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Now in its 4th year and established as the leading forum of its kind in Brussels, the British Chamber Border Management Conference gathered all bodies and agencies involved in the management of EU borders, alongside EU and international policy makers, industry and other stakeholders, and discussed how collaboration can support the delivery of smarter and more secure borders in Europe, particularly in the current economic climate when all actors are required to do more with less.

Speakers include

Stefano Manservisi

Stefano Manservisi

Director-General, DG HOME

European Commission

Krum Garkov

Krum Garkov

Executive Director

EU Agency for large-scale IT systems (EU-LISA)

Ioan Enciu

Ioan Enciu


European Parliament

Ger Daly

Ger Daly

Global Managing Director, Defence & Public Safety


Rob Berends

Rob Berends

Project Manager

Ministry of Security and Justice, the Netherlands

In February this year, the European Commission launched the EU Smart Border Package, with the intention "to simplify life for frequent third country travellers at the EU's external borders, enhance EU security and contribute to better monitoring of border-crossings". Focussing on this package and on specific aspects such as proposals to develop an EU Entry-Exit System and the Registered Traveller Programme, this conference provided an opportunity to hear from the leading policymakers and decision makers directly involved in its formulation and implementation. By providing an interactive platform for discussion on the added value, technological and data protection implications, and expected costs of the package, the event looked forward to ensuring the effective and efficient implementation of these new modernised systems and on what the expected impact will be for the various stakeholders involved.


Sessions discussed:


- The EU Smart Border Package

- Possible developments of an EU Entry-Exit System and Registered - Traveller Programme

- Future innovations in this sector

- How can we acheive 'more with less'

- Lessons learned and the next steps forward


You can join our Linkedin group and contribute to the discussions. Please click here for more details.


Further Information


Please contact David Moseley on +44 (0) 2920 783 028 or email if you require any additional information regarding this event.




Tuesday 24 September, 2013
08.30 to 17.00




Renaissance Hotel

Rue du Parnasse 15,

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