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IBMATA are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our Border Management & Technologies Summit Asia conference and exhibition in Singapore on 20-22 September 2022.

Since our event in New Delhi in 2018, IBMATA has 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.

Singapore is a very important travel hub for many travellers, with Changi Airport being one of the most popular stopover airports as well as many cruise liners using Singapore port as a starting point before cruises around South-East Asia. Singapore Straits plays a major role in customs clearance with many ships stopping to gain clearance before continuing on their journey.

The Border Management & Technologies Summit Asia conference and exhibition will bring together leading government officials from across central Asia, South-East Asia, Australia and the Middle East to discuss the border security challenges faced in the region and in their respective nations.

Singapore is a unique country that has one of the busiest land borders in the world between Singapore and Malaysia. Changi Airport is one of the most popular stopover airports in South-East Asia and due to Singapore's geographic location Singapore Straits plays an important role in customs clearance.

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

Confirmed Speakers

  • Diane Sabatino, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Mohamed Ahmed Hussain, Controller General of Immigration, Immigration Bureau, Maldives
  • Phua Chiew Hua, Deputy Director, Operations Division, Immigration and Checkpoint Authority, Singapore
  • Alice Stanley, Assistant Secretary, Traveller Branch, Customs Group, Australian Border Force
  • Austin Gould, Assistant Administrator for Requirements and Capabilities Analysis, U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
  • Paul Cross, Head of Border Management, Sydney Practice, SITA
  • Muhammad Aminu, Assistant Comptroller General, Border Management Directorate, Nigerian Immigration Service
  • Police Lieutenant.Colonel Sophida Boonprakobsak, Deputy Superintendent of Arrival Sub-Division, Suvarnabhumi checkpoint, Immigration Division, Thailand Immigration Bureau
  • Michelle Tadeo, Deputy Chief for Operations, Bay Service Section, Bureau of Immigration, Philippines
  • Steve Grant, Director of Business Development and Strategic Alliances for Identity Verification, Entrust
  • Melissa Odegaard, Director Marketing, S2 Global

  • Andy Smith, Director, Government and Industry Relations, SITA
  • Tony Smith, Chairman, International Border Management and Technologies Association (IBMATA)
  • Declan Tresize, Director of Applied Engineering, Basis Technology
  • Dave Ratcliffe, Regional Director for South & South East Asia, UK Visas and Immigration, British High Commission
  • Younkyung Kim, Regional Manager, Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security Asia-Pacific, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
  • Charlene Yeo, Senior Manager, Airport Operations Management, Changi Airport Group (CAG)
  • Anibal Cheble, General Manager Indonesia, Securiport
  • Dr. Rebecca Miller, Regional Coordinator, Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling, Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Office of Drugs and Crimes (UNODC)
  • Eun Jung Yi, Programme Manager, Regional Support Office, The Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime
  • Rajeshkumar, ePassport Expert, Member ICAO NTWG
  • Deni Surjantoro, Finance Attaché, Embassy of Indonesia, Singapore
  • Professor James Ferryman, Computer Science and a member of the Computational Vision Group, University of Reading, United Kingdom


Concorde hotel
100 Orchard Road


Deluxe Plus with breakfast-
S$215.00++ single occupancy
S$230.00++ double occupancy

Premier Club with breakfast-
S$265.00++ single occupancy
S$285.00++ double occupancy

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