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Border Security 2009 will examine the latest polices and procedures from international border security agencies, nations and border police. Assess their latest policies and discuss how new technologies and initiatives are helping to improve security at all levels.

Effective border security and surveillance continues to be vitally important for protecting against external threats. This is a crucial event for security professionals who want to network with major international speakers and attendees dealing with land, air and maritime border security.

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Assess how Frontex are tackling the European border security challenge
Hear an update from NATO on their latest programmes and initiatives for setting a secure international agenda
Analyse the importance of information sharing and interoperability between border police
Discuss the integration of biometric technology for border screening
Investigate aviation security and hear updates from the UKBA and Finavia Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
Examine maritime and costal security. Including presentations from the French Navy, International Maritime Bureau and Swedish Coastguard
  • International Border Police
  • Civil Responders
  • Emergency Response Planners
  • Intelligence Units
  • International Ministries of Defence
  • Border Protection/Surveillance Contractors
  • Maritime Security Contractors
  • Airport Security Companies
  • Biometric Technology Labs and Companies

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mike McBride

Mike McBride, Consultant Editor, Police and Homeland Security, Jane's Information Group

9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

  • Update of current operations and developments
  • Setting a European agenda
  • Maintaining and creating effective security
  • Free movement of trade vs. free movement of people
  • Challenges encountered and overcome
  • Future roadmap
  • Erik Berglund

    Erik Berglund, Director of Capacity Building Division, Frontex

    9:50 NATO's International Security Agenda

  • NATO’s international security agenda
  • Challenges in the fast changing security environment
  • Future plans and procedures
  • Sabri Ergen

    Sabri Ergen, Defence Policy and Planning Division, International Staff, NATO

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    10:50 Integration of Biometric Technologies for Border Processing

    Babak Goudarzi Pour

    Babak Goudarzi Pour, Chairman, Swedish National Biometrics Association

  • Overview on the current state of biometric technology
  • Passport readers and passport control
  • Balancing new security protocols with the civilian passenger experience?
  • Incorporating effective threat containment
  • Co-operation between regulators and the aviation industry
  • What are the limitations and will biometrics integrate successfully with existing technologies?
  • Existing challenges and the future growth potential
  • 11:30 UK National Security – Protecting Against the Modern Threat

  • Overview on the UK national security programme
  • Determining the most effective security strategy
  • What are the new threats?
  • Effective interoperability
  • Where do the challenges lay?
  • Future roadmap
  • Detective Superintendent Neil Winterbourne

    Detective Superintendent Neil Winterbourne, SO15 Ports Policing, Metropolitan Police, UK

    12:10 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Risk Management for Effective Border Control

  • Update of current activities
  • Information Sharing
  • Data Collection
  • ESTA
  • Visa Waiver Programme
  • David Gordner

    David Gordner, Senior Policy Advisor - Europe, Office of International Affairs, Department of Homeland Security, USA

    14:10 What to Look For When Designing a Border Security System

    Peter Warburton

    Peter Warburton , International Sales Director , Senstar Corporation

  • The basic premises of border security
  • Key outdoor sensor technologies and applicability to borders
  • Choosing between covert or visible and Line-of-site or terrain-following sensors
  • Commonly used sensors - the advantages and disadvantages of each.
  • Defining your requirements (a checklist) and designing a system that works best for your border and the threats it faces
  • 14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 Successful Interoperability Between Forces – A Polish Account

    Brigadier General Marek Adamczyk

    Brigadier General Marek Adamczyk, Counsellor-Liaison Officer of the Border Guard , Embassy of the Republic of Poland

  • Outline of the Polish border security programme
  • Interoperability and co-operation at national and international levels
  • Best practice for effective information sharing
  • Challenges overcome and future threats posed
  • 15:50 Effective Information Sharing - Understanding Romania’s Border Security Threats

    Francisc Lalciu

    Francisc Lalciu, Specialist Officer, Cross Border Crime Combating Directorate, Romanian Border Police

  • Overview of the Romanian border security programme – What are the threats?
  • Maintaining an effective communications structure
  • Interoperability with the military - Protecting against terrorist organisations
  • Effective national and multi national collaboration
  • Overcoming the challenges and looking forward
  • 16:30 The Value of Intelligence Sharing

  • Overview on the current state of information sharing
  • What are the benefits of effective intelligence sharing?
  • Operational account of successful implementation between first responders and the military
  • How important is the training?
  • Future evolution
  • Superintendent Brian Muir

    Superintendent Brian Muir, ACPOS Maritime Security Co-ordinator, Lothian And Borders Police Board

    17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:20 Post Conference Drinks Reception Sponsored by ARNIC

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Mike McBride

    Mike McBride, Consultant Editor, Police and Homeland Security, Jane's Information Group

    9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

    Jay Grant

    Jay Grant, Director, Airport and Seaport Police, USA

    9:50 The UK e-Borders Programme

    Ian Neill

    Ian Neill, Deputy Director, e-Borders Programme, UKBA

  • An update on the UK e-Borders Programme – How are things working at the border?
  • Operational/process issues
  • Recent successes
  • What does the e-Borders Programme mean for the long term?
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    10:50 Improving Security Screening Whilst Maintaining Passenger Acceptance

    Jyri Vikstrom

    Jyri Vikstrom, Head of Corporate Security, Finavia Helsinki - Vantaa Airport, Finland

  • Overview of international security capabilities
  • Preventing international disasters – How far have we come?
  • How does it alter the passenger experience?
  • Understanding the lessons learned from resent threats
  • Where does the future take us?
  • 11:30 Helping the Industry Respond to the Challenges of Harmonised and Simplified Border Security

    Ray Batt

    Ray Batt, Director, Marketing and Strategic Business Development, ARINC EMEA

  • The impact of harmonisation and simplification for aviation and border control agencies
  • Advance passenger information and interactive API
  • Eliminating risks and costs via partnerships between government, airlines and vendors
  • Helping the industry respond to challenges
  • 12:10 Networking Lunch

    13:10 The Importance of Effective Maritime Border Security – A French Account

    Captin Bruno Faugeron

    Captin Bruno Faugeron, Operational Deputy CECMED/ VAE, French Navy

  • Protecting the maritime borders
  • Update of current programmes
  • Overview of the current threat
  • Operational experiences from naval missions
  • New technologies and initiatives
  • 13:50 Cross Border Organised Crime - A 'Far East' Case History

    Lieutenant Colonel Brian Clesham MBE

    Lieutenant Colonel Brian Clesham MBE, , British Army, UK

  • Integration of a multi-agency Anti Smuggling Task Force
  • Countering the threat - Lessons learned
  • Application to the contemporary operating environment
  • 14:30 Afternoon Tea

    14:50 Protecting the Coast – Implementing Successful Security Measures

    Commodore Dan Thorell

    Commodore Dan Thorell, Director & Head of Regional Command South, Swedish Coast Guard

  • What is the modern threat?
  • Adapting to different security situations
  • Interoperability between nations and forces
  • Future evolution
  • 15:30 Guarding against the International Threat of Piracy

    Captain Pottengal Mukundan

    Captain Pottengal Mukundan, Director, International Maritime Bureau

  • What are the current threats?
  • Actions required to enhance protection
  • Where are the hotspots?
  • Challenges encountered and overcome
  • Effective cooperation and communication
  • New methods, new technology
  • 16:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    Workshops

    A Dynamic Simulation Exercise for Border Security
    Workshop

    A Dynamic Simulation Exercise for Border Security

    Marriott Hotel Warsaw
    3rd March 2009
    Warsaw, Poland

    Marriott Hotel Warsaw

    Al. Jerozolimskie 65/79
    Warsaw 00-697
    Poland

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