September 16, 2015 -
Sponsors of last week’s BORDERPOL North America meeting in Washington, D.C. demonstrated their products and services to event attendees.
The event examined means to curtail terrorist travel, in conjunction with border government representatives from around the world, along with the private sector and major international organizations. Rep. John Katko (R-NY), who sits on the House Homeland Security Committee and chairs its current task force for combating terrorist and foreign fighter travel, gave the keynote address at the event.
The meeting was organized and supported on behalf of BORDERPOL by the Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA), a nonprofit trade association dedicated to pro-actively create awareness and promote the value of secure identity technologies and biometric solutions that effectively protect and secure individuals from identity threats as well as protect and secure facilities, organizations and governments.
BORDERPOL bills itself as the only international nonprofit organization whose mission is to support and engage governments and international organizations worldwide to actively promote the facilitation of safe and secure legitimate international travel of people across air, land and sea borders while curtailing terrorists and organized crime, including human and sex trafficking.
The tenets of BORDERPOL’s mission are grounded in the humane treatment of persons, regional and international cooperation, law and criminal justice, minimum international border control and security standards, information-sharing and secure communication with appropriate data protection.
Major sponsors of the event included: 3M, BASIS Technology, L3 Communications, Document Security Alliance, Novetta, SAFRAN MorphoTrak, Digital Signal Corporation, WorldReach Software, NXP, SITA, Abanacle, Online Integrated Solutions, SRI International and The Intellisis Corporation. Many of these companies participated in a “mini-demo round robin” session to illustrate the application of their products and services.
After recently wrapping up its successful North American event, BORDERPOL also announced that Dr. Klaas Dijkhoff, the Dutch State Secretary of Security and Justice and Minister for Immigration, will deliver an opening keynote address at the 4th World BORDERPOL Congress in The Hague, Netherlands in December.
BORDERPOL Secretary General, Thomas Tass, said: “We are delighted with the confirmation that Dr. Klaas Dijkhoff will be joining the World BORDERPOL Congress to deliver an opening keynote in these challenging times, not only for Europe, but for the world border and enforcement agencies and governments.”
BORDERPOL bills its World Congress as the only multi-jurisdictional transnational platform where border protection, management, policy-makers, practitioners and industry convene annually to discuss the international challenges faced in protecting not only one’s own country’s borders, but those of neighbours and friends.
The event is a high level, three-day meeting providing industry stakeholders with the opportunity to reach senior decision makers in the border protection and management industry.