Smarter Border Management Conference

London, United Kingdom

Enhancing Cross-Border Security through Disruptive Technology & Big Data Analytics

Smarter Border Management is the leading forum for the border management community and the question of how to secure our borders has never been more critical. According to Accenture, annual international passenger numbers globally set to double to 7.3 billion by 2034. Freight volume doubling even faster, by 2030. Net migration to Western countries mushrooming to 98 million by 2050. Coupled with the continued threat of terrorist activities within our borders, trends of increasing migration and traveller movement, and the ever-growing e-commerce market, border management is at the forefront of the international agenda.

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

Smarter Border Management 2019 is the only event to provide an interactive forum for collaborative discussion and a detailed consideration of best practice and organisational capabilities t hrough a thorough examination of cutting edge technology and infrastructure solutions, This year's conference will build upon the success of our 2018 event, which brought together 120 leaders in border security, policy makers, experts and stakeholders. Join us this year for a fresh take on smarter border management through the realisation of big-data solutions, including risk-based screening and biometric trends.

By attending this conference you will have:

  • Gained knowledge of how other countries are implementing 'smart' border measures
  • Learnt about the range of smart technologies and solutions in the market
  • Enhanced your insight into problems faced by other countries, and how they have solved similar problems that I am facing
  • Discovered potential alternative action to controversial 'smart' upgrades
  • Become an expert on the future of border management technological adoption

New for 2019:

  • Risk-based screening practices for passengers and cargo
  • Dangers and Solutions: Insight into counterfeit products and pharmaceuticals
  • Smarter biometrics: the use of open source intelligence to enhance passenger screening
  • Cargo management at the border across all ports-of-entry


  • Mark Borkowski, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Acquisition and Chief Acquisition Officer and Component Acquisition Executive, U.S. DHS Customs and Border Protection
  • Milena Budimirovic, Acting Deputy Director, Procedures and Facilitation, World Customs Organisation (WCO)
  • Mr. Juan J. Perez Benitez, Chief Inspector - Project Manager Of It Projects, Deputy Directorate General Of Communications And Information Systems For Security, Ministry of Interior, Spain
  • Steve Reynolds, Head of International Operations, National Crime Agency
  • Christian Piaget, Acting Head, Cargo Border Management and Claims, IATA
  • John Gillan MBE, Programme Officer, UK Home Office
  • Jiri Celikovsky, Head of Unit for Coordination of Schengen Cooperation and Border Patrol, Ministry of Interior Czech Republic
  • P.T.J. van Doormaal, Head Targeting Center Borders, National Tactical Command Center, Royal Netherlands Marechaussee
  • Medea Meier, Chief of Staff, Swiss Border Guard
  • Veikko Ikonen, Coordinator, Bodega Project
  • Pascal Lefebvre, Border Police officer, Ops Center, French Coast Guard
  • Bart Vrancken, Head of the service eID, Belgium
  • Ian Neill, Director, Agile Security Partners Ltd
  • John Coyne, Director, Border Security Programme, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
  • Georgio Gulienetti, Chairman, Integrated Border Security Working Group, European Organisation for Security
  • Anthony Leather, Director, Westlands Advisory
  • Dr Hussain Alhallaf, Security Director, Riyadh Airports
  • Cathy Haenlein, Senior Research Fellow, National Security and Resilience, RUSI

Please fill in your name and email to receive the Draft Agenda of this event.


Hilton London Canary Wharf
Marsh Wall South Quay Square, E14 9SH
London, UK

Phone: 44-203-002-2300

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