18 - 20 November, 2019
Hilton London Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom

Main Conference Day 1

8:00 am - 8:30 am Registration & Coffee

9:00 am - 9:10 am Chairman's Opening Remarks

9:10 am - 9:50 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
 

John Gillan MBE, Programme Officer at UK Home Office

John Gillan MBE

Programme Officer
UK Home Office

9:50 am - 10:30 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
 

Steve Reynolds, Head of International Operations at National Crime Agency

Steve Reynolds

Head of International Operations
National Crime Agency

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

12:20 pm - 1:00 pm RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BORDER ENHANCEMENT FROM THE IBS WORKING GROUP

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BORDER ENHANCEMENT FROM THE IBS WORKING GROUP
 
 ·         Looking towards an integrated approach to procurement policy
·         Enlarging the cross cutting applications of the technologies in the field of civil protection, land and maritime security, customs, and overarching communication networks
·         Ensuring equipment interoperability and compatibility in line with EU regulations 
 

Confirmed Representative, Integrated Border Security Working Group at European Organisation for Security

Confirmed Representative

Integrated Border Security Working Group
European Organisation for Security

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 pm - 2:40 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

2:40 pm - 3:20 pm THE ALIGNMENT OF PRIVACY AND BORDER SECURITY

THE ALIGNMENT OF PRIVACY AND BORDER SECURITY
 
·          Overview of the new EU strategy and Customs views
·          Improving the quality and efficiency of  external border management through modernization
·          The importance of promoting solidarity amongst the Schengen Member States
 

Medea Meier, Chief of Staff at Swiss Border Guard

Medea Meier

Chief of Staff
Swiss Border Guard

3:20 pm - 4:00 pm INTEROPERABILITY BETWEEN EU BORDER AND SECURITY INFORMATION SYSTEMS

INTEROPERABILITY BETWEEN EU BORDER AND SECURITY INFORMATION SYSTEMS
 
·          Understanding the key Justice and Home Affairs themes of the Finnish EU Presidency of the EU Council
·          Customs insight into the EU Integrated Border Management
·          Providing authorities with fast, efficient, systematic and controlled access to the information they need through new interoperability ICT systems
·          Improving Customs checks at the EU’s external borders to better detect security threats and fraud
 

Samy Gardemeister, Director of Enforcement at Finnish Customs

Samy Gardemeister

Director of Enforcement
Finnish Customs

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm AFTERNOON TEA & NETWORKING

4:30 pm - 5:10 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

5:50 pm - 6:00 pm CHAIRMAN'S CLOSING REMARKS

6:00 pm - 6:00 pm END OF MAIN CONFERENCE DAY 1