Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 21 November 2018

8:00 am - 8:55 am Registration, refreshments and networking

8:55 am - 9:00 am Chairman’s opening remarks

Sumser-Lupson Karen

African Maritime Safety and Security Agency


9:00 am - 9:20 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Developing integrated border management and advanced technology systems to support mass migration

  • Developing an integrated authority of all bodies involved in border security
  • Improving communication and confidence between communities to best overcome security challenges of the area

9:20 am - 9:40 am Leveraging technology for biometric identification and security

  • Adapting technology for data capture and verification
  • Applications of mobile biometrics on and in-between the ports of entries
  • Developing a system that captures all incoming and outgoing persons within a shared nationwide database


9:40 am - 10:00 am The integration of land, sea and air in border security efforts

  • Incorporating the capabilities of land, water and air surveillance to increase the scope of visibility
  • Improve the effectiveness of land border patrols by the use of water patrols and early detection of air patrols
  • Real time monitoring and surveillance
  • Improving the capacity of pre-existing border defences by trainings and technology advancements
  • Employing multiple vehicle types to cover the areas between border posts
  • Utilising specialised patrol units that are equipped for the particular terrain

Captain Phillip Heyl

Maritime Advisor, IMO and US State Department, Ex- Chief, Air & Maritime Security Programs
U.S. Africa Command, The Heyl Group

10:20 am - 11:00 am Networking coffee break

11:00 am - 11:30 am PANEL DISCUSSION: Developing a comprehensive real-time monitoring and surveillance system backed up with efficient legislation and trap repeat offenders

  • What can governments do to optimise the way their frontiers are managed?
  • Capabilities of border management to improve surveillance and monitoring
  • Quick legislation efforts to overcome mass migration

Captain Phillip Heyl

Maritime Advisor, IMO and US State Department, Ex- Chief, Air & Maritime Security Programs
U.S. Africa Command, The Heyl Group

Advocate Jean TH Berdou, High Court of South Africa at South Africa

Advocate Jean TH Berdou

High Court of South Africa
South Africa


11:30 am - 11:50 am Increasing interoperability amongst Southern African nations to control cross border crimes

  • Improving knowledge of illicit activity within country borders to effectively circumvent spreading across neighbours borders
  • Expanding responsibility among the region’s border authorities to minimise the porous borders
  • Overcoming the inhibitors of cross border cooperation through an approved intergovernmental model to achieve border security

11:50 am - 12:20 pm Improving radar coverage around land and coastal borders

  • Identifying the challenges involved with increasing the use of fixed radars amongst border posts
  • Adopting low-cost mobile radars as a solution to cover as much border as possible
  • Achieving greater visibility over border security gaps including unlawful border crossings


12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Implementing effective maritime security practices

  • Increasing port security through improved access control measures
  • Identifying and developing the technologies and systems to enhance maritime cargo screenings
  • Up-skilling personnel involved in maritime protection to detect and protect their region’s waters

Sumser-Lupson Karen

African Maritime Safety and Security Agency

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm Crisis management for airports and airlines

  • Working with various stakeholders including airport authorities and cabin crew
  • Training crew and ground staff to minimise damage
  • Combined security awareness and layered approach – using emergency drills to optimise preparedness

12:50 pm - 1:00 pm Chairman’s closing remarks

1:10 pm - 2:00 pm Networking lunch break

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Networking at the EXPO

  • Product demos
  • One-to-one introductions
  • Country briefings

4:00 pm - 4:00 pm Close of conference