunes Teixeira Deputy National Director of Airport Security and Border Control / Public Security Police (PSP), Portugal
Tofiq Murshudlu Head of Coordination, Border Management Branch / United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - UNODC
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Delegate Lunch and Networking Break

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Networking Coffee Break

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Networking Reception sponsored by SITA

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Criminal actors continue to be very creative in developing new techniques and channels to conduct illicit activities. There is an old saying, ‘follow the money’ – investigating financial transactions and use that information to indicate evidence of a crime, a suspect or criminal network. But it is not only the money that facilitates this, it’s […]

Casey Durst Executive Assistant Commissioner, Operations Support / US Customs & Border Protection (USCBP)
Emmanuel Oshoba Comptroller of Customs / Nigeria Customs Service
Fidel Amakye Owusu Subject Matter Expert for Security / Unival Group, Germany
LTC Marcos Pérez-Mayor Rodríguez Chief of Staff of the Border and Customs Police Command / Guardia Civil, Spain
Major General Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman Siddiqui Director General / Border Guard Bangladesh
Tofiq Murshudlu Head of Coordination, Border Management Branch / United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - UNODC
11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Criminals and terrorists historically often make use of fake and genuine identity and travel documents to enable their illegal activities. The adoption of Entry/Exit systems and data will no doubt make this more difficult but we should anticipate that criminals and terrorists will use their undoubted ingenuity and considerable resources to circumvent this problem. So, […]

Claudio Kavrecic Head of Centre of Excellence for Combating Document Fraud / Frontex, Poland
Ivanka Spadina IBM Programme Coordinator for Turkey / International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Robert Frain Policy Officer / INTERPOL, France
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

It is now clear that entry/exit systems are future of our borders and that API/PNR data is fundamental to their successful implementation. But how is that implementation progressing, especially at our maritime and green borders where there is little or no experience in the use of these technologies and data systems, and where conditions make […]

AEAC Diane Sabatino Acting Executive Assistant Commissioner (AEAC) / Office of Field Operations (OFO), US CBP
Christina Peach Deputy Assistant Administrator, Requirements & Capabilities Analysis / Transport Security Administration, USA
Danilo Diniz Correia Implementation Assistant / International Organization for Migration, Argentina
Emmanuel Wang Vice-President Governance, Travel & Transport Business Line / IDEMIA, France
Lizeth Lema Matehu Project Manager / International Organization for Migration, El Salvador
Oksana Kurysheva Associate Programme Officer / OSCE
Rocco Messina Head of Border Security and Management Unit / UN OCT
Sabine Kloss-Tullius Head of Applications Processing Unit / European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) - ETIAS
9:00 am - 10:30 am

A Centre of Excellence (COE) is an entity offering specialised expertise and experience to the benefit of the NATO Alliance, especially in support of Transformation. The Centre of Excellence Defence Against Terrorism (COE-DAT) is a NATO accredited, multi-national sponsored entity located in Ankara, Türkiye. COE-DAT was inaugurated in 2005 as the second among the 30 […]

Brigadier General (ret) Maroun Hitti Defense and Military Expert / Lebanese Armed Forces
Dr. Richard Warnes Senior Consultant / Vedette Consulting (On behalf of NATO COE-DAT), UK
Lt Col (retd) Giles Taylor OBE CEO / Foxglove Consulting, UK
Lt. Col. Ozkan Altiner CT Branch Chief / Gendarmerie General Command, Turkiye
Prof. Ugur Gungor Faculty Member / Başkent University, Turkey
11:15 am - 12:30 pm

This Closed Agency Workshop aims to promote the responsible and ethical use of watchlists. Why they are an essential tool for law enforcement and border agencies. It will cover what is required for an individual to be included on a watch list, what data and biometrics is included on an individual’s record within a watch […]

Counter Terrorism Border Operations Centre Counter Terrorism Policing Headquarters / United Kingdom
Daniel Guerrero Watchlisting Assistance and Support Program (WASP) Adviser / ICITAP/Dept of Justice, and Counterterrorism Bureau, Dept of State, USA
10:30 am - 11:15 am

Networking Coffee Break

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Delegate Lunch and Networking Break