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1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

9:00 am - 10:30 am

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

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 […]

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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

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.

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Networking Coffee Break

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Delegate Lunch and Networking Break