19 - 20 November, 2019
Hilton London Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom

Main Conference Day 1

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration & Coffee

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairman's Opening Remarks

9:00 am - 9:40 am ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AS THE NEW USER INTERFACE IN BORDER MANAGEMENT

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AS THE NEW USER INTERFACE IN BORDER MANAGEMENT
 
·         How data ecosystems are helping border agencies to react faster to increased travel and trade
·         The use of AI to detect illicit behaviors earlier and reduce human workload
·         The importance of adopting a ‘people-first’ mind-set at the border
 

9:40 am - 10:20 am USING TECHNOLOGY TO PREVENT AND HALT CROSS-BORDER SMUGGLING

USING TECHNOLOGY TO PREVENT AND HALT CROSS-BORDER SMUGGLING
 
·         The threat of cross-border smuggling efforts to states and people
·         The use of smarter technologies to thwart illicit crime networks
·         Reducing the desire of profit-driven smuggling attempts
 


 
·         An overview of current technologies in place at the US border
·         Current acquisition priorities of the DHS Customs and Border Protection
·         Future implementation priorities and challenges to overcome
Mark Borkowski, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Acquisition and Chief Acquisition Officer and Component Acquisition Executive at U.S. DHS Customs and Border Protection

Mark Borkowski

Assistant Commissioner, Office of Acquisition and Chief Acquisition Officer and Component Acquisition Executive
U.S. DHS Customs and Border Protection

10:30 am - 11:00 am MORNING COFFEE & NETWORKING

11:00 am - 11:40 am INTEGRATING BORDER MANAGEMENT IN THE FACE OF ECONOMIC INTEGRATION

INTEGRATING BORDER MANAGEMENT IN THE FACE OF ECONOMIC INTEGRATION
 
·         Examining the challenges of integrated border management in the Association of South East Asian Nations
·         Economic integration within South East Asian Nations and the effect on border management 
·         Overview of the reduction of customs controls
 

John Coyne, Director, Border Security Programme at Australian Strategic Policy Institute

John Coyne

Director, Border Security Programme
Australian Strategic Policy Institute

11:40 am - 12:20 pm PROACTIVE ENHANCEMENT OF HUMAN PERFORMANCE IN BORDER CONTROL

PROACTIVE ENHANCEMENT OF HUMAN PERFORMANCE IN BORDER CONTROL
 
·          Developing future border checks to enhance efficiency, border security, and traveler satisfaction
·          Utilizing human factors expertise and automated border control systems within future technologies
·          Overview of ‘The PROPER Toolbox’ created for border authorities, the border technology industry and travelers
 

Veikko Ikonen, Coordinator at Bodega Project

Veikko Ikonen

Coordinator
Bodega Project

12:50 pm - 1:30 pm THE EUROPEAN APPROACH TO MODERNISING INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL BORDERS

 
·          Renovating CONOPs and other technological equipment to monitor and manage the rising number of people at the border across Europe
·          The economic and social problems encountered at the European level in the management of internal and external borders
·          The legislative and regulatory measures that have been or are about to be adopted, and how the use of new technologies spread on a European scale can help to manage cross-border threats more efficiently and effectively
·          First viewpoint of the EU Security Industry of the new EU Commission and Parliament  
 

Georgio Gulienetti, Chairman, Integrated Border Security Working Group at European Organisation for Security

Georgio Gulienetti

Chairman, Integrated Border Security Working Group
European Organisation for Security

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:30 pm - 3:10 pm ASSESSING THE STATUS OF SCHENGEN COOPERATION AND THE ENTRY/EXIT SYSTEM

ASSESSING THE STATUS OF SCHENGEN COOPERATION AND THE ENTRY/EXIT SYSTEM
·          An overview of the current Entry/Exit system, ETIAS, and interoperability tools in use within the Schengen cooperation
·          How to recover the Schengen cooperation and achieve full interoperability of EU information systems
·          Proposals for Schengen states: is it the time for new definition of “Schengen WITH controls”?
 

Jiri Celikovsky, Head of Unit for Coordination of Schengen Cooperation and Border Patrol at Ministry of Interior Czech Republic

Jiri Celikovsky

Head of Unit for Coordination of Schengen Cooperation and Border Patrol
Ministry of Interior Czech Republic

3:10 pm - 3:50 pm CURRENT BORDER MODERNISATION EFFORTS IN SAUDI ARABIA

CURRENT BORDER MODERNISATION EFFORTS IN SAUDI ARABIA
 
 ·         Ensuring airport planning and infrastructure development encompasses safe, functional, capacity balanced and user-friendly airports
·         Maximising security at airports while ensuring enhanced passenger experience
·         Implementing border modernization projects in Saudi Arabia
 
 
 

Dr Hussain Alhallaf, Security Director at Riyadh Airports

Dr Hussain Alhallaf

Security Director
Riyadh Airports

3:50 pm - 4:20 pm AFTERNOON TEA & NETWORKING

4:20 pm - 5:00 pm CROSSING THE BORDER IN THE FUTURE WITH THE BELGIAN eID

CROSSING THE BORDER IN THE FUTURE WITH THE BELGIAN eID
 
·          How technology can overcome the existing challenges in biometric data acquisition and verification
·          Which verification measures could increase the ability to effectively thwart forged travel documentation
·          The evolution of Belgian eCards and the future of eID worldwide
 

Bart Vrancken, Head of the service eID, at Belgium

Bart Vrancken

Head of the service eID,
Belgium

PANEL DISCUSSION: THE FUTURE OF THE SCHENGEN COOPERATION
 
  • Exploring the success of the Schengen Agreement across four member states
  • The challenges posed by irregular migration and increased cross-border shipping across Schengen states
  • The future of the Schengen Agreement and further cooperation between member states
 

Bart Vrancken, Head of the service eID, at Belgium

Bart Vrancken

Head of the service eID,
Belgium

Jiri Celikovsky, Head of Unit for Coordination of Schengen Cooperation and Border Patrol at Ministry of Interior Czech Republic

Jiri Celikovsky

Head of Unit for Coordination of Schengen Cooperation and Border Patrol
Ministry of Interior Czech Republic

Medea Meier, Chief of Staff at Swiss Border Guard

Medea Meier

Chief of Staff
Swiss Border Guard

5:40 pm - 5:45 pm CHAIRMAN'S CLOSING REMARKS

5:45 pm - 5:45 pm END OF MAIN CONFERENCE DAY 1