Why Attend?

  • Analysis the latest immigration and customs policies across Asia-Pacific
  • Discuss the latest border security challenges in the region
  • Review organised crimes across borders in Asia
  • Understand the developments being made to borders across the region
  • Network with leading government officials across Asia-Pacific

Border Management & Technologies Summit Asia 2017

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
7th November 2017 - 9th November 2017



08.30 - 17.00

Tuesday 7th November 2017

Hosted By: Tony Smith, Managing Director, Fortinus Global and Chris Hurrey, Subject Matter Expert - Border Controls, Intrepid Minds



As a pre-cursor to the 2017 Intelligence-Sec Border Technologies Summit Asia in Kuala Lumpur, Fortinus Global Ltd will be running a workshop entitled “BORDER MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE”.

The Programme will be interactive, and participants will be invited to contribute to interactive discussions and presentations on past, current and future trends in border management and the emerging use of technology. The presenters have a broad range and depth of experience in Border Management both in the UK and internationally, bringing latest insights into the critical concepts of modern day border management - Multiple borders, integrated border management, and identity management; and how technology is playing an ever-increasing role in delivering these. The workshop will bring together experts from border control agencies and technology suppliers to consider how Border Transformation has developed in recent years, and how new and emerging technology can support future development in this field.

The Programme will commence with a look at key developments in Border Security from 9/11 to the present day, covering the major critical incidents of our time including the London attacks of 7/7; the management of Border Security during the London 2012 Olympics; the attacks in Paris and Belgium in 2015 and the Berlin Christmas market attack in 2016. How have Border Agencies reacted to these events, and what more can be done to prevent attacks in the future? How can we improve regional and international cooperation, data and intelligence sharing? And control land borders more effectively?

The workshop will then focus upon the use of technology and how this has developed over this period. This begins with the first examples of electronic watch lists through to the development of advanced passenger processing systems, national targeting centres and automated border controls. What are the real benefits of automation; and what are the myths? We will look at various “trusted” and “facilitated travel” schemes now in operation at different borders around the world; at what has worked - and what hasn’t worked. We will look at the “tools of the trade” that border officers need to do their job effectively and efficiently; and how modern border agencies are facing up to new and emerging threats. Finally, we will look at more radical “out of the box” projects now underway, including the EU Horizon PROTECT project on “seamless travel”, incorporating research currently underway at Reading and Salzburg Universities.

This workshop will be particularly useful for law enforcement agencies wishing to gain a broader understanding of border management techniques and technology that are now being deployed around the world including North America, the UK, the EU and Australia. It will also be useful for private sector companies who are engaged in developing and delivering technical solutions for border agencies; and for academics interested in research into future border management.

The workshop will be run in an informal setting, with opportunities for participants to engage in team exercises. There will also be separate facilities available for bilateral meetings between control agencies, if required.



08.30     Coffee / Registration

09.00     Welcome and Introductions - setting the scene                                              

09.30     Border Security - past, present and future challenges                   

10.30     Coffee Break

11.15     The “Swiss Army Knife” approach to border control                         

12.00     EXERCISE: AUTOMATED BORDER CONTROLS                                       

12.45     Networking Lunch Break

13.30     Biometrics and the future - the border officer and the “end to end” passenger experience                            

14.30     PROTECT: The “Seamless” Border                                                             

15.15     Coffee Break


16.30     Wrap up & next steps                                                                                  

17.00     Close of workshop