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World BORDERPOL Congress announces Closed Agency Workshops


The World BORDERPOL Congress has announced the addition of “Closed Agency Workshops” for this year’s event, set to take place December 3-4, 2013 in London.

According to the organizers, these workshops are essentially a series of ‘behind closed door’ discussions and working group opportunities, which aim to promote inter-agency cooperation and information sharing amongst border forces.

This year’s event will also focus considerable attention to border management as well as the ongoing financial crisis with an inevitable impact on the movement of persons and goods.

This year’s opening keynote will be delivered by Mark Harper, MP, Immigration Minister and Sir Charles Montgomery, the Director General of Border Force UK.

Reported previously, BORDERPOL recently launched the preliminary agenda for this year’s conference, which is available online from the conference website.

“This year, BORDERPOL is celebrating its 10th year of operations and has done so successfully due to the resilience of our team and our progressive and flexible approach. Over the past decade we have continually promoted the three C’s in global border security and advanced homeland protection, which is transnational cooperation, communication and consultation. This year’s World BORDERPOL Congress will provide participants with demonstrable opportunities to learn from and network with likeminded experts from around the world who understand and contribute to that concept,” Executive Director of BORDERPOL Thomas Tass said in a previous statement.

“This year the specially invited policy makers, practitioners and frontline decision makers will be challenged to expand and share with you their understanding, knowledge and experiences associated with the everyday business of making borders that work for the benefit of all users and stakeholders.”

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