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Border Security 2011:
Securing Passengers and Cargo across the UK’s Border



Securing the UK’s border and the people and goods travelling across it remains high on the agenda of the Government and its key international partners.


The Government’s Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) outlined significant changes for security at the UK’s border, and for the passengers and cargo which travel across it. Bringing together senior figures from across government and industry this event will examine the introduction of new technologies, the creation of a border police command, the strengthening of the UK’s visa process and the e-borders programme. Further, it will look to regulatory changes around passenger and cargo security, and explore plans for passenger screening and border controls to become more integrated.


Examining the significant policy and practical changes which border and passenger security will undergo in the period ahead, this conference will be a must for anybody who works to provide security at the border.



Session One: ‘Ports and Policing’




Chaired by Niki Tompkinson (Former Director of TRANSEC), this session will offer an overview of the reorganization of ports and policing, the establishment of a new border force and the future of the e-borders scheme.


Session Two: ‘Aviation Security – Part 1 - Securing Cargo’



Chaired by Rear Admiral Chris Parry CBE (Associate Fellow and Former Chair of the Marine Management Organisation), this session will involve an examination of the emerging threat from cargo and the challenge of improving the cargo regime with perspectives from government and industry.


Session Three: ‘Aviation Security – Part 2 - Securing Passengers’



Looking towards possible changes to the passenger security regime in the UK, this session will include an identification new government thinking on the subject and will provide an updating on international cooperative efforts and technology developments.



Speakers will include:



  • Shainila Pradhan
    Head of PROTECT, Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism (OSCT), Home Office
  • Brodie Clark
    Head of Border Force, UK Border Agency
  • Ian Hutcheson
    Director of Security, BAA
  • Vic Hogg
    Deputy Director General of the Crime and Policing Group, Home Office
  • Howard Stone
    Chairman, European Express Association (EEA) Security Committee
  • David Elbourne
    Acting Head, Aviation Security Policy and Regulation Division, Department for Transport
  • Det Supt Peter McGowan
    Deputy National Co-ordinator PROTECT AND PREPARE, Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)
  • Dr Tobias Feakin
    Director, National Security and Resilience, RUSI
  • Kevin Riordan
    UK Technical Director, Smiths Detection
  • Mike Shaw
    Director, Key Accounts Defence and Security C41 Systems and Air Operations, Thales UK
  • Speaker
    Aviation Desk, Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC)

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