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

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

Date Description
Wednesday 24th April 2019 Conference and Exhibition Day One
Thursday 25th April 2019 Conference and Exhibition Day Two
Friday 26th April 2019 Open Workshop: The Border & Immigration Eco System and Seamless Traveller Vision
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  • Krum Garkov, Director, EU-LISA
  • Abdullah Ayaz, Director General, Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM), Turkey
  • Tony Smith CBE, Chairman, International Border Management and Technologies Association (IBMATA)
  • Elen McGuiness, Director, UK Visas and Immigration Future Services Supplier Engagement Programme
  • Can Yildiz, Head of the Projects and Technical Systems Department, Ministry of Customs and Trade, Turkey
  • Hakan Ozen, Deputy Director, Department of Anti-Smuggling and Organised Crime, National Police Force, Turkey
  • Justin Ikura, Deputy Chair, ICAO NTW
  • Claudio Kavrecic, Head of Centre of Excellence for combating Document Fraud, Operational Response Division, Frontex
  • Javier Guillermo, Interim Government Affairs Director, World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)
  • Zoran Lasica, Commander, Unit for Electronic Surveillance and Operational Support, Border Police, Montenegro
  • Christopher Gilliland, Director, Innovative Travel Solutions, Vancouver Airport Authority, Canada
  • Darijus Pamparas, Head of Border Management (IBM), International Organisation for Migration (IOM)
  • Matt Beckingham, Assistant Director, International Targeting & Engagement, UK Border Force
  • Dusita Videsa, Project Officer, Regional Support Office, The Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime
  • Andrew Parker, Co-ordinator, Integrated Border Management, Interpol
  • Samir Krasniqi, Coordinator, National Centre for Border Management, Kosovo
  • Naim Hoxha, National Organised Crime Advisor, OSCE Mission in Kosovo
  • Felix Klier, CEO, T3K-Forensics GmbH
  • Mikael Falkovén, Vice President Sales MoW, MSAB
  • Peter Sutcliffe, Portfolio Director – Border Management, SITA
  • Bernhard Strobl, Thematic Coordinator/Senior Engineer and Research Project Manager, Austrian Institute of Technology

The InterContinental Hotel
Gümüşsuyu Mahallesi,
Asker Ocağı Caddesi No:1,
34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul,


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