WBR unveils agenda for Smarter Borders 2015 conference and exhibition

Worldwide Business Research has unveiled the agenda for its upcoming Smarter Borders 2015, a conference and exhibition intended for border security officials that addresses the challenges and opportunities regarding the BSP and ABC Smart Borders projects as they ultimately work toward developing an interoperable border management strategy.

Held on March 3 and 4 at the Millennium Mayfair Hotel in London, England, day one of the Smarter Borders 2015 will feature sessions relating to “fast-tracking border security priorities,” whereas day two’s sessions will focus more on “building the roadmap for future borders”.

The speaker lineup includes David Hanson, UK shadow immigration minister; Rob Rozenburg, DG home at the European Commission in Brussels; Kenneth Sava, director of trusted traveler program at U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Matt Roseingrave, customs counselor at the New Zealand Embassy to the EU and NATO; Christian Leininger, VP security and safety at the Berlin Brandenburg Airport; and Keith Vaz, Leicester East Labour MP.

Topics will include “Uncovering the politics behind Smart Borders”, “Integrated border management”, “Integrated border management in practice”, “Pursuing operational viability”, “UK BSP and E-Borders: What’s next?”, and “EU Smart Borders: The political perspective”, among others.

The conference will also feature sessions devoted to various case studies, including a session delivered by Dover Harbour Board’s Paul Brown and Eurostar’s Gareth Williams in which they will discuss how to apply aviation security strategies to maritime and rail borders.

There will also be sessions that provide updates on integrated border management spend projects, as well as a number of workshops that provide tips on how to implement biometric and immigration checks in an operationally viable way.

Registration is now open at the Smarter Borders website.

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