Tuesday, 19th February 2019


Opening of the Exhibition / Registration


Opening of the 22nd European Police Congress, R. Uwe Proll, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Behörden Spiegel


Horst Seehofer, Federal Minister of the Interior, Building and Community, Federal Republic of Germany


Wolfgang Sobotka, President of the National Council, Republic Austria


Viorica Dancila*, Prime Minister, Romania


Andreas Kleinknecht, Senior Director of the Public Sector division, Member of the executive board of Microsoft Deutschland GmbH


Coffee Break


Panel session 1

Panel 1A - Border security: smart borders and identity management

Chair: Matthias Seeger, President (rtd.), Federal Police Central Office

  • Simon Dufaut, Regional Sales Manager | Public Security Division, IDEMIA
  • Kai Hartmann, Senior Experte Digitale Polizeiarbeit, Capgemini
  • Alois Mannichl*, Head of the Bavarian border police
  • Günther Mull, CEO, DERMALOG
  • Laurent Muschel*, Director for Migration and Protection, Directorate-General Migration and Home Affairs (HOME), European Commission
Panel 1B - Big Data at the police

Chair: Dieter Schürmann, Police General Director of Investigation, Ministry of the Interior of North Rhine-Westphalia

  • Alexander Babuta, Research Fellow, National Security and Resilience, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, Great Britain
  • Jochen Dahlke, Head of Big Data, Central Office for Information Technology in the Security Sector
  • Dominik Kumer, Disy Informationssysteme GmbH
  • Fabian Schladitz, Leiter CoE Künstliche Intelligenz, Capgemini
  • Dr. Thomas Schweer, Institut für musterbasierte Prognosetechnik
Panel 1C - Organised crime: economy & finances

Chair: Sebastian Fiedler, State Chairman North Rhine-Westphalia, Bund Deutscher Kriminalbeamter

  • Fabian Mazza, Global Head of Government and Public Sector, Bureau van Dijk - A Moody‘s Analystics Company
  • Frederic Pierson*, Head of the criminal assets bureau (ECAB), European Police Office (Europol)
  • Raluca Alexanda Pruna, Head of Unit Financial crime, Directorate-General Justice and Consumers (JUST), European Commission
  • N.N., IBM
Panel 1D - Cybercrime: current phenomena and challenges

Chair: Markus Koths, Head of the Cybercrime Unit, Federal Criminal Police (BKA)

  • Michael Kranawetter, National Security Officer, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH
  • Ramon Mörl, Managing director, itWatch GmbH
  • Roland Schmidt, Schönhofer Sales and Engineering GmbH
  • Alexander Seger*, Head of the Cybercrime Division of the Council of Europe
  • Egidija Versinskiene, Director, Lithuanian Cybercrime Centre of Excellence for Training, Research and Education
Panel 1E - The importance of of road safety for combating crime (Panel in cooperation with Deutsche Polizeigewerkschaft)

Chair: Kirsten Lühmann, MP, SPD-parliamantary group of the German Bundestag

  • Wolfgang Lang, VITRONIC
  • Aidan Reid*, TISPOL
  • Stefan Pfeiffer, Traffic police inspection Feucht, Police Bayern
  • Dietmar Schwalm, Sensys Gatso Deutschland




Border Security in Europe

Moderation: Fritz Rudolf Körper, State Secretary (ret.)

  • Prefect Massimo Bontempi*, Director, Central Directorate for Immigration and Border Police, Italian Republic
  • Fabrice Leggeri, Executive Director, European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex), European Union
  • Adrian Popescu*, General Inspector of the Border Police, Romania
  • Dr. Dieter Romann, President, Federal Police Headquarters, Federal Republic of Germany
  • Major General Robert Strondl*, Head of Unit II/2 Ministry for the Interior, Republic Austria
  • Police Lieutenant General Zacharoula Tsirigoti*, Inspector General for Aliens and Border Protection, Hellenic Police, Greece


Analytics in investigative work using an example of counter-terrorism

  • Michael Hohensee, Manager Pre-Sales Fraud NEMEA & Leendert Kollmer, Solution Architect Pre-Sales Fraud NEMEA, SAS Deutschland


Coffee Break


Panel session 2

Panel 2A - Cybercrime, espionage, economic protection: common challenges for security authorities and the economy

Chair: Florian Lindemann, Head of Cyber Akademie

  • Martin Meints, IT-Security officer, Dataport
  • Patrick Pickel, Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior and for Integration
Panel 2B - Violance against police officers

Chair: Dr. Sebastian Söllner, Senate Chancellery , The Governing Mayor of Berlin

  • Christian Scherf, Country Manager Deutschland, Axon Public Safety Germany SE
  • Dietmar Schilff, Deputy national chairman, State ChairmanLower Saxony, Gewerkschaft der Polizei
  • Sven Steffes-Holländer, Chefarzt, Heiligenfeld Klinik Berlin
  • Benjamin Strasser, MP, FDP-parliamentary group, German Bundestag
  • Dirk Weiler*, Landesamt für Zentrale Polizeiliche Dienste North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Niklas Wiese, 3M
Panel 2C - Secure Mobile Communication

Chair: Dr. Barbara Held, Head of unit B, Federal Agency for Public Safety Digital Radio (BDBOS)

  • Dee Collins*, Chief Constable, West Yorkshire Police
  • Oliver Harzheim, Chief Security Officer (CSO), Vodafone GmbH
  • Andreas Noack, CEO, stashcat GmbH
  • Michael Herman Wolf, Sales manager DACH, Airbus Defence and Space, Secure Land Communications
  • N.N., Hytera
Panel 2D - Future police officer

Chair: Bernd Heinen*, Commissioner of the State Police Service , Ministry of the Interior North Rhine- Westphalia

  • Sven Hallbauer, Head of Public Sales, Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity
  • Dr. Torsten Holleck*, Head of the police unit, Ministery of the Interior, Rural Areas and Integration of Schleswig-Holstein
  • Hagen Husgen, National secretary, State Chairman Saxony, Gewerkschaft der Polizei
  • Marc Schulz, Senior consultant, secunet Security Networks AG
  • Jürgen Wiggering, Disy Informationssysteme GmbH
  • N.N., Bundesdruckerei
Panel 2E - Electromobility - experiences from the field of police use

Chair: Claudia Puglisi, Head of Department, Central Police Directorate Lower Saxony

  • Jost Krüger, Volkswagen AG
  • Dr. Kerstin Schmidt, Institute of Automotive Management and Industrial Production, Technische Universität Braunschweig
  • Mathias Schröder, Lower Saxony Ministry for Internal Affairs and Sport
  • Oliver Suckow, Projektleiter lautlos&einsatzbereit, Police department Braunschweig
Panel 2F - Analysis and evaluation of mass data

Chair: Richard Benda, President, Vereinigung Kriminaldienst Republic Austria

  • Till Elborg, sinc
  • Rolf Hempel*, Head of Lab Simulation and Software Technology, German Aerospace Center
  • Marlies Segers, Client Development Executive, LexisNexis
  • Lukas Schiffer, Key Account Manager Sales Europe, Jenoptik
  • Oscar Wijsman, Big Data, Analytics & Data Science, Politie Netherlands
Panel 2G - Intelligent video analysis as a tool for the police

Chair: Thomas Striethörster, President, Federal Police Division

  • Andreas Beerbaum, CIO, SeeTec GmbH Dr. Jörg Helbig, Cognitec Systems GmbH
  • Nuno Matos*, Inspector-Chefe, Polícia Judiciária Michael O’Connell, VP and Executive Advisor Government and Public Safety, NEC Europe Ltd
  • Thomas Radszuweit, State Office of Criminal Investigation in Hamburg


Coffee Break


Congress partner


Joint Task: Integration

Moderation: N.N.

  • Michel Goovaerts, Chief of Police, Brussels Capital Ixelles Police
  • Cordula Heckmann*, Principal, Community school on Campus Rütli
  • Martin Henriksen*, Chairman of the Foreigners‘ Committee, Danish Parliament
  • General (rtd.) Karl Mahrer, MP, Republic Austria
  • Boris Palmer, Mayor, City of Tübingen


Buffet and Networking

Wednesday, 20th Februar 2019


Opening of the Exhibition / Registration


Holger Münch, President, Bundeskriminalamt


Thomas Haldenwang*, President, Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution


VPAM 3 has been yesterday, VPAM 6 protection for the whole police family

Georg Scharpenack, Managing Director, Ulbrichts Witwe GmbH


Secrecy vs. public interest - what remains confidential?

Moderation: Stephan Mayer, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community

  • Wilfried Karl, President, Central Office for Information Technology in the Security Sector
  • Georg Mascolo, Head of the Joint Investigative Group of NDR, WDR and Süddeutschen Zeitung
  • Julian Reichelt*, Chairman of the editorchip and editor-inchief, Bild
  • Dieter Schürmann, Police General Director of Investigation, Ministry of the Interior of North Rhine-Westphalia


Messenger as equipment – Lower Saxony and Hesse point the way

Andreas Noack, CEO, stashcat GmbH


Coffee Break


Award Ceremony for the “Zukunftspreis Polizeiarbeit 2019“


Discussion of the Ministers and Senators of the Interior

Moderation: R. Uwe Proll, Editor-in-Chief, Behörden Spiegel

  • Andreas Geisel, Senator for Interior and Sport Berlin
  • Hans-Joachim Grote, Minister of the Interior, Rural Areas and Integration, Schleswig-Holstein
  • Joachim Herrmann, Bavarian State Minister of the Interior and for Integration
  • Boris Pistorius, Lower Saxony Minister of the Interior
  • Herbert Reul, Minister of Home Affairs, North Rhine-Westphalia


Congress Partner




Panel session 3

Panel 3A - Equipment: safety, robust

Chair: Bernd Manthey, Commander-in-Chief of the Public Order Support Forces of the Länder (rtd.)

  • Barbara Arriens, Canon Deutschland GmbH Dr. Jörg Hennemann, Marketing Police, Military & Sport, Schmidt & Bender
  • Gerrit van de Kamp, President, European Police Union
  • Marc Roth, lawyer, Head of product strategy, head of special tasks, Heckler & Koch GmbH
  • Katrin Walter*, Head of Devision B6 Technology and logistics; command, control and operational equipment and supplies, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community
Panel 3B - Video Surveillance of public spaces

Chair and introduction: Kai Wegner* MP, CDU/CSU-parliamentary group, German Bundestag

  • Christian Kaiser, CEO, Copting GmbH
  • Thomas Köber, Chief of police Mannheim
  • Michael Mertens, Deputy national chairman, State Chairman North Rhine-Westphalia, Gewerkschaft der Polizei
  • Frank Salder, Key Account Manager, Dallmeier Electronic GmbH & Co. KG
Panel 3C - Smart Policing: smart police work

Chair: Dennis Gladiator, MdHB, Spokesman on internal affairs, CDU parliamentary group Hamburg
Introduction: Marco Hauprich, Senior Vice President Digital Labs, Deutsche Post

  • Christian Dähn, Area manager Ordnungswesen, DVZ Datenverarbeitungszentrum Mecklenburg- Vorpommern GmbH
  • Sarah Erben, Niederlassungsleiterin Berlin, Valora Consulting GmbH
  • Mathias Schaef, Head of department 3, Federal Police Central Office
  • Timothy Zammit*, Inspector of Police, Cyber Crime Unit, Malta Police Force
Panel 3D - Digital criminalistics

Chair: Dirk Volkland*, Director, State Office of Criminal Investigation Brandenburg

  • Claude Bingen*, Directeur de la Police Judiciaire, Police Grand-Ducale
  • Gerhard Gunst, Global Key Account Director Immigration & Border Control, Area Sales Manager DACH, MSAB
  • Jarl Holmström*, Director, Swedish National Forensic Centre
  • N.N., Cellebrite
  • N.N., t3K-Forensic
Panel 3E - Artificial intelligence: an instrument for the police?

Chair: Heinz-Dieter Meier, Director Federal Police (rtd.)

  • Dirk Lageveen, Head of telecommunication surveillance, Central Office for Information Technology in the Security Sector
  • Rainer Landgraf, Senior Project Manager, datafusion Systems GmbH
  • Emanuele Marcozzi, Pre-Sales Engineer, AREA S.p.A
  • Colonel Patrick Perrot*, Gendarmerie Nationale, France
  • N.N., Oracle
Panel 3F - Intelligence-led Policing

Chair: Ralf Michelfelder*, President, State Office of Criminal Investigations Baden-Wuerttemberg

  • Reiner Hamm*, President of the Police, Mainz
  • Mareike Kortmann, Account Manager Public Safety,, Esri Deutschland GmbH
  • Martin Jess Pilegaard, Head of Strategy and Analysis, Danish National Police
  • Patrick Pongratz, Sales Manager Public, SAS Deutschland
  • N.N., rola


Coffee Break


Organized crime: Smuggling & human trafficking

Moderation: Dr. August Hanning, State Secretary and President of the Federal Intelligence Service (BND) (rtd.), Programme and Editorial Board, Behörden Spiegel

  • Robert Crepinko, Head of the European Migrant Smuggling Center (EMSC), European Police Office (EUROPOL)
  • Peter Henzler, Vice-President, Bundeskriminalamt
  • Frank Hoever*, Director, State Office of Criminal Investigations, orth-Rhine Westphalia
  • General Franz Lang, Director, Bundeskriminalamt, Republic Austria


End of Congress, R. Uwe Proll, Editor-in-Chief, Behörden Spiegel

Congress Chair: Dieter Wehe, Inspector General of the North-Rhine- Westphalia State Police (rtd.)

*Speaker requested