World BORDERPOL Congress is now the BORDERPOL GLOBAL FORUM.


For several years this was the official website for The World BORDERPOL Congress, the largest gathering of interdisciplinary border security and migration management services from around the world. The Congress is a platform for the world’s border protection forces and agencies to discuss and debate the current and future issues and challenges facing the border management, security and migration management sectors.

Content is from the site's 2013 -2015 archived pages, as well as from other outside sources.

The World BORDERPOL Congress is now known as the BORDERPOL GLOBAL FORUM.
For current information go to http://borderpolcongress.com/

BORDERPOL Global Forum 2020
8th Annual Congress for Political, Federal and Commercial Leaders Tasked with Protecting the World's Borders
Date: 2/21/2020 - 2/23/2020
Venue: Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar, India

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Enhancing collaboration in global border protection and management challenges

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Controlling and managing international borders in the 21st Century continues to challenge the border control and immigration agencies around the world. It is generally agreed that in a globalised world borders should be as open as possible, but threats continue to remain in ever evolving circumstances and situations.

Advancements in technology are assisting in the battle to maintain safe and secure international travel. The border security professional still remains the front line against these threats.

A high level conference delivering discussions and debate on policies, implementation and technology that contributes towards successful border management and security, the World BORDERPOL Congress is the annual gathering for senior representatives from border agencies and agencies at the border

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An Aside:
I suspect our current president would disagree with the above assessment of "It is generally agreed that in a globalized world borders should be as open as possible..." According to the US Homeland Security: as of 19/30/2020 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) celebrated the construction of nearly 400 miles of new border wall system, in high priority locations across the Southwest border under the Trump Administration. “Today is an historic day for the American people and for the Trump Administration, defying all those who said it couldn’t be done,” said Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli. “The celebration of 400 miles of border wall system is a testament to President Trump’s leadership and this Administration’s commitment to secure our southern border and build an effective border wall system that protects all Americans.” But then Homeland Security concedes that only about nine miles of the new wall has been constructed on land where barriers did not exist before. For perspective, the U.S.-Mexico border spans nearly 2,000 miles. Mexico still has not agreed to pay for the construction. Trump promised to keep out all the gang members and rapists that were crossing our southern border and this announcement of the completion of 400 miles of wall just before the election is to prove Trump kept his promise. Meanwhile a more insidious and real cause for border restrictions has occured this year- Covid 19. Because the United States is the worst-affected nation in the world due mainly because of the federal government's lack of helpful directives to slow the spread, the US and Canada have put in place border restrictions. I'm sure that a global pandemic was never considered when the World BORDERPOL Congress issued its statement about world borders should be as open as possible.

If we follow the CDC's rules regarding Covid 19, all our personal borders extend 6 feet out in a circumference around us. How successful as a nation have we been in attending that goal along with face mask wearing. I just saw a map today of the US showing which states have made mask wearing mandatory, which have no mask mandates and lastly, those states where some areas require masks and others don't. I live in NYC and Gov. Cuomo was very early and deliberate in mandating mask wearing when outside. Since I always worked at home as a graphic artist the sheltering in place was not a difficult adjustment as it was for many of my friends who were sent home from the offices and now work remotely. Only a few have returned to work in an office. My partner does some consulting for a local seo consulting company, ZEN SEO NYC. Consulting is a great job since you son't need to ever meet in person; likewise for SEO companies. ALL SEO work from the analysis of a web site to instituting fixes based on best practices to improve the performance of a site only require access to a computer and the website that needs the work. No one has to show up, such a repair man fixing a faulty refrigerator. Well, I digressed there.

Returning to border issues. Covid 19 has also impacted the many open borders in Europe. Across Europe, governments reopened their borders over the summer after months of closure during the spring coronavirus pandemic.But following the relaxation of measures and border restrictions, much of Europe is now experiencing a second wave and with with new lockdown restrictions, some countries are closing their borders once again to travelers coming from hotspots. So much for open borders in the time of Covid!



World BORDERPOL Congress – 8th-10th December 2015 – The Hague, Netherlands

WORLD BORDERPOL CONGRESS

The 4th World BORDERPOL Congress will be held in The Hague, Netherlands – the city of security, peace and justice.

The World BORDERPOL Congress is the only multi-jurisdictional transnational platform where the border  protection, management and security industry policy-makers and practitioners convene annually to discuss the international challenges faced in protecting not only one’s own country’s borders, but those of neighbours and friends.

A high level conference delivering discussions and debate on policies, implementation and technology that contributes towards successful border management and security.

Come and join over 140 delegates from 40 countries.

Heads of Service, Deputy Heads and Heads of Department, Managers and senior officials from across the border community come together to discuss the pressing issues that are of concern to all in an atmosphere of mutual respect and fraternity.

World BORDERPOL Congress Latest Confirmed Speakers include:

– Teresa Hardy, Deputy Director – Head of Carrier Delivery & Engagement, Border Systems Portfolio – Border Force
– Maik Rudolf, Project Manager EasyPASS, German Federal Police
– Krum Garkov, Executive Director, EU-LISA
– Goran Stojkovski, Border Management Officer, OSCE Office in Tajikistan
– Florian G. Forster, Head, Immigration and Border Management (IBM), Department of Migration Management (DMM), International Organization for Migration (IOM)
– Didier Clergeot, Coordinator, INTERPOL IBM Task Force
– Senior Representative, Operations Department, EUROPOL
– Senior Representative, INTERPOL Washington
– Helen Marano, Vice-President of Government & Industry Affairs, WTTC
– David Parradang, Comptroller, Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigeria
– Hans de Moel, Royal Netherlands Marechuassee, Netherlands
– Clarence Yeo, Chief Commissioner, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority, Singapore
– Issa Al Shaibi (Major), Passenger Information Centre Manager, Royal Oman Police
– Police Major General Apichat Suriboonya, Head of INTERPOL NCB Thailand, Commander of Foreign Affairs Division, Royal Thai Police, Thailand

Trafficking: Human, Drug, Contraband and CBRNe at the 4th World BORDERPOL Congress

Trafficking remains one of the major issues for border security and management agencies. Whether humans, drugs, contraband or CBRNe proliferation, trafficking provides major challenges that affects peoples lives and countries economies, whilst proving hugely profitable for organised criminal gangs. Different regional issues provide global challenges.

Trafficking in human beings as a criminal enterprise has spiked in 2015. The well documented Mediterranean crisis has brought the global scourge of THB to the forefront of news again.

Spiking numbers of illegal migrants trying to escape failing economic conditions in their homelands is impacting on transit and target communities in Europe. The consequence of these migration movements is both immediate and long term.

From where do these activities transpire and what can be put in place to mitigate the problems?

The World BORDERPOL Congress will look at the international challenges facing todays border management and enforcement agencies and the policies, practices and technological solutions available to todays border security/management practitioner.

The annual gathering of international border agencies and agencies at the border, the World BORDERPOL Congress is the only multi-jurisdictional transnational platform where the border protection, management and security industry policy-makers and practitioners 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 World BORDERPOL Congress is a high level, 3 day event providing you with the opportunity to reach the senior decision makers in the border protection and management industry.

On behalf of borderpol and the Organising Committee, I invite your participation in the 4th World BORDERPOL Congress in The Hague, Netherlands – city of security, peace and justice – from 8th to 10th December.

Delegate Registration is now open to register online or you can download the registration form.

There is also a special Agency Delegate Package, including 2 nights accommodation, to make your attendance and arrangements easier and more cost effective. Download the agency registration form.

We look forward to welcoming you to the 4th World BORDERPOL Congress in The Hague, Netherlands this December.

We'll make sure your company included on the WorldSecurity-index.com Border Security listing!

We look forward to welcoming you to The Hague, Netherlands on 8th-10th December 2015 for the next gathering of border and migration management professionals

 

PRESS RELEASE

Mjr. Gen. Van Den Brink, Deputy Commissioner, Royal Netherlands Marechaussee to give a keynote at World BORDERPOL Congress

BY APSM ON OCTOBER 14, 2015 | www.asiapacificsecuritymagazine.com

Mjr. Gen. Van Den Brink will officially assume command of the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee on 5 November 2015 at which time he will be promoted to Lieutenant General.
Mjr. Gen. Van Den Brink has served in the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee since 1979 and has held a wide range of managerial and operational and posts in the areas of border surveillance, immigration, policing, civil aviation security and criminal investigation.
He has a University degree in Dutch Law and has completed Advanced Legal Training as well as Strategic Leadership Study (SLL) at the School for Police Leadership.
At this year’s event Lt. Gen. Van Den Brink will talk about strategic operational issues as well as co-operation with external domestic agencies and international agencies.

Mjr. Gen. Van Den Brink will join other keynote speakers En. K.H.D.M. (Klaas) Dijkhoff, State Secretary of Security and Justice and Minister for Immigration, The Netherlands and H.E. Ambassador Smail Chergui, Commissioner for Peace and Security, African Union.
BORDERPOL Secretary General, Thomas Tass, said, “First of all we would like to congratulate Maj. Gen. Van Den Brink on his appointment as Commander of the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee and we very much look forward to hearing his insights into border security issues at the very highest level”.
The World BORDERPOL Congress is 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. This year Congress takes place in The Hague, Netherlands with a leading line up of international speakers from government, agencies and industry experts.

Join us at the 4th annual World BORDERPOL Congress in The Hague, Netherlands on 8th to 10th December 2015

BORDERPOL – The World Border Organization, is a 21st Century body dedicated to improving border security and standardizing international procedures and processes. Recognizing the need for the establishment of a global home to over 1000 border related services BORDERPOL was officially registered in March 2003 as a non-profit international association in Canada with its General Secretariat located in Ottawa. In concert with the EU Secretariat in Budapest opened in 2005 and the Asia Secretariat established in India in 2011, BORDERPOL facilitates co-operation and consultations among likeminded border services and related agencies.

 


 

World BORDERPOL Congress – 9th-11th December 2014 – Budapest, Hungary

WORLD BORDERPOL CONGRESS

Join International Border Agencies and Management community



CONNECTING AND PROTECTING

- Meet international colleagues to share border security issues and discuss solutions in a working collaborative environment.
- Ensure you are up-to-date on the latest issues and challenges facing the world’s border management, protection and security forces.
- Learn how future strategies and inter-agency cooperation can enhance threat detection

The wonderful city of Budapest, Hungary will play host to the 3rd World BORDERPOL Congress from 9th-11th December 2014.

Minister of Interior of Nigeria to give keynote presentation

Comrade Patrick Abba Morro, Honourable Minister of Interior of Nigeria, will deliver an opening keynote address at this year’s World BORDERPOL Congress.

Africa’s largest economy experiences diverse border security challenges from the Ebola crisis to Boko Haram and illegal migration, which the Minister will broach in his presentation.

Dmitry Nekrasov, Head of the Department of customs legislation and law enforcement practice, Eurasian Economic Commission gives keynote at the World BORDERPOL Congress

The EEC represents Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia. It has a population of over 170 million people, has 15% of the world’s land mass and it borders Europe, the Central Asia and Asia.

He will discuss aspects of ECC work connected with the unification of corpus delicti and sanctions for customs crimes (smuggling, illegal import and export of pieces of art, drugs, etc.) He will also discuss coordination of all border agencies in the Union (customs, border services, immigration) and the simplification of customs codes and processes.

Minister of Customs Cooperation, Eurasian Economic Commission, Minister Vladimir Goshin gives keynote at the World BORDERPOL Congress

BORDERPOL are pleased to announce that Member of the Board – Minister in charge of Customs Cooperation of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), Minister Vladimir Goshin, will give a keynote address at this year’s World BORDERPOL Congress.

The EEC represents Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia. It has a population of over 170 million people, has 15% of the world’s land mass and it borders Europe, the Central Asia and Asia.

He will discuss aspects of ECC work connected with the unification of corpus delicti and sanctions for customs crimes (smuggling, illegal import and export of pieces of art, drugs, etc.) He will also discuss coordination of all border agencies in the Union (customs, border services, immigration) and the simplification of customs codes and processes.

The other keynote speeches will delivered by Lt.Gen Károly Papp, Chief Commissioner of the Hungarian National Police and Col dr Gizella Vas, Head of Hungarian Border Police Department, Hungary.

PRELIMINARY CONGRESS PROGRAMME
BORDERPOL announce the preliminary Congress programme, with an exciting line up of speakers and great programme to create discussion and debate amongst the international border management community.

Download your Preliminary Congress Guide here
Your guide to the Congress, programme and event, to help you make your arrangements to attend the premier event for border agencies and agencies at the border.

LATEST SPEAKERS CONFIRMED
- James Douglass, Transport Protective Security Lead, National CT Policing HQ, UK
– George Trebess, Aviation Protective Security Manager, National CT Policing HQ, UK
– Teresa Hardy, Deputy Director – Head of Carrier Delivery & Engagement, Border Force – Home Office, UK
– Mr Olaitan J O, Deputy Comptroller General, Investigation, Inspectorate and Enforcement (IIE) Directorate, Nigeria Immigration Service
– J.J.M. (Hans) de Moel, Policy Officer, Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, Netherlands
– Ferenc Banf, Director, European Police College (CEPOL)
– Ms. Helen Marano, Vice President Government & Industry Affairs, World Travel & Tourism Council, United Kingdom
For details of the latest confirmed speakers at the 3rd World BORDERPOL Congress

Hungarian Ministry of Interior and Hungarian National Police supports World BORDERPOL Congress

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The Hungarian Ministry of Interior and National Police have confirmed their official support to host this year’s World BORDERPOL Congress to be held in Hungary on the 9th to the 11th of December at the Kempinski Corvinus Hotel Budapest.
The Ministry of Interior and Hungarian National Police are supporting and will be actively participating in the 3rd World BORDERPOL Congress, encouraging nations to cooperate, communicate and consult with one another, in these challenging times for border security.
 

WORKSHOPS
The World BORDERPOL Congress will deliver its informative and constructive Closed Agency Only Workshops for border agencies and agencies at the borders.

OPENING KEYNOTE SESSION
Col dr Gizella Vas, Head of Hungarian Border Policing Unit, Hungarian National Police will deliver an opening keynote presentation at the 3rd World BORDERPOL Congress.

Border agencies and agencies at the border from around the world will convene for the annual international debate on securing our borders from cross border crime, illegal immigration, narcotics smuggling, human trafficking and other illicit activities.

Discussions also focus on how to enhance and improve the traveller experience, with improvements in the use of technologies, practices/procedures and information sharing.

We invite you to Budapest, Hungary to join the largest gathering of border agencies and agencies at the border to discuss and debate how working and collaborating with international partners can improve border security for us all.

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The World BORDERPOL Congress is the only multi-
jurisdictional transnational platform where the border protection, management and security industry policy-makers and practitioners convene annually to discuss the international challenges faced in protecting not only one’s own country’s borders, but those of neighbours and friends.

Enhancing collaboration in global border protection and management challenges

SAVE THE DATES

We look forward to welcoming you to Budapest, Hungary in December 2014 for the next gathering of border and migration management professionals.



 

World BORDERPOL Congress – 3rd-4th December 2013– Central Hall Westminster, London, UK

    

WORLD BORDERPOL CONGRESS PRESS RELEASE

World BORDERPOL Congress

Published on October 3, 2013 by Johanna Loock | www.marsecreview.com/

The World BORDERPOL Congress is the only multi-jurisdictional transnational platform where the border protection, management and security industry policy-makers and practitioners convene annually to discuss the international challenges faced in protecting not only one’s own country’s borders, but those of neighbours and friends.

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World BORDERPOL Congress

3rd-4th December 2013

Central Hall Westminster, London, UK

www.borderpol-event.org

The World BORDERPOL Congress is the only multi-jurisdictional transnational platform where the border protection, management and security industry policy-makers and practitioners convene annually to discuss the international challenges faced in protecting not only one’s own country’s borders, but those of neighbours and friends.

  

Opening Keynote:

Mark Harper MP, UK Immigration Minster

Speakers include:

• Mandie Campbell, Chief Operating Officer, Border Force, UK

• Dave Wood, UKBA Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Operations Group, UK Border Agency

• Ms Giselle Vas, Director General, Border Police Force, Hungary

• Penny Satches Brohs, Senior Border Issues Advisor, Head/Borders Unit, Transnational Threats Department, OSCE, Austria

• Mika Poutiainen, Head of Vaalimaa Customs, Finnish Customs

• Erdal Duzdaban, Border Management Officer, OSCE Office in Tajikistan

• Commodore R.S. Vasan (Ret’d), Head, Strategy and Security, Centre for Asia Studies, India

• Serge Rinkel, Director Programs and Services, BORDERPOL, France

• Col. Gábor Kovács PhD, Hungarian National Police and National Public Service University, Hungary

• Thomas Tass, Executive Director, BORDERPOL, Canada

The UK Immigration Minister, Mark Harper MP, will once again be opening the World BORDERPOL Congress, a high level conference delivering discussions and debate on policies, implementation and technology that contributes towards successful border management and security.

The 2nd World BORDERPOL Congress will provide a platform for the world’s border protection forces and agencies to discuss and debate the current and future issues and challenges facing the border management, security and migration management sectors.

Controlling and managing international borders in the 21st Century continues to challenge the border control and immigration agencies around the world. It is generally agreed that in a globalised world borders should be as open as possible, but threats continue to remain in ever evolving circumstances and situations.

Advancements in technology are assisting in the battle to maintain safe and secure international travel. The border security professional still remains the front line against these threats.

The World BORDERPOL Congress is a high level, 2 day event providing you with the opportunity to reach the senior decision makers in the border protection and management industry. The exhibition provides a showcase of the leading technologies and solutions to meet the future challenges facing the border protection, management and security professional.


 

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