IBMATA are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our inaugural Border Management & Technologies Summit AFRICA conference and exhibition in Johannesburg on 9-11 May 2023.

More information will be available soon.

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


  • Dr. Nakampe Michael Masiapato, Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer, Border Management Authority (BMA), South Africa
  • Alhaji Seidu Iddrisu Iddisah, Commissioner of Customs, Ghana Revenue Authority
  • Sosthen Lugome, Deputy Commissioner General, Immigration Services Department, Tanzania Immigration Department
  • Diane Sabatino, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Pascale Mugwaneza, Director, Immigration Department, Rwanda
  • Ago Christian Kodia, Director General, National Agency for Civil Registration and Identity (ONECI), Côte d'Ivoire
  • Mantsebo Motsoanakaba, Head of Immigration, Ministry of Home Affairs, Lesotho
  • Nicolas Makey, Acting Director, OR Tambo International Airport

  • Cy Winter, Regional Thematic Specialist, Regional Office for Southern Africa, International Organisation for Migration (IOM)
  • Tony Smith, Chairman, International Border Management and Technologies Association (IBMATA)
  • Andy Smith, Director, Government and Industry Relations, SITA
  • James Arney, Director, North Europe and Africa, Cargo & Vehicle Inspection, Rapiscan Systems | AS&E
  • Chris Millar, General Manager, Gatekeeper Intelligent Optical Solutions, Rapiscan Systems I AS&E
  • Professor James Ferryman, Computer Science and a member of the Computational Vision Group, University of Reading, United Kingdom


Hilton Sandton
138 Rivonia Road
Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa

Tel: 11-322-1888

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Bed and breakfast included in the rates.

For airport transfer please contact

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