The BREXIT decision by the people of the United Kingdom has had a profound impact on the future of border protection in Europe and prompts a seismic shift in the responsibilities for the UK Border Force in 2018 and beyond.

As the international gathering of border security experts and stakeholders SMARTER BORDERS 2016 will consider the operational and practical relationship between the UK & Europe alongside the huge shifts in European border protection strategy and programme implementation.

The challenge of unprecedented demographic trends, irregular migration patterns and the complexity of the geopolitical context in 2016 aligned with extensive technological developments in the implementations of "smart" border systems delivers an exciting and challenging background to the established forum for border security professionals from government, NGOs and the private sector.

NEW FOR 2016:

  • Full debrief in the wake of the UK's decision to withdraw from the European Union

  • Reform to preserve: Protecting the Schengen agreement through the full roll out the European Commission's Entry-Exit System

  • Coherent security: border control from beyond the border and the 'whole of government approach' to border security

  • Cargo management at the border across all ports-of-entry

SMARTER BORDERS 2016: Delivering cooperation and coherence to solve the 

crises of today and plan for the challenges of tomorrow

2016 speakers include

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