Border Management and Technologies Summit Europe 2019

Istanbul, Turkey | Europe

24th-26th April 2019

Information to follow.

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.

Register for the event. Download the registration form and return to laura.green@ibmata.org
Date Description
Thursday 4th October 2018 Conference and Exhibition Day One
Friday 5th October 2018 Conference and Exhibition Day Two
Download the programme here.
  • 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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Cox and Kings Global Services (CKGS) is a specialist business process outsources company that serves consular sections of Diplomatic Missions globally since 2008. Our services are synonymous with flawless and efficient delivery that meets and exceeds the expectations of governments and applicants. CKGS’s focus on privacy, security, integrity, speed and efficiency in front end operations has led to aggressive ongoing global expansion.

CKGS invests heavily on technology and therefore has constantly evolved and aligned the processes with the dynamic business environment. CKGS has successfully implemented and managed biometrics solutions, mobile applications, digitization platform and call center services for multiple government clients.

Cox and Kings Limited, the parent company of Cox and Kings Global Services, is the longest established travel company in the World. Cox and Kings is the oldest travel company now celebrating 260 years and now has operations in 22 countries across 4 continents.

Consumers, citizens and employees increasingly expect anywhere-anytime experiences — whether they are making purchases, crossing borders, accessing e-gov services or logging onto corporate networks. Entrust Datacard offers the trusted identity and secure transaction technologies that make those experiences reliable and secure. Solutions range from the physical world of financial cards, passports and ID cards to the digital realm of authentication, certificates and secure communications. With more than 2,000 Entrust Datacard colleagues around the world, and a network of strong global partners, the company serves customers in 150 countries worldwide.

Visit www.entrustdatacard.com for more information.

Yoti is the global identity platform and free consumer app that puts your ID on your phone. It’s the simplest, safest, fastest way to prove your identity online and in person. Control how you share personal information with governments, businesses or individuals.

The app combines your unique biometric information with government issued ID documents. Provide verified information to border controls in advance and enjoy seamless journeys, check out faster with age restricted goods in supermarkets, or save time and money proving who you are to businesses.

Vision-Box is a multinational technology company headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal, dedicated to improving the quality, convenience, efficiency and security in government services, travel, border control and any smart facilities, by designing, developing and implementing integrated user-centric digital identity management solutions and services built upon trusted biometric tokens.

Visit www.vision-box.com for more information.

KINEGRAM is the world’s leading security solution for the protection of government documents and banknotes. Today, 110 countries trust the KINEGRAM. Learn more about foil-based optical security devices and integrated digital and electronic components.

The IN Groupe is a global leader in secure identity solutions. In a mobile and digital world where data security has become the major issue, IN Groupe offers States, governments and businesses trusted solutions including added value electronic components for banking and identity solutions, cutting-edge secure credentials and safe and reliable interoperable systems.


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