Tuesday, 04th February 2020

07:30 Opening of the Exhibition / Registration

08:45 Opening of the 23rd European Police Congress

R. Uwe Proll, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Behörden Spiegel

09:00 Opening speech

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

09:30 Enforcing the rule of law in Europe

Chair: R. Uwe Proll, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Behörden Spiegel

  • Terezija Gras, State Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Republic of Croatia (EU Presidency I/2020)
  • Stephan Mayer, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community, Federal Republic of Germany (EU Presidency II/2020)
  • Ilkka Salmi, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of the Interior, Republic of Finland (EU Presidency II/2019)

10:30 Andreas Kleinknecht, Senior Director of the Public Sector division, Member of the executive board of Microsoft Deutschland

10:50 Coffee Break

11:45 Panel session 1

13:15 Lunch

14:40 Europe: Restoring the rule of law

Chair: Dr Hans-Gert Pöttering, former President of the European Parliament

  • Jürgen Ebner, Deputy Executive Director, European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol), European Union
  • Krum Garkov*, Executive Director, European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (eu-LISA), European Union
  • Fabrice Leggeri, Executive Director, European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex), European Union
  • Michael O’Flaherty, Director, EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, European Union
  • Dr Dieter Romann, President, Federal Police Headquarters, Federal Republic of Germany

15:40 Modern AI Solutions in a State Governed by the Rule of Law

Dr Sebastian Lehrig, IBM
16:00 Coffee Break

16:15 Panel session 2

17:45 Coffee Break

18:10 Congress partner

18:30 Right-wing violence and extremism in Europe

Chair: Dr Katarina Barley*, MEP, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, European Parliament

  • Dr Matthias Quent, Director, Institute for democracy and civil society, Germany
  • Gordian Meyer-Plath, President, State Office for Constitutional Protection Saxony, Germany
  • Vasileios Roussakis, Police Major, Center for Security Studies (KEMEA), Hellenic Republic

19:30 Buffet and Networking

Wednesday, 05th February 2020

07:30 Opening of the Exhibition / Registration

08:45 Holger Münch, President, Bundeskriminalamt, Federal Republic of Germany

09:15 Thomas Haldenwang, President, Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Federal Republic of Germany

09:45 Georg Scharpenack, CEO, Ulbrichts Protection, Ulbrichts GmbH

10:05 European Concepts against extremism

Chair: Max-Peter Ratzel, former Director Europol

  • Stefan Kaller, Head of Directorate General for Public Security, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community, Federal Republic of Germany
  • Tom Hurd*, Director General, Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism
  • Franz Lang, Managing Director General for Public Security, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Republic of Austria

11:00 Cross-process analysis and research by using the example of organised crime

Michael Hohensee, Manager Fraud & Security Intelligence, SAS
11:20 Coffee Break

12:00 Award Ceremony for the “Zukunftspreis Polizeiarbeit 2020“

12:15 Discussion of the Ministers and Senators of the Interior

Chair: R. Uwe Proll, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Behörden Spiegel

  • Roger Lewentz*, Minister of Interior, Rhineland-Palatinate
  • Boris Pistorius*, Minister for Internal Affairs and Sport, Lower Saxony
  • Herbert Reul, Minister for Home Affairs, North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Michael Stübgen*, Minister of Interior, Brandenburg

13:15 Congress Partner

13:35 Lunch

15:00 Panel session 3

End of Congress
Tuesday, 04th February 2020
Panel Session 1, 11:45 – 13:15 hrs

1A Border security: an European task

Chair: Matthias Seeger, former President, Federal Police Central Office

  • Christopher Gilliland, Director, Innovative Travel Solutions by Vancouver Airport Authority
  • Aija Kalnaja*, Director of Capacity Building Division, European Border and Coast Guard Agency
  • Günther Mull, CEO, DERMALOG Identification Systems
  • Jörg Radek, Chairman of the district Federal Police, Gewerkschaft der Polizei

1B Cyber Security: Prevention - Prosecution

Chair & Introduction: Dr Harald Niggemann, Cyber Security Strategist, Federal Office for Information Security Germany

  • Michael Barth, Director Corporate Affairs, genua
  • Dr Christoph Erdmann, CEO, Secusmart
  • Rastislav Janota*, Director of SK-CERT, National Security Authority Slovakia
  • Clemens Alexander Schulz, Director Desktop Security, Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity
  • N.N., CyberSec4Europe

1C Financial Crime: current phenomena and challenges

Chair: Wolfgang Volland, former police officer

  • Holger Brümmer, division manager fraud management strategy, Targobank
  • Frank Buckenhofer, Chairmann, GdP-Zoll

1D Artificial intelligence for security authorities

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

  • Zsuzsanna Felkai Janssen, Head of Sector and DG Coordinator for Artificial Intelligence, Directorate General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission, European Union
  • Polichronis Lepidis, Dataport
  • Aleksandar Stojanovic, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, AVA
  • Oscar Wijsman, Business Expert Intelligence, Big Data, Analytics & Data Science, Politie Netherlands

1E The digital police

Chair: Michael Schemke, Inspector of the Police of North Rhine-Westphalia

  • Prof Petra Saskia Bayerl, Professor of Digital Communication and Security, Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research
  • Luísa Proença, Deputy National Director, Polícia Judiciária
  • Oliver Röniger, Sales Manager AUTONOMOUS Database & Oracle Cloud Services, Oracle
  • Jürgen Wiggering, Team leader Sales, Disy Informationssysteme GmbH

1F City traffic of the future (Panel in cooperation with Deutschen Polizeigewerkschaft)

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

  • Wolfgang Lang, VITRONIC
  • Jeannot Mersch, President, Fédération Européenne des Victimes de la Route (FEVR)
  • Marco Schäler, Police Headquaters Koblenz
  • Carmen Scholze, Ministry for Internal Affairs and Sport, Lower Saxony

1G Modern police work: mobile & secure

Chair: Dittmar Fuchs, Zentralstelle für Polizeitechnik (ZPT) Rhineland-Palatinate

  • Dr Kai Martius, CTO, secunet
  • Georg Ringmayr, Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior, for Sport and Integration
  • Pierre Saint Hillaire, Special Representative of INTERPOL to the European Union

1H Electronic criminal file justice and police

Chair: Mathias Schaef, Head of Directorate for Combatting Crime, Federal Police Headquarters

  • Till Elborg, sinc
  • Hendrik Flohr, Federal Police Headquarters
  • Dieter Kesper, Senior public prosecutor (rtd.), EDV-Gerichtstag e.V.
  • Jürgen Schwarz, Associate Partner, Global Business Services Government/Justiz, IBM
  • Torsten Wettich, County Court Judge, Unit IT, Division IT 4, Ministry of Justice North Rhine-Westphalia

Tuesday, 04th February 2020
Panel Session 2, 16:15 – 17:45 hrs

2A Riot polices: challenges in a federal system (Panel in cooperation with Gewerkschaft der Polizei (GdP))

Chair: Clemens Murr, Member of the Federal Executive Board, Gewerkschaft der Polizei

  • Andreas Backhoff, Commander-in-Chief of the Public Order Support Forces, German Federal Ministry of the Interior, for Buildin and Community
  • Prof Hartmut Brenneisen, responsible editor of the newspaper Die Kriminalpolizei
  • Eckhard Christian Metz, Chair of the Federal Committee riot police, Gewerkschaft der Polizei

2B BigData: experiences and potentials

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

  • Jochen Dahlke, Director of Big Data Central Office for Information Technology in the Security Sector (ZITiS), Germany
  • Ulrich Wilmsmann, Head of Information Management & Analytics, Atos

2C Equipment for security forces – protection from violence

Chair: Thomas Adasch, MP, Chairman of the Committee on Internal Affairs, CDU parliamentary group at the State Parliament of Lower Saxony

  • Àngels Bosch Camprecios, President, EuroCOP
  • Sven Steffes-Holländer, Chief Physician, Heiligenfeld Clinic Berlin
  • Frank Oesinghaus, Weapons and equipment, Police department Schleswig-Holstein

2D Innovative technologies and operational tools to fight crime

Chair: N.N.

  • Senior Commissioner Blagorodna Makeva*, Deputy Director, General Directorate National Police, Bulgaria
  • Stephan Koch, Senior Manager, Homeland Security Sopra Steria SE
  • Johannes Kunz, President, State Office of Criminal Investigations Rhineland-Palatinate
  • Ralf Lange, Technical Project Specialist DACH, Mobotix

2E Mobile communication of the security agencies

Chair: Dr Barbara Held, Head of Directorate S, Federal Agency for Public Safety Digital Radio (BDBOS)

  • Dirk Lageveen, Director Lawful Interception Division, Central Office for Information Technology in the Security Sector (ZITiS), Germany)
  • Christian Dähn, Head of the Specialised Department for Public Order, DVZ M-V

2F Cybercrime: current challenges and threats

Chair: Peter-Michael Kessow, G4C German Competence Centre against Cybercrime

  • Public prosecutor Dr Jörg Angerer, Centrel Office Cybercrime, Attorney General Koblenz
  • Matthias Memmesheimer, CEO, sapite GmbH
  • Ramon Mörl, CEO, itWatch GmbH
  • Fernando Ruiz, EC3 Head of Unit Operations, Europol

2G Preventing unlawful profiling and responding to hate crimes (Panel in cooperation with European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights)

Chair: Katerina Vyzvaldova, Programme officer, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

  • Benjamin Steinitz, Department for Research and Information on Antisemitism Berlin (RIAS)
  • Gamal Turawa, Police trainer and retired police officer

2H Artificial intelligence as a partner of the police – application possibilities in the field of video transcription scripts (Panel in cooperation with Bund Deutscher Kriminalbeamter (BDK))

Chair: Michael Marufke, EKHK a.D., Bund Deutscher Kriminalbeamter (BDK)

  • Robert Förster, Multicast Media

Wednesday, 05th February 2020
Panel Session 3, 15:00 – 16:30 hrs

3A Digital traces: use and evaluation

Chair: Markus Eisenbraun, Head of Unit Cybercrime & digital tracks, State Office of Criminal Investigation Baden-Württemberg

  • Alexander Hahn, Head of unit Cybercrime & digital tracks, State Office of criminal Investigation Schleswig-Holstein
  • Bayram Iriz, Area Sales Manager – Germany, MSAB
  • Dominik Kumer, Senior Consultant, Disy Informationssysteme GmbH
  • Benjamin Lembke, Senior Expert digital forensics, Central Office for Information
    Technology in the Security Sector (ZITiS), Germany
  • Olav Skard Jørgensen, Director of the National Cybercrime Centre, National Criminal Investigation Service Norway

3B Protection of public places

Chair: Bernd Manthey, former Commander-in-Chief of the Public Order Support Forces

  • Barbara Arriens, Canon Deutschland GmbH
  • Konstantin Kuhle, MP, FDP-parliamentary group, German Bundestag,
  • Michael Mertens, Deputy national chairman, State Chairman North Rhine-Westphalia, Gewerkschaft der Polizei

3C The digitization of the security authorities

Chair: Richard Benda, President, Vereinigung Kriminaldienst Österreich

  • Paul Marx, Associate and Commercial Director, ECOS Technology
  • Heiko Schmidt, Permanent Representative of the President, State of Criminal Investigation Thuringia
  • Ricardo Valadas, President, CESP (Comité Européen des Syndicats de Police)

3D Intelligence-Led Policing

Chair: N.N.

  • Bernhard Pawlak, Sales Direktor D-A-CH, Cobwebs Technologies
  • Kai Seidensticker, Criminological Research Centre of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Robert Schwerdtner, Team Lead Inovationmanagement, rola Security Solutions
  • Mario Venturi*, Questura di Milano

3E Police equipment: robust and secure

Chair: N.N.

  • Dr Roger Bührer, Head of logsitics, Police Canton Zurich
  • Dr Jörg Hennemann, Head of Marketing Police, Military & Competition Schmidt & Bender
  • Georg Scharpenack, Geschäftsführer, Ulbrichts Protection, Ulbrichts
  • Niklas Wiese, 3M

3F Mass data: analysis with AI and Machine Learning

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

  • Franz Kögl, Management, IntraFind Software
  • Dirk Kunze, State Office of Criminal Investigations, North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Dr. Benjamin Ries, Schönhofer Sales and Engineering GmbH
  • Carsten Simon, Head of Risk Analysis Unit, European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex)

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

*speaker requested