The Future of Border Management  

Smarter Border Management is the leading forum for the border management community. The question of how to secure our borders has never been more critical. The continued threat of terrorist activities within our borders, coupled with trends of increasing migration and traveller movement has put border management at the forefront of the international agenda.

Today, border agencies are being asked to process an ever-increasing flow of passengers and often with a decreasing budget for their operations. Within this context, it is clear that the future of cross-border travel is dependent on the increased roll out and capability of automated border control, biometric identification and large scale information systems.   

It is the responsibility of the international border community to continually enhance security processes without compromising passenger experience and airport capacity. Through a detailed examination of cutting edge technology and infrastructure solutions, Smarter Border Management 2018 will provide an interactive forum for collaborative discussion, and a detailed consideration of best practice and organisational capabilities. 

The challenge of unprecedented demographic trends, irregular migration patterns and the complexity of the geopolitical context in 2018 aligned with extensive technological developments in the implementations of "smart" border systems delivers an exciting and challenging background to the established forum for border security professionals from government, and the private sector.

This year's conference will build upon the success of our 2017 event, which brought together 120 leaders in border security, policy makers, experts and stakeholders. Join us in November and hear keynote presentations from Rt. Hon Caroline Nokes, United Kingdom Secretary of State for Immigration and Krum Garkov, Executive Director, eu-LISA.


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New for 2018:

Leading in Uncertain Times

Full debrief in the wake of the UK's decision to withdraw from the European Union

Look Beyond Traditional Boundaries

Reform to preserve: Protecting the Schengen agreement through the full roll out the European Commission's Entry-Exit System

Upskill Your Frontline into Leadership Positions

Coherent security: border control from beyond the border and the 'whole of government approach' to border security

Towards Outcome Centric Measurement

Cargo management at the border across all ports-of-entry

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