Smarter Borders Conference

Interoperability at the border: Bridging silos to build a connected border management system

The developing trends in migration across Europe and indeed the world, mean that there has never been a better time to stage the Smarter Borders conference. With the increasing flows of (would-be) fighters to-and-from the Middle East, the dramatic scenes in the Mediterranean and the rise in people trafficking across the South East Asian region, the challenges to those charged with controlling the borders of our nations have never been so stiff. Therefore it is vital that policymakers and private companies gather to discuss how they will meet these burgeoning problems both now and in the near future.


Taking part in the conference this November will enable attendees to:

  • Achieve more streamlined and efficient data capture and exchange process, in order to enhance your border security and reduce your operational costs
  • Understand how to align your future policy and offerings by hearing from senior regulators and politicians across the EU and beyond
  • Learn how to be part of the projects building towards an ‘international’ method of border management

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  • Keith Vaz, Chairman Home Affairs Select Committee, House of Commons
  • Julie Gillis, Border Force Transformation Program Director, Border Force Home Office
  • Gavin McCairns, First Assistant Secretary Research and Innovation Division, Department of Immigration and Border Protection
  • Krum Garkov, Executive Director, European Commission Representation in Tallinn
  • Bent Mejborn, Head Of Unit, DG D 1 A Schengen Visas And Borders, EU Council Secretariat
  • Kenneth Sava, Trusted Traveler Program Director, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Jiri Celikovsky, Head of Unit for Coordination of Schengen Cooperation and Border Control, Department for Asylum and Migration Policy, Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic
  • Luís Paulo Gouveia, National Deputy Director, Immigration and Borders Service
  • Andreu Voicu, Project Manager EWISA Project, Romanian Border Police
  • Samy Gardemeister, Director of Enforcement, Finnish Customs
  • Col. Kimmo Elomaa, Deputy Head of Border and Coast Guard Division, Finnish Border Guard HQ
  • Capt. Willem Mudde, Manager, Targeting Centre Borders National Tactical Command, Royal Marechausse
  • Dr. Michael Rupp, Head Of Section C – Civil Society and Institution-building, Delegation of the European Union to Turkey
  • Burce Ari, Borders and Visa Sector Manager, Delegation of the European Union to Turkey
  • Ann-Charlotte Nygard, Programme Manager, EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA)
  • Ciaran Carolan, Research & Development Officer General Coordination Department, eu-LISA
  • Jennifer McDonald, CEO, Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency, Jamaica
  • John Keefe, Director of Public Affairs, Eurotunnel
  • Francis Morgan, Director of Policy, Heathrow
  • Isto Matilla, R&D Director, Laurea University of Applied Sciences
  • Tony Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Fortinus Ltd
  • David Gorshkov Ceng Fiet Msyi, Chairman, CCTV and Integrated Control Room Software (PSIM) Standards Committee

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Oct 20, 2015