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IBMATA is pleased to be hosting our first Border Management & Technologies Summit Americas conference and exhibition in San Diego, California, USA on the 1st – 3rd February 2023.

Our international event will bring together leading officials from across North America, Central America, Europe and Asia to discuss the latest border security developments, concepts, challenges and procedures. Over the 2-day conference you will hear in-depth presentations and discussions from senior officials from across the key U.S. government agencies such as the Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Border Patrol, Coast Guard and many more…

There will also be speakers from the United Kingdom, Jamaica, Aruba, Mexico, Guatemala, Canada, European Union and others.

Our IBMATA event discusses the latest border security topics such as combating irregular migration, data sharing and targeting to secure the border, future borders, identity systems at the border, digital visas, digitalization of customs, pre-clearance systems for goods, biometrics and international cooperation.

Alongside the 2-day conference will be a vibrant exhibition where technology vendors will be showcasing their border security solutions, products and technologies that can assist border agencies secure their borders.

The event is supported by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency who will also be conducting a site visit to San Ysidro* land border to see the operations and technology used to facilitate the high level of traffic faced every day across the U.S. – Mexico border.

*The site visit is now fully booked.

To be part of our leading border management event either as a speaker, sponsor, exhibitor or attendee please contact us at


  • Pete Flores, Executive Assistant Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Diane Sabatino, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
  • Aaron Heitke, Chief Patrol Agent, U.S. Border Patrol
  • Luca Tagliaretti, Interim Executive Director, eu-LISA
  • Ricardo Treviño, Deputy Secretary General, World Customs Organisation (WCO)
  • Austin Gould, Assistant Administrator for Requirements and Capabilities Analysis, U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
  • Jennifer De La O, Interim Director of Field Operations for San Diego Office, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Muhammad Tariq Malik, Chairman, National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), Pakistan
  • Peter Swartz, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Altana
  • Andrew Wynter, Chief Executive Officer, Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency, Jamaica
  • Amiel Porta, Manager for Airside & Terminal Operations, San Diego International Airport
  • Jody Hardin, Executive Director, Planning, Program Analysis and Evaluation, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Nael Samha, Acting Executive Director of Passenger Systems and Biometrics in the Targeting and Analysis Systems Program Directorate (TASPD), U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Gordon Wilson, Head of Identity and Document Verification (IDV) Division, Entrust
  • Jean-Francois Lennon, Vice President of Strategic Sales and Global Partnerships, Vision-Box
  • Roy Schwartz, Vice President – Federal, Echodyne
  • Clarence Yeo, Senior Advisor (Special Duties), Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore
  • Erringer Helbling, Vice President – Federal, Altana
  • Michael Cannava, Director of U.S. Government Programs, S2 Global
  • Carolyn Roseberry-Sparkes, Programme Director, Digital Services at the Border (DSAB), UK Home Office
  • Dan O'Mahoney, Channel Threat Commander, UK Border Force
  • Kevin McAleenan, Former Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Rob Bonner, Former Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

  • Tony Smith, Chairman, International Border Management and Technologies Association (IBMATA)
  • Andy Smith, Director, Government and Industry Relations, SITA
  • Frank Heijmann, Head of Trade Relations, Customs Administration of The Netherlands
  • Melissa Odegaard, Director Marketing, S2 Global
  • Yuri Feliciano, Innovation Advisor, Office of the Minister of Tourism and Public Health, Aruba
  • Amiel Porta, Manager for Airside & Terminal Operations, San Diego International Airport
  • Patrick Sgueglia, Product Manager – Airport Services, Regulatory and Biometrics, Lufthansa Group
  • Nelson Balido, Chairman, Border Commerce and Security Council
  • Seth Stodder, Senior Fellow at Atlantic Council, Lecturer in US Law at USC Law School, and former Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security
  • Ernani Checcucci, Senior Advisor, World Bank
  • Megan Young, Director, Acceleration, Integration and Emerging Border Technologies, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
  • Diane Witte, Assistant Director, Enforcement and Removal Operations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • Stacy Brown, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Strongwatch
  • Marc Rapp, Assistant Director, Law Enforcement Systems and Analysis, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • Prasanna Ellanti, Global Industry Lead for Border Services, Accenture Border Services
  • Andrew Meehan, Managing Partner, Pangiam
  • Ryan Rawding, EVP Government Solutions, Pangiam
  • Manuel Garza, Director CTPAT, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Jean-Francois Lennon, Vice President of Strategic Sales and Global Partnerships, Vision-Box
  • Ramesh Ramakrishnan, Vice President Delivery – Secure Government Services, Mastek
  • Maria Rodriguez Molina, Project Development Program Manager, San Diego Association of Government (SANDAG)
  • Fabrizio Di Carlo, Senior Coordinator of Police Data Management, Interpol


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego - Mission Valley
7450 Hazard Center Dr,
San Diego,
CA 92108,
United States

San Diego, California

Room rate: 205 USD per night
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