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Border Security 2017 adds U.S CBP to its expert speaker line up


Border Security 2017 has confirmed Colleen Manaher, Executive Director of Entry/Exit Programmes from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), as a speaker for the 2017 line-up. The 10th annual conference takes place in Rome, Italy next February.

The 2017 event will discuss how to enhance border security through technological innovation and procurement. The program will focus on: operational case studies, biometrics technology, smart border technology, threats and border management, surveillance and detection and more.

Manaher will be giving a keynote address on day two of the conference with her presentation ‘U.S Customs and Border Protection’s Strategic Approach to Implementing a Biometric Exit System’.

This session will provide attendees with an exclusive update on what the U.S CBP are doing to enhance security measures. Manaher will address: conducting extensive testing and analysis of new, cutting-edge biometrics to further enhance the ability to combat threats, streamline the inspection process, and expedite the flow of travel and trade; deployment of targeted biometric entry/exit projects; the search for industry expertise on biometric exit solutions that can be seamlessly integrated into CBP operations; developing partnerships with the air industry to innovate the inspection process with advanced technology and transform the traveller experience, and; enhancing biographic data systems to support biometric capabilities.

The U.S. CBP will will be joining senior law enforcement personnel and industry experts from U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Italian Coast Guard, Guardia di Finanza, Borders & Immigration UK, Austrian Armed Forces, Finnish Customs, French Customs, SITA and the International Organisation for Migration..

Max Snijder, CEO of the European Association for Biometrics, will be hosting a pre-conference workshop entitled ‘Biometrics for Border Management and Security’.

Border Security 2017 is sponsored by SITA and WCC Smart Search & Match.

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