Integrated Border Management: Enhanced Customs and Immigration Services

Programme aim Borders around the world have become increasingly recognised, not just for their ability to generate government revenue and deal with immigration issues, but as a place to detect and disrupt serious crime. This includes the threat of terrorism, mass-migration, illicit entry and human trafficking. All of these issues are becoming an increasing political priority for national governments and international organisations and there is growing public pressure to improve effectiveness. These challenges cause governments to question if best use of the border is being made, to raise revenue, control immigration and drive down crime. Is multi-agency working a reality? How can migration be controlled? Are threat assessments being effectively used? How can revenue be increased? How can serious crime be detected and disrupted? What assistance can technology provide? How can borders be used to prevent terrorism? This programme aims to answer these questions in a structured manner that better equips senior managers to cope with the multiple issues faced at a border. It will be based on case studies of experiences worldwide, but particularly in the UK and will be delivered by leading experts with experience of implementing these issues and systems in a range of environments and with a variety of different resources.

What you will learn: • Better understand the key issues necessary to deliver a world class border management programme • Recognise the benefits and challenges of multi-agency working • Develop enhanced, accurate intelligence to support revenue raising and crime reduction • Make use of leadership and management techniques to improve and enhance border controls • Develop and effectively use threat assessments • Apply effective, legal and appropriate methods of increasing revenue • Detect and disrupt serious crime • Make use of borders to prevent terrorism

Benefits of attending – You will be able to: • Develop a border strategy, based on known and potential threats and risks • Identify, develop and coordinate effective partnerships to help deliver the strategy • Understand the key elements in establishing an offshore border, by acting upstream and screening pre-arrival • Explain the key components of a strategy to tackle border tax fraud, smuggling and immigration crime • Know how to minimise opportunities for corruption – particularly among border officials, and others in trusted positions such as airline worker

Duration: 1 week Fees: £2,300 Dates: 9 Nov – 20 Nov

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