20-21 February 2017
Dusit Thani, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Conference Day Two: Tuesday, 21 February 2017

8:00 am - 8:45 am Conference registration and welcome refreshments

8:45 am - 9:00 am Opening remarks from IQPC and introduction to session Chair

9:00 am - 9:30 am Developing the appropriate regulatory framework for the transfer of screening and detection data between customs and police departments in the GCC

Faisal bin Saud Al Mujaish - Director of the RILO - Middle East
  • Fostering a partnership-based relationship between customs and trade in the GCC through customs interoperability
  • Developing standards for data governance and compliance across customs departments for better risk management and increased security

Faisal bin Saud Al Mujaish

Director of the RILO - Middle East

9:30 am - 10:00 am Developing a ‘risk engine’ through the use of effective customs data integration tools

Dawood Mohamead Alzarooni - Information Analysis Section Manager, Customs Intelligence, Dubai Customs
  • An overview of the Dubai Customs operation model through the effective risk management platform
  • An update on the Dubai Customs proper intelligence cycle
  • Key aims of the Dubai Customs Risk Engine:
    • Increased protection and compliance
    • Enhanced trade facilitation
    • Improved operational performance
    • Main risk engine features and sustainability

Dawood Mohamead Alzarooni

Information Analysis Section Manager, Customs Intelligence
Dubai Customs

10:00 am - 10:30 am The container control programme: Crime in a box - challenges for customs and law enforcement agencies

Ketil Ottersen - UNODC Programme Coordinator, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Lessons learned from 12 years of implementation
  • Facilitating cooperation and information sharing between customs, police, maritime institutions and the private sector globally

Ketil Ottersen

UNODC Programme Coordinator
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

10:30 am - 11:00 am Networking and refreshment break

11:00 am - 11:30 am Developing interoperability of customs data systems for increased security and operational efficiency

  • Integrating detection data with the customs declaration and customs bill for improved interoperability
  • Adopting a single interface for optimised training and ease of deployment of inspections staff across airports and seaports

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Dubai Customs case study: Combining X-ray technology (Advanced Passenger Luggage Clearance) with a high standard internal environment for Dubai Customs inspection staff

Falah Khalil - Senior Manager Passenger Operation - Terminal 2, Dubai Customs
  • Understanding the importance of the internal environment on the quality and accuracy of baggage inspections
  • What effect has the new Dubai Customs operations room had on the number of detected smuggling attempts since its inauguration?

Falah Khalil

Senior Manager Passenger Operation - Terminal 2
Dubai Customs

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Combining detection technology interfaces for optimised training of customs inspection staff across airports and seaports: Building a ‘single window’ environment

  • Examining the labour cost savings in adopting a single interface for detection and security equipment
  • How does a single interface contribute to the standardisation and regulation of inspection staff training programmes?

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm How are the latest developments in screening technology improving airport operations and passenger experience?

  • Utilising remote screening technology for improved operational efficiency
  • Strategies for integrating 3D CT technology into existing airport passenger screening processes

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm Chairman’s closing remarks

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Networking lunch break

2:15 pm - 11:59 pm Close of conference

The programme is correct at time of publishing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight. You can find the most up-to-date programme on this website.