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Thursday 26 May, 2016


08:30 – 09:15


09:15 – 10:35

Keynote Session

Moderator: Paul Adamson, Chairman, Forum Europe

Rob Wainwright, Director, Europol
Berndt Körner, Deputy Executive Director, Frontex
Artis Pabriks, Rapporteur on the European Border and Coast Guard regulation, European Parliament

10:35 – 10:45

Setting the Scene

Isabella Chiodi, Vice President European Union, IBM

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:30

Session 2 - Migration

Returning to Schengen’s normal functioning and removing the necessity for some EU member states to enact internal border controls, is a priority for the EU. To this end, a range of initiatives are underway during 2016, notably the review of the Dublin Regulation and the public consultation on whether more broadly, the EU’s current legislation around migrant smuggling is fit for purpose. With the revamped European Border and Coast Guard Agency to be soon operational and projects such as Closeye up and running, to what extent can technology play a role in supporting the EU’s migration policies and where is it already making a difference? Furthermore, what work needs to be done to ensure the appropriate management of both legitimate and non-legitimate migration and asylum, from the processing of migrants and refugees at borders to their integration into social security systems?

Moderator: Norbert Kouwenhoven, Solutions Leader, Customs, Immigration and Border Management, IBM

Berndt Körner, Deputy Executive Director, Frontex
Giulio di Blasi, Head of the Hotspots Sector - Migration and Protection Directorate, DG HOME, European Commission
Mats Sandberg, Head of Swedish National Center for Terrorist and Threat Assessment
Peter Graham, Migration Associate Partner & Police Lead, IBM GBS Europe


12:30 – 12:50


Jamie Shea, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO

12:50 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:20

Keynote Speech

Krum Garkov, Executive Director, eu-LISA

14:20 – 15:30

Session 3 - Smart Borders

With eu-LISA reporting back positively to the European institutions, following the biometrics testing phase in 2015, and the recently released smart borders legislative proposals now under review, it is make or break time to ensure that where technology can make a difference in driving efficiency and security at European borders, it does so. How will the smart borders package help facilitate the Schengen principle of the free movement of people in light of the large increases in migration witnessed in recent months? What are the technical, resource and regulatory requirements necessary to deliver the Entry/Exit System (EES) by 2020 and what impact will the withdrawal of the 2013 proposal for a Regulation for a Registered Traveller Programme have on the delivery of the updated package?

Moderator: Michel Lorgeré, Business Unit Manager - EU Institutions, NATO, Eurocontrol & Homeland Security, Sopra Steria

Krum Garkov, Executive Director, eu-LISA
Rob Rozenburg, Head of Unit - Information Systems for Borders and Security, DG HOME, European Commission
Gilles De Greef, Sales & Business Development Director, Coppernic

15:30 – 15:50

Coffee Break

15:50 – 17:30

Session 4 - Public Safety and Counter Terrorism

Countering violent extremism (CVE) is now a political, social and economic imperative. But ensuring that the tackling of Europe’s security threats does not compromise European values is key. Information sharing between agencies at EU and member state level is critical, as demonstrated by the recent opening of the European Counter Terrorism Centre at Europol in the Hague. What role will the ECTC play and how might it evolve over time? What are the links between terrorism and organised crime? How can Europe effectively tackle the financing of terrorism? Now that the negotiations over the use of PnR data are drawing to a conclusion, what impact will this tool have in protecting European citizens? How can technology support the functioning and cooperation between agencies in Europe and how important are public-private-partnerships in the context of CT and public safety?

Moderator: Giacomo Persi Paoli, Senior Analyst, RAND Corporation

Jorge Bento Silva, Acting Head of Unit, Crisis Management and Fight Against Terrorism, European Commission
Manuel Navarrete, Head of European Counter Terrorism Centre, Europol
Guenther Sablattnig, Adviser to the EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union
Jussi Halla-aho MEP, Rapporteur, European Travel Document, European Parliament
Ziv Baida, Business Development Director, European Government, Dun & Bradstreet
Ray Batt, Director, Government Security Solutions (Europe), SITA



Thursday 26 May, 2016
08.45 to 17.15




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Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium

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