Border Security 2022 Conference

Securing Land Borders, Improving Biometric Technology, and Optimising The Airport Security Experience

February 7-8, 2022- London, United Kingdom

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We are proud to announce the 15th Border Security Conference, taking place on the 7th and 8th of February 2022.

With COVID-19 spreading across the globe, the security and integrity of a nation's borders has rarely been more important than now. Security protocols have been thrust into the global spotlight as border professionals have had to adapt and change their usual approaches while ensuring that their effectiveness is not compromised; a successful response has frequently hinged on the ability of a nation to prevent infected individuals from entering the country.

Amid this disruption, the problems of migration, cross-border criminality, and smart-borders have become even more critical as rogue elements seek to exploit the situation. These issues need to be addressed urgently by the international community.

Bringing together border forces, airport and port personnel, industry leaders and key international agencies, the conference provides an excellent opportunity to meet with key industry stakeholders and to hear from some of the world's leading voices. Border Security 2022 is a truly global event firmly established in the market - it is not to be missed.

Benefits of Attending

Border Security 2022 is the perfect occasion to learn from and network with the most informed and renowned experts in the field of border protection. Tune into the two-day conference and benefit from insights delivered by first-class professionals, scientists, border force officers, and industry figures.

Themes for 2022:

  • COVID-19 and ensuring a safe, hygienic security protocols
  • Migration and the effects of COVID-19 on legal and illegal movement
  • “Smart Border” systems, including the EES and biometric scanners
  • Airport-specific security protocols
  • Automation, AI and Big Data: feasibility and uses at the border

Conference Chairman

  • Mr John Vine CBE QPM, Former Chief Inspector of Borders, Borders & Immigration, UK Home Office

National Border Authority Speakers

  • Mr David Neal, Independent Chief Inspector of UK Borders and Immigration, UK Home Office Mr Andrew Billings, Group Head of Security, Associated British Ports
  • Ms Diane Sabatino, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, US Customs and border Patrol Office of Field Operations
  • SFC Mr Patrick Nemeth, Director of Identity Operations Division, US Department of Homeland Security
  • SFC Mr Raul Ortiz, Chief of US Border Patrol
  • Ms Karoline Paide, Senior Advisor, Estonian Police and Border Guard Board
  • Ms Kerstin Kirsel, Leading Border Officer, Estonian Police and Border Guard Board
  • First Lieutenant Bartjan Van Duijvenbode, Innovation Manager, Dutch Border Police

Airport and International Agency Speakers

  • Mr Andy Palmer, Executive Director, International Association of Behaviour Detection and Analysis Mr Uku Sarekanno, Head of Cabinet of Executive Management, eu-LISA
  • Police Commissioner Peter Nilsson, Head of Airpol, Airpol
  • Mr Didier Clergeot, Operations Coordinator, INTERPOL
  • Mr Damien Thuriaux, Head, Immigration and Border Management Division, IOM
  • Ms Denise Kwantes, Deputy Head of Unit, Schengen and External Borders, European Commission, Directorate-General for Migration
  • Ms Annet Steenbergen, Project Lead Aruba Happy Flow, Government of Aruba
  • Ms Kirsty Lockie, Border Force and Corporate Security Manager, Heathrow
  • Mr Derek Provan, CEO, AGS Airports
  • Mr Stephen Matete, Immigration and Border Manager in The Gambia, IOM
  • Ms Christine Bradley, Chief of Section, Countering Terrorist travel, UN Office of Counter-Terrorism
  • Mr Esteban Felipe De La Torre, Regional Coordinator, Policy and Outreach, UN Office on Drugs and Crime Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific
  • Professor James Ferryman, Project Coordinator, University of Reading
  • Mr Georg Melzer-Venturi, Managing Director, Eutema Research Services
  • Mr Richard Gutsell, Borders, Identity and the Digital Economy, Atkins

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Event details
Organizer :SMi
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-23179

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