|Overview | Why Attend? | Who Should Attend?|
19 – 21 January 2010, Grand Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel,
BIOMETRIC ePASSPORTS | AUTOMATED BORDER CONTROL | NATIONAL SMART ID CARDS | IDENTITY MANAGEMENT | PASSENGER FACILITATION | INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS | ePASSPORT PROCESSING | PKD/PKI INFRASTRUCTURE & POLICY | DOCUMENT SECURITY
The 1st Conference on Technical Cooperation & Capacity Building for Border Management, an international event, is the largest Asia Pacific meeting of National Government Agencies including Immigration, Border Control, Customs and other agencies with responsibilities in the area of Border Management, organised by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the Asia Pacific Smart Card Association (APSCA). International organisations which will join together to inform Asian passport and border agencies include the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Interpol, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (UNCTED), Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), World Customs Organisation (WCO), European Union (EU) and ASEAN.
Objective of the Conference
Today many international organizations are helping governments to develop legislation, regulations, policies, standards, best practices and technical solutions in order to secure and protect state borders. Border management systems must include all elements necessary to close the gaps that allow undesirable individuals and illicit goods to cross borders. IT infrastructure, exchange of information, trend analysis, detection equipment, and well trained border control officials all need to be harmonized and complementary, in order to be effective. The objective of the conference is to invite the relevant international organisations to inform the audience about the measures they are recommending to enhance the level of security at international borders, and to discuss with them ways to create synergies that facilitate their implementation in national systems, through a coordinated and consultative approach.