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World Border Security Congress

Dear Colleague

Welcome to the latest news update from the 2017 World Border Security Congress . We are delighted that the World Border Security Congress will take place in Morocco and look forward to welcoming you to the annual gathering of heads and senior officials from border agencies and agencies at the border.


More Top Level Speakers Confirmed
The World Border Security Congress conference programme is delighted to announce some of the latest speakers confirmed, including:
- Vice Admiral Ari Soedewo, Head of Maritime Security Board, Republic of Indonesia
- Major General Abul Hossain, ndc, psc; Director General, Border Guard Bangladesh
- Luísa Maia Gonçalves, National Director, Immigration & Border Service (SEF), Portugal
- Abdellatif Hammouchi, Head of Morocco’s internal intelligence service also Chief of General Directorate of National Security (DGSN), Morocco
- Elijah Santigie Koroma, Technical Lead, National Registration Secretariat (NRS), Ministry of Information and Communications, Sierra Leone
- Don Enrique Belda Esplugues, Deputy Director General of Communications and Information Systems for Security, Ministry of Interior, Spain
- Alvaro Rodriguez-Gaya, Head of Strategy and Outreach - European Migrant Smuggling Centre, EUROPOL
- Dr Anthony Luka Elumelu, Head of Division Free Movement & Migration, ECOWAS Commission
Download Preliminary Congress Programme guide (pdf) >>
Click here for further details and full speaker line-up >>

Congress with tri-lingual translation - English, French and Arabic
We are delighted to be able to advise this years Congress will enjoy the benefits of tri-lingual translation to enable greater international engagement. Courtesy of the co-hosts Ministry of Interior and Directorate of Immigration and Border Surveillance, who are generously providing the translation service between English, French and Arabic.
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Site Visit - Tuesday 21st March - Casablanca Airport
The Directorate of Immigration and Border Surveillance will be hosting a site visit to the Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport, the busiest airport in Morocco with approximately 8 million passengers passing through the airport each year.
Delegates to the World Border Security Congress will have the opportunity to visit and view the investment and developments in the new border controls and immigration systems.
With limited spaces, it is advised to book early.
Agency Registrations - register online >>
Commercial and other organisations - register online >>

Closed Agency Only Workshops
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 Only Workshops, hosted by the Moroccan Directorate of Immigration and Border Surveillance, include:
- International Border Security Challenges – from THB and Document Fraud to Inter-Agency Co-operation and Information Sharing
- Health Issues in Border Security
- Soft Surveillance at Borders – Human Development Initiatives
Download Preliminary Congress Programme guide (pdf) >>
For further details click here...

Online Registration - register today to ensure your participation
Online Registration is now open for you to register your place at the 2017 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.
Click here for Registration Information and Criteria >>
Click here for Registration Fees >>

Securiport - Silver Sponsor and Lanyard Sponsor
Securiport is the global leader in intelligent immigration controls and civil aviation security solutions. Our mission is to empower governments around the world with smarter solutions that keep travelers safe and borders secure.
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S2 Global - Delegate Folder Sponsor
S2 Global is a provider of turnkey security screening solutions that ensure that customers can dramatically increase screening capabilities by always having the latest inspection technologies and techniques, has confirmed its support and Delegate Folder Sponsor of the 2017 World Border Security Congress.
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Airbus Defence & Space - Networking Reception Sponsor
Airbus DS Electronics and Border Security (EBS) is a world leading provider of premium electronics in the areas of protection, surveillance and situational awareness, confirms its support and will be sponsors of the Networking Reception at the 2017 World Border Security Congress.
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Download the Latest Issue of Border Security Report
Please find here your downloadable copy of the September/October issue of Border Security Report.
Border Security Report in this issue:
- Outsourcing borders
- Tourism as a Driver for Peace
- EU: State of the Union
- Agency News and Updates
- Tackling international border security challenges
- Industry News
Click here to download >>

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.
Click here for details on exhibiting...
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
Marc Soeteman - (Benelux & Germany) - E: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.; T: +31 (0) 6 1609 2153
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
Bernadette Terry - (North America) - E: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.; T: +1-613-501-5316
Click here to download Exhibitor Prospectus (pdf) >>


ABF arrests four men linked to illicit tobacco syndicate
Foute operating in Victoria.
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Residents at Myanmar-Bangladesh border want upgraded border fence
Some local people in the Myanmar-Bangladesh border areas want an upgraded barbed-wire fence at the border of the two countries.It is learnt that there are big holes on the current fence near border posts 796, 1065 and 1180, allowing anyone to pass through easily.
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U.N. chief warns border control policies must not discriminate
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday emphasized the need for nondiscriminatory border controls, comments widely seen as a criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump’s temporary freeze on U.S. entry for all refugees and citizens from seven Muslim nations.
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Ronald Vitiello appointed chief of U.S. Border Patrol
Ronald Vitiello has been appointed chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters on Tuesday, replacing Mark Morgan, who had been asked to step down as the agency moves toward tougher immigration enforcement under the Trump administration.
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U.S. Border Security Must Guard Against Biologic Threats
The need for secure borders is a primary governmental function. Further development of barriers at the southern border is the focus of renewed attention in the Trump Administration. A missing element of the wall and detention centers at the border is how to ensure we don’t increase the threat to the United States from disease outbreaks.
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The Many Paths to Secure Pakistan's Border
Islamabad has long struggled to govern its 2,430-kilometer (1,510-mile) border with Afghanistan, known as the Durand Line, which stretches through the Pashtun tribal heartland from Peshawar to Kabul.
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Border security under spotlight
Opposition spokesperson for defence Mosese Bulitavu has questioned the security of our borders after an Iranian refugee allegedly entered the country with fake documents last week.
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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.