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.

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


  • Troy Miller, Deputy Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Pete Flores, Executive Assistant Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Ricardo Treviño, Deputy Secretary General, World Customs Organisation (WCO)
  • Diane Sabatino, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Luca Tagliaretti, Executive Director, eu-LISA
  • Kevin McAleenan, Former Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Rob Bonner, Former Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Andrew Wynter, Chief Executive Officer, Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency, Jamaica
  • Austin Gould, Assistant Administrator for Requirements and Capabilities Analysis, U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
  • 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

  • Rocco Messina, Head Border Security and Management Unit, United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT)
  • Mike Stepney, Data Director, UK Home Office
  • Tony Smith, Chairman, International Border Management and Technologies Association (IBMATA)
  • Seth Stodder, Senior Fellow at Atlantic Council, Lecturer in US Law at USC Law School, and former Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security
  • 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
  • Ernani Checcucci, Senior Advisor, World Bank


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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