World BORDERPOL Congress
Central Hall Westminster
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Tony Smith, Senior Responsible Officer for Olympic Programme Management Office, UK Border Agency is the latest confirmed speaker at this year’s Borderpol Annual Conference and Expo 2012, 16th-17th October, Central Hall Westminster, London.
Tony Smith is the Senior Responsible Owner for the UK Border Agency’s London 2012 Olympic Programme. He started his career as an immigration caseworker in 1972 and has a long and distinguished career in the UK Immigration Service, having served at all grades up to Director. He has the distinction of having served as Head of Borders in 2 different countries - Canada (2000 – 2003) and the UK (2005 – 2007) and played a significant role in the operational response to border security during and after the terrorist attacks in North America on 9/11/2000 and in the UK on 7/7/2005. In 2007 Tony became the first UKBA Regional Director in London and the South East, where he led the establishment of local immigration teams. He was appointed as Senior Responsible Owner for the UKBA Olympic Programme in 2008. Tony is a qualified legal executive and an accredited Programme Sponsor.
Tony Smith will present on border agency cooperation in particular in relation to large scale events such as the Olympic Games.
The event will consist of an open conference, an exhibition and a closed government to government session.
Opening Keynote Address: Damian Green MP, UK Immigration Minister
Other confirmed speakers include:
Police Chief Quaestor Ioan Buda, General Inspector of the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Border Police who will discuss the challenges facing border police on Europe’s eastern frontiers.
Mr Nenad Banovic, Head of Border Police Directorate of the Serbian Border Police, will be delivering a presentation looking at the illegal migrations through the Balkan Routes and how the region’s border agencies are collaborating to tackling these challenges.
Deputy Director of the Commanding Centre in Polish Border Guard HQ, Major Grzegorz Niemiec, will participate in the panel discussion on the Schengen area - is it working?
David Smith is the Deputy Commissioner with responsibility for the Data Protection supervisory functions of the Information Commissioner’s Office will be looking at the threats of the ‘Cloud’ to national security and the cyber security required to protect countries and individuals. As well as providing Data Protection leadership across the Information Commissioner’s Office, David has direct responsibility for oversight of its Strategic Liaison Division which develops and manages the ICO’s relations with its key stakeholders.
Andreas Kamm, Chair of the Board, European Council on Refugees and Exiles will deliver a presentation in the challenge on policies of refugee & migration movement from a refugee protection perspective.
Rey Koslowski, Director of the Center for Policy Research Program on Border Control and Homeland Security, USA will look at "Challenges of Implementing Changing Immigration Policies" focusing on efforts to leverage technologies that address broader issues of migration management and policy changes.
André Oeyen, Director Biometric Business Development, Government & Security Solutions, SITA, Belgium will look at future technologies of facilitating border management and solving the security dilemma through consolidation of biographic and biometric passenger identities.
Drs. I.M. (Ida) Haisma, Director of Innovation Safety and Security of the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research, TNO, the highly respected independent research organization, and will deliver a presentation in the future technologies and innovations that can assist the international border security forces in monitoring illegal migration and combating related crime and goods smuggling.
Frank Gregory, Emeritus Professor of European Security in the Division of Politics and International Relations in the School of Social Sciences at Southampton University. His continuing research interests are on the homeland security, terrorism, crime and policing aspects of the EU’s internal security policy with special reference to the UK. He was a co-opted member of an ACPO-TAM sub – committee (Explosives Detection), he was a member of a UK Government advisory panel on emergency responses (SAPER).
Commodore Vasan Seshadri (Ret’d), Head, Strategy and Security Studies, Center for Asia Studies, India, the intention is to examine the issues of border control in Asia in general and South Asia in particular and establish how the issue of illegal immigration from this part of the world poses a great challenges in the west. The analysis would analyse the legal, humanitarian, technical, social and political dimensions of such illegal acts. The session would aim to discuss all aspects of border control and make recommendations for both short term and long term measures.
Thomas Tass, Executive Director, BORDERPOL, Canada. Chairman
We are expecting many more very high level speakers and delegations from around the world to confirm their participation very soon.
We will be attending Counter Terror Expo in London on the 25th-26th stand B100. If you are attending we can discuss it further, if you would like an invitation please let me know and I will make the arrangements.
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World BORDERPOL Congress
Central Hall Westminster
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