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World Border Security Congress

Welcome to the latest news update from the 2018 World Border Security Congress . We are delighted that the World Border Security Congress will take place in Madrid, Spain on 20th-22nd March 2018 and look forward to welcoming you to the annual gathering of heads and senior officials from border agencies and agencies at the border.

  EVENT NEWS

Latest Speakers Announced
The latest speakers confirming their participation at the 2018 World Border Security Congress in Madrid have been announced. These include:
– Dr Enrique Belda, Deputy Director General of Information Systems and Communications for Security Secretary of State for Security, Ministry of Interior, Spain
– Justice Amevor, Assistant Commissioner Immigration, Ghana Immigration
– Jim Nye, Alliance Operations Commander, Devon & Cornwall Police, UK
– Myria Vassiliadou, EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, European Commission
– Florian Forster, Head, Immigration and Border Management (IBM), Department of Migration Management (DMM), International Organization for Migration (IOM)
– Lasma Stabina, National Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, Ministry of the Interior, Latvia
– James Douglass IPM, Ports Protective Security Lead, National Counter Terrorism Policing HQ, UK & Chairman European Association of Airport & Seaport Police (EAASP)
– Alvaro Rodríguez Gaya, Head of Strategy of Europol’s European Migrant Smuggling Centre (EMSC), EUROPOL
– Khalid Zerouali, Director General, Immigration and Border Surveillance, Morocco
– Rear Admiral A M M M Aurangzeb Chowdhury, NBP, OSP, BCGM, BCGMS, ndc, psc, Director General, Bangladesh Coast Guard Force
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Closed Agency Only Workshops - topics announced
The World Border Security Congress aims to promote collaboration, inter-agency cooperation and information/intelligence sharing amongst border agencies and agencies at the border to better engage and tackle the increasing threats and cross border security challenges that pertain in today's global environment.
Closed Agency Workshop topics announced at this years Congress will be:
- Ensuring international funding/support reaches the hotspots
- Information Exchange - the way forward
- Challenges in the Mediterranean
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Outline Congress Programme Topics announced
The outline Congress programme has been announced by the World Border Security Congress Advisory Committee, which continues to push the boundaries of discussion on cross border and international issues and challenges facing the industry.
As the only multi-jurisdictional transnational platform where the border protection, management and security industry policy-makers and practitioners convene annually to discuss the international challenges, ensure you are part of the discussion and join the international border management community in Spain.
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Special Border Agency Registration
The World Border Security Congress is FREE and open for members of federal government, border management agencies, law enforcement or inter-governmental agencies in border security, management and protection. Applications will be reviewed and considered on an individual basis. Delegates are requested to register sufficiently early to ensure participation.
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Online Registration Now Open - benefit from Early Bird Savings
Online Registration is now open for you to register your place at the 2018 World Border Security Congress.
All the information you require, including criteria for entry, delegate fees and Early Bird Savings, are included on the website, where you can register online.
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S2 Global Confirmed as Silver Sponsor
S2 Global, a global leader in screening solutions that result in dramatic improvements in areas such as operational efficiency, security, compliance, revenue collection and trade facilitation, has confirmed its support and Silver sponsorship of the 2018 World Border Security Congress.
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European Association of Airport & Seaport Police supports World Border Security Congress
EAASP logo120The organisers of World Border Security Congress have announced the support of the European Association of Airport & Seaport Police (EAASP) for next year’s World Border Security Congress.
They also announced that President of the EAASP will be speaking at the event in the session on ‘Foreign fighters and counter-terrorism strategies at the border’.
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Download the Latest Issue of Border Security Report
Please find here your downloadable copy of the September/October issue, including:
- United Nations civil aviation body urges greater cooperation for more effective aviation security
- Security Council re-authorizes operations to disrupt migrant smuggling off coast of Libya
- Bomb Technicians and Portable X-Rays: it is all Black and White
- World Customs Organization supports Indonesian Customs to strengthen its IPR border enforcement
- Dismantling and Arrest of a Moldovan Criminal Organisation
- INTERPOL General Assembly adopts data processing policy on refugees
- Industry News
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Join the Exhibition
Technology will play an increasingly important role in delivering more efficient processes and enhancing security at the borders, the World Border Security Congress exhibition will showcase of the latest technologies and capabilities in border protection and security.
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If you have any queries or would like to speak with a representative about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities please contact:
Paul Gloc - UK and Rest of Europe - E: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.; T: +44 (0) 7786 270 820
Paul McPherson - Americas - E: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.; T: +1-240-463-1700
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Jerome Merite - France - E: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.; T: +33 (0) 6 11 27 10 53
Hassan Mashhadi - Middle East and India - E: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.;  T: +31 6 5358 4088
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 INDUSTRY NEWS

Egypt-Gaza border opens under PA control for first time in a decade
The Egypt-Gaza border opened under control of the Western-backed Palestinian Authority for the first time since 2007, raising residents' hopes for easier passage in and out of the impoverished enclave.
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BSF seizes 22kg of heroin, arms along Pak border
BSF has stepped up vigil along the Pakistan border after foiling a bid by drug smugglers to push in a consignment of heroin.
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Police seize 17kg smuggled gold
Police seized 17kg smuggled gold from the Rasuwagadhi border point, the only trade route currently in operation between Nepal and China, in Rasuwa.
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New Malaysian complex at Thai border gets equipment boost to stem smuggling
Malaysia's border officials at a major Thai-Malaysian checkpoint have a slew of new equipment to curb further cross-border smuggling.
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EU border control: balancing security and speed
New EU regulation that aims to tighten border security at European airports has caused significant delays to flights, in a move that air transport associations warn could affect up to 319 million passengers a year.
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Nepal-India border security meeting held
With anti-election activities on the rise, a joint meeting of security officials of Nepal and India was held intending to intensify the security situation by devising various security strategies in Dharan, Sunsari.
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Colombia protests Venezuelan military crossing border
Colombia sent a letter to the Venezuelan foreign ministry on Tuesday protesting the incursion of a military helicopter and troops from that nation over the border, the latest in a series of similar incidents that have drawn criticism from Colombia.
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How Trump is building a border wall that no one can see
President Trump’s vision of a “big, beautiful” wall along the Mexican border may never be realized, and almost certainly not as a 2,000-mile physical structure spanning sea to sea.
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Who is the World Border Security Congress for?

If you work for or are involved in any of the following sectors, then the World Border Security Congress conference and exhibition is the event for you:

Border management, immigration, customs and security policy makers and practitioners.

Senior representatives from national border services, police, customs, and immigration services, as well as organisations, services and suppliers to the border management and security industry, including:
• Customs and border control officials
• National / Homeland security advisors, policymakers and personnel
• Coast guard officers
• Chiefs of Police and Police and law enforcement officers
• Boundary commissioners
• Diplomats and foreign affairs officials
• Borderland planners and managers
• Defence and security departments
• Consular officials
• Policy analysts
• Global Security Risk Analyst
• Heads of Department of Economic, Management and Operation of Maritime Transport
• Heads of National Analysis Centre
• Heads of Sector, EU and Schengen
• Security system providers
• Security system providers

Why Attend?

• High level conference with leading industry speakers and professionals
• Learn from experiences and challenges from the world’s border agencies
• Gain insight into national, regional and global policy and border agency developments
• Constructive debate, educational opportunities and cooperation advocacy
• Share ideas and facilitate in valuable inter-agency cooperation
• Exhibition showcasing leading technologies and products
• Networking events and opportunities

Your attendance to the World Border Security Congress will ensure you are up-to-date on the latest issues, policies and challenges facing the world’s border management, protection and security forces, as well as contribute to the discussion on how to best collaborate and cooperate to make our borders safer and more secure.

   
   
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