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IBMATA are pleased to bring our internationally recognised Border Management & Technologies Summit conference and exhibition to the continent of Africa.

Our Africa event will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa on the 9th – 11th May 2023. South Africa are at the start of merging their immigration and customs agencies to be placed under one roof called the Border Management Agency (BMA). This has led to the local government reviewing best practices and lessons learnt from other nations that have done this or are also thinking of merging the two agencies.

Our Border Management & Technologies Summit Africa show will discuss the latest challenges faced at the borders across Africa with regards to immigration, customs, smuggling, technologies and intelligence.

With many nations across Africa having large and vast land borders where people can cross borders undetected it is important to discuss the current challenges faced to border agencies and where technology can assist nations with their border security needs. Smuggling routes are seen across the length of Africa and many NGOs and governments are working to tackle the organised crimes. To do this governments need to build up strong intelligence and targeting systems to assist immigration, customs and border force officials to combat the illegal smuggling of humans and contraband.

The event will be chaired by the IBMATA Chairman, Mr Tony Smith, the former Director-General of UK Border Force.

If you are interested to join us in Johannesburg, South Africa on the 9th – 11th May 2023 either as a speaker, sponsor, exhibitor or attendee please reach out at


  • Dr. PA Motsoaledi, Minister, Ministry of Home Affairs, South Africa
  • Dr. Nakampe Michael Masiapato, Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer, Border Management Authority (BMA), South Africa
  • Mantsebo Motsoanakaba, Head of Immigration, Ministry of Home Affairs, Lesotho
  • Alhaji Seidu Iddrisu Iddisah, Commissioner of Customs, Ghana Revenue Authority
  • Ago Christian Kodia, Director General, National Agency for Civil Registration, and Identity (ONECI), Côte d'Ivoire
  • Diane Sabatino, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Sally Serem, Assistant Commissioner, Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Emmanuel Sunday Fagbamigbe, Assistant Comptroller General, Border Management Directorate, Nigerian Immigration Service
  • Lorna Feldtmann, Head of Region, Sub-Saharan Africa – Visa, Status and Information Services, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)
  • Eugene Waluvengo, Regional Director, Institute of Export and International Trade
  • Sosthen Lugome, Assistant Commissioner of Immigration and Head of Information and Communication Technology Unit, Tanzania Immigration Services Department

  • Sanusi Tasiu Saulawa, Chief Superintendent of Customs, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS)
  • Cy Winter, Regional Thematic Specialist, Regional Office for Southern Africa, International Organisation for Migration (IOM)
  • Jabulani Khambule, Regional General Manager, Airports Company South Africa
  • Professor James Ferryman, Computer Science and a member of the Computational Vision Group, University of Reading, United Kingdom
  • Loren Flossman, International Border Projects Lead, Cochrane Global
  • Tony Smith, Chairman, International Border Management and Technologies Association (IBMATA)
  • Mahmood Al Bastaki, Chief Operating Officer, Digital Trade Solutions, DP World
  • Greg Morris, Chief Executive Officer, ICETech
  • 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


Hilton Sandton
138 Rivonia Road
Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa

Tel: 11-322-1888
Bed and breakfast included in the rates.
For airport transfer please contact

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