8 October 2015 Tallinn, Estonia Radisson Blu Hotel Tallinn

08:30 – 09:30 Welcome Coffee and Registration
09:30 – 11:30 Keynote Presentations: The Smart Borders pilot: 
A status update
Chaired by: Ms. Mare Haab, Head of Sector – External and Internal Communication, eu-LISA
Keynote speakers will establish the baseline and set the tone for subsequent discussions
09:30 – 09:45 Opening statement by the Executive Director of eu-LISA
Mr Krum Garkov
09:45 – 10:15 On the Way to Smart Borders – Views of the European Commission
Mr. Marc Sulon, Head of Sector “Smart Borders”, DG Home, European Commission
10:15 – 10:45 An update on the Smart Borders pilot project
Mr. Antonio Fulco, Head of Sector – Service design and transversal services and Smart Borders pilot project manager, eu-LISA
10:45 – 11:15 Testing the borders of the future: National Perspectives
Police Major Panagiotis Mertis, Ministry of the Interior and Administrative Reformation, Hellenic Police IT Directorate, Greece, National Project Manager for the Smart Borders pilot in Greece.
11:15 – 11:45 Coffee Break and discussion in the hall
Refreshments and coffee served
11:45 – 13:15 Panel discussion 1: What now? – Learning from the Smart Borders pilot 
Chaired by: Ms. Maj Ritter Klejnstrup, Security Officer and Smart Borders pilot project team, eu-LISA.
Mr. Jorge Rodrigues, Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service (SEF), Smart Borders Pilot National Project Manager, Portugal
Mr. Nicolas Goniak, Application Director – Immigration Control, French Ministry of the Interior, Smart Borders pilot National Project Manager, France
Mr. Fares Rahmun, Technical Project Manager for Smart Borders and VIS at the Federal Office of Administration (BVA), Germany
Ms. Anne-Charlotte Nygard, Programme Manager, Freedoms and Justice Department, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
This panel will be practical, anticipating lessons that will need to be learned from the Smart Borders pilot and the operational testing phase in particular. Panellists will elaborate upon their experiences from a technical, operational and fundamental rights perspective and put forward their thoughts on how the results should be used when compiled and published in the coming months.
13:15 – 14:30 Lunch
A standing buffet lunch
14:30 – 16:00 Parallel panel discussions:
1. Smart Borders in context: Learning from global experiences
Chaired by: Mr. Tonu Tammer, Policy Expert in Home Affairs and Smart Borders pilot project manager, eu-LISA
Mr. Kier-co Gerritsen, partner in Proodos consultancy, advisor to the Aruba government and airport on the ‘Happy-Flow’ pilot
Mr. Markus Clabian, Austrian Institute of Technology, Project Manager of the EU-funded FastPass project
Mr. Arun Vemury, Programme Manager, United States Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate
Relevant procedures used in international border management as well as results from relevant international pilots and research projects will be discussed in this session, providing a wealth of information against which to compare plans for future border management in Europe.
2. Evolution of Border Management in Europe
– the practitioners’ views
Chaired by: Mr. Ciaran Carolan, Research and Development Officer, Smart Borders pilot project team, eu-LISA
Mr. Valentin Niculescu (RO), Head of Schengen Evaluation and Procedures Service, General Inspectorate of the Romanian Border Police, Romania
Mr. Edgar Beugels, Head of the Research and Development Unit, Frontex
Mr. Pasi Nokelainen, System Manager at the Finnish Border Guard and Technical Manager of the Finnish National Smart Borders pilot, Finland
This session will look at the practical implications of planned innovation at the external borders of the European Union. From the practitioners’ viewpoint, will the changes being planned or discussed make border control more secure and efficient? What challenges lie ahead?
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break and discussion in the hall
Refreshments and coffee served
16:30 – 17:30 Beyond Smart Borders: Towards innovation in future European border management
Mr Krum Garkov, Executive Director, eu-LISA
19:30 – 22:30 Reception for the participants (Seaplane Harbour, Tallinn)