European Border Management & Technologies Summit

Conference & Exhibition

November 8-10, 2021- Brussels, Belgium

We are pleased to announce that our next European Border Management & Technologies Summit conference and exhibition will take place on the 8th - 10th November 2021 in Brussels, Belgium.

Since our event in New Delhi in 2018, we have 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!


  • 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
  • Jurgen Decloedt, Director of RX/Seaport, Port of Zeebrugges
  • Milena Budimirovic, Acting Deputy Director, Procedures and Facilitation, World Customs Organisation (WCO)
  • 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)
  • Lars Karlsson, Chairman of Advisory Board, International Border Management and Technologies Association (IBMATA)
  • 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
8th November 2021 - Half day workshop
9th November 2021 - Conference and Exhibition Day One
10th November 2021 - Conference and Exhibition Day Two

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Crowne Plaza Brussels le Palace Hotel
Rue Gineste 3, 1210
Brussels, Belgium

To book your accommodation please use this link - Crowne Plaza Brussels le Palace
Event details
Organizer :IBMATA
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-21920

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