Border Management & Technologies Summit Europe Conference & Exhibition 2020

Brussels

12th-14th May 2020

IBMATA are pleased to announce that our next European Border Management & Technologies Summit conference and exhibition will take place on the 12th – 14th May 2020 in Brussels, Belgium.

Since our event in New Delhi in 2018, IBMATA has been working with WTTC and other partners to develop a vision for digital borders and seamless travel to take the hassle out of travelling without compromising security. Following workshops in Istanbul and Ottawa in 2019 – and a discussion panel with Border leaders at the International Summit on Borders in Washington DC in June 2019 – we have produced a White Paper setting out a roadmap for the border of the future which we are sharing with border agencies worldwide.

One of the key features of the paper is digital identities and the ever-increasing use of biometrics in immigration and border control solutions.

With the event taking place in the heart of the European Union it will provide attendees a great insight into the future of European borders. With a focus on the latest initiatives planned in the coming years, smart borders, digitalisation of borders and visas, cross-border crimes and new trends and technologies used to assist border agencies.

The Brexit debate has thrust Customs Agencies into the limelight. Regardless of the outcome there is a clear and pressing need to adapt traditional Customs processes into a more streamlined model fit for the future, which is sufficiently adaptable to change. Our expert panel spent much of 2019 developing alternative arrangements for the Irish border using state of the art technology and drive through systems. A session not to be missed!

To be part of the IBMATA Border Management & Technologies Summit please do not hesitate to contact us at info@ibmata.org

IBMATA are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our Border Management & Technologies Summit Asia conference and exhibition in New Delhi, India on the 4th – 5th October 2018.

In 2009 the Indian Government created the world’s largest biometric ID systems, Aadhaar, which provided all Indian nations with a unique 12-digit identity number to help secure personal information. Since Aadhaar was introduced to India their border security management has evolved rapidly.

This event will explore the emergence of digital identity management, and it’s potential future usage for global border management and immigration programmes.

The Border Management & Technologies Summit Asia conference and exhibition will bring together leading government officials from across central Asia, South-East Asia, Australia and the Middle East to discuss the border security challenges faced in the region and in their respective nations.

India is a unique country that has one of the largest land borders in the world, which borders Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Tibet. They also have a large maritime border to monitor which amounts to 50% of their border. This leads to a very dynamic border security force that is managed by many different agencies within the Indian Government.

The event will be chaired by the IBMATA Chairman, Mr Tony Smith, the former Director-General of UK Border Force.

If you are interested in speaking, sponsoring or exhibiting at the event please contact Martyn Hill: martyn.hill@ibmata.org  or +44 7792 473246.

Date Description
25th February 2020 Half day workshop
26th February 2020 Conference and Exhibition Day One
27th February 2020 Conference and Exhibition Day Two
Download the programme here.
  • Krum Garkov, Director, EU-LISA
  • Florent Goniva, Director General, Directorate of International Relations, Police Grand Ducale, Luxembourg
  • Christine Bradley, Countering Terrorism Section, United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT)
  • Tony Smith, Chairman, International Border Management and Technologies Association (IBMATA)
  • Bart Vrancken, Director eID Service, Ministry of Interior, Belgium
  • Samy Gardemeister, Director of Enforcement, Finnish Customs
  • Mindaugas Vyskupaitis, Councillor, European Commission
  • Christian Piaget, Acting Head, Cargo Border Management and Claims, IATA
  • Robert Post, Deputy Head, Targeting Center Borders, National Tactical Command, Royal Netherlands Marechaussee
  • Gorancho Stojkovski, Programme Manager – Border Security and Management Unit, Transnational Threats Department, OSCE
  • Marco Mantovan, Programme Manager, Technical Cooperation and Border Management, International Organisation for Migration (IOM)
  • Shanker Singham, Director, Institute of Economic Affairs
  • Hans Maessen, e- president, Dutch Customs Association
  • Professor James Ferryman, Computer Science and a member of the Computational Vision Group, University of Reading, United Kingdom

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