Border Management and Technologies Summit Europe 2019

Istanbul, Turkey | Europe

24th-25th April 2019

IBMATA are pleased to announce that our next European Border Management & Technologies Summit conference and exhibition will take place on the 24th – 25th April 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Turkey provides a fascinating case study for international participants, due to Turkey’s geographical location the government has to deal with turbulent borders such as the borders with Iraq and Syria. The borders are very vast and there is a key importance in monitoring these large borders with the latest border surveillance systems. Turkey is the first destination for many displaced civilians from war-torn countries trying to reach the European Union and provides an interesting case study as to how the authorities in Turkey and neighbouring nations deal with the large number of migrants.

In October the new Istanbul Airport opened its doors and is now the main gateway into Europe for Asian airlines and passengers. It is believed that the new airport will be the busiest connecting flights airport in the world. The new airport is also equipped with the latest security and check in systems to enable easy passage for passengers connecting flights to mainland Europe.

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

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

Register for the event. Download the registration form and return to laura.green@ibmata.org
Information coming soon.

You can download the agenda here.

This is subject to change.

  • Krum Garkov, Director, EU-LISA
  • Alexander Fricke, Head of Section, EU Delegation to Turkey
  • Can Yildiz, Head of the Projects and Technical Systems Department, Directorate General of Customs Enforcement, Turkey
  • Emrah Guler, National Immigration and Border Management (IBM) Officer, International Organisation for Migration (IOM)
  • Claudio Kavrecic, Head of Centre of Excellence for combating Document Fraud, Operational Response Division, Frontex
  • Zoran Lasica, Commander, Unit for Electronic Surveillance and Operational Support, Border Police, Montenegro
  • Christopher Gilliland, Director, Innovative Travel Solutions, Vancouver Airport Authority, Canada
  • Samy Gardemeister, Director of Enforcement, Finnish Customs
  • Michael Odgers, Co-Manager, Regional Support Office, The Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime
  • Tony Smith, Chairman, International Border Management and Technologies Association (IBMATA)
  • Lars Karlsson, Chairman, Advisory Board, International Border Management and Technologies Association (IBMATA)
  • Naim Hoxha, National Organised Crime Advisor, OSCE Mission in Kosovo

Information coming soon.

Date Description
Thursday 4th October 2018 Conference and Exhibition Day One
Friday 5th October 2018 Conference and Exhibition Day Two
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  • Dato’ Sri Haji Mustafar bin Haji Ali, Director General, Immigration Department, Malaysia
  • Ashok Kumar Sharma, Additional Director General, Border Security Force, India
  • S M Rakibullah, Additional Director General, Border Guards, Bangladesh
  • Golok Kumar Simli, Principal Consultant and Chief Technology Officer, Passport Seva Project, Ministry of External Affairs, India
  • Venku Murthi, Chief Executive Officer, Cox and Kings Global Services
  • David Radcliffe, Regional Director, UK Visas and Immigration, Asia
  • Superintendent Tim Sheppard, Counsellor, Australian Border Force
  • Tony Smith, Chairman, International Border Management and Technologies Association (IBMATA)
  • Pedro Pinto, Senior Executive, Vision-Box
  • Roshan Wijithananda, Vice President, Business Development, Cox and Kings Global Services
  • Navneet Bhardwaj, Director – South Asia, Government Solutions, Entrust Datacard
  • Gavin Watts, Business Growth Executive, Yoti
  • Donato Colucci, Senior Regional Immigration and Border Management (IBM) Specialist, International Organisation for Migration (IOM)
  • Raj K Arora, Commandant, Course Director, International Training Program, Police Academy, Border Security Force, India
  • Michael Odgers, Co-Manager, Regional Support Office, The Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime
  • Graeme Jewell, Programme Coordinator, Regional Support Office, The Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime
  • Commodore (Ret) Seshadri Vasan, Head Strategy and Security Studies, Center for Asia Studies, India
  • Steven Grant, Director of Engagement, International Border Management & Technologies Association (IBMATA)
  • Rajeshkumar, ePassport Expert, Member ICAO NTWG and ISO SC 17/WG3
  • Sanjiv Krishan Sood, Former Additional Director General, Border Security Force, India
  • Senior Representative, Additional Director General, Department of Immigration, Nepal

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