BORDERPOL Launch Preliminary Programme for World BORDERPOL Congress
BORDERPOL, the World Border Organisation, has launched the preliminary programme of its 2nd World BORDERPOL Congress annual event being held in London, UK from 3rd to 4th December and includes many leading international organisations and active senior border agency speakers.
The World BORDERPOL Congress is 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 faced in protecting not only one’s own country’s borders, but those of neighbours and friends.
Controlling and managing international borders in the 21st Century continues to challenge the border control and immigration agencies around the world. It is generally agreed that in a globalised world that borders are as open as possible, yet threats continue to remain in ever evolving circumstances and situations.
Hosted by Border Force UK, the 2013 World BORDERPOL Congress will focus considerable attention on border management in a world that is experiencing a global financial crisis and its impact on the movement of persons and goods.
The programme delivers many leading experts and senior border agency personnel presenting some of the challenges and border protection issues from around the world, including changing migration trends, inter-agency cooperation and enhancement programmes for low-risk travellers.
The conference will hear first hand at some of these challenges from over many active senior border agency representatives speaking, including:
• Mandie Campbell, Chief Operating Officer, Border Force, UK
• Dave Wood, Director General, Immigration Enforcement, Home Office, UK
• Henrik Nielsen, Head of Unit, Border Management and Return, Home Affairs, EU
• Clarence Yeo, Commissioner, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, Singapore
• Ms Giselle Vas, Director General, Border Police Force, Hungary
• Michael O’Connell, Director of Operation Police Support and Chairman of INTERPOL Integrated Border Management Task Force, Interpol, France
• Greg A. Haase, BG (Select), MNANG, Director, US Joint Interagency Counter-Trafficking Center, Germany
• Penny Satches-Brohs, Senior Border Issues Advisor, Head/Borders Unit, Transnational Threats Department, OSCE, Austria
• Mika Poutiainen, Head of Vaalimaa Customs, Finnish Customs
• Erdal Duzdaban, Border Management Officer, OSCE Office in Tajikistan
• Commodore R.S. Vasan (Ret’d), Head, Strategy and Security, Centre for Asia Studies, India
• Serge Rinkel, Director Programs and Services, BORDERPOL, France
• Col. Gábor Kovács PhD, Hungarian National Police and National Public Service University, Hungary
Opening Keynote Address by Mark Harper MP, Immigration Minister and Sir Charles Montgomery, Director General of Border Force UK
The 2nd World BORDERPOL Congress will be opened by Mark Harper MP, Minister of State for Immigration, who will be delivering a keynote address on Tuesday 3rd December. Mr Harper will be followed by a keynote speech by Sir Charles Montgomery, Director General of Border Force UK.
Conference Topics include:
- Lessons Learned from Integrated Border Management
- Growth and Innovation in the Border Security Environment
- Facilitation of Low Risk Travellers
- Organised Crime Relating to Cross Border Activity
- Changing Patterns and Trends in Cross Border Crime
- Innovations and Future Technologies for Border Control
- Inter-Agency Co-operation, Information Sharing and Interoperability
- How Can the Private Sector Best Support Border Control Agencies to Deliver their Objectives?
- Difficulties in Securing Borders Against Organized Crime and Concealed Human Trafficking
- Maritime and Port Security in the Context of Border Security
A full conference programme can be viewed at www.borderpol-event.org.
Executive Director of BORDERPOL, Thomas Tass said “This year, BORDERPOL is celebrating its 10th year of operations and has done so successfully due to the resilience of our team and our progressive and flexible approach. Over the past decade we have continually promoted the three C’s in global border security and advanced homeland protection, which is transnational cooperation, communication and consultation. This year’s World BORDERPOL Congress will provide participants with demonstrable opportunities to learn from and network with likeminded experts from around the world who understand and contribute to that concept.”
"This year the specially invited policy makers, practitioners and frontline decision makers will be challenged to expand and share with you their understanding, knowledge and experiences associated with the everyday business of making borders that work for the benefit of all users and stakeholders." concluded Mr Tass.
For further information visit: www.borderpol-event.org